LiteSide Festival

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

Vijzelstraat 72, kamer 2.13
1017 HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Festival Description

The LiteSide Festival presents an international and all around program of theatre, dance, art exhibitions, workshops, bands, movies, debate and clubbing including Amsterdam’s best DJs. LiteSide Festival at CultuurPark Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and offers an interesting and challenging cross-over between Oriental and Western culture.

LiteSide not only seeks the dialog between east and west, but will not avoid confrontation. In earlier years the festival mainly focused on the similarities and common grounds between cultures, and the positive aspects of the multicultural society. LiteSide will present creative and meaningful works that deal with religious, political and social issues. LiteSide comes with a bite, is critical and contemporary, but also offers perspective, inspiration and a lot of fun and amusement. Or in other words: LiteSide goes heavy.

LiteSide Festival produces the Shimmy Shake Festival. For more information about this festival visit

Festival Dates June 29 - July 1, 2012
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Festival Events:

Features 2012:
  • ‘Chaikhana’
    • A 21st century rendition of the ancient teahouses along the legendary Silk Road that ran from Europe via Central Asia to China. Once again LiteSide presents the latest crossovers between western and oriental art forms, which are our trademark, this time expanding to include influences from this region. The Central Asian theme can be found in different parts of the program, such as music, visuals, art, food and ceremonies. For more information visit
  • Dance
    • The winning acts of Shimmy Shake 2012 Factor CO will dance at the Floriade in Venlo on Sunday 27 May from 13:00 to 17:00. The dancers include Annelies Jansen with a Tribal Fusion solo with a dash of basic ballet and modern dance; Mirthe Brouwer who surprises with a dark and mysterious interpretation of fusion belly dance; Jolien Geerlings who performs to the jazzy sounds of Erykah Badu with a combination of modern classical and belly dance; and many more. Don’t miss it!


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