Julidans Festival

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Country and Region NetherlandsNorth Holland
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Julidans Festival
Stads schouwburg
26 Leidseplein
1017PT Amsterdam
Phone: (31 206-242-311, or (31) 205-237-700
Fax: (31) 206-238-685
Email: julidans@ssba.nl

Festival Description

Julidans, Amsterdam’s annual contemporary dance festival will take place from July 1st until the 10th of July 2011. The festival offers international dance productions on various stages. Both featuring well known choreographers as well as young new talents.

Festival Dates July 1 - 10, 2011
Festival Links http://www.julidans.com

Festival Story:

In the summer of 1991 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Municipal Theatre of Amsterdam) and Van Baasbank & Baggerman initiated Julidans with three foreign dance companies. Julidans has evolved to a highly acclaimed international dance festival. The festival has a varied program with contemporary dance performances of all different kinds. It searches for productions of a high artistic level with a theatrical feeling to them. Julidans presents a selection of controversial, unconventional and surprising performances and has introduced a sumptuous amount of productions for the first time in The Netherlands. Not only the big names are invited; also new talents are presented in the various venues.

In 1997 the collaboration with the pop-temple Paradiso started and the following year Theater Bellevue joined the festival. After that, two other venues were added: Vondelpark Open Air Theatre and multicultural centre Melkweg Theater (Milkyway). The latest new location is Krater Theater in Amsterdam South-East where (youth) dance performances and workshops are staged.

New since 2007 is Julidans Next. Various well-known choreographers lend with their performances weight to the festival. But who do they think are important for the future and development of dance-art? Who do they see as exciting new artists? In whom do they recognise themselves? These choreographers have been challenged to bring a talented choreographer, like the support-act for a rock band.

Big names in 2011 are Maguy Marin from France, Neuer Tanz/ VA Wölfl for Germany and there’s the worldpremiere of Wim Vandekeybus new piece called Oedipus/ Bêt Noir. New names for Julidans are Erna Omarsdottir from Iceland, Alexandra Bachzetsis from Switserland and Virginie Brunelle from Canada. On the website you can see the full program. The Henny Jurriëns Stichting offers workshops given by choreographers participating in Julidans.


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