PROJECTS

An overview of all projects
Performing arts
Blank Out
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
20 - 25 March 2016

Blank Out is the new operatic production from composer-director Michel van der Aa. It is a composition for a ‘real’ soprano and a virtual baritone. The opera examines the human condition in a combination of live action, interactive 3D film and music. The performance premieres in 2016 during the Opera Forward Festival. Blank Out pushes the dramatic possibilities of opera by fully integrating technological resources in the theatrical performance. The project is a continuation of the technological innovation that Van der Aa applied in his film opera Sunken Garden (2011-2012), amongst other projects. Ammodo supports Blank Out to contribute to the creation of new work and the artistic development of Michel van der Aa.

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Michel van der Aa, Blank Out, 2016, photo: Marco Borggreve

Performing arts
Erf
AMMODO ✕ Boukje Schweigman
12 June - 19 September 2015

Mime theatre maker Boukje Schweigman (1974) develops the musical movement performance Erf (“inherit”). The show is performed by local players alongside professional actors. Erf is a play with ritualistic features about intangible legacies, family ties and location history. The substantive point of departure is the origin and belonging of every man to his biological and cultural history which is passed on through the generations and place of origin (touching on the different meanings of the word “erf”. Ammodo supports Erf to contribute to the artistic development of Boukje Schweigman.

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Boukje Schweigman, Erf, 2015, photo: Jochem Jurgens

Performing arts
Medea. Matrix
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriënnale
15 - 24 September 2016

The performance Medea.Matrix is directed by Susanne Kennedy and was developed in collaboration with visual artist Markus Selg. They break through the traditional Medea interpretations and create their own universe of theater and art installation. The show is a co-production with the Vienna Festival. It is a multimedia solo performance performed by the German actress Birgit Minichmayr. Ammodo supports Medea.Matrix to contribute to the creation of new work by Susanne Kennedy.

ruhrtriennale.de

Geblässehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord, photo: Hermann & Clärchen Baus

Performing arts
Three new operatic productions
AMMODO ✕ Operafront
13 August - present

Under the artistic direction of Lotte de Beer, from 2016-2018, Operafront will each year present an international co-production of new work for small and medium-sized halls. By editing existing operas and applying flexible manufacturing methods Operafront seeks to develop the opera of the future. The first production is an adaptation of Verdi’s La Traviata. The second opera, Caliban, is a new production and the third opera, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss jr., is an adaptation of new and existing material. Ammodo supports Operafront as a way of contributing to the professional development of Lotte de Beer and the renewal of the opera genre.

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Photo: Caliban, 2017

Performing arts
Privacy
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
10 June - 15 December 2016

Privacy is a show by De Warme Winkel which straddles performance and theater. The show is a co-production by De Warme Winkel and Wunderbaum and is developed and played by Ward Weemhoff (De Warme Winkel) and Wiene Dierickx (Wunderbaum). Privacy is inspired by similar works from the history of art, the public life of famous artist couples and philosophical and sociological ideas about privacy and the domination of the personal in public. Ammodo supports Privacy to contribute to the creation of this international co-production.

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De Warme Winkel, Privacy, 2016, photo: Dorothea Tuch

Performing arts
Separate Ways
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
11 May - 17 June 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) presents the contemporary dance performance Separate Ways, performed by the dancers of NDT 1. The performance consists of two world premieres: Clowns by Hofesh Shechter and Shut Eye from the choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. It is the first time that Shechter choreographed a piece for the NDT. He wrote the music and designed the costumes for Clowns himself. Ammodo supported Separate Ways as a way of contributing to the development of the NDT dancers and choreographers in question, and thus to the furtherance of contemporary dance.

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NDT 1, Seperate Ways, 2016, photo: Rahi Rezvani

Performing arts
Artists development programme – Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Ballet
2016 - 2018

The Dutch National Ballet in close cooperation with the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam started the Junior Company. The Artists Development Programme of the Junior Company of the National Ballet is intended as a springboard for top talent which is in the transitional phase between studying Dance and then moving into the professional field. It offers young dancers a two-year work experience and training placement, preparing them for a possible position with the National Ballet. Ammodo supports the Junior Company to promote new dance talent and to preserve the quality of the Dutch National Ballet.

