"The Promise of the Empty Theater", a hopeful text written especially for one theater, was quickly embraced by the entire cultural sector. The text, written by Jan Beuving, has grown into a poetic statement that will be distributed by 400 theaters, stages, producers, agents, academies, sector institutions, festivals, choirs, orchestras, ensembles, dance & theater companies as of 28 January. To all people who have a warm heart for theater.
The Dutch Dance Festival also joins in with the promise to make the voice of the cultural sector sound louder and to work towards the promise, the promise to fill the hopefully empty hall again.
Hans van Manen (dance), Peter Pannekoek (cabaret), Soumaya Ahouaoui (theater), Jaap van Zweden (music) and Simone Kleinsma (musical) expressed this text-based hope. They also collaborated with dancer Uri Eugenio (LeineRoebana) and four pianists: Hannes Minnaar, Yang Yang Cai, Helena Basilova and Iris Hond. On 4 grand pianos they play a movement from Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt. The director of the video is Katja Akkerman.
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