14 - 17 Mar
Something Raw Festival is a dance and performance festival, taking place in Amsterdam from Wednesday 14 through Saturday 17 March 2018. The festival is organized by Flemish Arts Centre de Brakke Grond and Frascati.
About Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond
Flemish Arts Centre De Brakke Grond offers the most significant contemporary art productions from Flanders, including visual art, literature, dance and theatre, music, performance, film, design, fashion, architecture and new media. The emphasis is on innovation, building bridges and artistic guts.
Frascati is an innovative, dynamic theatre in the centre of Amsterdam. Each year, Frascati presents some 500 different Dutch and international productions and produces some 30 productions, large and small.
The sixteenth edition of Something Raw will be the last instalment of this radical, innovative international dance and performance festival in Amsterdam. Something Raw questions the role of the theatre and the institution in relation to the world of dance and performance that go against the grain. What role is there for other spaces, such as the museum and the gallery? Or even the digital space?
For this last edition, artist Grace Schwindt and her sculptures and performers are brought into the Frascati theatre and it places visual collective buren in De Brakke Grond’s exhibition space, where they will be showing live performances in their studio. Choreographer Simon Mayer will dissect musical ecstasy and choreographer Clara Amaral will illustrate her dance publication in words. Lester Arias, Milou van Duijnhoven and Orion Maxted have created new work specially for the festival. Maxted will transform theatre and audience into a collective intelligence – or a single brain. Helena Dietrich and Janneke Raaphorst will built a “playground” in which the audience learns once again how the body and the senses can be used.