The 2018 edition of the Leeuwarden music festival Welcome to the Village, which will be held at the Groene Ster recreational area in July, is changing things up this year by incorporating more theatre performances.
Translation by Traci White
This year’s festival will feature a number of international theatre acts, including Ivo Dimchev, a theatre artists from Bulgaria. DImchev will do two performances at the Frisian futuristic festival: one, “I-Cure”, is an ironic commentary on therapy television shows, and the other act is a solo vocal concert reminiscent of the style of Antony from Antony and the Johnsons.
Belgian theatre maker Sien Vanmaele will also be doing double duty at Welcome to the Village with performances of two of her shows: “Witlof from Syria”, which uses cooking to tell the story, and “Hope She Was Worth It”.
Another featured piece by Ahilan Rathamohan will focus on migration dilemmas through the stories of Africans in Antwerp. Jeremy Goldstein, a prominent Australian dramaturg, will also stage a show during the festival.
Dutch theatre acts will also be performing during Welcome to the Village, which will start on the evening of Thursday, 19 July with a programme for local residents. Welcome to the Village runs from 19 July to 22 July.
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