Performing arts

Rituals of Transformation
AMMODO ✕ Nicole Beutler
2023 - 2025

Interdisciplinary theatre director Nicole Beutler is working on Rituals of Transformation, a trilogy about the climate crisis and a world in transition. The first part, GINKGO, premieres in 2022.

Ammodo supports the production and development of part two and three of the trilogy, ATMEN (2023) and GAIA (2025) respectively.

Together, the performances reflect on the future of humanity and our planet. In her work, Beutler combines theatre, dance and visual arts.

nicolebeutlerprojects.nl

Picture: GINKGO, Nicole Beutler, 2022

Performing arts

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
2022 - 2024

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, led by Pierre Audi since 2019, is the largest opera festival in France. The festival presents new recitals of existing works as well as new contemporary (opera) productions.

Ammodo supports the development of two new operas per year for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 festival editions. In 2022 these are Il Viaggio Dante by Pascal Dusapin, Frederic Boyer and Claus Guth, and Woman at Point Zero by Bushra El-Turk.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: Innocence, Kaija Saariaho, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021

Performing arts

SOUK
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Concertgebouw presents SOUK, a two-day festival around Arabic music. Ammodo supports the sixth and seventh edition of the festival, in 2023 and 2025 respectively, to enhance the cross-fertilisation of Western and Arabic music and the collaboration between musicians.

concertgebouw.nl

Performing arts

International (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2023 - 2025

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is a concert hall in Amsterdam specialised in contemporary music. In order to push the development of new music, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ commissions new pieces by Dutch and international musicians and composers. Ammodo has supported these commissions since 2013.

As of 2023, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will initiate two to three large-scale international (co-)productions per year.

muziekgebouw.nl

Pictured: Asko|Schönberg

Photo: Ada Nieuwendijk

Performing arts

Academy
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2023 - 2028

The Academy is the training institute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchesta in Amsterdam. During a season-long trajectory, promising young musicians hone their skills by participating in orchestra productions, receiving individual guidance and following masterclasses, workshops and training sessions. After participating, the musicians often take on positions in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra or other prominent orchestras in Europe.

By supporting the Academy, Ammodo aims to contribute to the growth of a new generation of musicians.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Participants 2019/2020

Photo: Renske Vrolijk

 

Performing arts

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ ITA
2023 - 2025

ITA is a venue for cutting-edge theatre and dance. Its in-house theatre ensemble is celebrated internationally. Led by artistic director Ivo van Hove, the company brings inventive and modern interpretations of classic and contemporary repertoire. ITA also regularly invites foreign directors for co-productions.

In 2019, Ammodo and ITA entered a partnership for the period of 2020-2022. This partnership has been extended for 2023-2025. Every year, Ammodo supports at least three productions: one by the ITA ensemble and two international co-productions.

ita.nl

Pictured: Age of Rage, ITA ensemble/Ivo van Hove

Photo: Jos Versweyveld

Performing arts

Reflex and New Compositions
AMMODO ✕ BIMHUIS
2022 - 2024

bimhuis.nl

Photo: Paul van Riel

Performing arts

Atropa
AMMODO ✕ Naomi
2022

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou is working on 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.

Ammodo supports the development of Atropa, which is realised in co-production with Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

Photo: Louise te Poele and Maison de Faux

Performing arts

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ Holland Festival
2022 - 2026

Every summer, Holland Festival presents a wide range of international music, theatre, dance and opera in Amsterdam. The festival also (co-)produces new work each year. Ammodo supports these new (co-)productions to boost the development of the performing arts.

Holland Festival had invited Angélique Kidjo and Nicolas Stemann as associate artists for its 75th edition in 2022. This anniversary edition will see sixteen co-productions and initiatives, including the world premiere of Euphoria, a new audiovisual installation by Julian Rosefeldt.

In 2023 and 2024, the festival will present around ten international co-productions each edition, as well as a number of own initiatives focusing on Dutch mid-career artists and companies.

hollandfestival.nl

Pictured: Ine Aya’, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah/Miranda Lakerveld, Holland Festival 2021

Performing arts

Concertgebouw Connects
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2022 - 2025

Concertgebouw Connects is a programme around non-Western music. For each season, The Concertgebouw presents a series of concerts by outstanding musicians from all corners of the world and representing all genres.

