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Reflex: Petter Eldh

Reflex: Petter Eldh

23 February 2024
Bimhuis

The six-piece ensemble Kammar Koma is a new chapter in Petter Eldh’s musical trajectory. In the context of Reflex, a concert series in which musicians are asked to reflect on the world around them, they present Sample Mining, a performance which simultaneously functions as a studio recording.

The goal of the concert will be to create a live experience, while at the same time recirculating and deconstructing older projects, and collecting material for the future.

bimhuis.nl

Photo: Francis Fuego

Junior Company: Ten

Junior Company: Ten

03 February - 17 March 2024
Various locations

The Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company presents an extra festive touring programme to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

It comprises three new creations as well as Valse Fantaisie, a classical performance by choreographer George Balanchine.

operaballet.nl

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Pauline Curnier Jardin

08 September 2023 - 21 April 2024
Centraal Museum

Centraal Museum Utrecht has invited Pauline Curnier Jardin for her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands.

The French artist will display existing and new work, including her latest film Adoration, about the forgotten story of women in Casa di Reclusione Femminile, a Venetian prison for women.

centraalmuseum.nl

Frans Hals

Frans Hals

16 February - 09 June 2024
Rijksmuseum

After exhibitions on Rembrandt and Vermeer, Rijksmuseum hosts another large-scale exhibition around one of the great Dutch painters of the seventeenth century: Frans Hals (1582/83-1666).

With over fifty works from various collections, including the National Gallery in London and the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.

rijksmuseum.nl

Pictured: Portrait of a Couple, Frans Hals, c. 1622

NDT: From Here Now Far

NDT: From Here Now Far

08 February - 09 March 2024
Various theatres

From Here Now Far is an exploration of crossovers between dance, theater, art and life and comprises three different performances: La Ruta (2022) by Gabriela Carrizo, Jakie (2023) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, and to complement the programme, a new work by Simon McBurney created in collaboration with Crystal Pite.

ndt.nl

Pictured: Jakie (2023) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

De Warme Winkel: Freaky Friday Face Off

De Warme Winkel: Freaky Friday Face Off

25 October 2023 - 28 March 2024
Various theatres

Freaky Friday Face Off is a new theatre production written by Florian Myjer and directed by Ward Weemhoff.

The play investigates the politically sensitive subject of representation. Can a man play a woman? Can a white person play a black person? Can a heterosexual person play a queer person?

dewarmewinkel.nl

Woonhuis: Classical Period

Woonhuis: Classical Period

29 February - 21 April 2024
De Ateliers

An exhibition by Dora Budor with sculptures by Olga Balema, structures by R. D. Laing, and language by Eleanor Ivory Weber.

woonhuis.de-ateliers.nl

Pictured: Everyone grows relief, Olga Balema, 2016

Rebecca Frecknall – Julie

Rebecca Frecknall – Julie

21 February - 10 March 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Young British director Rebecca Frecknall creates a contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s famous play.

ita.nl

The End – part 2

The End – part 2

13 December 2023 - 20 April 2024
Various theatres

The End – part 2 is a new dance performance by Arno Schuitemaker. Using a mix of movement, music, light, voice and video, he reflects on our need and ability to see ourselves in others, and others in ourselves.

arnoschuitemaker.com

Image: Lonneke van der Palen

My Oma

My Oma

08 December 2023 - 12 May 2024
Kunstinstituut Melly

My Oma is large group exhibition focusing on the figure of the grandmother, which includes new commissions, existing work, performances and events.

Participating artists include Yto Barrada (France), Meriem Bennani (Morocco), Marcos Kueh (Malaysia), Jota Mombaça (Brazil) and Buhlebezwe Siwani (South Africa).

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Reflex: Petter Eldh

Reflex: Petter Eldh

23 February 2024
Bimhuis

The six-piece ensemble Kammar Koma is a new chapter in Petter Eldh’s musical trajectory. In the context of Reflex, a concert series in which musicians are asked to reflect on the world around them, they present Sample Mining, a performance which simultaneously functions as a studio recording.

