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Boundless and Multidisciplinary: Barbara Hannigan conducts

Boundless and Multidisciplinary: Barbara Hannigan conducts

02 - 04 December 2022
Het Concertgebouw

Barbara Hannigan makes her debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducting music by Barber, Berg, Strauss and Vivier. Part of the programme Boundless and Multidisciplinary.

concertgebouworkest.nl

ITA: Le Passé

ITA: Le Passé

17 - 18 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Director Julien Gosselin mixes theatre, text, images and musical creations in an adaptation of a text by Leonid Andreyev.

ita.nl

ITA: Jungle Book Reimagined

ITA: Jungle Book Reimagined

25 - 28 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

A new dance-theatre production by Akram Khan, based on Rudyard Kipling’s original story. Mowgli’s journey reinvented through the eyes of a climate refugee.

ita.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Abdel Daoudi – Geschiedenis van geweld

Toneelschuur Producties: Abdel Daoudi – Geschiedenis van geweld

19 November 2022 - 28 January 2023
Various theatres

Stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s novel History of Violence, directed by Abdel Daoudi.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Frascati: Cherish Menzo – DARKMATTER

Frascati: Cherish Menzo – DARKMATTER

12 May 2022 - 22 March 2023
Diverse locations in Europe

DARKMATTER is a performative piece in which Cherish Menzo uses the language of dance to dissect our prejudices and black-and-white thinking. She drew inspiration from posthumanism, Afrofuturism, astronomy and hip hop.

DARKMATTER is a Grip and Frascati co-production.

frascatitheater.nl

ITA: Age of Rage

ITA: Age of Rage

02 - 11 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

After Roman Tragedies and Kings of War, Ivo van Hove has created a new monumental theatre piece for the ITA ensemble. Age of Rage brings together large doses of violence, treachery and murder to contemplate issues around responsibility and radicalisation.

ita.nl

Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

10 November - 21 December 2022
Diverse theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou directs a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Atropa is a co-production by Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

theaterutrecht.nl

Opera Studio: Operetta Land

Opera Studio: Operetta Land

20 November - 30 December 2022
Nationale Opera & Ballet

In Operetta Land, a spellbinding treat for the whole family, theatre director Steef de Jong takes the audience on a journey packed with everything that makes operetta so compelling: romance, misunderstandings, mistaken identities, deception and, last but not least, exquisite music. Steef has used pieces by composers such as Strauss, Offenbach and Sullivan to seamlessly craft a brand-new, contemporary operetta. With singers from the Opera Studio.

operaballet.nl

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth

01 October 2022 - 29 January 2023
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Scoring Liveness

Scoring Liveness

22 September - 15 December 2022
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution

This library exhibition proposes the score as a technology of reproduction. A score is both binding and open in nature, having the capacity to assemble different kinds of bodies, temporalities and materialities, each time anew. Scoring Liveness includes scores, documentation, works and books from the If I Can’t Library and Archive by Yael Davids, Mariana Fernández M, keyon gaskin and Temra Pavlovic, Jacob Korczynski, Constantina Zavitsanos and Park McArthur, together with works borrowed from Amsterdam based artists Martine Neddam and Jo Baer.

ificantdance.org

ITA: Lehman Trilogy

ITA: Lehman Trilogy

26 October - 23 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Lehman Trilogy chronicles the history of cut-throat American capitalism. ITA’s Dutch-language adaptation of the West End/Broadway performace is directed by Guy Cassiers.

ita.nl

Solo Duets: Pablo Castañeda & Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Solo Duets: Pablo Castañeda & Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

09 September - 31 December 2022
Kunstinstituut Melly

In the Solo Duets series, Kunstinstituut Melly presents two solo exhibitions simultaneously. This iteration shows work by Pablo Castañeda and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz.

Pablo Castañeda lives in Mexicali in Baja California, Mexico. For decades, he focused on picturing his immediate environment and surrounding landscape, his friends, and the local arts community. Urban micronarratives, absurd and surrealist scenes, and desert landscapes figure extensively in the artist’s work.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is a Puerto Rican-based artist who works primarily with expanded moving images. She develops her films and videos through writing, as well as through chance encounters and structured improvisation with nonactors.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: That which identifies them, like the eye of the cyclops, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, 2016

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

05 November 2022 - 19 March 2023
Oude Kerk

Garden of Scars is the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Ghanese artist Ibrahim Mahama. For Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, he creates an installation of around 800 memorial stones, consisting of casts of the church’s tombstones as well as pieces of floor from Fort Elmina in Ghana, a hub of trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In doing so, he connects the family histories of merchants, captains and mayors buried in the Oude Kerk to those of enslaved Africans.

