Explore Festival, a series of internationally-acclaimed dance and theatre performances from faraway regions overseas will be held from Wednesday 15 November to Saturday 2 December. The stages of no less than 10 different theatres in 7 big Dutch cities are playing host to Explore Festival as it presents a snapshot of leading-edge world theatre, full of surprising perspectives, challenging opinions and crystal-clear vistas, and accompanied by an extensive fringe programme.
Explore Festival offers a window on the world, with a daring series of dance, theatre and performance from Asia, Africa and South America, Explore Festival sends a fresh breeze through Dutch theatre, casting a surprising new light on our thoughts, codes and aesthetics.
DE VOLKSKRANT Explore Festival **** “Exhilarating dance performances: Explore Festival gives a contemporary twist to theatre traditions… Huge and spectacular, and intimate and personal meet at the Explore Festival which is presented in seven cities this month”. (Mirjam van der Linden, 24/11/17) Under Siege **** “The story is of minor importance. Under Siege by Yang Liping is […]Read more
La Dictadura de lo Cool Trailer, La Dictadura de lo Cool op You Tube Wed 15 November Stadsschouwburg Groningen Introduction: Jonathan Offereins, reading Aftertalk: Jonathan Offereins met Marco Layer Fri 17 November Theater Rotterdam, Schouwburg Introduction: Jonathan Offereins, reading Aftertalk: Jonathan Offereins met Marco Layer Sun 19 November Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Introduction: Jonathan Offereins, reading Aftertalk: […]Read more
Wednesday November 22, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Explore Festival and DAS Theatre, Academy of Theatre and Dance, present a master class with the highly acclaimed Chilean theatre director Marco Layera. Students and young theatre artists are most welcome to join this unique moment of exchange and reflection, in an open, constructive and inspiring […]Read more
Alongside the Softmachine performance, Explore will present the 88 documentary video portraits by Choy Ka Fai. He put them in an installation which has already been on show in various cities in Asia, Australia and Europe. The installation travels with the performance and is shown in the theatre foyers.Read more
Bouchra Ouizguen and her dancers deliver a workshop for dance amateurs, curious spectators and local residents (women and men) where participants will be stimulated to understand their body better using a number of improvisational techniques and warm-up exercises.Read more
The grand opening of Explore Festival will place at Theater Rotterdam, Schouwburg on Friday 17 November. The evening kicks off at 4.30 p.m. with a debate on ‘Art in Times of Globalisation’. Produced by Explore Festival in collaboration with Fonds PodiumkunstenRead more
Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Frascati Theater (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)