The goal of the concert will be to create a live experience, while at the same time recirculating and deconstructing older projects, and collecting material for the future.

bimhuis.nl

Photo: Francis Fuego

NDT: From Here Now Far

NDT: From Here Now Far

08 February - 09 March 2024
Various theatres

From Here Now Far is an exploration of crossovers between dance, theater, art and life and comprises three different performances: La Ruta (2022) by Gabriela Carrizo, Jakie (2023) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, and to complement the programme, a new work by Simon McBurney created in collaboration with Crystal Pite.

ndt.nl

Pictured: Jakie (2023) by Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar

Rebecca Frecknall – Julie

Rebecca Frecknall – Julie

21 February - 10 March 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Young British director Rebecca Frecknall creates a contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s famous play.

ita.nl

Junior Company: Ten

Junior Company: Ten

03 February - 17 March 2024
Various locations

The Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company presents an extra festive touring programme to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

It comprises three new creations as well as Valse Fantaisie, a classical performance by choreographer George Balanchine.

operaballet.nl

De Warme Winkel: Freaky Friday Face Off

De Warme Winkel: Freaky Friday Face Off

25 October 2023 - 28 March 2024
Various theatres

Freaky Friday Face Off is a new theatre production written by Florian Myjer and directed by Ward Weemhoff.

The play investigates the politically sensitive subject of representation. Can a man play a woman? Can a white person play a black person? Can a heterosexual person play a queer person?

dewarmewinkel.nl

The End – part 2

The End – part 2

13 December 2023 - 20 April 2024
Various theatres

The End – part 2 is a new dance performance by Arno Schuitemaker. Using a mix of movement, music, light, voice and video, he reflects on our need and ability to see ourselves in others, and others in ourselves.

arnoschuitemaker.com

Image: Lonneke van der Palen

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Pauline Curnier Jardin

08 September 2023 - 21 April 2024
Centraal Museum

Centraal Museum Utrecht has invited Pauline Curnier Jardin for her first solo exhibition in the Netherlands.

The French artist will display existing and new work, including her latest film Adoration, about the forgotten story of women in Casa di Reclusione Femminile, a Venetian prison for women.

centraalmuseum.nl

Woonhuis: Classical Period

Woonhuis: Classical Period

29 February - 21 April 2024
De Ateliers

An exhibition by Dora Budor with sculptures by Olga Balema, structures by R. D. Laing, and language by Eleanor Ivory Weber.

woonhuis.de-ateliers.nl

Pictured: Everyone grows relief, Olga Balema, 2016

My Oma

My Oma

08 December 2023 - 12 May 2024
Kunstinstituut Melly

My Oma is large group exhibition focusing on the figure of the grandmother, which includes new commissions, existing work, performances and events.

Participating artists include Yto Barrada (France), Meriem Bennani (Morocco), Marcos Kueh (Malaysia), Jota Mombaça (Brazil) and Buhlebezwe Siwani (South Africa).

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Frans Hals

Frans Hals

16 February - 09 June 2024
Rijksmuseum

After exhibitions on Rembrandt and Vermeer, Rijksmuseum hosts another large-scale exhibition around one of the great Dutch painters of the seventeenth century: Frans Hals (1582/83-1666).

With over fifty works from various collections, including the National Gallery in London and the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.

rijksmuseum.nl

Pictured: Portrait of a Couple, Frans Hals, c. 1622

Soon

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

18 June - 16 February 2024
Bonnefantenmuseum

Solo exhibition of Polish artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, who is part of the Roma people and makes art around the Roma experience.

The presentation includes one of the most important and largest works in the oeuvre of Mirga-Tas: Re-enchanting the World (2022).

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: fragment from Re-enchanting the World, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, 2022

OFF: The Shell Trial

OFF: The Shell Trial

16 - 21 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

Opera by Gable and Romy Roelofsen based on the play De zaak Shell by Anoek Nuyens, Rebekka de Wit, Frascati Producties and De new Tijd, about the climate crisis as a responsibility crisis. Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

Timofey Kulyabin – In the solitude of cotton fields

Timofey Kulyabin – In the solitude of cotton fields

14 April 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

The famous 1985 play about a secret encounter between two people by Bernard-Marie Koltès, performed by John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė. Directed by Timofey Kulyabin.

ita.nl

Cappella Amsterdam – Aleppo

Cappella Amsterdam – Aleppo

10 - 26 April 2024
Various locations

Traditional vocal music from Aleppo with Armenian, Sefardic, Arabic and Byzantine influences. Directed by Leonard Evers.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Theater Oostpool: The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Theater Oostpool: The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

01 April - 30 June 2024
Various theatres

Theatre adaptation of the novel The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Georgian writer Nino Haratischvili, directed by Nina Spijkers. A monumental family epic spanning six generations between 1900 and now.

oostpool.nl

Manifesta 15

Manifesta 15

08 September - 24 November 2024
Barcelona

The 2024 edition of the European nomadic biennial Manifesta is held in Barcelona.