oudekerk.nl

Photo: Mike Bink

Boundless and Multidisciplinary: Barbara Hannigan conducts

Boundless and Multidisciplinary: Barbara Hannigan conducts

02 - 04 December 2022
Het Concertgebouw

Barbara Hannigan makes her debut with the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducting music by Barber, Berg, Strauss and Vivier. Part of the programme Boundless and Multidisciplinary.

concertgebouworkest.nl

ITA: Age of Rage

ITA: Age of Rage

02 - 11 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

After Roman Tragedies and Kings of War, Ivo van Hove has created a new monumental theatre piece for the ITA ensemble. Age of Rage brings together large doses of violence, treachery and murder to contemplate issues around responsibility and radicalisation.

ita.nl

Photo: Jan Versweyveld

Scoring Liveness

Scoring Liveness

22 September - 15 December 2022
If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution

This library exhibition proposes the score as a technology of reproduction. A score is both binding and open in nature, having the capacity to assemble different kinds of bodies, temporalities and materialities, each time anew. Scoring Liveness includes scores, documentation, works and books from the If I Can’t Library and Archive by Yael Davids, Mariana Fernández M, keyon gaskin and Temra Pavlovic, Jacob Korczynski, Constantina Zavitsanos and Park McArthur, together with works borrowed from Amsterdam based artists Martine Neddam and Jo Baer.

ificantdance.org

ITA: Le Passé

ITA: Le Passé

17 - 18 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Director Julien Gosselin mixes theatre, text, images and musical creations in an adaptation of a text by Leonid Andreyev.

ita.nl

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

Naomi Velissariou: Atropa

10 November - 21 December 2022
Diverse theatres in the Netherlands and Belgium

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou directs a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Atropa is a co-production by Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

theaterutrecht.nl

ITA: Lehman Trilogy

ITA: Lehman Trilogy

26 October - 23 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Lehman Trilogy chronicles the history of cut-throat American capitalism. ITA’s Dutch-language adaptation of the West End/Broadway performace is directed by Guy Cassiers.

ita.nl

ITA: Jungle Book Reimagined

ITA: Jungle Book Reimagined

25 - 28 December 2022
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

A new dance-theatre production by Akram Khan, based on Rudyard Kipling’s original story. Mowgli’s journey reinvented through the eyes of a climate refugee.

ita.nl

Opera Studio: Operetta Land

Opera Studio: Operetta Land

20 November - 30 December 2022
Nationale Opera & Ballet

In Operetta Land, a spellbinding treat for the whole family, theatre director Steef de Jong takes the audience on a journey packed with everything that makes operetta so compelling: romance, misunderstandings, mistaken identities, deception and, last but not least, exquisite music. Steef has used pieces by composers such as Strauss, Offenbach and Sullivan to seamlessly craft a brand-new, contemporary operetta. With singers from the Opera Studio.

operaballet.nl

Solo Duets: Pablo Castañeda & Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Solo Duets: Pablo Castañeda & Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

09 September - 31 December 2022
Kunstinstituut Melly

In the Solo Duets series, Kunstinstituut Melly presents two solo exhibitions simultaneously. This iteration shows work by Pablo Castañeda and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz.

Pablo Castañeda lives in Mexicali in Baja California, Mexico. For decades, he focused on picturing his immediate environment and surrounding landscape, his friends, and the local arts community. Urban micronarratives, absurd and surrealist scenes, and desert landscapes figure extensively in the artist’s work.

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is a Puerto Rican-based artist who works primarily with expanded moving images. She develops her films and videos through writing, as well as through chance encounters and structured improvisation with nonactors.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: That which identifies them, like the eye of the cyclops, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, 2016

Toneelschuur Producties: Abdel Daoudi – Geschiedenis van geweld

Toneelschuur Producties: Abdel Daoudi – Geschiedenis van geweld

19 November 2022 - 28 January 2023
Various theatres

Stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’s novel History of Violence, directed by Abdel Daoudi.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth

01 October 2022 - 29 January 2023
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

05 November 2022 - 19 March 2023
Oude Kerk

Garden of Scars is the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Ghanese artist Ibrahim Mahama. For Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, he creates an installation of around 800 memorial stones, consisting of casts of the church’s tombstones as well as pieces of floor from Fort Elmina in Ghana, a hub of trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In doing so, he connects the family histories of merchants, captains and mayors buried in the Oude Kerk to those of enslaved Africans.

oudekerk.nl

Photo: Mike Bink

Frascati: Cherish Menzo – DARKMATTER

Frascati: Cherish Menzo – DARKMATTER

12 May 2022 - 22 March 2023
Diverse locations in Europe

DARKMATTER is a performative piece in which Cherish Menzo uses the language of dance to dissect our prejudices and black-and-white thinking. She drew inspiration from posthumanism, Afrofuturism, astronomy and hip hop.

