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Performance Programme

Performance Programme
AMMODO ✕ Biennale Arte
2024

The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place from 20 April until 24 November 2024. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

Ammodo supports the performance programme that forms part of the main exhibition Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere. Eight internationally renowned artists will develop a performance piece for the Biennale: Ahmed Umar, Antonio Jose Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Güneş Terkol, Isaac Chong Wai, Joshua Serafin, Lydia Ourahmane and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo).

labiennale.org

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
2025 - 2027

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 2025, 2026 and 2027 festival editions.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Ted Huffman and Philipp Venables, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023

World premieres

World premieres
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2024 - 2027

As in previous years, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will (co-)produce three new compositions in contemporary music annually between 2024 and 2027. Dutch and international composers will get the chance to develop their practice and present their own contribution to the canon of contemporary music.

All pieces will celebrate their world premiere at Muziekgebouw. The performances are realised in cooperation with Dutch and international partners including Asko|Schönberg, Cappella Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien and Collegium Vocale Gent.

muziekgebouw.nl

Choreographic Academy

Choreographic Academy
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2025 - 2026

Every other year in the summer, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet organizes the Choreographic Academy: a period of three weeks in which young talented choreographers collaborate with the dancers of the Junior Company.

The Choreographic Academy aims to be a place for research and experiment. A final result in the form of a finished choreography is not a requirement, but it happens regularly.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: New Moves, 2022 (Photo: Khayla Fitzpatrick)

Three new productions

Three new productions
AMMODO ✕ Arno Schuitemaker
2023 - 2025

Ammodo supports the creation of three new productions by choreographer Arno Schuitemaker: Remembering the Future (2023), The Day Before (2024) and Correspondences (2025).

arnoschuitemaker.com

Pictured: O S C A R, Arno Schuitemaker, 2021 (Photo: Bart Grietens)

Angela (A Strange Loop)

Angela (A Strange Loop)
AMMODO ✕ Susanne Kennedy
2023

Angela (A Strange Loop) is an interdisciplinary theatre project by Susanne Kennedy about the human relation to illness and death.

The piece combines high tech, philosophy, pop culture and literature as it follows a woman named Angela from birth until death and beyond.

Pictured: Three Sisters, Susanne Kennedy, 2020

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)
AMMODO ✕ Theater Oostpool
2024

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka) is a large-scale theatre production directed by Daria Bukvić, based on Nino Haratischwili’s novel of the same name, a monumental family epic spanning six generations.

The story takes place in twentieth-century Georgia, against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Live music – from folk to pop – plays an important role in the play.

oostpool.nl

Three times left is right

Three times left is right
AMMODO ✕ Julian Hetzel
2025

Three times left is right is a theater production by interdisciplinary artist Julian Hetzel about living together in times of radical political ideologies.

The piece is inspired by the controversial book Living with the Left by new-right intellectual Caroline Sommerfeld and her marriage to left-wing sociologist Helmut Lethen.

With Three times left is right, Julian Hetzel continues a long-running investigation into emotions – in this case, hate as a driving force for right-wing radicalism, and love as a survival strategy in times of war.

The play will premiere in 2025 at the Wiener Festwochen and will subsequently be shown in Leipzig and Utrecht (SPRING festival).

julian-hetzel.com

Pictured: There Will Be Light, Julian Hetzel, 2022

New Body Project

New Body Project
AMMODO ✕ Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot
2024

The artist duo Suzan Boogaerdt and Bianca van der Schoot combines performance and (video) installations. They call their field of operations the ‘grey space’: the zone between the black box (theatre) and the white cube (museum).

This approach is evident in their New Body Project, which they will present in 2024 – a diptych about mourning lost bodies and embodying a new world.

The first part, called WOMBTOMBS, is presented at MU Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven in spring of 2024. It consists of a series of hiding places that are both memorial sites and incubators. These spaces can be visited by the public and will host performances at certain times.

The second part, SONGOFSONGS, takes the form of a multimedia performance which will tour across the Netherlands in the fall of 2024. Here, new forms of existence are presented which were developed in the WOMBTOMBS, merging human, technological and digital ‘bodies’.

bvds.nl

Photo: Annaleen Louwes

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriennale
2024 - 2026

The Ruhrtriennale is a renowned annual performing-arts festival in the German Ruhr area. A new artistic leader is appointed every three years. From 2024 to 2026, the festival is led by former ITA director Ivo van Hove. During this period, Ammodo supports several new (co-)productions each year which will premiere at the Ruhrtriennale and are created in cooperation with international partners, including ITA.

ruhrtriennale.de

Junior Company

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2024 - 2027

The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet is a talent development programme for young dancers. Since its establishment in 2013, it has garnered a reputation for fostering promising new talents.

Every season, the Junior Company tours the nation with its own programme of repertoire choreographies as well as new creations. Many former participants have gone on to be selected for the Dutch National Ballet.

