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Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano live @ Pacha NY


Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. Photo: courtesy of the artists.

Friday April 26, 2013
Pacha – New York, NY

Saturday April 27
LIV – Miami Beach, FL

This weekend, get a chance to see Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano take the decks at Pacha New York and LIV in Miami.

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April 23rd, 2013 by

Lecture by Ido de Haan on the Dutch Monarchy in the 19th Century at Columbia University


Coat of arms of the Netherlands. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Monday May 6, 2013 at 7:00PM
Deutsches Haus – New York, NY

The Queen Wilhelmina Program for Dutch Studies presents a lecture by professor Ido de Haan at Columbia University in New York. The subject of the lecture is “The New State – the Experiment of the Dutch Monarchy in the 19th Century”, which is very relevant with the upcoming Investiture of the new King Willem-Alexander in the Netherlands. There will be introductory remarks by Dr. Peter Romijn on “Of Kings and Queens, a retrospective” and the lecture will be followed by a reception.

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April 22nd, 2013 by

Jobina Tinnemans & Henry Vega presented at Roulette, Brooklyn NY as part of the MATA Festival


Jobina Tinnemans, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Friday April 19, 2013 at 7:30PM
Roulette – Brooklyn, NY

Dutch-Welsh composer Jobina Tinnemans is one of the 2013 commissionees for the MATA Festival. Her new work will be presented at Roulette in Brooklyn. On the same night Netherlands based American composer Henry Vega will also perform as part of the “Mechanical Turks: Composers/Performers” evening.

The MATA Festival celebrates its fifteenth year, April 17, 18-20; 2013, showcasing the wild freedom of today’s compositional climate with a sweeping range of original compositions by fifteen up-and-coming composers from nine countries around the globe. MATA has an outstanding track record for spotting new talent: the first three installments alone (1997-99) brought composers such as Jennifer Higdon, Randall Wolff, Lukas Ligeti, and Derek Bermel to greater notice, while later festivals have spotlighted Julia Wolfe, Annie Gosfield, and Nico Muhly, among many others. Festival Directors Todd Tarantino and Yotam Haber received international submissions from a record-breaking number of composers in 2013, confirming MATA’s status as the premier international presenter of emerging talent.

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April 17th, 2013 by

Award winning documentary “Children Of The Wind” New York Screening



Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Dolby 88 Theater, New York, NY

Children of the Wind tells the story of two Dutch Caribbean brothers and their cousin who journey from humble fishing families on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, ( a special Province to the Netherlands)to become three of the best freestyle windsurfers in history.
Set against the backdrop of the 2011 Windsurfing World Cup on Bonaire, the film follows the boys over 15 years as they transform not only their island but the face of the sport worldwide.

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April 16th, 2013 by

Tribeca Film Festival tickets now on sale

Tricked. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Wednesday April 17 through Sunday April 28, 2013
Tribeca Film Festival – New York, NY

With four Dutch films scheduled, the Tribeca Film Festival tickets are now on sale. In addition to the screenings there is a broad range of events planned, including a conversation with famous Dutch director Paul Verhoeven on making an audience-created film on April 23. 

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April 16th, 2013 by

Staged Reading of POISON by Lot Vekemans at the HotINK Festival in New York


Lot Vekemans, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Sunday April 21, 2013 at 2:00PM
Lark Play Development Center – New York, NY

The internationally celebrated Dutch play GIF (POISON) by playwright Lot Vekemans will receive its US premiere at the HotINK Festival of the Lark Play Development Center.

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April 14th, 2013 by

ICP performs in Brooklyn, NY during their statewide tour


Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:00PM
Littlefield, Brooklyn, NY 

ICP: Instant Composers Pool is touring the US, and will make a stop in Brooklyn. ICP is a mixed ensemble: part jazz band, part chamber orchestra. On stage, the space between Misha’s piano and Han’s drums is occupied by a thorny string trio: viola, cello and doublebass. Across from them is a five-piece horn section, three reeds and two brass. As in Ellington’s band, distinctive, individual players can merge beautifully on the written material. » Read more «

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April 11th, 2013 by

Dutch films shown at Tribeca Film Festival


Raw Herring. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

Wednesday April 17 through Sunday April 28, 2013
Tribeca Film Festival – New York, NY

The Dutch are well presented at the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Four films are shown during the festival including a documentary about the Dutch herring fishers, a new picture by famous director Paul Verhoeven, the North-American premiere of a Dutch horror picture and a movie collaboration between Belgium and the Netherlands.

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April 2nd, 2013 by

Frances-Marie Uitti performs in Richmond, VA and Washington, DC


Frances-Marie Uitti, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Friday April 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes – Washington, DC

Saturday April 13, 2013 at 7:00PM
St James’ Episcopal Church – Richmond, VA

Dutch-American composer and performer Frances-Marie Uitti pioneered a revolutionary dimension to the cello by transforming it for the first time into a polyphonic instrument capable of sustained chordal (two, three, and four-part) and intricate multivoiced writing. Using two bows in one hand, this invention permits contemporaneous cross accents, multiple timbres, contrasting 4-voiced dynamics, simultaneous legato/articulated playing, that her previous work with a curved bow couldn’t attain.

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March 29th, 2013 by

“LENA” presented at the EUNIC Disappearing Act European Film Festival in New York


Lena, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 8:30PM
Bohemian National Hall – New York, NY

Festival runs from Tuesday April 9 thru Sunday April 21, 2013
Disappearing Act European Film Festival – New York, NY

Presented by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, Christophe van Rompaey’s Dutch-Flemish film LENA was part of the official selection for the Toronto International Film Festival and Les Arcs European Film Festival.

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