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    Per 1 oktober 2019 is Clarice Gargard toegetreden tot de Raad van Toezicht van het Holland Festival. Clarice M.D. Gargard is journalist, columnist, programmamaker en social advocate. Ze houdt zich bezig met politieke en maatschappelijke kwesties omtrent het bevragen van machtsstructuren en intersectioneel feminisme.

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  • 24 June 2019

    Holland Festival 2019 concludes a legendary edition

    The festival’s 72nd edition was its first working with associate artists – this year, William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula. The spectacular world premiere of aus LICHT was the largest production ever taken on by the Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, Royal Conservatory The Hague and the Stockhausen-Stiftung für Musik.

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  • 20 May 2019

    Emily Ansenk appointed as Holland Festival's new director

    The Holland Festival’s supervisory board has named Emily Ansenk its new general director as of 1 September. Like the current director, Ansenk will be responsible for the festival’s artistic and business policies. Ansenk will succeed Annet Lekkerkerker, who is leaving the festival at the end of June 2019 after ten years.

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  • International Dance Day

    On 29 April the whole world will be dancing, and at Holland Festival the whole world will be on stage. International Dance Day was started to recognise the importance of this artform.

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  • 25 March 2019

    Film on Sunday: the run up to Holland Festival 2019

    Holland Festival officially opens on May 29th, but the run up begins on March 31st. Film on Sunday kicks off a context programme that will be screened at the Ketelhuis on the last Sunday of the month three times a day.

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  • 21 March 2019

    World Poetry Day

    Today, March 21st, is World Poetry Day. This year we also have a number of performances which incorporate poetic elements and poetry has been a source of inspiration for many creators at the festival. Here are a few of them for you.

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  • 18 February 2019

    Bill T. Jones appointed Associate Artist 2020

    The famous choreographer, director, writer and dancer Bill T. Jones (1952, Bunnell, Florida) will be the associate artist for the Holland Festival 2020. Bill T. Jones will succeed Faustin Linyekula and William Kentridge, who are jointly fulfilling this role for the 2019 festival.

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  • 08 March 2019

    'Passionate proclamation of female freedom'

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    The 72nd edition of the Holland Festival starts on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. The Holland Festival is putting the world on stage with both new names and great masters, from Chile, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, the United States, South Africa and other countries. This is the first edition in which we are working with associate artists; for 2019 William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula.

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  • 17 January 2019

    Annet Lekkerkerker naar AHK

    Annet Lekkerkerker has been appointed a Member of the Executive Board of the Amsterdam University of the Arts. This means that Annet Lekkerkerker will leave the Holland Festival after the 2019 festival.

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  • ticket sales aus LICHT started

    During the Holland Festival 2019 the world premiere of aus LICHT will take place. aus LICHT is a selection of key sections of Karlheinz Stockhausen's LICHT cycle. The production will comprise 15 hours of music performed over three days, capturing the whole tonal universe of the original cycle. Buy your ticket sales for this unique event now.

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  • 25 January 2018

    William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula Associate Artists for Holland Festival 2019

    The South-African visual artist and stage director William Kentridge (1955) and the Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula (1974) have been appointed Associate Artists for the 72nd Holland Festival in 2019.

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