Simon de Leeuw
Researcher & Programme Maker
s.deleeuw [at] dutchculture.nl

NewGen meet-up: Cross-over potential in the performing arts

NewGen meet-up: Cross-over potential in the performing arts

Information and networking event for young artists at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen.
Wednesday 24 August 2022 16:00–18:00

Are you an artist under 30, interested in working internationally and in making new connections? Together with emerging performing artists like Juersson Hermanus and Philipp Cahrpit, we will explore innovative collaborations within and across the performing arts. What are the opportunities for and challenges of working with other artistic disciplines, or even beyond the artistic fields? Let’s share experiences and ideas at the best spot we could think of for this meet-up: the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen!

15:45 - 16:00 Doors open
16:00 - 16:15 Introduction by DutchCulture
16:15 - 17:00 Panel with Q&A
17:00 - 17:30 Break-out sessions
17:30 - 18:00 Wrap-up

Juersson Hermanus (1994) is a theatre maker and dancer with a strong passion for hip-hop culture. He has participated in international exchanges in Senegal, Kenya, South Africa and Italy. Juersson works as a tutor at the Lucia Marthas Institute of Performing Arts, as a dance coach at Noordstaat, and as a performing dancer at X_YUSUF_BOSS. On August 21, he will perform his solo-show Yu Di Kòrsou at the Noorderzon Festival.

Since 2019, theatre maker and performer Philipp Cahrpit lives in the belly of a little ship in Groningen. He sees his work as an open dialogue between the people he works with, the audience and himself. Creating together starting from the not-knowing forms the base of his proceses. In intimate, physical rituals, Philipp is looking for raw and playful connection, while slowing down in a world of constant, radical speed.

Liza Dries is a Dutch, Cologne-based artist and producer exploring the crossovers of experimental sounds and pop music. Her songs depict a world much softer than in reality, where intimate themes are alienated by digital, glitchy sounds and voice distortions. In April 2021, she released her debut EP ‘Tegenkomer’ on Safe Space Records - a five track release with quirky take on dream pop and Dutch language lyrics. This fall, her fully self-produced EP ‘RL’ will follow: a synthetic diary with influences from genres such as electronica, alternative R&B and Hyperpop.

Blondeau is an artist who shares songs and stories about love, equality and life experiences. From heartache, to healing, to celebrating who you are. Pop, soul and jazz influences come together in a theatrical and sparkling live show where emotions meet his reflective personality. Together with his band, The Frisian born musician captivates the audience with a moving set of songs, all while celebrating queerness.

About NewGen
With NewGen, DutchCulture reaches out to the new generation of young artists, creatives and other professionals under 30 years old with the skills and ambitions to break down barriers and share their stories internationally. The meetups we organise are an opportunity for mutual inspiration and knowledge sharing. In addition to our meetups, we also publish online articles about remarkable developments among young emerging artists in the Netherlands and abroad.