The first early bird tickets for seven performances at the 29th edition of the Noorderzon performing arts festival will be on sale between 15 and 22 May.
Translation by Matthijs van Houten
One of the performances which is going on sale is “Space” by the Canadian company Socalled & friends, an “absurd puppet theater piece” which will be the opening performance of the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, which will take place this year from 15 to 25 August.
From 15 May, Noorderzon fans can also buy tickets for the Australian circus company Gravity and Other Myths; “Wad Live”, a live screening of Ruben Smit’s nature documentary Wad about the Wadden Sea with accompaniment by the Noordpool Orkest (orchestra); and the European premiere of “Drágon”, a play by Guillermo Calderon, one of Chile’s leading directors. The rest of Noorderzon’s program will be announced shortly.
Noorderzon is a combination of an international performing arts festival and a large summer party with around 150,000 visitors. The beating heart of the festival is the idyllic Noorderplantsoen, which will be transformed into freely accessible festival village, where theater, dance, music, literature and visual arts go hand in hand with food, drinks and encounters.
The early bird sale for the seven performances will start at noon on the 15th of May at noorderzon.nl, and sales will be limited to a maximum of 75 percent of the tickets. The Groninger Internet Courant reports that ticket sales for the main program will start on the 15th of June. From the 15th of July, tickets will be available for all Noorderzon performances.
If you are curious to learn more about the performances that will be part of the early bird sale, here is a summary of the seven shows whose tickets will go on sale starting on 15 May.
Socalled & Friends | Space – The 3rd Season (CA) | Noorderzon opens with a fluffy forest animal orchestra that explores the universe in an insane puppet theater piece
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Colin Dunne | Session (BE / IE) – A unique and intimate mix of two renowned choreographers
Gravity and Other Myths | Out of Chaos… (AUS) – Fearless circus theater full of self-mockery returns
North Pole Orchestra & Ruben Smit | WADlive (NL) – Premiere of enchanting film homage to the Wad with the 42-member North Pole Orchestra
Half Straddle Is This A Room (US) – Disturbing real-life theater thriller about the Trumpian era
Guillermo Calderon, “Drágon” (CL) – The European premiere of one of Chile’s leading directors, full of humor, political struggle and the role of art