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Marina Abramović & ballet - SOLD OUT
From 20 March to 22 March 2024
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    Amsterdam is unforgettable. Only a few hundred kilometers from Paris, the Dutch capital seduces both those who discover it for the first time, and those who return, certain to find a charm, freedom and splendor that belong only to the beautiful Dutch city. Amsterdam is, of course, its canals, its marvelous gabled houses, its “gezellig” cafes or its unique way of life in its adorable neighborhoods. But far from being a museum city, “Dam” for its friends is astonishing in its cultural effervescence.

     

    During this stay, we invite you to visit two of the city’s artistic jewels: the Stedelijk Museum on a tour around the important retrospective dedicated to Marina Abramović, beacon of performance art, coupled with an evening at the Stopera (which has just been voted best opera company of the year 2023 by many specialized magazines). You will also attend a superb operatic show: a ballet by Wayne McGregor coupled with an ambitious creation by Samy Moussa around the figure of Antigone.

     

    Experience reserved for a maximum of 10 participants

    The program
    Jocasta’s Line, by W. McGregor
    March 20, 2024
    L’Art de la Performance
    March 21, 2024
    WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH – AMSTERDAM

    Free arrival in Amsterdam.

    Check-in at your hotel, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam from 3pm.

     

    At 8:15 p.m., at the Muziektheater, Nationale Opera & Ballet:

     

    JOCASTA’S LINE, BY W. MCGREGOR

     

    Dancers of the Dutch National Ballet

    Dutch National Opera Chorus

    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

     

    Erik Nielsen: Conductor

    Wayne McGregor: Director

     

    – I. Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex

     

    Sean Panikkar: Oedipus

    Sarah Connolly: Jocasta

    Bastiaan Everink: Creon

    Rafal Siwek: Tiresias

    Linard Vrielink: The Shepherd

    Frederik Bergman: The Messenger

     

    – S. Musa, Antigone

     

    Rafal Siwek: Tiresias

    Linard Vrielink: The Shepherd

    Frederik Bergman: The Messenger

     

    – S. Musa, Antigone

     

    Welcome to Thebes! The Dutch National Opera offers a very intriguing duet: on the one hand, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor, and on the other, the world premiere of Antigone by Canadian composer Samy Moussa. The filiation is direct since Oedipus, by marrying (without knowing it) his mother Jocasta, gives birth to Antigone with a tragic fate. While Stravinsky mainly uses the men’s chorus, Moussa favours the female chorus. This young Canadian composer (living in Germany) is one of the most impressive musicians of the new generation. Played by orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic or the London Symphony Orchestra, Moussa has a powerful, lyrical and accessible language. This very coherent “combo” also benefits from the presence of the star duo Sarah Connolly (Jocasta) / Sean Panikkar (Oedipus) in Stravinsky’s work.

     

    The show ends around 11 p.m.

    Dinner on your own.

    Overnight at the hotel.

     

    THURSDAY 21 MARCH – AMSTERDAM

    Free day.

    Tea Time and introduction to Performance Art with your Expert Speaker.

    At 4 p.m., visit to the exhibition by Marina Abramović.

     

    Of course, there are the Rijks and Van Gogh Museums in Amsterdam, but the Stedelijk (“municipal”) is certainly one of the most inventive and dynamic museums in the Dutch capital. Among its collections are sublime works spanning more than a century of artistic creation. From the Amsterdam School, to functionalism, from the Bauhaus to De Stijl, to the CoBrA and pop-art movement, the institution also has pieces by the most important contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman, Steve McQueen or Marlene Dumas.

     

    We invite you to enjoy a visit to the exceptional exhibition dedicated to Marina Abramović. In the company of our expert speaker, a specialist in the work of the Serbian artist, we will admire a retrospective covering more than half a century of production. With more than 60 works, including photographs, videos, sculptures, four iconic live performances, and two participatory works, the exhibition takes us from his beginnings in the former Yugoslavia to pioneering performances with his former partner Ulay to the works of his solo practice. Marina Abramović has been a leading figure in performance and body art since the 1970s. An early proponent of the use of the human body in performance, she constantly pushed her limits emotionally and physically, exposing herself to exhaustion, pain, and even the possibility of death.

     

    Dinner at the end of the visit.

    Overnight at the hotel.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 22 – AMSTERDAM

    Check-out from your hotel, at your convenience, before 12 noon.

    End of the program.

    YOUR EXPERT SPEAKER

    Our expert is a renowned specialist who has been studying performative forms in art for more than twenty years. She has contributed to numerous publications, and has a very in-depth knowledge of these forms, as well as their context of creation. The work of Marina Abramović, whom she knows very well, occupies a prominent place. Our expert will conduct us to situate this exceptional journey, but also to identify the different times and themes.

    YOUR ACCOMODATION
    SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM (*****) – 2 NIGHTS

    Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is an exceptional hotel located in the heart of the city, surrounded by two historic canals. The hotel offers five-star luxury, in a unique and sophisticated ambience, and a grandiose French-style décor. Many services will be offered, for example you can enjoy a relaxing break in the hotel’s SPA, or enjoy a dinner in one of the establishment’s restaurants, tea rooms and bars.

    PRICES
    PRICE PER PERSON

    Package in a double room: €2,400

    Package in a double room for single use: €2,785

     

    The price of this trip includes: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam accommodation in a double room with breakfast for 2 nights • tourist tax • introductory lecture • tea time • private tour of the Marina Abramović exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum • transfers mentioned in the program • dinner on March 21 (drinks included) • The first category of the show • Repatriation assistance.

     

    Guided stay on site.

     

    The price of this trip does not include: transport to/from Amsterdam, lunches, dinner on March 20th, extras.

    Information about this trip
    In charge of the destination
    Chloé Lefevre
    Contact
    +33 1 43 59 10 14
    +33 6 08 73 76 53
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