Maartje Wortel, Veddran Kopljar, Vincent Icke, Rinke Nijburg, Tudor Bratu, Robert Glas, L.A. Raeven, Alma Mathijsen, Tomas Dirrix, Yaïr Callender
Artists from various disciplines are invited to exchange letters about their creative lives, about community and the relationship between the two.
A fourpart podcast in the run-up to Holland Festival 2020.
A personal documentary essay about the black gay scene in New York in the 1980s.
Find out more about the 2020 festival programme.
Juno, a young boy from Java, is discovering his own sexual identity.
Can we still turn the tide and maintain a habitable planet? And who is responsible for the changes that need to be made? Nugroho and Commonland will be sitting down to talk about just that.
A healing lament in the wake of a natural disaster.
Exhibition with new work about the expressiveness of the human body.
Decoratelier in association with 16 artists
Modern spaces for conventional theatre.
Antonín Dvořák, Dutch National Opera
A water nimph yearning for the love of a human.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
A learning piece for thinking dancers.
Louis Andriessen, Lucie Horsch, Orkest van de Achttiende Eeuw, Cappella Amsterdam
Louis Andriessen composes ode to Frans Brüggen.
The footage enables us to get to know Collins through interviews with him and other theatre makers who worked with him.
Kenyon Victor Adams “little Ray”, Bill T. Jones
Ensemble performance of Martin Luther King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
To what extent are King’s battle, and the issues he raised, relevant in the Netherlands today?
Susanne Kennedy, Münchner Kammerspiele
‘A philosophical evening, visually astonishing’ – Süddeutsche Zeitung
With dancers of Bill T. Jones’ company.
Ho Tzu Nyen
Intriguing performance about a triple agent in colonial Southeast Asia.
Simon Stone, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
Classic Heijermans play reimagined by director Simon Stone.
Hans van Manen, Toer van Schayk, Wubkje Kuindersma / Ernst Meisner / Remi Wörtmeyer, Dutch National Ballet
Ballet performed to majestic, sweeping compositions.
Chilling opera about the reconstruction of a murder case.
Cultural reconciliation through healing musical ecstasy.
Love & Revenge: Rayess Bek, Randa Mirza, Mehdi Haddab, Julien Perraudeau
Arab music and B movies in an exciting new package.
For everyone who doesn’t feel like going home yet there is the Holland Festival Late Night: on three Saturdays during the festival in the Bimhuis Café.
Bill T. Jones en gasten
Lively evening with Bill T. Jones and his sources of inspiration.
We will be looking at Makeba’s journey from shy singer to political activist and her American period with Stokely Carmichael. An evening with spoken word and live music.
Ode to the South African singer Miriam Makeba.
Nadia Beugré, Studios Kabako
Provocative view on gender and masculinity.
Bands get the chance to meet the Puppies and get some musical advice.
Concertgebouworkest meets Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès, Franz Liszt, Igor Stravinsky, with dance by LeineRoebana
Jeroen De Man Toneelgroep Oostpool, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, Het Nationale Theater
Portrait of an extremely wealthy, eccentric, artistic family in the midst of the events that shaped present-day Europe.
BOG. & Het Zuidelijk Toneel
A philosophical, absurdist sound performance all about words.
Architect & set designer of the New York High Line and Deep Blue Sea in conversation with Tracy Metz.
Sami Yusuf, Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest, Cappella Amsterdam
A boundless celebration of music from the heart.
Ashley Fure, Simon Steen-Andersen, Ensemble Modern
Playful spectacle in sound by two adventurous composers.
Fusion jazz in an intimate, acoustic performance.
Alicia Hall Moran, Jason Moran
Eclectic mix of opera and soul.
Micha Hamel, Arlon Luijten, philharmonie zuidnederland
Classical music and ‘serious games’ in a radical listening maze.
Bill T. Jones, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Nigrini
Loneliness and connection in the midst of a sea of people.
Enjoy the free open-air screening of the enchanting opera Rusalka.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Drew Dollaz
Poetic, musical indictment of institutional racism in the US.
Stéphane Braunschweig, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
The paradoxical depths of human relations.
What is your identity? Who are you really? What are your roots and where is home? Four spoken word artists reflect on this subject: Sjaan Flikweert, Jasper Albinus, Jörgen Gario UNOM, Rachel Rumai Diaz.
Pina Bausch / Germaine Acogny & Malou Airaudo
Pina Bausch Foundation, École des Sables, Sadler’s Wells
Inspired encounters between different dance traditions.
Boundary-breaking dance trilogy.
A programme about saying goodbye to limitations in order to make space for new ways of being.
Powerful interpretations of revolutionary African-American jazz.
A breakfast conversation between choreographer Trajal Harrell and the Glamcult editorial team.
Masterclass by spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph at the Poetry Circle Amsterdam
Students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will be working with architecture firm Traumnovelle to design a public installation in the Muziekgebouw.
Architect Elizabeth Diller will be giving a lecture for students from the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht’s Scenography programme.
A range of activities are also being organised for students at the Hyperion Lyceum and the IMC Weekendschool.
Composer Ashley Fure will be working with composition students at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Multimedia artist Ho Tzu Nyen will be talking to young artists during studio visits at the Rijkakademie.
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