Fresh Orange From Rotterdam

Get ready for a weeklong invasion of art from Rotterdam, one of Istanbul’s sister cities.

  Holland’s Rotterdam, one of Istanbul’s sister cities, is coming to Istanbul art lovers November 3-8 with a performance arts program entitled ‘RotterdaminIstanbul’, an event spearheaded by the Theater and Performance Arts Directorate of Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture.
Realized in a cooperation between the Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency and garajistanbul, the program is being organized the Rotterdam City Theater (Rotterdamse Schouwburg) at the initiative of Rotterdam Municipality.

Bringing to Istanbul such prominent Rotterdam art institutions as the Ro Theater, Conny Janssen Danst and Productivhuis Rotterdam, the program includes, as well as theatrical productions, a broad spectrum of ancillary events that will bring together artists and audiences from Holland and Turkey. One of them is the Euro+ Songfestival being organized for non-professional singers aged 50 and up. Residents of the Darülaceze Home for the Homeless are also among those taking part in the festival, which is being realized in cooperation with the Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory of Music.