In close dialogue with local communities, Manifesta investigates the possibilities for social change through contemporary art and culture.

manifesta15.org

Concertgebouw Connects: Blow the Wind Easterly

Concertgebouw Connects: Blow the Wind Easterly

08 March 2024
Het Concertgebouw

Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh from Damascus, trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and pianist Jeroen van Vliet previously successfully toured the country with their performance Levanter. Now the ‘three brothers in music’ come together for a new program: Blow the Wind Easterly.

concertgebouw.nl

OFF: Jocasta’s Line

OFF: Jocasta’s Line

09 - 24 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor brings two works together: Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex (1927) and Samy Moussa’s new work Antigone (2023). Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

Concertgebouw Connects: Anoushka Shankar

Concertgebouw Connects: Anoushka Shankar

16 April 2024
Het Concertgebouw

Concert by sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar. Together with a new quintet of musicians from London, she will play songs from her recently released mini-album and previous albums.

concertgebouw.nl

ITA: Birds of a Kind – Alize Zandwijk

ITA: Birds of a Kind – Alize Zandwijk

23 April - 03 May 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Birds of a Kind is a play by Libanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad about a relationship against the backdrop of the decades-long Israeli-Arab conflict.

Alize Zandwijk, who previously directed various of Mouawad’s other works, brings the play in Dutch translation and with actors from the ITA ensemble.

ita.nl

Songs and Fragments

Songs and Fragments

06 - 14 July 2024
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Two contemporary music theatre pieces on one evening: Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) about the insanity of King George III of England and The Kafka-Fragments (1987), a succession of forty miniatures expressing Kafka’s existential anxiety. Directed by Barrie Kosky.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: portrait of Franz Kafka

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024
Venice

The 60th edtion of the Venice Biennale. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

labiennale.org

Pictured: work by Dora Budor at the Venice Biennial 2022

OFF: The Four Note Opera

OFF: The Four Note Opera

15 - 17 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

The Four Note Opera (1972) is a piece by composer Tom Johnson for a group of singers who have only four notes at their disposal (A, B, D and E) and cannot sing about anything other than the opera they are now performing in.

In a new adaptation by Kenza Koutchoukali. Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

Eline Arbo – The Laws

Eline Arbo – The Laws

06 - 24 March 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Eline Arbo’s stage adaptation of The Laws, Connie Palmen’s debut novel about a woman searching for herself.

ita.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Mateusz Staniak – Huis van Troje

Toneelschuur Producties: Mateusz Staniak – Huis van Troje

02 March - 24 April 2024
Various theatres

The Trojan War is a myth, but the fall of Troy is a fact. Mateusz Staniak created a play about the difficulty of keeping reality and fiction separate in times of war.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Nita Kersten – The Last Poet

Toneelschuur Producties: Nita Kersten – The Last Poet

23 March - 19 May 2024
Various theatres

Play by Nita Kersten about ‘The Last Poets’, a collective of poets and musicians active during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Samson

Samson

04 - 18 July 2024
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

The biblical opera Samson (1733) was the result of an ambitious collaboration between Voltaire and Jean-Philippe Rameau, but has unfortunately been lost to history. Claus Guth and Raphaël Pichon have taken on the challenge of reconstructing this forgotten piece about Samson, the chosen one of God.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Blinded Samson, Lovis Corinth, 1912

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

18 June - 16 February 2024
Bonnefantenmuseum

Solo exhibition of Polish artist Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, who is part of the Roma people and makes art around the Roma experience.

The presentation includes one of the most important and largest works in the oeuvre of Mirga-Tas: Re-enchanting the World (2022).

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: fragment from Re-enchanting the World, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, 2022

Concertgebouw Connects: Blow the Wind Easterly

Concertgebouw Connects: Blow the Wind Easterly

08 March 2024
Het Concertgebouw

Clarinetist Kinan Azmeh from Damascus, trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and pianist Jeroen van Vliet previously successfully toured the country with their performance Levanter. Now the ‘three brothers in music’ come together for a new program: Blow the Wind Easterly.

concertgebouw.nl

OFF: The Four Note Opera

OFF: The Four Note Opera

15 - 17 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

The Four Note Opera (1972) is a piece by composer Tom Johnson for a group of singers who have only four notes at their disposal (A, B, D and E) and cannot sing about anything other than the opera they are now performing in.