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Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Ernst Meister, No time before time, 2016, photo: Michel Schnater

Performing arts
Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
AMMODO ✕ Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
2016 - present

Since 2013 the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is extending an invitation in every odd year to an internationally interesting theater director: Brandstichter. In Brandstichter the work of the chosen international director is presented by several companies. In every even year it is the turn of an international theatre company of the highest caliber: Brandhaarden. In Brandhaarden the work of various directors is presented by one international theater company. Ammodo supports Brandhaarden/Brandstichter as a way of contributing to high quality international programming and contextualization in the Dutch theater.

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The Sound of Silence, 2007

Performing arts
De meester en Margarita
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Stormvogels
17 November 2015 - 27 February 2016

Toneelgroep Stormvogels presents the show De meester en Margarita by the Flemish director Julie Van den Berghe. De meester en Margarita is based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel from 1966 of the same name. The company has chosen not to use a conventional reworking of the book for the performance, but to create it’s own new stage adaptation. The aim is to create a contemporary, theatrical rendition of the underlying themes of this famous novel. Ammodo supports De meester en Margarita as a contribution to the artistic development of Julie Van den Berghe and Toneelgroep Stormvogels.

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Toneelgroep Stormvogels, De meester en Margarita, 2016, photo: Floyd Koster

Performing arts
International coproductions
AMMODO ✕ Noorderzon
21 August 2014 - present

Noorderzon is an international performing arts festival that takes place every August in Groningen. The festival focuses on presenting small and medium size productions within the broad spectrum of interdisciplinary performing arts. In collaboration with international partners Noorderzon annually (co)produces a number of performances by promising theatre makers. Ammodo supports Noorderzon in actualising these international (co)productions because they make a contribution to the development of the performing arts.

noorderzon.nl

Kid Coala, Noorderzon, 2014, photo: Pierre Borasci

Performing arts
Blank Out
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
20 - 25 March 2016

Blank Out is the new operatic production from composer-director Michel van der Aa. It is a composition for a ‘real’ soprano and a virtual baritone. The opera examines the human condition in a combination of live action, interactive 3D film and music. The performance premieres in 2016 during the Opera Forward Festival. Blank Out pushes the dramatic possibilities of opera by fully integrating technological resources in the theatrical performance. The project is a continuation of the technological innovation that Van der Aa applied in his film opera Sunken Garden (2011-2012), amongst other projects. Ammodo supports Blank Out to contribute to the creation of new work and the artistic development of Michel van der Aa.

vanderaa.net

Michel van der Aa, Blank Out, 2016, photo: Marco Borggreve

Performing arts
Privacy
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
10 June - 15 December 2016

Privacy is a show by De Warme Winkel which straddles performance and theater. The show is a co-production by De Warme Winkel and Wunderbaum and is developed and played by Ward Weemhoff (De Warme Winkel) and Wiene Dierickx (Wunderbaum). Privacy is inspired by similar works from the history of art, the public life of famous artist couples and philosophical and sociological ideas about privacy and the domination of the personal in public. Ammodo supports Privacy to contribute to the creation of this international co-production.

dewarmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Privacy, 2016, photo: Dorothea Tuch

Performing arts
Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
AMMODO ✕ Brandhaarden/Brandstichter
2016 - present

Since 2013 the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam is extending an invitation in every odd year to an internationally interesting theater director: Brandstichter. In Brandstichter the work of the chosen international director is presented by several companies. In every even year it is the turn of an international theatre company of the highest caliber: Brandhaarden. In Brandhaarden the work of various directors is presented by one international theater company. Ammodo supports Brandhaarden/Brandstichter as a way of contributing to high quality international programming and contextualization in the Dutch theater.

stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl

The Sound of Silence, 2007

Performing arts
Erf
AMMODO ✕ Boukje Schweigman
12 June - 19 September 2015

Mime theatre maker Boukje Schweigman (1974) develops the musical movement performance Erf (“inherit”). The show is performed by local players alongside professional actors. Erf is a play with ritualistic features about intangible legacies, family ties and location history. The substantive point of departure is the origin and belonging of every man to his biological and cultural history which is passed on through the generations and place of origin (touching on the different meanings of the word “erf”. Ammodo supports Erf to contribute to the artistic development of Boukje Schweigman.

