From Friday 24 August through Sunday 2 September, the Cultura Nova Summer Festival Heerlen organised over 170 activities from home and abroad, including 109 theatre shows, 24 musical acts and concerts, 30 visual arts activities, 7 films, 7 premieres and 72 sold out performances.
One of the highlights was the Dutch premiere of the spectacular show Look Up! by Argentinian theatre company Fuerza Bruta, presented by Cultura Nova and Parkstad Limburg Theatres. “Forget Amsterdam and Rotterdam: Heerlen’s where it’s at” boasted the NOS headline on 25 August.
During the festival, Théâtre de la Mezzanine and FC Bergman managed to both unsettle and move while Het Zuidelijke Toneel’s rendition of Peer Gynt enchanted with truly exceptional theatre. With their tasteful interpretation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Belgian theatre company Laika and Muziektheater Transparant seduced audiences with their Opera Buffa and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus electrified with their powerful theatrical dance performance.
Until next time! Hope to see you there!