Summer edition newsletter
Summer is upon us now. The holiday season is approaching, but that’s no reason for Dutch Performing Arts to sit back and chill out. The programme Dutch Performing Arts | en France is in full swing, for example. With performances in Montpellier, Avignon and Paris, this multi-annual project aims to increase the visibility and presence of Dutch theatre and dance in France. And on the other side of the channel, Going Dutch is presenting Dutch jazz musicians at summer festivals in the UK and Ireland. Read more about the summer activities of Dutch Performing Arts in this newsletter.
The Dutch National Ballet will perform two programmes at the festival Montpellier Danse as an homage to choreographer Hans van Manen. On 4 July the programme will feature the pieces Adagio Hammerklavier, Two Gold Variations, Sarcasmen and Frank Bridge Variations. On 5 July, Metaforen, Adagio Hammerklavier and Frank Bridge Variations are scheduled. Over the past thirty-something years, this modern dance festival has become the leading event in the field of choreography and dance. The 37th edition will take place from 23 June to 7 July.
Under the title Going Dutch, several Dutch jazz musicians will be touring the United Kingdom and Ireland this summer, including performances at the Glasgow Jazz Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival. Dutch Performing Arts has asked Jazz Promotion Network to coordinate the Going Dutch programme. Artists including Kaja Draksler, Eric Vloeimans and EvenSanne received (promotional) support and will be meeting with journalists and jazz promoters and others at their performances.
PACT Zollverein - Deadline 3 July
Aerowaves Twenty - Deadline 12 September
Call for Choreographers
Residency Programme K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg - Deadline 14 August
Toneelgroep Amsterdam will stage two pieces at Festival d'Avignon, one of the world’s most important contemporary performing arts events. Toneelgroep Amsterdam will perform The Maids, a powerful play with three strong female roles, and Ibsen house, a family epic about the troublesome but inescapable coexistence of different generations under one roof.
The Nederlands Dans Theater will perform at the Parisian théâtre National de Chaillot. NDT 1 will perform three choreographies: 'Safe as Houses' and 'Stop-Motion' by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot, and 'In the Event' by Crystal Pite.
If you happen to be in the vicinity of Oostende this summer, then be sure to visit the festival Theater aan Zee (Theatre by the Sea) from 27 July to 5 August. This popular town on the Belgian coast will be hosting the likes of De Warme Winkel, Laura van Dolron and Naomi Velissariou/Frascati Productions.
Festival Boulevard is working with Dutch Performing Arts to organise an international visitors’ programme. Work by Wunderbaum, Dries Verhoeven, Lotte van den Berg, Katja Heimann and others will be presented to international programmers. The festival will take place from 3 – 13 August in Den Bosch.