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Events in Art and Archaeology

Van Gogh & Japan
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS  •  Van Gogh Museum  •  23 March - 24 June 2018
 
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum has opened 'Van Gogh & Japan', a major international exhibition about the influence of Japanese art on the work of Vincent van Gogh. With some sixty paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and a large selection of Japanese prints, the exhibition explores the extent of Van Gogh’s admiration for this form of art and the fundamental impact it had on his work. Exceptional loans from museums and private collections all over the world are coming to Amsterdam, among them Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889, The Courtauld Gallery, London), a painting that has not left the UK since 1955 and has not been shown in the Netherlands since 1930. Other highlights include Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1888, Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA), Woman Rocking the Cradle (Augustine Roulin) (1889, The Art Institute of Chicago),
Undergrowth with Two Figures (1890, Cincinnati Art Museum), La Crau with Peach Trees in Blossom (1889, The Courtauld Gallery, London) and The Arlésienne (Marie Ginoux) (1888, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). It is the first time that an exhibition of this scope and scale has been devoted to this subject.

Van Gogh Museum Website


Contact: Van Gogh Museum
Museumplein 6
Amsterdam
Tel: 31 (0)20 570 5200

Events in Dance

Tristan + Isolde
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS  •  Nationale Opera & Ballet  •  13 - 26 June 2018
 
 

Tristan + Isolde

Choreographer David Dawson breathes new life into the timeless love story of Tristan and Isolde, with his abstract narrative and elegant dance style. It is a story about the passionate and doomed love between two young people who come from historical and socially opposed camps and who die a tragic death for love. Dawson asked the Polish composer Szymon Brzóska to write a new composition for this old myth.

Choreography, concept, scenography: David Dawson
Music: Szymon Brzóska
Set design: Eno Henze
Costume: Yumiko Takeshima
Light: Bert Dalhuysen
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern
Production: Dutch National Ballet



Holland Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h30

Contact: Nationale Opera & Ballet
Amstel 3
1011 PN Amsterdam
Tel: 020-625 54 55

Events in Opera

<EM>The String Quartet’s Guide to Sex and Anxiety</EM>
The String Quartet's Guide to Sex and Anxiety
The String Quartet's Guide to Sex and Anxiety
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS  •  Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam  •  13 - 14 June 2018
 
 

The String Quartet's Guide to Sex and Anxiety

Calixto Bieito, Heath Quartet

What is the relationship between sex, fear and music? The Spanish director Calixto Bieito and the British Heath Quartet bring tragicomic musical theatre about melancholy and burnout. Two important philosophical works are Bieito’s sources of inspiration: The Burnout Society (2015) by the Korean-German philosopher Byung-Chul Han and The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), an essay by Robert Burton, one of the first to write about psychological disorders as a symptom of modern times. Four string players and four actors on stage reconstruct the melody of melancholy in a staging full of insanity, creativity and music. This show doesn’t have the cure, but you will feel better after seeing it.

Programme

Music performed by The Heath Quartet will include Beethoven string quartet no.11 opus 95 (the “serioso”), Op. 132 and Ligeti String Quartet No. 2.

English with Dutch surtitles

 

 

English with Dutch surtitles



Holland Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
20h30

Contact: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 – 523 77 87

<EM>Les contes d’Hoffmann</EM>
Les contes d’Hoffmann
Les contes d’Hoffmann: By Jacques Offenbach
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS  •  De Nationale Opera  •  3 June - 2 July 2018
 
 

Jacques Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann

Text: E.T.A Hoffmann
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Tobias Kratzer, director
Set design, costume: Rainer Sellamaier
Dramaturgy: Klaus Bertisch


Vocals
    John Osborn,
    Maartje Rammeloo,
    Nina Minasyan,
    Ermonela Jaho,
    Christine Rice

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Production: De Nationale Opera

 



Holland Festival Website



Detailed schedule information:
19h

Contact: Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Leidseplein 26
1017 PT Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 – 523 77 87



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