Cultura Nova archive (in Dutch)
This year’s Cultura Nova summer festival presented over 170 activities between Friday 23 August and Sunday 1 September. The festival drew 40,000 visitors and many productions were sold out.
Cultura Nova 2013 staged theatre, circus, music, poetry and opera performances, held visual arts exhibitions and showed films at various venues in the city of Heerlen and its surroundings, with Burg. van Grunsvenplein as a festive central location.
The programme featured twelve premiere performances, four vernissages and ten performances that were co-produced. The recurring theme was ‘identity’ and the search for identity, by a person, the city and the region.
Cultura Nova 2014 will be taking place in and around Heerlen from August 29 till September 7 2014!
‘Umami’ - the Japanese word for savoury or delicious - is a mix of carefully selected food, images, words, movement and music. Theatre to be enjoyed with heart and soul, with body and mind.
Laika (or ‘theatre of the senses’) from Belgium has staged a number of shows with great success at Cultura Nova. These were shows for adults in which food played a vital role, such as ‘Cucinema’ and ‘Opera Buffa’. This new show for the senses is called ‘Umami’ (the fifth taste, ‘savoury – the other four being sweet, salty, sour, and bitter) and it lets children watch, listen, feel, and ... taste a totally new theatrical experience in a unique location!
‘Umami’ is a co-production by Laika, Compagnia Piccoli Principi, the Cultura Nova festival, Le Volcan Le Havre, Les Grandes Tables de la Friche, Théâtre Massalia, Système Friche Théâtre, Marseille-Provence European Capital of Culture 2013.
No matter your age group, you will not have to wait a full year to enjoy new surprising, amazing or enchanting productions. Parkstad Limburg Theaters will be offering eight productions ‘Powered by Cultura Nova’ next season, featuring dance, show, theatre and circus, just as you’ve come to expect from Cultura Nova.
Visitors who enjoyed the music in the Mirror Tent or the youth productions in and around the theatre will find enough entertainment next season, too. Visit www.parkstadlimburgtheaters.nl for more information.
Fans of Romanès Cirque Tzigane’, ‘Pentalum’ and ‘Umami’ could even travel to the Provence to catch another show, as these groups will be continuing their tour in Marseille-Provence, the 2013 European Cultural Capital, after Heerlen!