RIDCC at Theater Rotterdam

27th – 29th June. THE ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL DUET CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION in which choreographers with 13 different nationalities will compete for…

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OperaZuid presents Offenbach’s FANTASIO on tour

Without the music the libretto of Fantasio is virtually Shakespeare with romance, mistaken/altered identity, jesters and fools, a prince from Mantua etc. etc. With the music, and certainly in this production, it was almost an English pantomime, complete with a female principal boy, a dame . . .


CHARLES FOSTER on 12th June.

Foster shares what he learnt after choosing to live like a badger and a fox, amongst other woodland creatures, for periods of time. Eating what they eat, sleeping where they sleep, in an effort he tells us, not to feel so alone in the world.


Overall this was an excellent, jam-packed Festival spread over twelve exciting days with more than fifty acts performing in diverse locations ranging from proper theatres to garden sheds, from cafés to old factories. We clearly were not able to see all the shows and, as this is an English publication, we concentrated on shows that were LNP – Language No Problem . . .

The Dizzying Imagination of PIRANESI at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam

Piranesi achieved notoriety through his engravings of nightmarish prison scenes, the likes of which could have been used to illustrate Dante’s Inferno or scenes from a scary planet in Star Trek or Dr Who. They would equally be at home in one of today’s computer games – in fact the settings for Game of Thrones were inspired by the pictures.

KunstKamer Spring 2019 in Delft

One of the high-spots of the social and artistic calendar in Delft has become the twice yearly KunstKamer held in a five-hundred-year-old private house on the city’s Oude Delft canal. Ramon Dykgraaf and his partner Marc Cals throw open their doors to the public to show the work of half a dozen artists. The current exhibition shows the work of Michael Flynn, Catrin Howell, Wim Borst, Warffemius and André Joosten.