The Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, 42, has won the University of Louisville’s 2013 Grawemeyer Award for music composition in recognition of his work “Up-close” for cello, string ensemble, electronic soundtrack and film. Read moreCGNY
You make choices for your kids/what they eat/what they wear/what they read/and what they hear and see. These words appear on a graphic for Speeltheater Holland Studio, the latest enterprise of married collaborators Onny Huisink and Saskia Janse — who’ve come to Arizona as part of an ongoing partnership with Childsplay in Tempe. Read moreCGNY
The Dutch singer-songwriter Blaudzun not only released his new album, Heavy Flowers, shortly, he also played stunning shows at this year’s Reeperbahn Festival. We took the chance to have a short interview with the nice guy in black clothings. Read moreCGNY
Op zoek naar Amerika
Op 23 september 1960 vertrok de legendarische schrijver John Steinbeck met zijn poedel Charley voor een expeditie dwars door het Amerikaanse continent. Hij wilde zijn land en zijn landgenoten opnieuw leren kennen. Precies vijftig jaar later, op het uur af, stond Geert Mak opnieuw voor het oude huis van Steinbeck. Het was het begin van een hernieuwde inspectietocht, in het voetspoor van Charley en John, maar nu met de ogen van 2010. Wat is er de afgelopen halve eeuw in de Amerikaanse steden en dorpen veranderd? Waar is Mainstraat USA gebleven? Met welke dromen joegen de Amerikanen al die eeuwen hun idealen na? Wat is ervan terecht gekomen? Wat rest er nog van die ‘stad op de heuvel’, het Beloofde Land waarnaar ooit de hele wereld opkeek? En bovenal: wat hebben we nog samen, Amerika en Europa, in de 21e eeuw? (Klik link voor meer informatie)
Willem Breuker (1944-2010)
The blend of anarchism, precision and humor suggested by Willem Breuker Kollektief (WBK), the ensemble the Dutch saxophonist/composer led for 36 years until his death from lung cancer on Jul. 23rd, 2010, underlined the fascinating contradictions in his music. A collective has everyone on equal footing no matter how skilled, yet this Kollektief had Breuker as the undisputed boss of a group of first-class soloists. Furthermore the sly joke in this wordplay was also reflected in the WBK’s on-stage horseplay. Breuker not only ensured that the unmistakable modern jazz played included themes by notated composers such as Kurt Weill and George Gershwin, but also a large helping of physical and instrumental comedy that might culminate in the vocalizing of a ’20s ditty like “Yes We Have No Bananas”. (Click link to read more)
Source: New York City Jazz RecordCGNY
There was a scruffy prophet harbingering in Times Square for three days last week. The expressive sage was actor Donald Fleming, performing a free-wheeling “happening” in the middle of (the pedestrian plaza on) Broadway. Pleinvrees/Agoraphobia (“Pleinvrees” means agoraphobia in Dutch) is part theater, part performance art and part guerilla intervention in the public space. The performance was produced by Dutch director Lotte van den Berg as part of the “Crossing the Line” Festival and was co-presented by the Times Square Alliance.
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‘Acting in Real Time’ by renowned Dutch director adn acting teacher Paul Binnerts has been published in English by the distinguished Michigan University Press. It describes his method for Real-Time Theater, which authorizes actors to actively determine how a story is told.
Paul Binnerts teaches at New York University and at the Amsterdam Theater School in the Netherlands.
This event will take place in the NYU Bookstore on 726 Broadway, New York at October 3rd from 6:30-8:00PMErwin
Adelheid Roosen, artistic director of ” Female Economy & Zina” received the Proscenium Award 2012 from the Dutch Theater Jury during the Gala of the Dutch Theater.
“With few resources but a lot of commitment and idealism, the women of Female Economy & Zina conquered themselves a spot in theater world.
Previous performances of Adelheid like ‘Wijksafari Slotermeer’, ‘MOES’ and ‘Is.Man’ where praised for the intensive period of research for the production. All with the same, simple but all saying philosophy: ‘I am here because you are there’.CGNY
He’s been called the world’s greatest D.J. With some 18 years behind the deck, the master spinner has hundreds of records to his name, plays sold out concerts all throughout the year and raked in $23 million in 2011, putting him firmly on Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. But it wasn’t until 2001, he caught the ear of mainstream audiences with his remake of this song by Delerium. Since then Tiesto worked with some of the world’s biggest chart-topping artists including Gotye and Kanye West.