Arcadia, the 100-day-long arts spectacle running all throughout the province of Friesland, has launched its largest exhibition yet. PAFFF (Performing Arts Festival for Friesland), is a three-week-long series of performances and expositions featuring dozens of internationally acclaimed artists.
The festival, which kicked off on the 26th of May, will run its performances until the 19th of June. According to De Harmonie, the festival’s primary venue provider, tickets will cost 19.75 euro per performance. Youths (persons under the age of 30), however, can receive a pass which reduces the cost per performance to 5 euro.
PAFFF features a world-renowned host of musicians, dancers, and acting troupes.
On the stage this week, running from 1st-2nd of June, is Lia Rodrigues: a company of dancers performing in the style and flair of a Brazilian carnival. They are presenting Fúria, Portuguese for fury. The dance represents frustration with several societal issues, such as violence and a lack of educational support, that are affecting the people of Brazil.
Two other key performances this week include a solo dance routine about the pain of letting go of a loved one by Keren Levi, and a routine by performative group Babaddaar, titled “A Nite of Freedom”. Both performances will take place between the 4th-5th of June.
Arcadia is a province-wide showcase of artistic talent from across the world taking place in Friesland. Interested in more Arcadia? Check out our previous coverage on BOSK, Arcadia’s ‘walking’ trees exhibition taking place all throughout the city of Leeuwarden.