Preview Programme 2014

People in all their various guises the focus of attention during Noorderzon 2014 - 21-31 August

The first names for Noorderzon (and many more will follow!):

Fernando Rubio (Argentina) * 600 HIGHWAYMEN (US) * BERLIN (Belgium) * Kid Koala (Canada) * Philippe Quesne & CAMPO (France/Belgium) * Kornél Mundruczó/Proton Theatre (Hungary) * Ula Sickle (Belgium) * Mariano Pensotti (Argentina) * Benjamin Verdonck (Belgium) * Sun Kil Moon (US) Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (VS) Hamilton Leithauser (VS) * Jagwar Ma (AUS) * The Rifles (UK) * The Orwells (US) * East Cameron Folkore (VS) * Bridie Jackson & The Arbour (GB) * Nick Waterhouse (US) * Gallowstreet Brass Band (NL) * Broken Brass Ensemble (NL) *  Lucius (VS)

Start of ticket sales

The Early Bird presale for a selection of performances will start on Monday 23 June, while the regular ticket sale for the whole programme will begin on Monday 28 July. 

People in all their various guises

The programme of Noorderzon 2014 lays the accent on people in all their various guises. In theatre and dance narratives, people such as international makers Mariano Pensotti (Argentina) and Ula Sickle (Belgium) tell of the lives and customs of diverse people. BERLIN (Belgium) acquaints us with people behind the major and minor stories in the news. The world première of the new performance of Fernando Rubio (Argentina) is about a quest for youth, for a child-like state. The French director Philippe Quesne works with children in his latest performance with CAMPO (Belgium), and the new work by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary) covers the care given to our older fellow human beings. 600 HIGHWAYMEN (US) even eliminates all boundaries between the stage and the Groningen public. Finally, Sam Green (US) presents his live documentary covering extraordinary people such as those in the Guinness Book of Records. Noorderzon 2014 is about people, about the general public, about YOU!

Coproductions and European networks

Noorderzon will present much new work in 2014. Just as in previous years, the festival is involved in the coproduction of a number of these performances. To this end, Noorderzon has entered into cooperative endeavours with mainly international partners. Several of these coproductions have been made possible by networks such as NXTSTP (project leader: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels) and Create to Connect (project leader: Bunker, Ljubljana), which have been set up in the framework of the European Culture Programme of the European Union. 

Fernando Rubio – When We Were Children

Fernando Rubio – When We Were Children

Buenos Aires/Argentina –  world premiere After his successful project Everything By My Side in 2013, the Argentinean director Fernando Rubio returns to Groningen for the world première of When We Were Children. This performance forms Part 1 of a...

600 HIGHWAYMEN – The Record

600 HIGHWAYMEN – The Record

New York/Verenigde Staten - Dutch premiere During The Record by 600 HIGHWAYMEN from New York, 45 strangers will appear jointly on stage to let us see who we are and who we could be. Together, they create a theatre/dance performance, but they meet...

Kid Koala  – Nufonia Must Fall (LIVE)

Kid Koala – Nufonia Must Fall (LIVE)

Montreal/ Canada – Dutch premiere The Canadian DJ Kid Koala is famous for his effervescent live shows, his albums based on old blues records and his collaborative projects with renowned acts such as Gorillaz. This year, as a DJ, he opened the...

BERLIN – Perhaps All The Dragons

BERLIN – Perhaps All The Dragons

Antwerpen/Belgium – Dutch premiere A round table. With thirty screens on one side and thirty spectators on the other. Thirty face-to-face stories. The spectator can choose five of these to listen to. BERLIN deals with the people behind the major or...

Kornél Mundruczó/Proton Theatre – Dementia

Kornél Mundruczó/Proton Theatre – Dementia

Budapest/Hongary –  Dutch premiere The Hungarian theatre and film director Kornél Mundruczó enjoys rubbing the spectator’s face in matters that we, as a society, would prefer to ignore. This is also the case with Dementia. A run-down and almost...

Philippe Quesne & CAMPO – Next Day

Philippe Quesne & CAMPO – Next Day

Paris/France & Ghent/Belgium – Dutch premiere In the past few years, the Belgian production house CAMPO made a series of performances for adults, with children in the leading role. For this series they consistently sought a different theatre maker....

Mariano Pensotti – Cineastas

Mariano Pensotti – Cineastas

Buenos Aires/Argentina Four filmmakers from Buenos Aires each begin on a new film. What they do not realize is that the creative process will give their lives a new twist. The Argentinian director Mariano Pensotti gained international renown with...

Benjamin Verdonck – NOTALLWHOWANDERARELOST

Benjamin Verdonck – NOTALLWHOWANDERARELOST

Antwerpen/België – Nederlandse première For his latest performance, Benjamin Verdonck took as his basis the idea of a ‘table stage’ – a mobile foldable theatre that can suddenly appear anywhere in the city and vanish again just as quickly. The magic...

Ula Sickle  – Kinshasa Electric

Ula Sickle – Kinshasa Electric

Brussels/Belgium Ula Sickle is a Flemish/Canadian choreographer who frequently works with African dancers. In this case, the performance involves three dancers and a DJ from Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In conjunction,...

1st names on the music programme

1st names on the music programme

The first bands on the Noorderzon music programme can also be announced. Under the name Sun Kil Moon, the celebrated American songwriter Mark Kozelek issued the stunning album Benji which has been praised by the musical reviewers as one of the...