• 24 September → 30 SeptemberZeche Zweckel Maschinenhalle, Gladbeck, Germany

    Ruhrtriënnale: Kleine Seelen

    For the third time director Ivo van Hove has selected a novel by the great Dutch author Louis Couperus as the material for a theatre production. Couperus wrote ‘The Book of Small Souls’ between 1901 and 1903, in the turbulent period of transition from the 19th to the 20th centuries.
    A bourgeois family from The Hague is forced by circumstances to move out of the city. Away from their familiar life in the city centre, the family members are forced to re-orientate itself in a new location and adapt to local customs. The residents of the villa, which combines aspects of a haunted house, hospital and psychiatric institution, all suffer to varying degrees from some great trauma, handicap or neurosis. They are “small souls”, suffering as a result of decisions which were made long ago and bearing the consequences like some irremovable fate. They appear neither to want nor to be capable of finding a way out.
    Gradually, however, even these people – both individually and together – develop strategies to solve a crisis and to help events take a turn for the better. In contrast with their earlier lives, they slowly find the courage to speak openly about their disillusionment, their desires and expectations. The outline emerges of a perspective which suggests they might understand themselves differently and view the world afresh.
    The production is performed – like those of 2015 and 2016 – by the Toneelgroep Amsterdam company in Dutch, with German and English surtitles.

    Author Louis Couperus
    Director Ivo van Hove
    With Chris Nietvelt, Maria Kraakman, Hans Kesting, Steven van Watermeulen, Robert de Hoog, Janni Goslinga, Hélène Devos, Frieda Pittoors
    Stage Version Koen Tachelet
    Dramaturgy Jan Peter Gerrits
    Lighting and Stage Design Jan Versweyveld
    Video Theunis Zijlstra
    Music Harry de Wit
    Costume Design An D’Huys

    Supported by Ammodo.

    A production by Ruhrtriennale and Toneelgroep Amsterdam.
  • 28 June → 29 JuneRotterdam

    inJazz 2018

    inJazz and Dutch Performing Arts are collaborating closely on an international programme to introduce (new) Dutch work, musicians and bands to international platforms.
  • 02 July → 15 JulyAmsterdam

    Julidans 2018 Visitors Programme

    Julidans is an international dance festival that runs from 2 to 15 July in Amsterdam, with a wide range of challenging productions and premieres.
  • 20 July → 22 JulyHilversum

    Wonderfeel Festival Visitors Programme

    From 20 to 22 July the Wonderfeel classical music festival is being staged in the midst of nature close to Hilversum.
  • 05 September → 09 SeptemberUtrecht, The Netherlands

    Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018

    Gaudeamus presents, organises, promotes, and supports the newest music by pioneering talent and has been an advocate of trailblazing composers around the world for 70 years. Gaudeamus organises an international visitors programme during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 06 September → 08 SeptemberAntwerp

    TheaterFestival Antwerp

    Are you a performing arts professional (programmer, curator, dramaturge...) with a clear interest in Dutch and Flemish work and willing to stay for a three-day programme?
  • 05 October → 07 OctoberDe Krakeling, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Assitej and De Krakeling Professionals Programme

    De Krakeling, the most famous theatre in the Netherlands that is fully dedicated to young audiences, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this autumn!
  • 24 October → 28 OctoberLas Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

    Womex 2018

    Together with open source network World Music Forum NL, Dutch Performing Arts is representing Dutch artists and music professionals at WOMEX.
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