• 14 Oct. '19

    Recap: Dutch TYA at Gavroche in Moscow

    Twelve Dutch theatre companies for young audiences presented their work at international festival Gavroche last month. With the support of Dutch Performing Arts the festival programmed an unprecendented number of Dutch productions for ages 2 and up.
    The Dutch performances — a total of 71 shows — took place from 20-29 September 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The following Netherlands-based companies were part of the festival programme: Urban Myth / De Krakeling / Stip Theaterproducties, volDaan, BonteHond, Het Houten Huis, Het Nationale Theater / HNTjong, Het Filiaal theatermakers, Theater Artemis, Oorkaan, Maas Theater en Dans, Toneelmakerij, De Witte Pomp / Meike van den Akker, and TG Proest.

    Check out their Moscow adventures in our photo report.

    Actress Janice Slot, Het Houten Huis:
    "The response was quite overwhelming. People kept applauding and shouting ‘Bravo!’. We had to come back multiple times to take a bow. People wanted to take pictures, give hugs. There were even a few tears. We invited the kids in the audience to write a letter to one of the characters. So far we received 300 letters! With the help of a Russian interpreter we will respond to each of them with a personal letter posted from the Netherlands."
    The audience admires the stage set of 'Muziek van beneden'. Photo: Het Houten Huis

    Erin Coppens, dramaturg and head of the international department at Oorkaan:
    “It was amazing to be part of festival Gavroche for the second time, this time with our production 'Glimpse'. The Russian toddlers were just as receptive to Glimpse's music and images as those in other countries where we put on the show. We got some great responses from the toddlers and their parents. It was a real pleasure to work together with the hard-working team of Gavroche. We'll treasure the valuable experiences we had in Russia as 'Glimpse' goes on to China, Malta, Washington and Hong Kong this season."
    The cast of 'Glimpse' at Mossovet Theatre. Photo: Oorkaan

    Ramses Graus, part of the artistic team of Het Filiaal theatermakers:
    "Playing in Moscow was a great experience. The festival and the audience gave us an incredibly warm welcome. Noël van Santen gave out lots of autographs and posed for many a picture after the show."
    Actor Noël van Santen and Ramses Graus on Moscow's Red Square. Photo: Het Filiaal theatermakers

    Meike van den Akker, De Witte Pomp:
    "It was an extraordinary adventure: the first performance of a new theatre company. Performed in Russia, in Russian! Our efforts to master the show's text in Russian were greatly appreciated by the interpreter and the theatrical technicians of the MOST Theatre. Their directions on the sss-sounds from between the teeth and the shhh-sounds from the lower jaw were most helpful. The language of music and puppets proved to be universal as children piled onto the stage after the show: to play with clay, sit behind the drum kit, or to give us a hug."
    Part of the cast and crew of 'Blootpad'. Photo: De Witte Pomp

    BonteHond:
    “It was incredible to be invited to perform our production 'GET 'M' in Moscow. As we did parts of the show in Russian, it was fun to see the praiseful and excited responses from the Russian audience. Playing in both the Mossovet Theatre and a hospital was a memorable experience, one we will cherish for a long time."
    Photo: BonteHond

    Daan Mathot, volDaan:
    "Gravoche was amazing! And their team was incredible. The audience was very eager and they thoroughly enjoyed the show. Best part for me was that my show 'Deep' was het first to be performed for an audience of pupils, which turned out to be a very diverse and super excited crowd."
    Excited children after the performance of 'Deep'. Photo: volDaan

    Theater Artemis:
    "Here's the cast of Theater Artemis in front of the Theatrium Na Serpukhov in Moscow: the theatre where they would perform the show 'War' in Russian that evening for a captivated audience of children and their families."
    The cast of 'War' in front of the Theatrium Na Serpukhov. Photo: Theater Artemis

    Ulrike Söbbeke, business director of HNTjong:
    "Two days, five performances, 1,000 visitors. While some of the other companies were dealing with technical difficulties, we were in a smaller (and technically less challenging) theatre with a great crew. All communications had to go through our interpreter. But that's also how we learnt 'it works' translates to 'это работает' in Russian, which is pronounced sort of the same as our show's title 'Robotje'."
    Part of Robotje's cast and crew at Moscow's Red Square. Photo: HNTjong

    Actress Noah Blindenburg, TG Proest:
    "Being in Moscow was very special, I was lucky enough to be able to play in two different productions: 'Martin Luther King' and 'Gewoon, ik'. Performing my own show 'Gewoon, ik' by TG Proest was extra special, because it tells a personal story. By playing in Moscow I realised again that no matter how personal a story is, it always has a universal appeal. This led to beautiful conversations as a result of the performance. I also met a lot of inspiring people. I will cherish my memories of the Gavroche festival for a long time!"
    Lotte Middendorp and Noah Blindenburg of TG Proest. Photo: TG Proest

