Stichting Ammodo, For arts, architecture and science

Theatre of the world

Theatre of the world
AMMODO ✕ De Nationale Opera
June - 2016

Theatre of the World is an opera by Louis Andriessen, directed by Pierre Audi. The opera is inspired by the life of the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). It follows Kircher, who makes a journey through time and space accompanied by a twelve year old boy. The production was accompanied musically by ASKO | Schönberg under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw. Ammodo supports Theatre of the world to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Theatre of the world, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
4 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is an exhibition of works by Chinese artists with whom Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), or Dai Hanzhi as he was known in China, worked when he was active in the ’90s in China as a curator, art historian and gallery owner. The programme includes two exhibitions in Beijing and Rotterdam, and aims to give Van Dijk’s work visibility and recognition. Ammodo supports Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists to contribute to the development and opening up of the contemporary art scene in China and, in particular, to honour the work of Hans van Dijk.

wdw.nl

Hans van Dijk in his studyroom, photo: Zhang Haier

La Mode

La Mode
AMMODO ✕ Tomoko Mukaiyama
1 - 10 October 2016

Tomoko Mukaiyama (1963) is a Dutch-Japanese pianist, performer and visual artist based in Amsterdam. For the performance La Mode Tomoko works together with nine dancers from the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (Rome), architect Toyo Ito and composer Yannis Kyriakides. La Mode puts fashion, music, dance, performance, video, light and spatial design on an equal footing. Ammodo supports La Mode to contribute to both the development of Tomoko Mukaiyama and to enable the creation of a new international installation performance of the highest quality.

tomoko.nl

Scene from La Mode, 2016, photo: Gregor Khuen Belasi

 

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
21 February - 31 May 2015

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija is the first major solo exhibition of British artist Ed Atkins (1982) in the Netherlands. Atkins is known for his use of the latest digital media technologies such as high definition cameras, projectors and digital editing. His work investigates the impact of a hyperreal virtual world on the viewer’s physical reality. For his presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Atkins takes over the large downstairs gallery in the new building to create an environment of video images, Dolby surround sound, collages and drawings. Nine recently developed works are displayed. Ammodo supports Ed Atkins: Recently Ouija to contribute to the development of Ed Atkins and the recognition of his work.

stedelijk.nl

Ed Atkins, Recent Ouija, 2015, photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Fraslab

Fraslab
AMMODO ✕ Frascati
November 2014 - November 2016

Through the Fraslab programme Frascati offers theater makers and/or dance artists at the start of their careers the opportunity to develop new work. Twice a year, four people have the opportunity to produce a work of about 45 minutes and then to present it to an audience of professionals. For Fraslab, Frascati focuses on creators who want to extend the boundaries of their profession and discipline. In addition, Frascati organises the Frascati Sessions. In these sessions, participants have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and working methods with experienced artists and leading thinkers. Ammodo supports Fraslab and the Frascati Sessions because both initiatives stimulate research within the performing arts and contribute to the development of talented theater and dance makers.

frascatitheater.nl

Frascati, I’m Not Here Says The Void, 2014, photo: Thomas Leiden

Cinekid for Professionals

Cinekid for Professionals
AMMODO ✕ Stichting Cinekid
2015 - 2017

Cinekid for Professionals is a development programme for (inter)national media professionals organised annually during the Cinekid Festival. Cinekid for Professionals promotes the quality, development and accessibility of youth productions and encourages international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge concerning high quality artistic media. The programme covers the entire process of the development of young talent right through to the distribution of productions and offers a diverse programme including a co-production market, a screening and conferences. Ammodo is supporting Cinekid for Professionals in the period 2015-2017 to contribute to the production and distribution of quality, artistic media productions of the highest standard for children.

cinekid.nl

Guido van der Werf – Laureate 2017

Guido van der Werf – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Guido van der Werf researches the amount of greenhouse gases that are entering the atmosphere because of the burning of forests, grasslands and peat bogs. With the help of models, satellite photos and drones he charts the contributions of burning, deforestation and the expansion of agricultural land on the greenhouse effect. Guido is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Only the sound remains

Only the sound remains
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Opera
March - 2016

