Theater Reading


Paper Tiger Theater Studio (China)
9 – 30 November 2013

Reading, Paper Tiger Theater Studio

Reading, Paper Tiger Theater Studio

Besides the traditional, state-approved theatre, China is home to a steadily growing number of new and independent companies that do not shy away from experimentation and social criticism. One of the most prominent companies is Paper Tiger Studio in Beijing. With their dynamic and often humorous theatre shows they break open traditional conventions and connect to contemporary life in China. In Reading (‘proclaiming’), director and co-founder Tian Gebing combines mime, dance and oration. The five dancers/actors read texts not even remotely intended for the stage – extracts from the birth register, legal acts, a guide for pregnant women – and that have no relationship at all to the dancers’ movements. This results in highly peculiar and sometimes comical collisions between body and language.

More information about the project and the shows is available




Mayday 五月天

Taiwanese rockband Mayday (五月天) will give their concert “Nowhere World Tour 2013”

Sunday 22 September 2013
Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam
Entree: €50,- / €65,-/ € 79,-/ € 85,-  (excl. service charges)
Start: 20.00 uur

Ticket sales start on Friday 12 July from 10.00 at, and 0900 – 300 1250 (€ 0.45 per minute).

Design Salon 11th: Classic Movie Night

by Zhiyuan Zheng


You are kindly invited to join Design Salon 11th: Classic Movie Night (with ENGLISH SUBTITLES).

Street Angel, a Classic Chinese Movie, takes us inside 1930’s Shanghai, when the port was a flourishing center of global commerce and a vortex of the changes rapidly overtaking China.

The animation filmmaker and interaction designer, James Boekbinder, will give the introduction of the movie to the audiences and also lead a discussion, e.g. the design of the film itself, the different modern movements in the film, the people’s experience of a ‘modern’ way of life replacing the old ways reflected in the film, etc.

Want to know more about the Classic movie and traditional culture?
Please join us together the Classic Movie Night!

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Eindeloos ritme


Duizend Meter Chinese kalligrafie bij NDSM Amsterdam

Duizend meter Chinese kalligrafie in Wild Cursive Style. Duizend meter muziek spelen met lijnen en punten. Duizend meter op één lint. Het is als piano spelen: de penselen zijn hierbij de vingertoppen, inkt is het geluid, papier is de ruimte, de karakters zijn de klinkende noten. Druk en beweging van het penseel op het doek bepalen of de muziek mooi wordt.

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