Ammodo supports this concert series to contribute to a richer and more future-proof programming at the Concertgebouw.

concertgebouw.nl

Pictured: Angélique Kidjo

 

 

Performing arts

Artistic curatorship
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2022 - 2025

In 2021, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra appointed Pierre Audi as its first-ever Artistic Curator. This position was established with the aim of contributing to the never-ending evolution of classical music. During a three-year appointment, the Artistic Curator develops musical projects that transcend the traditional programming, in collaboration with international partners. The aim of the curatorship is to ground classical music in the present day and expand the artistic profile of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Pierre Audi

Photo: Sarah Wong

Performing arts

International co-productions
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2022 - 2024

Julidans is an international contemporary dance festival taking place in Amsterdam every July. The festival presents dance performances by established and upcoming filmmakers. Since 2017, it also co-produces new works by mid-career choreographers with the aim of contributing to the evolution of dance and strengthening international collaborations. In many cases, the resulting performances mark a first step into larger venues for their creators.

Between 2019 and 2021, Ammodo supported one international Julidans co-production per year. This support has been continued for the period 2022-2024 and expanded to include a second co-production each year. In 2022, one of the supported productions is by Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos.

julidans.nl

Pictured: Opus, Christos Papadopoulos, 2021

Performing arts

New Productions
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
2021 - 2024

ndt.nl

Image: Rahi Rezvani

Performing arts

New Productions
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2021 - 2023

Photo: Weg met Eddy Bellegueule by Eline Arbo, Sanne Spijkers

toneelschuur.nl

Performing arts

(Co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Cappella Amsterdam
2022 - 2024

Cappella Amsterdam is a chamber choir consisting of over 25 people. For seasons 2022/2023 and 2023/2023, the choir will develop a number of new (co-)productions, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions such as the Dutch National Opera, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, the Residentieorkest and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Ammodo supports these new productions, which range from old and classical to contemporary music.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Performing arts

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2022 - 2023

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution researches and produces performance work in all its shapes. Through artist commissions, If I Can’t Dance supports makers who find themselves at a defining moment their careers.

In 2022, If I Can’t Dance launches Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies, spanning two years. During this period, the organisation commissions four artists to create new work and invites three researchers to research performance art. In this edition, If I Can’t Dance explores how performance can help us better understand the relation between bodies and technologies. The artists are Black Speaks Back, Jessika Khazrik, Tchelet Weisstub and Constantina Zavitsanos and the researchers are Susanne Altmann, Samia Henni and Igiaba Scego.

ificantdance.org

Pictured: His Flowers Shed, Tchelet Weisstub, 2021

Performing arts

Nexus Conferences
AMMODO ✕ Nexus Instituut
2022 - 2024

The Nexus Institute creates space for critical thinking by organising conferences, lectures and masterclasses and publishing essays. At the annual Nexus Conference, prominent contemporary thinkers discuss topics around democracy, science, art and civilisation. Important intellectuals who have joined these debates include Nobel Prize Laureates Amartya Sen, Wole Soyinka and Mario Vargas Llosa, philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Avishai Margalit, and authors Marilynne Robinson and J.M. Coetzee.

Ammodo supports the annual Nexus Conference to contribute to a high-level discourse on the big questions of life.

nexus-instituut.nl

Pictured: Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka

Photo: Jan Reinier van der Vliet

Performing arts

Conducting masterclass
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra selects four young conductors to participate in its Conducting Masterclass. This trajectory gives them the rare opportunity to work with the renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra and learn from an acclaimed conductor. This constitutes a huge step in their artistic development.

Ammodo has supported the Conducting Masterclass since its establishment in 2015. In 2022, the four participants will rehearse with the orchestra under the supervision of conductor Fabio Luisi.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Fabio Luisi

Photo: Monika Ritterhaus

Performing arts

New Frontiers
AMMODO ✕ Frascati
2022 - 2024

Frascati is a theatre company that gives new directing talent ample space to push the limits of the medium. It also holds a crucial position in the international theatre field by contributing to international co-productions and by being a member of two European theatre networks. To foster this international function, Ammodo supports the theatre’s New Frontiers programme. As part of this new programme, Frascati will realise three international co-productions as well as three productions by international Netherlands-based directors between 2022 and 2024.

frascatitheater.nl

Pictured: De Profundis | Uit de diepte roep ik, Charli Chung/Toneelgroep Oostpool in co-production with Frascati Producties

Photo: Henri Verhoef

Performing arts

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2022 - 2024

Performing arts

Rituals of Transformation
AMMODO ✕ Nicole Beutler
2023 - 2025

Interdisciplinary theatre director Nicole Beutler is working on Rituals of Transformation, a trilogy about the climate crisis and a world in transition. The first part, GINKGO, premieres in 2022.