DARKMATTER is a Grip and Frascati co-production.

frascatitheater.nl

Soon

Cappella Amsterdam: The Well-Tempered Songbook

Cappella Amsterdam: The Well-Tempered Songbook

25 - 12 January 2023
Various locations

Belgian pianist Julien Libeer (1987), Cappella Amsterdam and conductor Daniel Reuss present a programme around Bach, with music by William Knight (1986), David Lang (1957), Ernst Křenek (1900-1991) and others.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Opera Forward Festival

Opera Forward Festival

03 - 12 March 2023
Various locations in Amsterdam

Opera Forward Festival explores new ways of making opera. The seventh edition presents work by established names and a new generation of creators, musical performances, video art and talks to show what opera can be.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: Animal Farm by director Damiano Michieletto, 2023

Toneelschuur Producties: Steef de Jong – De Dappere Soldaat

Toneelschuur Producties: Steef de Jong – De Dappere Soldaat

11 March - 22 April 2023
Various theatres

Operette by Steef de Jong about soldiers at the front and what it means to be brave.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Jessie L’Herminez – Dieven

Toneelschuur Producties: Jessie L’Herminez – Dieven

01 April - 11 May 2023
Various theatres

Adaptation of Thieves by contemporary German writer Dea Loher, directed by Jessie L’Herminez. The play follows several fragile people in a capitalist society looking for warmth and consolation.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

NDT: Raw are the roots

NDT: Raw are the roots

11 May - 06 June 2023
Various theatres

Raw are the roots presents the world premiere of two dance performances by artist Felix Landerer and choreographic duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

ndt.nl

Pictured: dance performance The whys and wherefores are elusive, Felix Landerer, 2019

IFFR 2023: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

IFFR 2023: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

25 January - 05 February 2023
Various cinemas in Rotterdam

The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition is International Film Festival Rotterdam’s platform for artistic and experimental short films. A professional jury picks three winners from a selection of approximately fifteen films.

iffr.com

Pictured: still from Polycephaly in D, Michael Robinson, part of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selection 2022

Cappella Amsterdam: Cantigas

Cappella Amsterdam: Cantigas

15 - 24 March 2023
Various locations

A musical journey to the early Middle Ages, with selections from Cantigas de Santa Maria as well as Arabic-Andalusian music. In collaboration with the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Cappella Amsterdam: Schnittke en Rachmaninov

Cappella Amsterdam: Schnittke en Rachmaninov

22 - 28 April 2023
Various locations

Various works by Rachmaninov and the 12 Stichi Pokajanije (Penitential Psalms) by Alfred Schnittke. In collaboration with Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam and pianist Kimball Huigens.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Cappella Amsterdam: Cuba

Cappella Amsterdam: Cuba

19 - 28 May 2023
Various locations

Music from the Cuban island with Spanish, French, African and American influences. Conductor: Leonard Evers.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Nationale Opera & Ballet: Junior Company – Dorian

Nationale Opera & Ballet: Junior Company – Dorian

11 May - 16 June 2023
Various locations

‘Dance-thriller’ adaptation of the Oscar Wilde’s famous novel Dorian, performed by the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company.

operaballet.nl

 

Ballet Bubbles

Ballet Bubbles

26 January - 15 February 2023
Various Dutch theatres

The Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is going on a tour of Dutch theatres, presenting a varied programme that includes world premieres by Wubkje Kuindersma, Joshua Junker and Sedrig Verwoert, alongside familiar works from The Sleeping Beauty and Blink by Juanjo Arqués.

operaballet.nl

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

30 March 2023
Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Angelique Kidjo performs music from her new album Mother Nature, on which she fuses West African musical traditions from her childhood in Benin with American influences from genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Her songs tackle major contemporary issues such as the climate crisis and racial inequality.

concertgebouw.nl

Photo: Fabrice Mabillot

 

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

11 May 2023
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

The Pit and the Pendulum is a new piece composed by Robert Zuidam. In collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag and soprano Claron McFadden.

muziekgebouw.nl

Vermeer

Vermeer

10 February - 04 June 2023
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Largest-ever exhibition of the work of Johannes Vermeer, with numerous loans from other international museums including The Geographer, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, Woman Holding a Balance and Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window.

