First performances Holland Festival 2017 announced

The Holland Festival is proud to be celebrating its seventieth anniversary in 2017, with extraordinary performances and concerts by unknown artists and established names. Today we present a first selection of six productions, for which you can buy tickets now.

Choreographer Alain Platel is returning to the Holland Festival. In Carré he will present his performance nicht schlafen set to Mahler's music. The Berlin artist Julian Rosefeldt is showing Manifesto, a large film installation on thirteen screens for which he collaborated with Australian actress Cate Blanchett. Robots, electronics, and contemporary music are an exceptional combination which Ensemble Musikfabrik, Mouse on Mars and André de Ridder have taken on in robots/non/robots. Canadian theatre maker Robert Lepage is back at the festival with his autobiographical play 887 about his childhood in the Quebec of the 1960s.

The Indonesian director Garin Nugroho is going to be at the festival for the first time with his silent dance film Setan Jawa ('Javanese devil'). The film will be accompanied by a live performance of a new gamelan composition by Supanggah Rahayu, who has previously worked with Robert Wilson and the Kronos Quartet amongst others. The festival is also introducing the controversial theatre maker Derrick Ryan Claude Mitchell with the company Saint Genet to the Netherlands. He is presenting the performance Promised Ends: The Slow Arrow of Sorrow and Madness in which he explores what beauty and pain have in common.

More information about the first six performances.

It is going to be a surprising and festive Holland Festival Month. See you in June!