Ammodo supports the production and development of part two and three of the trilogy, ATMEN (2023) and GAIA (2025) respectively.

Together, the performances reflect on the future of humanity and our planet. In her work, Beutler combines theatre, dance and visual arts.

nicolebeutlerprojects.nl

Picture: GINKGO, Nicole Beutler, 2022

Performing arts

Atropa
AMMODO ✕ Naomi
2022

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou is working on 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.

Ammodo supports the development of Atropa, which is realised in co-production with Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

Photo: Louise te Poele and Maison de Faux

Performing arts

(Co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Cappella Amsterdam
2022 - 2024

Cappella Amsterdam is a chamber choir consisting of over 25 people. For seasons 2022/2023 and 2023/2023, the choir will develop a number of new (co-)productions, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions such as the Dutch National Opera, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, the Residentieorkest and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Ammodo supports these new productions, which range from old and classical to contemporary music.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Performing arts

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
2022 - 2024

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, led by Pierre Audi since 2019, is the largest opera festival in France. The festival presents new recitals of existing works as well as new contemporary (opera) productions.

Ammodo supports the development of two new operas per year for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 festival editions. In 2022 these are Il Viaggio Dante by Pascal Dusapin, Frederic Boyer and Claus Guth, and Woman at Point Zero by Bushra El-Turk.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: Innocence, Kaija Saariaho, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021

Performing arts

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ Holland Festival
2022 - 2026

Every summer, Holland Festival presents a wide range of international music, theatre, dance and opera in Amsterdam. The festival also (co-)produces new work each year. Ammodo supports these new (co-)productions to boost the development of the performing arts.

Holland Festival had invited Angélique Kidjo and Nicolas Stemann as associate artists for its 75th edition in 2022. This anniversary edition will see sixteen co-productions and initiatives, including the world premiere of Euphoria, a new audiovisual installation by Julian Rosefeldt.

In 2023 and 2024, the festival will present around ten international co-productions each edition, as well as a number of own initiatives focusing on Dutch mid-career artists and companies.

hollandfestival.nl

Pictured: Ine Aya’, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah/Miranda Lakerveld, Holland Festival 2021

Performing arts

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2022 - 2023

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution researches and produces performance work in all its shapes. Through artist commissions, If I Can’t Dance supports makers who find themselves at a defining moment their careers.

In 2022, If I Can’t Dance launches Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies, spanning two years. During this period, the organisation commissions four artists to create new work and invites three researchers to research performance art. In this edition, If I Can’t Dance explores how performance can help us better understand the relation between bodies and technologies. The artists are Black Speaks Back, Jessika Khazrik, Tchelet Weisstub and Constantina Zavitsanos and the researchers are Susanne Altmann, Samia Henni and Igiaba Scego.

ificantdance.org

Pictured: His Flowers Shed, Tchelet Weisstub, 2021

Performing arts

SOUK
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Concertgebouw presents SOUK, a two-day festival around Arabic music. Ammodo supports the sixth and seventh edition of the festival, in 2023 and 2025 respectively, to enhance the cross-fertilisation of Western and Arabic music and the collaboration between musicians.

concertgebouw.nl

Performing arts

Concertgebouw Connects
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2022 - 2025

Concertgebouw Connects is a programme around non-Western music. For each season, The Concertgebouw presents a series of concerts by outstanding musicians from all corners of the world and representing all genres.

Ammodo supports this concert series to contribute to a richer and more future-proof programming at the Concertgebouw.

concertgebouw.nl

Pictured: Angélique Kidjo

 

 

Performing arts

Nexus Conferences
AMMODO ✕ Nexus Instituut
2022 - 2024

The Nexus Institute creates space for critical thinking by organising conferences, lectures and masterclasses and publishing essays. At the annual Nexus Conference, prominent contemporary thinkers discuss topics around democracy, science, art and civilisation. Important intellectuals who have joined these debates include Nobel Prize Laureates Amartya Sen, Wole Soyinka and Mario Vargas Llosa, philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Avishai Margalit, and authors Marilynne Robinson and J.M. Coetzee.