In 2016 the Dutch National Opera presents the new opera production Only the sound remains. Only the sound remains is directed by the renowned American director Peter Sellars (1957) and consists of two parts, which are based on Japanese Noh dramas. The central theme of these pieces is the encounter between the living and the dead, between humans and spirits, the earthly and the heavenly. The music is composed by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Ammodo supports Only the sound remains to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Only the sound remains, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Medea. Matrix

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

Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
June - October 2014

Gavrilo Princip is a play about the Serb who shot the Habsburg Crown Prince, Franz Ferdinand, in 1914: the event that is widely considered to have been the trigger for the outbreak of the First World War. Gavrilo Princip juxtaposes a reconstruction of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and a multitude of scenes from European literature together with recorded descriptions from people recounting the moment they heard the news of the attack. The play is a collaboration between the Holland Festival, HAU Berlin and the Kaaitheater in Brussels. Ammodo supports Gavrilo Princip to contribute to the production of new theatre work.

warmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Gavrilo Princip, 2014

Moderation(s)

Moderation(s)
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
1 August 2012 - 17 August 2014

Moderation(s) is an exchange project between Witte de With and Spring Workshop in Hong Kong being led by the Malaysian artist and writer Heman Chong (1977). During the course of a little more than a year, exhibitions, residencies and a performance programme are being organized. Ammodo supports Moderation(s) to contribute to the development and opening up of the local Asian contemporary art scene.

wdw.nl

Moderation(s), by Tai Po with Ho Sin Tung, 29 January 2013

Jandergrouwnd

Jandergrouwnd
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
31 October - 19 December 2012

De Warme Winkel launched a series of performances of works by Russian artists in 2010, beginning with Poets and Bandits about the poet Boris Rhyzhy. Jandergrouwnd, (“Underground”) a play about the illegal art scene in Moscow in the ‘70s and ‘80s of the last century, will form the second part of the Russia series. De Warme Winkel will base this performance on the book Jandergrouwnd a hero of our time by Vladimir Makanin. Ammodo supports Jandergrouwnd to contribute to the development and presentation of a performance that seeks to revive interest in literature that has almost been forgotten.

warmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Jandergrouwnd, 2012

Artists development programme – Junior Company

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

Roshan Cools – Laureate 2017

Roshan Cools – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Roshan Cools discovered that medicines which affect our brains do not always have the same effect: a substance that increases concentration in a person’s brain, can actually reduce the flexibility of that brain. For someone else the effects may be the opposite. Cools is searching for the brain mechanisms behind something that has preoccupied philosophers throughout the ages: human will power. Roshan Cools is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Artists’ Lab

Artists’ Lab
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2014 - 2017

Each year Julidans presents the two-year program Artists’ Lab, developed for talented international choreographers. In Artists’ Lab the choreographers work on new productions under the guidance of renowned theatre makers and choreographers. In the firts year young, talented choreographers will be introduced to eachother and the work of the choreographers of Julidans. In the second year they will create a danceproduction with the whole group of young choreographers which will be presented during the festival. Through Artists’ Lab, Julidans seeks to bridge the gap between young choreographers and professionals in the field by bringing talented Dutch and international dance artists together and giving them the opportunity to develop new work to be presented at leading venues. Ammodo supports Artists’ Lab as a means of contributing to the development and visibility of young choreographers who demonstrate the potential to succeed at an international level.

julidans.nl

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

The solo exhibition Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden provides an unique overview of the work of Marlene Dumas. Dumas’ retrospective exhibition presents around two hundred paintings and drawings dating from the late ‘70s through to today: the most extensive collection that has yet been seen in Europe. The works on display are largely drawn from international private and museum collections and include key pieces such as The Painter, Models, The White Disease, Dead Marilyn and the recent series of drawings Great Man. Ammodo supports Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden to contribute to the development and enhancement of the work of Marlene Dumas.

stedelijk.nl 

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2014, photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

Global Collaborations

Global Collaborations
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
2013 - 2015

Global Collaborations is a three-year programme through which the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) attempts to form an approach to the developments in contemporary art from non-Western regions. The project focuses in particular on collaborations with art institutions in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, a symposium, and a series of six exhibitions with accompanying publications and an online platform. Ammodo supports Global Collaborations to contribute to a sustainable embedding of non-Western art in museum policy.

