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Holland Festival x We Are Public: ten great performances

Published 23 May 2016 at 13:55 by Inez de Coo

Choices, choices, so many choices! It’s not always easy to keep an overview of the comprehensive programme put together by Holland Festival, that gives the stage to the very best performance art from all over the world. We selected ten performances we think you should not, cannot miss. Do you like classic or modern dance, old or new music, to sit out or inside? Or maybe you fancy a bit of avant pop, or a big band. It’s all possible! We are extremely pleased with this collaboration, which means that we can offer you these events free of charge or with a discount.
To give you some perspective, we made a scheme (in Dutch, sorry!). Scroll down to find out more about each event and category.



Sketches/Notebook on Wednesday 8 June: a dance performance by choreographer Meg Stuart in De Brakke Grond.

Transatlantic on Friday 17 June, a new ballet performance developed by four young choreographers, staged by The Dutch National Ballet, in De Nationale Opera en Ballet
A last minute addition:
Pina on Wednesday 15 June: Wim Wender’s documentary about the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch in the Goethe-Institut


Die Schöpfung on Monday 13 June: Hayden staged by Collegium Vocale Gent and orchestra B’Rock in De Nationale Opera en Ballet, with a film made especially for the occasion by artist Julian Rosefeldt

Theatre of the World on Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 June: an opera by Louis Andriessen, performed by (among others) Asko|Schönberg in Carré

Son Lux + KCO on Thursday 16 June: the pop musician Son Lux and The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform music by Charles Ives in The Concertgebouw – please note: this event will be online shortly

Louis Andriessen’s Listening Party on Wednesday 15 June, composer Louis Andriessen will put on his favourite records with fitting anecdotes in De Stadsschouwburg

Real Enemies on Thursday 23 June: Darcy James Argue and his big band perform a multi-media concert in De Stadsschouwburg

Pique Dame on Friday 24 June: Tchaikovsky’s Pique dame from The Dutch National Opera, directed by Stefan Herheim, will be projected onto a large screen in Park Frankendael

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