• 24 Aug. '16

    The Final Score in Rio

    Photo: Elisa Mendes
    After three weeks of creative collaboration, ten Dutch-Brazilian duos presented their work during a big closing event of the Dutch Olympic cultural programme.
    On Sunday 31 July, the closing event of the Dutch Olympic cultural programme HOBRA took place in Rio de Janeiro. After three weeks of intensive creative collaboration, the ten Dutch-Brazilian duos presented their work across the disciplines of literature, film, theatre, music, documentary making, dance, design, e-culture, visual arts and architecture in the Laurinda Santos Lobo Municipal Cultural Centre and the Benjamin Constant House Museum.

    Cultural cross-pollination
    Dutch film maker Daan Gielis said: “It looked like a scene out of a Paulo Sorrentino film: a beautiful old villa, beautifully lit up. Hundreds of guests strolled through the gardens, curious and excited. There was an oracle, a living fountain and wonderful theatre productions. There were singers and dance performances, films and exhibitions. People were calling out ‘Bravo!’ and offering their congratulations. For us, the creators, it was an unforgettable day.” Praise came also from Dutch architect Sjoerd ter Borg: “The Brazilian production team was amazing; they worked so hard to put the closing event together in a short space of time.”

    HOBRA’s closing programme consisted of no less than 34 works. It was remarkable to see that all ten Dutch-Brazilian duos had not only produced multiple works, but that they had also contributed to projects by other duos. Musician Emma Rekers set words by poet Lucas Viriato from the literature duo to music, and composed a piece for design duo Clara Meliande and Yuri Veerman’s prophesying oracle. Various participants played a role in Daan Gielis’s UberPOOL Rio, while he himself collaborated on a film by architecture duo Pedro Varella and Sjoerd ter Borg on the Pedregulho social housing complex.

    HOBRA has been an enriching experience for all the participants. Thom Kuijpers said: “I have been incredibly inspired by all the different working methods and approaches to telling a story that I’ve seen around me. The theatre makers, the film makers, the designers, the writers: pretty much everyone went into the kitchen with the same ingredients and cooked up a completely different dish. It was really special to be able to witness all of this close up.”

    Spin-off
    Further plans are already being laid. The HOBRA architecture and e-culture pieces (by artists Thom Kuijpers and Júlio Parente) will be on display in Studio-X’s exhibition space in Rio de Janeiro over the coming months. Theatre duo Pedro Kosovski and Sjaron Minailo are setting to work with the same artistic team in order to create a large-scale production for TEMPO, the international theatre festival at the end of this year, also to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

    Brazil invited the Netherlands to contribute to the cultural programme surrounding the Olympic Games. HOBRA is a partnership between six Dutch cultural public funds: Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Mondriaan Fonds, Nederlands Filmfonds, Nederlands Letterenfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, and DutchCulture. The programme was produced along with various Brazilian cultural partners, including the TEMPO theatre festival.
  • 13 Dec. '18

    Open call Altofest 2019

    Altofest invites professional artists in the performing arts to send in their proposal for Altofest 2019.
  • 11 Dec. '18

    Open call Assitej Artistic Gathering 2019: professionals' programme

    Assitej welcomes proposals for the professionals' programme of Assitej Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand, Norway, from 2-7 September 2019.
  • 2 Nov. '18

    Open call jazzahead! showcase 2019

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  • 24 Oct. '18

    Recap: Dutch delegation visits PAMS in Seoul

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  • 23 Oct. '18

    Open call Stückemarkt 2019

    Stückemarkt is searching for work that goes beyond descriptions of a status quo, imagines possible futures and seeks new forms of artistic-activist interference.
  • 22 Oct. '18

    Open call Artes Vivas International 2019

    NAVE opens their Artes Vivas International Call 2019, aimed at artists interested in presenting creation and research projects within the field of 'Artes Vivas' ('living arts'), whether as individual, company or collective.
  • 15 Oct. '18

    2019 Netherlands Fellowship participants

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  • 15 Oct. '18

    Open call: Dutch art consultant for Turkish youth play

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  • 18 Sep. '18

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  • 22 Aug. '18

    Call for proposals: Classical:NEXT 2019

    The call for proposals for Classical:NEXT 2019 is now open.
  • 21 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Lingua Franca Ensemble

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  • 14 Aug. '18

    For residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey: Apply for ISPA´s Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2019

    Following our earlier call, ISPA offers an additional place in the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, supported by Dutch Performing Arts. The programme provides access to ISPA's extensive international network of arts professionals to mid-career leaders from the performing arts community. This call is open to residents of Egypt, Morocco, Russia, and Turkey.
  • 13 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Tabanka

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 9 Aug. '18

    Call for applications: International exchange hosted by ASSITEJ Germany

    ASSITEJ Germany invites every ASSITEJ centre to nominate one director from their country to take part in Directors in TYA – An International Exchange.
  • 8 Aug. '18

    Thinking about going to PAMS 2018?

    Are you a Netherlands-based maker in field of theatre or dance, or (artistic) director/ representative of a Dutch theatre or dance company, and thinking about going to Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) 2018? Then you could get a contribution for your visit.
  • 2 Aug. '18

    Recap of inJazz 2018: Shishani & Namibian Tales

    In June this year Dutch Performing Arts commissioned a special Dutch World Stage at networking and showcase festival inJazz, in collaboration with World Music Forum NL. Four Dutch acts presented themselves to an audience of Dutch and international music lovers and presenters. How do they look back on their performance? And what does the future hold for them?
  • 31 Jul. '18

    Open call for poductions: ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

    ASSITEJ Norway and the Sand festival are on a worldwide search for interesting productions for a young audience. They're hosting next year's ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand, Norway on 2-7 September 2019.
  • 27 Jul. '18

    Invitation to K-PAP 2019

    ASSITEJ invites 15 performing arts professionals (such as artistic directors, presenters and promoters) to K-PAP 2019.
  • 20 Jul. '18

    Summer update Going Dutch: Jazz from the Netherlands

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  • 13 Jul. '18

    Open calls for international activities in Iran 2018-2019

    The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) organises three international theatre festivals in different genres over the period of 2018-2019. Theatre managers and representatives are invited to submit performances.
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