rijksmuseum.nl

Pictured: Woman Holding a Balance, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1662-64

Cappella Amsterdam: The Well-Tempered Songbook

Cappella Amsterdam: The Well-Tempered Songbook

25 - 12 January 2023
Various locations

Belgian pianist Julien Libeer (1987), Cappella Amsterdam and conductor Daniel Reuss present a programme around Bach, with music by William Knight (1986), David Lang (1957), Ernst Křenek (1900-1991) and others.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

IFFR 2023: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

IFFR 2023: Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

25 January - 05 February 2023
Various cinemas in Rotterdam

The Ammodo Tiger Short Competition is International Film Festival Rotterdam’s platform for artistic and experimental short films. A professional jury picks three winners from a selection of approximately fifteen films.

iffr.com

Pictured: still from Polycephaly in D, Michael Robinson, part of the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition selection 2022

Ballet Bubbles

Ballet Bubbles

26 January - 15 February 2023
Various Dutch theatres

The Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is going on a tour of Dutch theatres, presenting a varied programme that includes world premieres by Wubkje Kuindersma, Joshua Junker and Sedrig Verwoert, alongside familiar works from The Sleeping Beauty and Blink by Juanjo Arqués.

operaballet.nl

Opera Forward Festival

Opera Forward Festival

03 - 12 March 2023
Various locations in Amsterdam

Opera Forward Festival explores new ways of making opera. The seventh edition presents work by established names and a new generation of creators, musical performances, video art and talks to show what opera can be.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: Animal Farm by director Damiano Michieletto, 2023

Cappella Amsterdam: Cantigas

Cappella Amsterdam: Cantigas

15 - 24 March 2023
Various locations

A musical journey to the early Middle Ages, with selections from Cantigas de Santa Maria as well as Arabic-Andalusian music. In collaboration with the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

Concertgebouw Connects: Angelique Kidjo

30 March 2023
Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Angelique Kidjo performs music from her new album Mother Nature, on which she fuses West African musical traditions from her childhood in Benin with American influences from genres like R&B, funk and jazz. Her songs tackle major contemporary issues such as the climate crisis and racial inequality.

concertgebouw.nl

Photo: Fabrice Mabillot

 

Toneelschuur Producties: Steef de Jong – De Dappere Soldaat

Toneelschuur Producties: Steef de Jong – De Dappere Soldaat

11 March - 22 April 2023
Various theatres

Operette by Steef de Jong about soldiers at the front and what it means to be brave.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Cappella Amsterdam: Schnittke en Rachmaninov

Cappella Amsterdam: Schnittke en Rachmaninov

22 - 28 April 2023
Various locations

Various works by Rachmaninov and the 12 Stichi Pokajanije (Penitential Psalms) by Alfred Schnittke. In collaboration with Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam and pianist Kimball Huigens.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

World premiere: Robert Zuidam – The Pit and the Pendulum

11 May 2023
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ

The Pit and the Pendulum is a new piece composed by Robert Zuidam. In collaboration with Slagwerk Den Haag and soprano Claron McFadden.

muziekgebouw.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Jessie L’Herminez – Dieven

Toneelschuur Producties: Jessie L’Herminez – Dieven

01 April - 11 May 2023
Various theatres

Adaptation of Thieves by contemporary German writer Dea Loher, directed by Jessie L’Herminez. The play follows several fragile people in a capitalist society looking for warmth and consolation.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Cappella Amsterdam: Cuba

Cappella Amsterdam: Cuba

19 - 28 May 2023
Various locations

Music from the Cuban island with Spanish, French, African and American influences. Conductor: Leonard Evers.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Vermeer

Vermeer

10 February - 04 June 2023
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Largest-ever exhibition of the work of Johannes Vermeer, with numerous loans from other international museums including The Geographer, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, Woman Holding a Balance and Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window.

rijksmuseum.nl

Pictured: Woman Holding a Balance, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1662-64

NDT: Raw are the roots

NDT: Raw are the roots

11 May - 06 June 2023
Various theatres

Raw are the roots presents the world premiere of two dance performances by artist Felix Landerer and choreographic duo Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

ndt.nl

Pictured: dance performance The whys and wherefores are elusive, Felix Landerer, 2019

Nationale Opera & Ballet: Junior Company – Dorian

Nationale Opera & Ballet: Junior Company – Dorian

11 May - 16 June 2023
Various locations

‘Dance-thriller’ adaptation of the Oscar Wilde’s famous novel Dorian, performed by the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company.

operaballet.nl