Ammodo supports the annual Nexus Conference to contribute to a high-level discourse on the big questions of life.

nexus-instituut.nl

Pictured: Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka

Photo: Jan Reinier van der Vliet

Performing arts

International (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2023 - 2025

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is a concert hall in Amsterdam specialised in contemporary music. In order to push the development of new music, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ commissions new pieces by Dutch and international musicians and composers. Ammodo has supported these commissions since 2013.

As of 2023, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will initiate two to three large-scale international (co-)productions per year.

muziekgebouw.nl

Pictured: Asko|Schönberg

Photo: Ada Nieuwendijk

Performing arts

Artistic curatorship
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2022 - 2025

In 2021, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra appointed Pierre Audi as its first-ever Artistic Curator. This position was established with the aim of contributing to the never-ending evolution of classical music. During a three-year appointment, the Artistic Curator develops musical projects that transcend the traditional programming, in collaboration with international partners. The aim of the curatorship is to ground classical music in the present day and expand the artistic profile of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Pierre Audi

Photo: Sarah Wong

Performing arts

Conducting masterclass
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra selects four young conductors to participate in its Conducting Masterclass. This trajectory gives them the rare opportunity to work with the renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra and learn from an acclaimed conductor. This constitutes a huge step in their artistic development.

Ammodo has supported the Conducting Masterclass since its establishment in 2015. In 2022, the four participants will rehearse with the orchestra under the supervision of conductor Fabio Luisi.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Fabio Luisi

Photo: Monika Ritterhaus

Performing arts

Academy
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
2023 - 2028

The Academy is the training institute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchesta in Amsterdam. During a season-long trajectory, promising young musicians hone their skills by participating in orchestra productions, receiving individual guidance and following masterclasses, workshops and training sessions. After participating, the musicians often take on positions in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra or other prominent orchestras in Europe.

By supporting the Academy, Ammodo aims to contribute to the growth of a new generation of musicians.

concertgebouworkest.nl

Pictured: Participants 2019/2020

Photo: Renske Vrolijk

 

Performing arts

International co-productions
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2022 - 2024

Julidans is an international contemporary dance festival taking place in Amsterdam every July. The festival presents dance performances by established and upcoming filmmakers. Since 2017, it also co-produces new works by mid-career choreographers with the aim of contributing to the evolution of dance and strengthening international collaborations. In many cases, the resulting performances mark a first step into larger venues for their creators.

Between 2019 and 2021, Ammodo supported one international Julidans co-production per year. This support has been continued for the period 2022-2024 and expanded to include a second co-production each year. In 2022, one of the supported productions is by Greek choreographer Christos Papadopoulos.

julidans.nl

Pictured: Opus, Christos Papadopoulos, 2021

Performing arts

New Frontiers
AMMODO ✕ Frascati
2022 - 2024

Frascati is a theatre company that gives new directing talent ample space to push the limits of the medium. It also holds a crucial position in the international theatre field by contributing to international co-productions and by being a member of two European theatre networks. To foster this international function, Ammodo supports the theatre’s New Frontiers programme. As part of this new programme, Frascati will realise three international co-productions as well as three productions by international Netherlands-based directors between 2022 and 2024.

frascatitheater.nl

Pictured: De Profundis | Uit de diepte roep ik, Charli Chung/Toneelgroep Oostpool in co-production with Frascati Producties

Photo: Henri Verhoef

Performing arts

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ ITA
2023 - 2025

ITA is a venue for cutting-edge theatre and dance. Its in-house theatre ensemble is celebrated internationally. Led by artistic director Ivo van Hove, the company brings inventive and modern interpretations of classic and contemporary repertoire. ITA also regularly invites foreign directors for co-productions.

In 2019, Ammodo and ITA entered a partnership for the period of 2020-2022. This partnership has been extended for 2023-2025. Every year, Ammodo supports at least three productions: one by the ITA ensemble and two international co-productions.

ita.nl

Pictured: Age of Rage, ITA ensemble/Ivo van Hove

Photo: Jos Versweyveld

Performing arts

New Productions
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
2021 - 2024

ndt.nl

Image: Rahi Rezvani

Performing arts

Reflex and New Compositions
AMMODO ✕ BIMHUIS
2022 - 2024

bimhuis.nl

Photo: Paul van Riel

Performing arts

New Productions
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2021 - 2023

Photo: Weg met Eddy Bellegueule by Eline Arbo, Sanne Spijkers

toneelschuur.nl

Performing arts

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2022 - 2024