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Guide to the Holland Festival

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AmsterdamRobots, electronics and contemporary music

Mouse on Mars
André de Ridder; Mouse on Mars; Ensemble Musikfabrik

AmsterdamNicht schlafen

Mahler: Nicht schlafen
Alain Platel; Les ballets C de la B; Berlinde De Bruyckere; Dorine Demuynck
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Haydn's Creation not quite a Big Bang at Holland Festival

At the Holland Festival, the performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with film images by Julian Rosefeldt does not quite unfold as the spectacle it promises on paper.
**111
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Pulsating new Andriessen at Holland Festival

Louis Andriessen’s new opera is a masterly expedition into the grand and grotesque mind of Athanasius Kircher, polymath and fantastist, but it is hampered by a clumsy libretto.
***11
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An energetic summer finale at DNB

Energetic evening to start your summer. You can cut out Dawson's tableaus and frame them on the wall.
*****
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Holland Festival
Holland Festival

June 3rd - 25th, 2017

The Holland Festival takes place yearly during the month of June, in the main and smaller venues of Amsterdam, and is the leading performing arts festival in the Netherlands. Founded in 1947 the festival annually presents exceptional work of international stature. Since 2005, artistic director Pierre Audi has taken the Holland Festival back to its roots: a mix of all the performance arts, a combination of big names and daring experiments, and always with a quality that the Dutch public cannot experience anywhere else.

The Holland Festival offers the public a “kaleidoscopic window on the world”. Music theatre and music are at the heart of the programme, with Western and non-Western art forms going hand in hand. Besides the performing arts (theatre, music theatre, dance, opera and music) there is plenty of room for the visual arts, literature and architecture. All aspects, colours and flavours of aesthetics are given attention and elbow room.

For full information, visit the Holland Festival website.