BRANDHAARDEN 2023: FEMALE VOICES
Six international female directors bring their take on classic characters such as Jane Eyre, Medea and Joan of Arc to the stage. Buy tickets now for Brandhaarden: Female Voices and see work by Elsa-Sophie Jach (Germany), Eline Arbo (Norway), Satoko Ichihara (Japan), Carme Portaceli (Spain), Hanane Hajj Ali (Lebanon) and Ewelina Marciniak (Poland).
22 Feb - 04 Mar
RESIDENZTHEATER (MÜNCHEN) / ELSA-SOPHIE JACH
Fuelled by SLATEC's live techno beats, Die Unerhörten takes you on a quest for the remains of Europe's first female poet: Sappho. 'An energetic evening, technoid, musical, feminine'.
NATIONALTHEATRET (OSLO) / ELINE ARBO
Lead actress Kjersti Tveterås is "a rare charm bomb" (Aftenposten) in this magnificent Jane Eyre by Eline Arbo. A work that plays with the traditional theatrical narrative and the romantic costume drama.
HANANE HAJJ ALI (BEIRUT)
Jogging has been travelling around the world for years and can finally be seen again in the Netherlands. This performance will leave you in wonder: Jogging is theatre of great significance. 'Spiritual, self aware and utterly mesmerising'.
KVS (BRUSSEL) / CARME PORTACELI
'Play the piano, be perfect, be beautiful and shut up, be what society expects of you.' That was then. What is Madame Bovary like now? Witness Emma Bovary's tragic love story and her quest for passion.
Q THEATRE COMPANY (TOKYO) / THEATER NEUMARKT (ZÜRICH) / SATOKO ICHIHARA
Packed with humorous images and combative debates, eccentric characters and disjunctions from pop culture: Satoko Ichihara’s first production outside Japan combines unexpected images with unsparingly direct words.
NATIONALTHEATER MANNHEIM / EWELINA MARCINIAK
DIE JUNGFRAU VON ORLEANS
Polish star director Ewelina Marciniak turns Joan of Arc into a story about heroic women today. Selected for one of Europe's most important theatre festivals: Theatertreffen.
(B)randprogramma (Frige programme)
Turn the tables
During Brandhaarden, we welcome you to our Salon to join us at our table for the programme Turn the tables, inspired by the (intersectional) feminist works The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago and Guess who's coming to dinner too? by Patricia Kaersenhout. In each edition of the programme, we explore different facets of our society from the female perspective.
Brandhaarden is an international theatre festival that brings performances by remarkable theatre makers from abroad to Amsterdam. The festival offers a unique overview of one creator, house, writer, region or theme. Previous editions have spotlighted directors such as Katie Mitchell, Milo Rau and the Rimini Protokoll collective, writer Édouard Louis, the Southern European region (Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece) and city theatres such as Münchner Kammerspiele, Volksbühne Berlin and Peter Brooks Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.