What the waf

23 juni 2017

categorie Opera

What the Waf is een ode aan kunstbeweging De Stijl en de dadaïstische soirees van begin vorige eeuw. Muzikaal aanknopingspunt voor What the Waf is pianiste Nelly van Doesburg, vrouw van Theo van Doesburg, grondlegger van De Stijl. Manlief vond dat Nelly als kunstenares niet zoveel waard was: vrouwen waren er immers voor de performance, […]

Concertgebouw Amsterdam – Tracks Concerts

23 juni 2017

categorie Concert

An overview of seven years of the concertserie Tracks for the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Musicians: Rembrandt Frerichs Remy van Kesteren Nieuw Amsterdam Klarinet Kwartet Hauska Alma Kwartet Ragazze Kwartet Matthew Barely Izhar Elias Stage director: Jorinde Keesmaat Light: Desiree van Gelderen Video: Jurjen Alkema Producer: Concertgebouw Amsterdam  

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Winning the Operadagen Rotterdam GALA award

24 mei 2017

categorie Opera

Official announcement  After studying in London and the Netherlands, she feels just as much at ease in the New York art scene, where her spectacular music theatre scores highly. Even more remarkable is her ability to connect the work of established composers such as Louis Andriessen with the makers and audiences of her own generation. […]

Fonds Podiumkunsten interview

6 april 2017

categorie Opera, Portfolio

Fast Forward: Jorinde Keesmaat & Center for Contemporary Opera, New York from Fonds Podiumkunsten on Vimeo. Met het programma ‘Fast Forward: talent in internationale context’ biedt het Fonds Podiumkunsten elf talentvolle makers de gelegenheid om onder de vleugels van een buitenlandse producent te werken aan een voorstelling of concert. In deze reportage van Fonds Podiumkunsten zie […]

Opera News review Odysseus’ Women + Anais Nin

17 februari 2017

categorie Opera

Opera News review of  Odysseus Women + Anais Nin in New York ‘It unified the whole into an evocative meditation on femininity in its strongest sense. By the end of the evening the entire cast was fully nude. In the close intimate environment of National Sawdust, this very nudity itself took on a powerful directorial […]

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Review “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” in Volkskrant

13 december 2016

categorie Opera, Portfolio

December 9th, “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” had its Dutch première in ‘Muziekgebouw aan het IJ’ in Amsterdam. ‘Volkskrant’ wrote this wonderful review about it. Quote: “Dat de vijf zangeressen uiteindelijk geheel naakt op de speelvloer staan, is even moedig als confronterend, maar het is kies gedaan en past volkomen bij de lading van het werk.”

Interview in De Telegraaf

9 december 2016

categorie Opera, Portfolio

The day before the Dutch premiere of the opera’s Anais Nin & Odysseus’ Women, the Dutch Telegraph published an interview (and action photo) with Jorinde Keesmaat.

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Review “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” in the New York Times

22 oktober 2016

categorie Opera, Portfolio

October 15th, “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” had its première in Brooklyn, New York.  New York Times wrote this wonderful review about it. Quote: “What matters in contemporary opera, finally, is the quality and power of the individual works. The Andriessen production may have stretched the definition of opera. But it was gripping music theater.” New […]

Review “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” in The Wall Street Journal

21 oktober 2016

categorie Opera, Portfolio

October 15th, “Odysseus’ Women & Anaïs Nin” had its première in Brooklyn, New York.  The Wall Street Journal wrote a wonderful review about it. Quote: “The directing which was honest felt like the right way to deal with this expliciet, even repellent subject” The Wall Street Journal – 2016-10-31

Jorinde Keesmaat is appointed Guest Director-in-Residence at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York

16 mei 2016

categorie Portfolio

Jorinde Keesmaat is appointed Guest Director-in-Residence at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York Jorinde Keesmaat is invited by the Center for Contemporary Opera, New York, to direct a series of four productions over a three-year period. Three works will be by Dutch composers and one work from an American composer. The residency begins in October […]