EVENING OF LIGHT 2022 at Prinsenhof in Delft

Delft Fringe Festival and Museum Prinsenhof Delft present an evening full of dance, music and spoken word during Lichtjesavond 2022.

The hotspot of Lichtjesavond on Tuesday, 13th December is the Van der Mandelezaal in Museum Prinsenhof Delft. In this imposing historic hall, the museum and Delft Fringe Festival treat the city to a wonderful evening full of dance, music and spoken word. Five artists were inspired by the Amalia exhibition. Ambition with Allure . The program can be seen continuously three times, between 19:00 and 22:00.

Dance & spoken word

The artists have created their choreography, music and words especially for this evening and location. There are dance performances by dance makers Kelly Vanneste, Linde Wagemakers, Sherise Strang and Tappin-It Collective. Spoken word artist Hasan Gök will also perform. The five performances are played one after the other on a stage in the middle of the hall and together last an hour.

5 performances, 1 source of inspiration

When creating their performance, the artists were inspired by the life story of Amalia van Solms, one of the most influential women of the 17th century. Rémon Beeftink has composed and produced music especially for each performance, based on A’s Amalia: Adventurous, Present, Prestige, Authoritarian, Assertive, Atypical and Persistent. In this way, the performances together form a beautiful whole and a complete experience.

Are you coming too?

Evening of lights in the Van der Mandelezaal can be visited continuously through the entrance on the Oude Delft. The canal is attractively lit and inside it is warm and cozy. Hot chocolate and mulled wine are for sale inside. Tickets or a reservation are not necessary. The full program will play three times in a row this evening, at 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You can walk in at any time.


About Amalia. Ambition with Allure

The exhibition Amalia. Ambition with Allure in Museum Prinsenhof Delft can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 18 January 2023. It shines the spotlight on Amalia van Solms (1602-1675) for the first time. Her marriage to Stadtholder Frederik Hendrik van Oranje made her the most important woman of the Republic in one fell swoop.Delft Fringe Festival is one of the most important and largest performing arts festivals for new makers in the Netherlands. There is a good chance that you will see today’s makers in the main halls next year. Then you can say: “I was there when this maker was just about to break through.”

Artists at Lichtjesavond 2022

  • Kelly Vanneste (dance) – Kelly is founder of and choreographer/dancer with the company Alienated. She is known for using object manipulation and performed at the Delft Fringe Festival in 2021 and 2022.
  • Linde Wagemakers (dance) – dance maker/dancer Linde dances in Niek Wagenaar’s performance Nymphs, which won the Delft Fringe Festival Audience Award in 2022.
  • Sherise Strang (dance) – choreographer/dancer Sherise danced in the Delft Fringe Production Molten Gold in 2019 and at the Delft Fringe Festival in 2020.
  • Tappin-It Collective (dance / physical theater) – Tappin-It Collective consists of Doortje Peters and Robin Lie. They won the Delft Fringe Festival Audience Award in 2021. They were then awarded the New Makers Scheme by the Performing Arts Fund NL, in collaboration with the festival.
  • Hasan Gök (spoken word) – is a spoken word artist and as a creator is inspired by the metaphorical nature of the Turkish language. Hasan is an emerging talent who made a big impression in the ghost work scene in a short period of time.
  • Rémon Beeftink (music) – Rémon is a composer, performer and music producer. He has been writing and producing music for over 20 years. Over the past 5 years he has written over 1400 tracks for various artists, podcast makers and companies.