    And here's a few snapshots of some of the other companies:
    The cast and crew of 'Hello Family'. Photo: Maas theater en dans
    Two Russian interpreters for the live translation of 'Martin Luther King'. Photo: Urban Myth
  • 10 Oct. '19

    Open call for Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2020

    Stückemarkt is looking for new forms of authorship and innovative theatre languages. Both authors and theatre collectives can apply in this international competition. Theatertreffen will take place from 1-17 May 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
  • 3 Oct. '19

    Tickets now available: Kids Culture Conference 2019

    Dutch youth culture is internationally renowned and Dutch artists are popular with young audiences worldwide. The strategies they employ may vary depending on the artist and discipline.
  • 24 Sep. '19

    For Dutch & UK playwrights: call for applications

    International network for playwrights: The Fence, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom, and Dutch Performing Arts are together collaborating on Boom!, a new project that explores the shared heritage of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, while looking to the future.
  • 16 Sep. '19

    Call for submissions CINARS Biennale 2020

    CINARS Biennale welcomes submissions for its official programme. The showcase and networking event's 19th edition takes place from 9-14 November 2020 in Montreal, Canada.
  • 13 Sep. '19

    Open calls for theatre festivals in Iran

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) organises two international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2019-2020. Theatre managers and representatives are invited to submit performances.
  • 5 Sep. '19

    Open call: Dutch-French & French-Dutch translation workshop

    In a joint effort to promote Dutch-language theatre texts in French-speaking regions, Dutch Performing Arts and Flanders Literature organise a translation workshop for contemporary theatre texts, in collaboration with Maison Antoine Vitez (Centre international de la traduction théâtrale) and La Chartreuse (Centre national des écritures du spectacle).
  • 2 Sep. '19

    Sign up now for the IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019

    Want to participate in the IETM Rijeka Plenary Meeting 2019? Performing arts professionals who register before the early-bird deadline get a reduced participation fee. The Plenary Meeting takes place from 24-27 October 2019 in Rijeka, Croatia.
  • 9 Aug. '19

    Open call for TPAM Fringe 2020

    TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) invites performing artists to submit their performance or project for TPAM Fringe in Tokyo or Yokohama, Japan.
  • 26 Jul. '19

    For artists: Apply now for Off-IPAY 2020

    Submissions are now open for Off-IPAY Showcase 2020. IPAY Showcase 2020 takes place from 21-25 January 2020 in Philadelphia, the United States.
  • 23 Jul. '19

    Want to join the Dutch delegation going to ChinaSPAF? Send us your proposal

    Dutch Performing Arts organises a Dutch focus programme at performing arts fair ChinaSPAF in Shanghai. We're now accepting proposals from Netherlands-based artists who want to pitch their work to an international audience of arts professionals.
  • 19 Jul. '19

    Call for proposals: Platforms for cultural content innovation

    The European Commission launches a pilot project to boost Europe's content industries through innovation, collaboration and new digital technologies. Professionals in the content industry are invited to submit their proposals.
  • 4 Jul. '19

    Open call for PAMS Pitching

    The Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) invites performing arts professionals to send in their new project for PAMS Pitching. Selected projects will be presented on 8-10 October 2019 in Seoul, South Korea during PAMS 2019.
  • 26 Jun. '19

    Open call K3 residency programme 2020/2021

    K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg invites choreographers to apply for their residency programme. The programme provides three eight-month residencies to choreographers who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own.
  • 20 Jun. '19

    Visitors' programmes in August and September 2019

    Just because summer is just around the corner, doesn't mean we're resting on our laurels. Another interesting selection of international visitors' programmes is coming up, hosted in collaboration with Dutch Performing Arts.
  • 17 Jun. '19

    Dutch Performing Arts' programme director retires

    Pieter Zeeman is to retire from his position as Dutch Performing Arts' programme director at the end of July.
  • 6 Jun. '19

    For choreographers: Apply now for Aerowaves Twenty20

    Dance network Aerowaves invites talented emerging choreographers based in Europe to apply for the Aerowaves Twenty20.
  • 30 May. '19

    Save the date: open call CINARS Biennale

    The official programme’s call for submissions will open earlier than usual. CINARS Biennale will welcome submissions from September to the end of October 2019.
  • 29 May. '19

    Open call internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020

    The internationale tanzmesse nrw welcomes proposals for its 2020 festival.
  • 28 May. '19

    Recap: Classical:NEXT 2019

    Dutch Performing Arts facilitated the classical and contemporary music scene at the Dutch Pavilion during Classical:NEXT 2019. You can now listen to the full podcast series by de Concertzender for interviews and concert registrations.
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