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MARCH 2019
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Explore Festival in the media

“In Du désir d’horizons the spectator travels past the major emotions of being a refugee”, de Volkskrant, 14/3/2019; “Breathtaking” – de Theaterkrant about Somewhere at the beginning, 15/3/2019; “Until 29 March, ten theatres in seven large cities present Explore Festival; a sort of small-scale Holland Festival. Performance art, dance performances and theatre from Africa and Latin-America have been […]

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Explore the fringe programme

Explore features a concurrent programme of related events, including masterclasses, workshops, lectures, public interviews and debates, at regional venues nationwide, but also at those round the corner. Almost all performances will be preceded by an introduction and followed by a post-performance talk. The makers of the performances will be present at the post-performance talks. The […]

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Documentary Germaine Acogny, Ecole des Sables

Before the performance of ‘Somewhere at the Beginning’ by Germaine Acogny the documentary ‘Au Coeur des Sables’ (‘The Soul of the Sands’) by Élodie Lefebvre will be shown. Germaine Acogny is also called the mother of African contemporary dance. At her dance school in Senegal, Ecole des sables, she teaches dance to young dancers from […]

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Explore panel discussion, 19/3 at Theater Rotterdam

This edition of Explore Festival is about the people who organise the parties in this world, and about those who are not invited. The makers do not let the rulers talk, but give a voice to those in the margins, to those who are excluded and oppressed. People who are claiming their place in this […]

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Explore Festival 2019

Explore Festival, a series of internationally-acclaimed dance and theatre performances from faraway regions overseas will be held in March 2019. 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 […]

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Archive – Explore Festival in de media

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 […]

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La Dictadura de Lo Cool

Archive – Introductions and aftertalks

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: […]

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La Dictadura de lo Cool

Archive – How Do You Work Session with Marco Layera

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 […]

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Archive – Installation Choy Ka Fai

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.

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Archive – Dance workshop Bouchra Ouizguen

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.

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Explore Festival

Festival info

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)