stedelijk.nl

How Far How Near, 2014, photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Homo Instrumentalis

Homo Instrumentalis
AMMODO ✕ Silbersee
24 September - 5 November 2017

At the invitation of the Ruhrtriënnale (Germany) and the Ghent music center, De Bijloke (Belgium) Silbersee is making a contemporary international operatic theater work, Homo Instrumentalis. The show is directed by Romain Bischoff (1961) and is a transdisciplinary co-production intergrating song, dance, text, light and video art. The piece is inspired by the theme of the relationship between humans and technology, approached from a historical and philosophical perspective. Ammodo supports Homo Instrumentalis to contribute to the development of quality contemporary operatic theater.

silbersee.com

Ammodo KNAW Award

Ammodo KNAW Award
AMMODO ✕ KNAW
March 2015 - present

Ammodo and the KNAW both attach importance to wholly unfettered fundamental scientific research. Ammodo and the KNAW have joined forces to give extra impetus to this type of research at the present time. In 2015 the Ammodo KNAW Award is established, whereby every two years eight laureates are each awarded a cash prize of 300,000 euros. This amount may be spent by the laureate at his/her discretion on a fundamental scientific research project.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

International coproductions

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

Alicia Montoya – Laureate 2017

Alicia Montoya – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Through studying 18th-century library sales catalogues, Alicia Montoya discovered that at a time when the Enlightenment changed thinking in Europe, religious books were still the biggest sellers. She questions what the impact of the philosophical transformation was amongst the wider population, outside the small circle of the intellectual elite. Has the hegemony of knowledge and reason been overstated? Alicia Montoya is Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Theatre of the world

Theatre of the world
AMMODO ✕ De Nationale Opera
June - 2016

Theatre of the World is an opera by Louis Andriessen, directed by Pierre Audi. The opera is inspired by the life of the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher (1601-1680). It follows Kircher, who makes a journey through time and space accompanied by a twelve year old boy. The production was accompanied musically by ASKO | Schönberg under the direction of Reinbert de Leeuw. Ammodo supports Theatre of the world to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Theatre of the world, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Only the sound remains

Only the sound remains
AMMODO ✕ Dutch National Opera
March - 2016

In 2016 the Dutch National Opera presents the new opera production Only the sound remains. Only the sound remains is directed by the renowned American director Peter Sellars (1957) and consists of two parts, which are based on Japanese Noh dramas. The central theme of these pieces is the encounter between the living and the dead, between humans and spirits, the earthly and the heavenly. The music is composed by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Ammodo supports Only the sound remains to contribute to the development of contemporary opera.

operaballet.nl

De Nationale Opera, Only the sound remains, 2016, photo: Ruth Walz

Artists’ Lab

Artists’ Lab
AMMODO ✕ Julidans
2014 - 2017

Each year Julidans presents the two-year program Artists’ Lab, developed for talented international choreographers. In Artists’ Lab the choreographers work on new productions under the guidance of renowned theatre makers and choreographers. In the firts year young, talented choreographers will be introduced to eachother and the work of the choreographers of Julidans. In the second year they will create a danceproduction with the whole group of young choreographers which will be presented during the festival. Through Artists’ Lab, Julidans seeks to bridge the gap between young choreographers and professionals in the field by bringing talented Dutch and international dance artists together and giving them the opportunity to develop new work to be presented at leading venues. Ammodo supports Artists’ Lab as a means of contributing to the development and visibility of young choreographers who demonstrate the potential to succeed at an international level.

julidans.nl

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzi: 5000 Artists
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
4 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists is an exhibition of works by Chinese artists with whom Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), or Dai Hanzhi as he was known in China, worked when he was active in the ’90s in China as a curator, art historian and gallery owner. The programme includes two exhibitions in Beijing and Rotterdam, and aims to give Van Dijk’s work visibility and recognition. Ammodo supports Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists to contribute to the development and opening up of the contemporary art scene in China and, in particular, to honour the work of Hans van Dijk.

