In the spirit of the months-long Quebec and Australia festivals of the recent past, the Distinctively Dutch Festival arrives next month and stays through mid-May, with contemporary visual and performing arts programs stretching from the Pittsburgh Cultural District to Oakland’s university campuses to the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild on the North Side.The festival will open Feb. 18 with the U.S. premiere of “Anatomica” by Andre Gingras and performed by Dance Works Rotterdam and will culminate in May with family oriented programs in Oakland.
Arthur Kibbelaar, consul for the cultural arts for the Netherlands, joined Cultural Trust president and CEO Kevin McMahon on Wednesday in announcing the programs. He called the festival “a gateway” to cultural, economic and academic exchanges, while pointing out that his country is the third-largest foreign direct investor in the United States. (click link to read more)
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette