A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
22 Jul. → 04 Aug. '19Venice, Italy

Dutch focus at the Venice Biennale 2019

Julian Hetzel | The automated sniper. Photo: Bas de Brouwer
Dutch Performing Arts proudly powers three Netherlands-based theatre companies and artists who are part of the International Theatre Festival at the Venice Biennale 2019. Theater Artemis, Club Gewalt and Julian Hetzel are part of a Dutch focus programme, with multiple performances in July and August 2019.
The 47th edition of the International Theatre Festival takes place from 22 July - 5 August 2019 in Venice, Italy. Dutch Performing Arts supports the performances of youth theatre company Theater Artemis, music theatre collective Club Gewalt, and theatremaker and visual artist Julian Hetzel.

On the festival's opening night the Venice Biennale, organiser of the International Theatre Festival, will grant the Silver Lion to Jetse Batelaan, artistic director of Theater Artemis. Batelaan is the first-ever theatremaker for young audiences and Dutch national to receive the prestigious award.

You can catch the following Dutch performances during the Venice Biennale:

Theater Artemis & Het Zuidelijk Toneel - ‘The Story of the Story’ (‘Het Verhaal van het Verhaal’) for ages 8+ Italian premiere
22 July 2019 at 18:00, Teatro Goldoni

Theater Artemis - ‘War’ (‘Oorlog') for ages 6+ Italian premiere
24 July 2019 at 18:00, Teatro Goldoni

Club Gewalt – ‘Yuri, a Workout Opera’ Italian premiere
28 July 2019 at 21:00, Teatro alle Tese

Club Gewalt – ‘Club Club Gewalt 5.0 Punk’ Italian premiere
29 July 2019 at 22:30, Teatro alle Tese

Julian Hetzel – ‘All Inclusive’ Italian premiere
2 August 2019 at 21:00, Teatro alle Tese

Julian Hetzel – ‘I’m Not Nere, Says the Void’ Italian premiere
3 August 2019 at 19:30, Teatro alle Tese

Julian Hetzel – ‘The Automated Sniper’ Italian premiere
4 August 2019 at 21:30, Tese dei Soppalchi

Not part of the Dutch focus programme, but also performing at the Venice Biennale are:

Atlas Ensemble - 'Nomaden for cello and large intercultural ensemble' Italian premiere
4 October 2019 at 20:00 , Teatro Goldoni

Orchestra della Toscana, performing a composition by Michel van der AA - 'Hysteresis for clarinet, ensemble and soundtrack' Italian premiere
5 October 2019 at 20:00, Teatro alle Tese

More info?
For more information about the Venice Biennale and its International Theatre Festival, visit the Venice Biennale website.
Theater Artemis & Het Zuidelijk Toneel | The Story of the Story. Photo: Kurt Van der Elst
Club Gewalt | Club Club Gewalt 5.0 Punk. Photo: Kelly Alexandre
Julian Hetzel | I’m Not Here, Says the Void. Photo: Bieke van Houtte