From season 2023/2024 onwards, the Junior Company expands its activities with the production of a new performance at Studio Broekman. Sedrig Verwoert is the first choreographer to be selected for this commission piece.

operaballet.nl

Afgebeeld: In the Future, Hans van Manen, Shooting Stars tour 2022 (Photo: Altin Kaftira)

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Avignon
2023 - 2024

Festival d’Avignon is an annual theatre festival for new French and international productions. In editions 2023 and 2024, Ammodo supports the creation of two new (co-)productions per year.

In 2023, these are Welfare by Julie Deliquet and Antigone in the Amazon by Milo Rau. In 2024, they will be Mothers – A Song For The Wartime by Marta Górnicka and second production (to be determined).

festival-avignon.com

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
2023

Brideshead Revisited is a theatre production written by Florian Myjer and directed by Ward Weemhoff. It is based on Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel of the same name, in which a middleclass man tries to assimilate to the upper class.

The play investigates identity as it relates to class. Is it possible to climb the social ladder? Does class affect the way you experience sexuality?

dewarmewinkel.nl

Pictured: Brideshead Revisited, De Warme Winkel, 2023

Rituals of Transformation

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

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
2024 - 2026

Ammodo contributes to two new operas by composer Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo Docs released the short documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa.

vanderaa.net

Pictured: Upload, Michel van der Aa, 2020

Talent development

Talent development
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2024 - 2026

Toneelschuur Productions has selected five young directors to create several new theatre productions in the coming years. These are Abdel Daoudi, Jessie L’Herminez, Koen Verheijden, Angelo Ormskerk and Agnese Kumpina.

Each season, at least four new plays will see their premiere. In addition, Toneelschuur Productions has reserved space for ad hoc productions by guest directors.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Pictured: Dieven, Jessie L’Herminez, 2023

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act
AMMODO ✕ Ann Van den Broek
2023

Ammodo supports the creation of the new production The Balancing Act by choreographer Ann Van den Broek, in which she explores the relationship between the interests of the individual versus the community.

The performance is set to premiere in October 2023.

wardward.be

International co-productions

International co-productions
AMMODO ✕ Spring
2024 - 2026

SPRING Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht presents contemporary international performances at the crossroads of dance and theatre. Every year, the festival also produces new work by young and more established creators from over the globe.

Ammodo supports the production of new performances for editions 2024-2026.

springutrecht.nl

Pictured: Narcosexuals, Dries Verhoeven, SPRING 2022

Freaky Friday Face/Off

Freaky Friday Face/Off
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
2023

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

Pictured: Een oprechte ode aan de Ironie, De Warme Winkel, 2022

Atropa

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

Performance Programme

Performance Programme
AMMODO ✕ Biennale Arte
2024

The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place from 20 April until 24 November 2024. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

Ammodo supports the performance programme that forms part of the main exhibition Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere. Eight internationally renowned artists will develop a performance piece for the Biennale: Ahmed Umar, Antonio Jose Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Güneş Terkol, Isaac Chong Wai, Joshua Serafin, Lydia Ourahmane and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo).

labiennale.org

Three times left is right

Three times left is right
AMMODO ✕ Julian Hetzel
2025

Three times left is right is a theater production by interdisciplinary artist Julian Hetzel about living together in times of radical political ideologies.

The piece is inspired by the controversial book Living with the Left by new-right intellectual Caroline Sommerfeld and her marriage to left-wing sociologist Helmut Lethen.

With Three times left is right, Julian Hetzel continues a long-running investigation into emotions – in this case, hate as a driving force for right-wing radicalism, and love as a survival strategy in times of war.

The play will premiere in 2025 at the Wiener Festwochen and will subsequently be shown in Leipzig and Utrecht (SPRING festival).

julian-hetzel.com

Pictured: There Will Be Light, Julian Hetzel, 2022

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
2024 - 2026

Ammodo contributes to two new operas by composer Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo Docs released the short documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa.

vanderaa.net

Pictured: Upload, Michel van der Aa, 2020

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
2025 - 2027

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 2025, 2026 and 2027 festival editions.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Ted Huffman and Philipp Venables, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023

New Body Project

New Body Project
AMMODO ✕ Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot
2024

The artist duo Suzan Boogaerdt and Bianca van der Schoot combines performance and (video) installations. They call their field of operations the ‘grey space’: the zone between the black box (theatre) and the white cube (museum).

This approach is evident in their New Body Project, which they will present in 2024 – a diptych about mourning lost bodies and embodying a new world.

The first part, called WOMBTOMBS, is presented at MU Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven in spring of 2024. It consists of a series of hiding places that are both memorial sites and incubators. These spaces can be visited by the public and will host performances at certain times.

The second part, SONGOFSONGS, takes the form of a multimedia performance which will tour across the Netherlands in the fall of 2024. Here, new forms of existence are presented which were developed in the WOMBTOMBS, merging human, technological and digital ‘bodies’.

bvds.nl

Photo: Annaleen Louwes

Talent development

Talent development
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2024 - 2026

Toneelschuur Productions has selected five young directors to create several new theatre productions in the coming years. These are Abdel Daoudi, Jessie L’Herminez, Koen Verheijden, Angelo Ormskerk and Agnese Kumpina.

