Festival aan de Werf
Festival a/d Werf is an annual event that takes place at a wide range of locations, steeping the city of Utrecht in culture for ten days each May. The installations, theatre, dance and music performances are known for its large experimental content. Productions from young artists, partly developed in their own production house, Huis a/d Werf, are shown next to the creations of internationally renowned makers. It is a festival for artists with a unique view on the world and for audiences unafraid of questioning their own perspectives. This year’s edition will even see more engaged content, as the festival has to find a way to relate to the culture wars taking shape in the Netherlands. The festival decided to not only do so in programming their theatre plays and installations, but as well in their fringe programm. For an exhausting overview of their line up for the festival in may, click here
Earlier this blog reported on the upcoming play by Hotel Eldorado, Giselle Vegter’s theatre company. In addition to the plays there will be two saloons on subjects as war, reconciliation, migration. See here.
Upcoming on this blog and definitely worth seeing will be Ilay den Boer‘s play on growing up in Israel. Ilay’s grandfather was a child psychologist. Someone who talks to children, plays with them, makes music and draws with them and asks them how they view the world. His grandfather lived in Israel. The children he talked to had all lived through a great war and survived. They were superheroes. But even superheroes are afraid sometimes….It is the fourth play in a series of six in which Ilay den Boer, by creating personal family portraits, investigates his native Israel and Jewish history.
No wonder the Festival organisation thought of combining the two for yet another public talk. See here for content and time.
Might all of these plays and discussions be to specific for you, and too far away from your daily routine, than the festival thought of an event for you as well: talk it personal! That motto, this year’s festival slogan, is the step up for a big round table talk. Please be invited and come along. It might be just on time. Our time.