A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
30 Jan. '19

Recap: Dutch TYA at IPAY Showcase 2019

What better place to showcase some of the finest Dutch performing arts for young audiences than IPAY Showcase? Dutch Performing Arts proudly powered the participation of eight theatre and dance companies from the Netherlands, who presented their productions for ages 2+ at the international conference in Philadelphia.
Dutch Performing Arts was present at IPAY Showcase from 15-19 January 2019 together with representatives of companies Het Nationale Theater/NTjong, Theater Terra, Meneer Monster, Theatergroep Kwatta, Maas Theater & Dance, Simone de Jong Company, plan d-/Andreas Denk, and De Dansers.

The Dutch performances were supported by Dutch Performing Arts, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York and Assitej Netherlands, in collaboration with DutchCulture. The programme was part of Never Grow Up!, a year-long focus in the United States on Dutch film, literature and performing arts for young audiences.

Check out our recap of Showcase 2019.
Photo: De Dansers
Captured in front one of the city's many colourful murals, happy faces of De Dansers after they touched down in Philadelphia. The company gave a full-length performance of their show 'Pokon'.
Photo: Kate Raines
On our first night of Dutch artistry we met up with old and new friends and partners at the Dutch Performing Arts Toast.
Photo: NTjong
Ready for liftoff! Here's NTjong, moments before pitching their show 'Robot XS' to a full house of theatre professionals. Followed by Theater Terra and their show 'The Little Mermaid' and Meneer Monster and their show 'The Robbers'.
Photo: Maas Theater & Dance
Maas Theater & Dance brought a belly-laughs-inducing performance of 'EGG-tion Hero', featuring two guards watching over a priceless piece of art.
Photo: plan d-
Performers of plan d-/Andreas Denk rehearsing for their presentation of 'OW!', one of Showcase's official Show & Tell Spotlights with a 20-minutes excerpt from their show.
Photo: Dutch Culture USA
Wonderfeej, fantasmol! A big round of applause from the audience for Theatergroep Kwatta after their performance of 'Jabberbabble'. After the performers left the stage, inquisitive audience members climbed on stage to admire the giant bird cage.
Photo: Vanaf2 Agency
Lots of fruitful conversations about possible tours and collaborations at our booth in the exhibit hall. Pictured here are representatives of Simone de Jong Company and Vanaf2 Agency (that handles bookings for both Simone de Jong Company and Meneer Monster).