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Professionals' programme

The Dutch Dance Festival attaches particular importance to the meet- ing of professionals who visit the festival in large numbers each year. The festival wants to contribute to the development of the diverse and unique landscape of dance in the Netherlands by creating a platform for debate and the exchange of experience among professionals. The festival is also an excellent opportunity to enjoy the great richness of Dutch dance together.

In addition to the professionals program, professionals are of course also welcome to enjoy, discover and experience the rest of the festival. We actually recommend the entire program from Tuesday to Sunday! A few extra tips: Come to "Club Tweak" on Saturday night, choose one of the ‘Bloedbanden?’ routes, grab a movie in between, eat from the Festival Buffet and stay the Sunday too.

De Rode Loper

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The Vereniging voor Dansonderzoek Nederland (VDO) will, unfortu-nately, cease to exist this year but the Dutch Dance Festival will be celebrating its work in De Rode Loperwith a digital selection from nine editions of Danswetenschap in Nederland, the country’s academ-ic journal of dance. The National Centre Performing Arts (NCPA), as a disseminator of knowledge and a connector, will then open its digital database and receive the VDO’s archive. The Dutch Dance Festival, the VDO and the NCPA want to make use of the occasion to draw attention to the need for, and to encourage new, dance research

Debate: The State of Dutch Dance

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There is a leading personality within the Dutch dance world to give the State of Dutch Danceagain this year. Who it is, we’re keeping as a surprise. A lively and sometimes heated discussion always bursts out afterwards about the current and burning issues in the dance world. If you have an idea how we can shape the future of Dutch dance, talent development or, for example, diversity in the field, join in the discussion!

The Debate is only accessible after showing a valid ticket. The programme is free, but do order your tickets via this website.

Diner d'Honneur

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The exclusive Diner D’Honneur is when those nominated for the Swans and other Dutch Dance Festival 2019 prizes are place in the limelight. Dance lovers are encouraged to eat with the dancers, choreographers and even the nominees, who will be about to discover at the Dutch Dance Festival Gala whether they have been awarded a prize.

Festival Dinerbuffet

NDD / Erik Stevens

Festival life is fun, but it’s hard work as well, and hard work makes you hungry. On Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October you can join dancers and dance lovers in the Theater aan het Vrijthof for the Festival Buffet Dinner.

The dishes this year are provided by Erik Stevens Catering. Buy a ticket, and be surprised by the local dishes made with regional produce from Limburg.

*Tickets for the buffet dinner must be purchased before Saturday 28th September so that Erik can order precisely the ingredients he needs to ensure that nothing is wasted.

Dansmuseum: Museum Motus Mori

Katja Heitmann / Marres

The Dutch Dance Festival brings the rich cultural heritage of Dutch dance to the fore with
the dansMuseum as a source of inspiration and innovation. At this year’s festival, the dansMuseum is a conceptual interpretation of a traditional museum exhibition.Extinctus/Extantem is an exhibition in the form of a publication; a port- able archive of articles, essays and interviews all about forgotten and lost movements in Dutch dance. In addition, the dansMuseum presents three special guest exhibitions that reflect the theme of the publication in three different ways.

Dansmuseum: Museum Motus Mori

Conny Janssen Danst

The Dutch Dance Festival brings the rich cultural heritage of Dutch dance to the fore with
the dansMuseum as a source of inspiration and innovation. At this year’s festival, the dansMuseum is a conceptual interpretation of a traditional museum exhibition.Extinctus/Extantem is an exhibition in the form of a publication; a port- able archive of articles, essays and interviews all about forgotten and lost movements in Dutch dance. In addition, the dansMuseum presents three special guest exhibitions that reflect the theme of the publication in three different ways.

Dansmuseum: Kleur: Weelde en Veranderlijkheid

P. Struycken

The Dutch Dance Festival brings the rich cultural heritage of Dutch dance to the fore with
the dansMuseum as a source of inspiration and innovation. At this year’s festival, the dansMuseum is a conceptual interpretation of a traditional museum exhibition.Extinctus/Extantem is an exhibition in the form of a publication; a port- able archive of articles, essays and interviews all about forgotten and lost movements in Dutch dance. In addition, the dansMuseum presents three special guest exhibitions that reflect the theme of the publication in three different ways.

CLUB TWEAK

HOT LINE presents CLUB TWEAK ft. Dimitri

In the liberating surroundings of the night, new dance styles arise and extraordinary connections are made between dance and art forms such as fashion and visual and sound design. The Dutch Dance Festival will be placing this centre stage in a club concept in which local and international DJ’s of allure will collaborate seamlessly with dance performance and visual design. After the afterparty after Meesterwerken (Masterworks), the party continues: the ‘after’ afterparty, the second year of CLUB TWEAK.

Bloedbanden?

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This follow-up to the Dutch Dance Festival co-production Bloedbandeninvestigates the meaning of the blood band. We see various genera-tions of these conventional and unconventional families on the dance floor. Bloedbanden?demonstrates the role that dance and movement can have in the relationship between different family members and generations.

Bloedbanden?

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This follow-up to the Dutch Dance Festival co-production Bloedbandeninvestigates the meaning of the blood band. We see various generations of these conventional and unconventional families on the dance floor. Bloedbanden?demonstrates the role that dance and movement can have in the relationship between different family members and generations.

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