schweigman.org

Boukje Schweigman, Erf, 2015, photo: Jochem Jurgens

Performing arts
Separate Ways
AMMODO ✕ Nederlands Dans Theater
11 May - 17 June 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) presents the contemporary dance performance Separate Ways, performed by the dancers of NDT 1. The performance consists of two world premieres: Clowns by Hofesh Shechter and Shut Eye from the choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. It is the first time that Shechter choreographed a piece for the NDT. He wrote the music and designed the costumes for Clowns himself. Ammodo supported Separate Ways as a way of contributing to the development of the NDT dancers and choreographers in question, and thus to the furtherance of contemporary dance.

ndt.nl

NDT 1, Seperate Ways, 2016, photo: Rahi Rezvani

Performing arts
De meester en Margarita
AMMODO ✕ Toneelgroep Stormvogels
17 November 2015 - 27 February 2016

Toneelgroep Stormvogels presents the show De meester en Margarita by the Flemish director Julie Van den Berghe. De meester en Margarita is based on Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel from 1966 of the same name. The company has chosen not to use a conventional reworking of the book for the performance, but to create it’s own new stage adaptation. The aim is to create a contemporary, theatrical rendition of the underlying themes of this famous novel. Ammodo supports De meester en Margarita as a contribution to the artistic development of Julie Van den Berghe and Toneelgroep Stormvogels.

tgstormvogels.nl

Toneelgroep Stormvogels, De meester en Margarita, 2016, photo: Floyd Koster

Performing arts
Medea. Matrix
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriënnale
15 - 24 September 2016

The performance Medea.Matrix is directed by Susanne Kennedy and was developed in collaboration with visual artist Markus Selg. They break through the traditional Medea interpretations and create their own universe of theater and art installation. The show is a co-production with the Vienna Festival. It is a multimedia solo performance performed by the German actress Birgit Minichmayr. Ammodo supports Medea.Matrix to contribute to the creation of new work by Susanne Kennedy.

ruhrtriennale.de

Geblässehalle, Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord, photo: Hermann & Clärchen Baus

Performing arts
Artists development programme – Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Ballet
2016 - 2018

The Dutch National Ballet in close cooperation with the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam started the Junior Company. The Artists Development Programme of the Junior Company of the National Ballet is intended as a springboard for top talent which is in the transitional phase between studying Dance and then moving into the professional field. It offers young dancers a two-year work experience and training placement, preparing them for a possible position with the National Ballet. Ammodo supports the Junior Company to promote new dance talent and to preserve the quality of the Dutch National Ballet.

operaballet.nl

Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Ernst Meister, No time before time, 2016, photo: Michel Schnater

Performing arts
International coproductions
AMMODO ✕ Noorderzon
21 August 2014 - present

Noorderzon is an international performing arts festival that takes place every August in Groningen. The festival focuses on presenting small and medium size productions within the broad spectrum of interdisciplinary performing arts. In collaboration with international partners Noorderzon annually (co)produces a number of performances by promising theatre makers. Ammodo supports Noorderzon in actualising these international (co)productions because they make a contribution to the development of the performing arts.

noorderzon.nl

Kid Coala, Noorderzon, 2014, photo: Pierre Borasci

Performing arts
Three new operatic productions
AMMODO ✕ Operafront
13 August - present

Under the artistic direction of Lotte de Beer, from 2016-2018, Operafront will each year present an international co-production of new work for small and medium-sized halls. By editing existing operas and applying flexible manufacturing methods Operafront seeks to develop the opera of the future. The first production is an adaptation of Verdi’s La Traviata. The second opera, Caliban, is a new production and the third opera, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss jr., is an adaptation of new and existing material. Ammodo supports Operafront as a way of contributing to the professional development of Lotte de Beer and the renewal of the opera genre.

operafront.com

Photo: Caliban, 2017