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Cultuursnuiver tips 6 fun cultural outings in February from exhibitions in Utrecht and Amersfoort to a theatrical concert in De Paardenkathedraal.
Permanent Destruction: The HM Concert – Theatre Utrecht
5 to 8 February | De Paardenkathedraal
Theatre Utrecht almost plays again in its own theatre De Paardenkathedraal! From the 5th till the 8th of February you can see their new show full of feminism: Permanent Destruction – The HM Concert. Or better said: feminist terrorism! In this raw concert, theatre-maker Naomi Velissariou gives her reaction to works by the German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995), about sexism, among other things. A pop band, dance moves and poignant lyrics from the speakers. It’s contradictory: you want to dance and just dance, but in the meantime, you get serious thinking.
In Kunsthal Kade you can see fifty artists, probably not so well known to you yet, showing the richness of black culture. 100 years full of storytelling by African-American artists. The exhibition starts with the twenties, also known as the Harlem Renaissance. Theatre, music, and literature celebrated their heyday in the New York district, which led to a lot of visual art. Even now, black culture is in a revival: African-American artists are more visible than ever in the United States. In the Netherlands, this is still different, but guest curator Rob Perrée and Kunsthal Kade will change that in the coming period. More info here!
Stukafest will be back in Utrecht for the eleventh time on 12 February. 20 student rooms serve as mini theatres for music, theatre, spoken word, dance, and cabaret. In three rounds of half an hour (starting at 8.30 pm) you can discover young talent in Utrecht and immerse yourself again in your student years. For more info check here!
In 2020 we will be celebrating 75 years of Freedom in the Netherlands, which is the reason for many museums to tell the story of the Second World War. The National Military Museum does this in a personal way. In the exhibition, He or I follow a German and a Canadian soldier in their thoughts and emotions. Both young guys actually existed. In addition to a large exhibition, the hall in the museum is filled with army vehicles that were involved in the liberation of Europe! For more information click here!
The Utrecht-based Johannes Moesman (1909-1988), the only officially recognized Dutch surrealist, is central to the new exhibition at the Centraal Museum. Moesman will be placed in the context of his time (next to, Dalí, Magritte, and Ernst), but for the first time, there will also be plenty of room for female contemporaries such as Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington and Leonor Fini. Contemporary surrealists will also be featured. How do we view the images of sexuality, fantasies, and women of the surrealists at the beginning of the last century? All information concerning the exhibition here.
The new library on the Neude will open in March! But before then, all books still have to be moved! On 16 February, the Utrecht Library and Cultural Sundays, therefore, call on all children to move from the old library on the Oude Gracht to new premises: the old Post Office. To get everyone to the center, there are free shuttle buses. Will you help them move? See how here!