19 - 29 April, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
From 19 - 29 April, SPRINGDANCE 2012 will take place; the 28th edition of the international festival for contemporary dance and performance.
On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April choreographer Russell Maliphant (UK) is transforming the stage into a sculpture garden, from object to back jump. Inspired by the work of the sculptor Auguste Rodin he presents the body from every conceivable angle, 360 degrees in a circle. The contemporary dancers from Maliphant’s own company will share the stage with a group of extraordinary breakdancers. Popping, breaking and contemporary dance come together in a stage set that continuously changes its shape.
For more information and tickets please visit the Spring Dance website.
Russell Maliphant Company (UK) – The Rodin Project - (c) Charlotte MacMillan
20 - 21 April 2012, Bozar, Brussels
The Scottish theatre company Vanishing Point is coming to Bozar on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 April with support of British Council Brussels. Their production of ‘Interiors’ has been awarded Best Director, Best Ensemble and Best Production in the Scottish Critics Awards; it’s both very funny and interesting – a play not to be missed!
For the tickets, please visit Bozar and join the event on Facebook!
27 April 2012, Utrecht
The British Council in co-operation with National Geographic Learning (formerly Heinle ELT) has pleasure in announcing the Business English afternoon on 27th April 2012. This event will help you to teach Business English skills generally and listening skills in particular. We will also give you an update on the latest developments on flexible exams, focussing on the Business Language Testing Service (BULATS).
During the event there will be ample time to look at books and publications for Business English and see the BULATS test. The event is for free and will be held at Aristo Zalen Utrecht. For more information on the speakers please download the programme. We advise you to register before 13th April by sending an email to Sophia van Cleeff
Citizenship Lecture with Matthew Taylor
14 May 2012, Amsterdam
Matthew Taylor, Director of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) will deliver the keynote at the Citizenship Lecture on 14 May 2012. He will focus on the growing knowledge we have of the human brain. What do we know about our brain and what are the consequences for the way we organise society, from arts to active citizenship. In his work, Taylor emphasizes the importance of empathy and will explain why 21th century enlightenment is the new motto of the RSA. He will also address the situation in the Netherlands.
The lecture is organised by the Publieke Zaak and will be held at De Balie on Monday 14 May. For further information and reservations, please visit the Publieke Zaak website.
16 May 2012, Amsterdam
The British Council Netherlands, together with the EUNIC network (European Union National Institutes of Culture) will organise the European Literature Night in Amsterdam at the public library in Amsterdam (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, OBA) on 16 May 2012.
The European Literature Night is a series of simultaneous meetings across several European cities, coordinated by EUNIC. Well-known and new writing talents will come together to explore the literature of new Europe: they will read from their own work, share perspectives on life in their countries and create lively, topical discussions. There will be four discussions in English among the European authors, chaired by Margot Dijkgraaf, literary critic NRC Handelsblad, author and Director Academic Cultural Center Spui 25 in Amsterdam.
We are proud to announce that from the UK, John Burnside, novelist and poet will take part. The evening starts around 7pm, but more information on the programme will soon be available. For further information, the programme and registration please visit the EUNIC website.
31 May, Utrecht
On 31 May 2012, the British Council and Mercator Kenniscentrum from the Fryske Akademy will present the Netherlands and Frisian results of the Language Rich Europe project in the Geldmuseum in Utrecht. Attendance is free of charge. Further information will be made available in due course.
For more information and registration for the Language Rich Europe National Launch, please send an email to Manon de Ruijter.
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