Each season, at least four new plays will see their premiere. In addition, Toneelschuur Productions has reserved space for ad hoc productions by guest directors.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Pictured: Dieven, Jessie L’Herminez, 2023

World premieres

World premieres
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2024 - 2027

As in previous years, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will (co-)produce three new compositions in contemporary music annually between 2024 and 2027. Dutch and international composers will get the chance to develop their practice and present their own contribution to the canon of contemporary music.

All pieces will celebrate their world premiere at Muziekgebouw. The performances are realised in cooperation with Dutch and international partners including Asko|Schönberg, Cappella Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien and Collegium Vocale Gent.

muziekgebouw.nl

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriennale
2024 - 2026

The Ruhrtriennale is a renowned annual performing-arts festival in the German Ruhr area. A new artistic leader is appointed every three years. From 2024 to 2026, the festival is led by former ITA director Ivo van Hove. During this period, Ammodo supports several new (co-)productions each year which will premiere at the Ruhrtriennale and are created in cooperation with international partners, including ITA.

ruhrtriennale.de

Choreographic Academy

Choreographic Academy
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2025 - 2026

Every other year in the summer, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet organizes the Choreographic Academy: a period of three weeks in which young talented choreographers collaborate with the dancers of the Junior Company.

The Choreographic Academy aims to be a place for research and experiment. A final result in the form of a finished choreography is not a requirement, but it happens regularly.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: New Moves, 2022 (Photo: Khayla Fitzpatrick)

Junior Company

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2024 - 2027

The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet is a talent development programme for young dancers. Since its establishment in 2013, it has garnered a reputation for fostering promising new talents.

Every season, the Junior Company tours the nation with its own programme of repertoire choreographies as well as new creations. Many former participants have gone on to be selected for the Dutch National Ballet.

From season 2023/2024 onwards, the Junior Company expands its activities with the production of a new performance at Studio Broekman. Sedrig Verwoert is the first choreographer to be selected for this commission piece.

operaballet.nl

Afgebeeld: In the Future, Hans van Manen, Shooting Stars tour 2022 (Photo: Altin Kaftira)

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act
AMMODO ✕ Ann Van den Broek
2023

Ammodo supports the creation of the new production The Balancing Act by choreographer Ann Van den Broek, in which she explores the relationship between the interests of the individual versus the community.

The performance is set to premiere in October 2023.

wardward.be

Three new productions

Three new productions
AMMODO ✕ Arno Schuitemaker
2023 - 2025

Ammodo supports the creation of three new productions by choreographer Arno Schuitemaker: Remembering the Future (2023), The Day Before (2024) and Correspondences (2025).

arnoschuitemaker.com

Pictured: O S C A R, Arno Schuitemaker, 2021 (Photo: Bart Grietens)

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Avignon
2023 - 2024

Festival d’Avignon is an annual theatre festival for new French and international productions. In editions 2023 and 2024, Ammodo supports the creation of two new (co-)productions per year.

In 2023, these are Welfare by Julie Deliquet and Antigone in the Amazon by Milo Rau. In 2024, they will be Mothers – A Song For The Wartime by Marta Górnicka and second production (to be determined).

festival-avignon.com

International co-productions

International co-productions
AMMODO ✕ Spring
2024 - 2026

SPRING Performing Arts Festival in Utrecht presents contemporary international performances at the crossroads of dance and theatre. Every year, the festival also produces new work by young and more established creators from over the globe.

Ammodo supports the production of new performances for editions 2024-2026.

springutrecht.nl

Pictured: Narcosexuals, Dries Verhoeven, SPRING 2022

Angela (A Strange Loop)

Angela (A Strange Loop)
AMMODO ✕ Susanne Kennedy
2023

Angela (A Strange Loop) is an interdisciplinary theatre project by Susanne Kennedy about the human relation to illness and death.

The piece combines high tech, philosophy, pop culture and literature as it follows a woman named Angela from birth until death and beyond.

Pictured: Three Sisters, Susanne Kennedy, 2020

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
2023

Brideshead Revisited is a theatre production written by Florian Myjer and directed by Ward Weemhoff. It is based on Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel of the same name, in which a middleclass man tries to assimilate to the upper class.

The play investigates identity as it relates to class. Is it possible to climb the social ladder? Does class affect the way you experience sexuality?

dewarmewinkel.nl

Pictured: Brideshead Revisited, De Warme Winkel, 2023

Freaky Friday Face/Off

Freaky Friday Face/Off
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
2023

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

Pictured: Een oprechte ode aan de Ironie, De Warme Winkel, 2022

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)
AMMODO ✕ Theater Oostpool
2024

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka) is a large-scale theatre production directed by Daria Bukvić, based on Nino Haratischwili’s novel of the same name, a monumental family epic spanning six generations.

The story takes place in twentieth-century Georgia, against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Live music – from folk to pop – plays an important role in the play.

oostpool.nl

Rituals of Transformation

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

Atropa

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