Festival Cultura Nova in Heerlen rescheduled for December!

Due to the Corona crisis, the Heerlen festival Cultura Nova will be moved from the end of August to the end of December 2020. In August a Cultura Nova week will be presented on TV and social media. The festival management has taken the decision in consultation with the Supervisory Board of the foundation. The…

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Cultura Nova 2019 opens with a contemporary version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’

On Friday 23 August at 21.30, the 29th Cultura Nova festival will be opened with the open-air spectacle ‘Romeo & Juliet’ on the Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein-square. This time Toneelgroep Maastricht is honoured to open Cultura Nova 2019 and they are doing so together with Groupe F (FR), Aérosculpture (FR) and Progression Freerunning (NL). They present…

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Festival square, the beloved heart of Cultura Nova

Burgemeester van Grunsvenplein square, in front of Theater Heerlen, will form the beating heart of Cultura Nova during the entire festival. Alongside being the place to meet, have dinner before the show, and spend some wonderful afternoons, this square is the stage for a range of unique performances and fun children’s shows. Head to the…

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Listen to our Cultura Nova Spiegeltent 2019 Spotify-playlist!

Cultura Nova 2019: Spiegeltent (Mirror tent) The Grunsvenplein square in front of the Heerlen Theatre is the vibrant heart of Cultura Nova throughout the festival. The place to meet for audiences and artists. A nice dinner before the performance and a drink and a good conversation afterwards. Interviews and discussions that will be broadcasted live…

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Experience beauty at its best with ‘My Land’ by Recirquel

The Hungarian company Recirquel was awarded 5* by six leading critics for the performance of My Land at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Cultura Nova presents the Dutch première of this acclaimed performance in collaboration with Parkstad Limburg Theaters. In this stunning new production, a woman embodies the metaphorical role of Gaia, the Mother Earth goddess.…

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EXCLUSIVE BENELUX SHOW: BORGHESIA (SL)

AVANT-GARDE ELECTRO LEGENDS FROM THE BALKANS After Einstürzende Neubauten last year, Cultura Nova again presents an experimental avant-garde band that originated in the 1980s: Borghesia. The last album of this collective from the former Yugoslavia ‘Proti Kapitulaciji’ (Against the Capitulation) was released in 2018 and shows that experimentation and non-conformity are still high on the…

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Spectacular programme for Heerlen’s Cultura Nova theatre festival

World-leading companies joined by regional theatre makers From Friday 23 August to Sunday 1 September 2019, the Cultura Nova International Visual Theatre Festival will offer an extensive and varied programme for young and old alike. The 29th edition has more than 60 different companies presenting 200 performances, concerts, films, workshops, and lectures at 25 locations…

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Festival Cultura Nova Heerlen engages theatre makers Lieke Benders and Bart Bijnens in European collaboration ‘Centriphery’

Centriphery is a collaborative project of nine festivals from Europe that all manifest themselves in the ‘Randland’ of their country. For festival Cultura Nova in Heerlen, Centriphery will take place in 2019 and 2020. Each participating festival nominates two artists who together form a core artistic team. Cultura Nova has chosen theatre maker Lieke Benders…

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OPEN CALL: LOGO-DESIGN ‘CENTRIPHERY’

Open Call for designing a logo for a participatory and inclusive European artistic project.   ABOUT THE PROJECT As every periphery is its own centre, Centriphery will give the citizens of the so-called “periphery” a central voice in exploration and transformation of local myths and empower them to participate in the re-creation of local identities…

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Experience the Paris of the 1930s with ‘Paris de Nuit’ by Recirquel

From Thursday 30 to Saturday 1 September, the famous Recirquel Company performs in Theater Heerlen for festival Cultura Nova. The Hungarian circus theater group Recirquel takes the audience with ‘Paris de Nuit’ to the lively nightlife of the 1930s. An evening of beauty and desires but also of loneliness and loss, inspired by the characteristic…

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Contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland by Theater Titanick in Kerkrade

This year Theater Titanick can be seen again during Cultura Nova with ‘Alice on the Run’ at the Europaplein in Kerkrade. On Wednesday 29 to 31 August Theater Titanick will perform a contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland during Cultura Nova. Theater Titanick, founded by artists from Münster and Leipzig, is no stranger to Cultura…

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Festival Cultura Nova gets European recognition

‘Centriphery’ is the title of a collaborative project of nine European festivals and organisations recently awarded by the European Commission with a European subsidy for major projects within the contact of Creative Europe. In all of Europe only 17 large-scale projects have been honoured; in addition, 84 small projects have been honoured – this from…

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‘Carmina Burana’ by La Fura dels Baus and the South Netherlands Philharmonic in the Beaujean sand quarry in Heerlen (NL) at Festival Cultura Nova

On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August, there will be a spectacular open-air performance of ‘Carmina Burana’ during the Cultura Nova festival in Heerlen (South of the Netherlands). The Spanish theatrical group La Fura dels Baus and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland will be performing the masterpiece by the German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982) against the fairy-tale…

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