wdw.nl

Hans van Dijk in his studyroom, photo: Zhang Haier

Medea. Matrix

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

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015

The solo exhibition Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden provides an unique overview of the work of Marlene Dumas. Dumas’ retrospective exhibition presents around two hundred paintings and drawings dating from the late ‘70s through to today: the most extensive collection that has yet been seen in Europe. The works on display are largely drawn from international private and museum collections and include key pieces such as The Painter, Models, The White Disease, Dead Marilyn and the recent series of drawings Great Man. Ammodo supports Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden to contribute to the development and enhancement of the work of Marlene Dumas.

stedelijk.nl 

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2014, photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

La Mode

La Mode
AMMODO ✕ Tomoko Mukaiyama
1 - 10 October 2016

Tomoko Mukaiyama (1963) is a Dutch-Japanese pianist, performer and visual artist based in Amsterdam. For the performance La Mode Tomoko works together with nine dancers from the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (Rome), architect Toyo Ito and composer Yannis Kyriakides. La Mode puts fashion, music, dance, performance, video, light and spatial design on an equal footing. Ammodo supports La Mode to contribute to both the development of Tomoko Mukaiyama and to enable the creation of a new international installation performance of the highest quality.

tomoko.nl

Scene from La Mode, 2016, photo: Gregor Khuen Belasi

 

Gavrilo Princip

Gavrilo Princip
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
June - October 2014

Gavrilo Princip is a play about the Serb who shot the Habsburg Crown Prince, Franz Ferdinand, in 1914: the event that is widely considered to have been the trigger for the outbreak of the First World War. Gavrilo Princip juxtaposes a reconstruction of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and a multitude of scenes from European literature together with recorded descriptions from people recounting the moment they heard the news of the attack. The play is a collaboration between the Holland Festival, HAU Berlin and the Kaaitheater in Brussels. Ammodo supports Gavrilo Princip to contribute to the production of new theatre work.

warmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Gavrilo Princip, 2014

Global Collaborations

Global Collaborations
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
2013 - 2015

Global Collaborations is a three-year programme through which the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) attempts to form an approach to the developments in contemporary art from non-Western regions. The project focuses in particular on collaborations with art institutions in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, a symposium, and a series of six exhibitions with accompanying publications and an online platform. Ammodo supports Global Collaborations to contribute to a sustainable embedding of non-Western art in museum policy.

stedelijk.nl

How Far How Near, 2014, photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum
21 February - 31 May 2015

Ed Atkins: Recent Ouija is the first major solo exhibition of British artist Ed Atkins (1982) in the Netherlands. Atkins is known for his use of the latest digital media technologies such as high definition cameras, projectors and digital editing. His work investigates the impact of a hyperreal virtual world on the viewer’s physical reality. For his presentation at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Atkins takes over the large downstairs gallery in the new building to create an environment of video images, Dolby surround sound, collages and drawings. Nine recently developed works are displayed. Ammodo supports Ed Atkins: Recently Ouija to contribute to the development of Ed Atkins and the recognition of his work.

stedelijk.nl

Ed Atkins, Recent Ouija, 2015, photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Moderation(s)

Moderation(s)
AMMODO ✕ Witte de With
1 August 2012 - 17 August 2014

Moderation(s) is an exchange project between Witte de With and Spring Workshop in Hong Kong being led by the Malaysian artist and writer Heman Chong (1977). During the course of a little more than a year, exhibitions, residencies and a performance programme are being organized. Ammodo supports Moderation(s) to contribute to the development and opening up of the local Asian contemporary art scene.

wdw.nl

Moderation(s), by Tai Po with Ho Sin Tung, 29 January 2013

Homo Instrumentalis

Homo Instrumentalis
AMMODO ✕ Silbersee
24 September - 5 November 2017

At the invitation of the Ruhrtriënnale (Germany) and the Ghent music center, De Bijloke (Belgium) Silbersee is making a contemporary international operatic theater work, Homo Instrumentalis. The show is directed by Romain Bischoff (1961) and is a transdisciplinary co-production intergrating song, dance, text, light and video art. The piece is inspired by the theme of the relationship between humans and technology, approached from a historical and philosophical perspective. Ammodo supports Homo Instrumentalis to contribute to the development of quality contemporary operatic theater.

