A programme by Performing Arts Fund NL to promote Dutch music, theatre and dance abroad.
4 Feb. '20

Professionals' programmes for dance and (music) theatre presenters in 2020

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Operadagen Rotterdam 2018. Photo: Bas Czerwinski
De Dansers | Shake Shake Shake. Part of Oerol 2019. Photo: Nichon Glerum
Maas theater en dans | Victory. Part of Dutch Dance Festival 2019. Photo: Sjoerd Derine
Throughout 2020 Dutch Performing Arts collaborates with renowned Dutch festivals for the organisation of professionals' programmes. At the invitation of the organising festival, international presenters take part in a tailor-made programme. They will experience (new) Dutch work, meet Netherlands-based artists and companies, and attend pitch sessions and networking events.
We're pleased to share a first overview of this year's programmes in the fields of dance and (music) theatre.

Pop Arts Festival - 15-26 April 2020, Amsterdam
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
International festival that presents a wide range of puppet and object theatre from the Netherlands and abroad, organised by Theater Bellevue, Theater De Krakeling, De Brakke Grond and Feikes Huis.

SPRING Performing Arts Festival - 14-23 May 2020, Utrecht
Professionals' programme: 21-23 May 2020
International platform for performance, theatre and dance. Delegates can meet emerging and pioneering performers who live and work in the Netherlands.

Operadagen Rotterdam - 21-30 May 2020, Rotterdam
Professionals' programme: 24-27 May 2020
International opera and music theatre festival featuring contemporary, innovative, and ground-breaking productions by established international makers as well as young and adventurous talent. The professionals' programme introduces (new) Dutch work, musicians and companies to international presenters.

DAS Theatre's master presentations - dates to be announced, Amsterdam
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
DAS Theatre is a full-time, two-year residential programme of the Academy of Theatre and Dance. The Academy is the Netherlands’ premier training school for all theatre and dance disciplines at bachelor and master’s degree level. DAS Theatre organises an international professionals' programme with presentations by its graduates at the master's degree level.

Oerol - 12-21 June 2020, Terschelling
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
Landscape arts festivals on the island of Terschelling in the Wadden Sea. The island is transformed into a unique natural stage for site-specific theatre, dance, art installations and music.

Julidans - 30 June - 12 July 2020, Amsterdam
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
Annual festival showing bold performances by icons of contemporay dance and by great transformers of this moment.

Theaterfestival Boulevard - 6-16 August 2020, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
Theaterfestival Boulevard offers an adventurous and varied programme of theatre, dance and music theatre, with performing artists from the Netherlands and Flanders (the northern part of Belgium), plus international directors and choreographers. The programme is presented in theatres, cafes, parks: the whole city of Den Bosch is a stage.

TheaterFestival Flanders - 10-12 September 2020, Brussels
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
Over the course of ten days TheaterFestival Flanders spotlights the best theatre that Flanders, Brussels and the Netherlands have to offer. The professionals' programme titled 'Highlights from the Lowlands' is organised by Dutch Performing Arts, Flanders Arts Institute and TheaterFestival Flanders.

Dutch Dance Festival - 1-8 October 2020, Maastricht
Professionals' programme: dates to be announced
Remarkable performances from up-and-coming choreographers as well as established dance companies. International delegates will see premieres from remarkable choreographers, followed by a selection of the best performances of this season.

De Krakeling Festival - 9-18 October, Amsterdam
Festival The Enchantment - 16-24 October 2020, The Hague
Professionals' programme: 16-19 October 2020
Two children's arts festivals join forces for the organisation of a professionals' programme in October.
The Krakeling Festival takes place throughout Amsterdam and shares a taste of the most beautiful and best productions for young audiences. De Krakeling Festival stands for high quality programming, new talent, diversity, and international programming and exchange. International children's arts festival De Betovering takes place in The Hague. Over the course of nine days, the festival presents enchanting children’s productions from the Netherlands and abroad, including theatre shows as well as dance, music and film. Together the two festivals host a four-day professionals' programme in Amsterdam and The Hague.

More coming soon


More programmes and exact dates of the professionals' programmes will be announced soon.

Want to participate?


To participate or for more information, please contact Anja Krans, programme manager at Dutch Performing Arts, via a.krans@dutchperformingarts.nl or the aforementioned festivals.