In a new adaptation by Kenza Koutchoukali. Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

OFF: The Shell Trial

OFF: The Shell Trial

16 - 21 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

Opera by Gable and Romy Roelofsen based on the play De zaak Shell by Anoek Nuyens, Rebekka de Wit, Frascati Producties and De new Tijd, about the climate crisis as a responsibility crisis. Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

OFF: Jocasta’s Line

OFF: Jocasta’s Line

09 - 24 March 2024
De Nationale Opera

Director and choreographer Wayne McGregor brings two works together: Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex (1927) and Samy Moussa’s new work Antigone (2023). Part of Opera Forward Festival 2024.

operaballet.nl

Eline Arbo – The Laws

Eline Arbo – The Laws

06 - 24 March 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Eline Arbo’s stage adaptation of The Laws, Connie Palmen’s debut novel about a woman searching for herself.

ita.nl

Timofey Kulyabin – In the solitude of cotton fields

Timofey Kulyabin – In the solitude of cotton fields

14 April 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

The famous 1985 play about a secret encounter between two people by Bernard-Marie Koltès, performed by John Malkovich and Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė. Directed by Timofey Kulyabin.

ita.nl

Concertgebouw Connects: Anoushka Shankar

Concertgebouw Connects: Anoushka Shankar

16 April 2024
Het Concertgebouw

Concert by sitarist and composer Anoushka Shankar. Together with a new quintet of musicians from London, she will play songs from her recently released mini-album and previous albums.

concertgebouw.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Mateusz Staniak – Huis van Troje

Toneelschuur Producties: Mateusz Staniak – Huis van Troje

02 March - 24 April 2024
Various theatres

The Trojan War is a myth, but the fall of Troy is a fact. Mateusz Staniak created a play about the difficulty of keeping reality and fiction separate in times of war.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Cappella Amsterdam – Aleppo

Cappella Amsterdam – Aleppo

10 - 26 April 2024
Various locations

Traditional vocal music from Aleppo with Armenian, Sefardic, Arabic and Byzantine influences. Directed by Leonard Evers.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

ITA: Birds of a Kind – Alize Zandwijk

ITA: Birds of a Kind – Alize Zandwijk

23 April - 03 May 2024
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Birds of a Kind is a play by Libanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad about a relationship against the backdrop of the decades-long Israeli-Arab conflict.

Alize Zandwijk, who previously directed various of Mouawad’s other works, brings the play in Dutch translation and with actors from the ITA ensemble.

ita.nl

Toneelschuur Producties: Nita Kersten – The Last Poet

Toneelschuur Producties: Nita Kersten – The Last Poet

23 March - 19 May 2024
Various theatres

Play by Nita Kersten about ‘The Last Poets’, a collective of poets and musicians active during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Theater Oostpool: The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Theater Oostpool: The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

01 April - 30 June 2024
Various theatres

Theatre adaptation of the novel The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Georgian writer Nino Haratischvili, directed by Nina Spijkers. A monumental family epic spanning six generations between 1900 and now.

oostpool.nl

Songs and Fragments

Songs and Fragments

06 - 14 July 2024
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Two contemporary music theatre pieces on one evening: Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) about the insanity of King George III of England and The Kafka-Fragments (1987), a succession of forty miniatures expressing Kafka’s existential anxiety. Directed by Barrie Kosky.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: portrait of Franz Kafka

Samson

Samson

04 - 18 July 2024
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

The biblical opera Samson (1733) was the result of an ambitious collaboration between Voltaire and Jean-Philippe Rameau, but has unfortunately been lost to history. Claus Guth and Raphaël Pichon have taken on the challenge of reconstructing this forgotten piece about Samson, the chosen one of God.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Blinded Samson, Lovis Corinth, 1912

Manifesta 15

Manifesta 15

08 September - 24 November 2024
Barcelona

The 2024 edition of the European nomadic biennial Manifesta is held in Barcelona.

In close dialogue with local communities, Manifesta investigates the possibilities for social change through contemporary art and culture.

manifesta15.org

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

20 April - 24 November 2024
Venice

The 60th edtion of the Venice Biennale. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

labiennale.org

Pictured: work by Dora Budor at the Venice Biennial 2022