silbersee.com

Fraslab

Fraslab
AMMODO ✕ Frascati
November 2014 - November 2016

Through the Fraslab programme Frascati offers theater makers and/or dance artists at the start of their careers the opportunity to develop new work. Twice a year, four people have the opportunity to produce a work of about 45 minutes and then to present it to an audience of professionals. For Fraslab, Frascati focuses on creators who want to extend the boundaries of their profession and discipline. In addition, Frascati organises the Frascati Sessions. In these sessions, participants have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and working methods with experienced artists and leading thinkers. Ammodo supports Fraslab and the Frascati Sessions because both initiatives stimulate research within the performing arts and contribute to the development of talented theater and dance makers.

frascatitheater.nl

Frascati, I’m Not Here Says The Void, 2014, photo: Thomas Leiden

Jandergrouwnd

Jandergrouwnd
AMMODO ✕ De Warme Winkel
31 October - 19 December 2012

De Warme Winkel launched a series of performances of works by Russian artists in 2010, beginning with Poets and Bandits about the poet Boris Rhyzhy. Jandergrouwnd, (“Underground”) a play about the illegal art scene in Moscow in the ‘70s and ‘80s of the last century, will form the second part of the Russia series. De Warme Winkel will base this performance on the book Jandergrouwnd a hero of our time by Vladimir Makanin. Ammodo supports Jandergrouwnd to contribute to the development and presentation of a performance that seeks to revive interest in literature that has almost been forgotten.

warmewinkel.nl

De Warme Winkel, Jandergrouwnd, 2012

Ammodo KNAW Award

Ammodo KNAW Award
AMMODO ✕ KNAW
March 2015 - present

Ammodo and the KNAW both attach importance to wholly unfettered fundamental scientific research. Ammodo and the KNAW have joined forces to give extra impetus to this type of research at the present time. In 2015 the Ammodo KNAW Award is established, whereby every two years eight laureates are each awarded a cash prize of 300,000 euros. This amount may be spent by the laureate at his/her discretion on a fundamental scientific research project.

ammodo-knaw-award.org

Cinekid for Professionals

Cinekid for Professionals
AMMODO ✕ Stichting Cinekid
2015 - 2017

Cinekid for Professionals is a development programme for (inter)national media professionals organised annually during the Cinekid Festival. Cinekid for Professionals promotes the quality, development and accessibility of youth productions and encourages international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge concerning high quality artistic media. The programme covers the entire process of the development of young talent right through to the distribution of productions and offers a diverse programme including a co-production market, a screening and conferences. Ammodo is supporting Cinekid for Professionals in the period 2015-2017 to contribute to the production and distribution of quality, artistic media productions of the highest standard for children.

cinekid.nl

Artists development programme – Junior Company

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

International coproductions

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

Guido van der Werf – Laureate 2017

Guido van der Werf – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Guido van der Werf researches the amount of greenhouse gases that are entering the atmosphere because of the burning of forests, grasslands and peat bogs. With the help of models, satellite photos and drones he charts the contributions of burning, deforestation and the expansion of agricultural land on the greenhouse effect. Guido is a Natural Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Roshan Cools – Laureate 2017

Roshan Cools – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Roshan Cools discovered that medicines which affect our brains do not always have the same effect: a substance that increases concentration in a person’s brain, can actually reduce the flexibility of that brain. For someone else the effects may be the opposite. Cools is searching for the brain mechanisms behind something that has preoccupied philosophers throughout the ages: human will power. Roshan Cools is a Social Sciences laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.

Alicia Montoya – Laureate 2017

Alicia Montoya – Laureate 2017
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo KNAW Award
2017

Through studying 18th-century library sales catalogues, Alicia Montoya discovered that at a time when the Enlightenment changed thinking in Europe, religious books were still the biggest sellers. She questions what the impact of the philosophical transformation was amongst the wider population, outside the small circle of the intellectual elite. Has the hegemony of knowledge and reason been overstated? Alicia Montoya is Humanities laureate of the Ammodo KNAW Award 2017.