Co-organised by the Netherlands Consulate General in Guangzhou, the Dutch Days in Guangzhou is a festivity of culture and creativity dedicated to showcase and promote the Dutch excellence in culture and creativity and cultural exchange with/in Guangzhou and Southern China. With a variety of exciting programs, the Dutch Days will take place from 13 April to 10 May in galleries, universities and cultural spaces in Guangzhou. Main activities include the Sino-Dutch ID (International Dance) festival with master classes, workshops, performances, photography exhibition and lectures given by talented Dutch and Chinese choreographers and dancers in various locations; a Dutch Design on the Move Exhibition and Dutch Design Product Showcase will take place in the Hi Space of Grandview Mall from 26 April to 5 May.
Sino-Dutch ID Festival
On 13 April, Dutch Days was officially launched with the opening of the Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival, a 3-week-long talent development process for young dancers and choreographers. A sophisticated team of Master Teachers from the Netherlands and China will use their years of experience to teach dance-techniques, coach, advise and give a wide range of assignments to each individual participant to develop their own artistic creativity, (re)presentation skills and physical awareness.
By giving lectures in professionalism, sharing personal experiences and cultural entrepreneurship, the Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival will give each participant a full insight into a creative career based on dance and develop their own artistic and technical qualities.
The program of the Sino-Dutch International Dance Festival is combined with Dance Camp, Dance Camp plus and Performance section, in which the participants are given a chance to keep up with their profession and their development as a dancer and choreographer. For the Dance Camp, the participants will be divided in groups and create their own choreography with the topic of “Happiness”. There will be a variety of presentations at different locations. Please see program schedule and festival website for details. www.idfestival.cn
Hi! Dutch Design: Dutch Design on the Move & Dutch Design Product Showcase
As a part of Dutch Days, Hi! Dutch Design is presented by Dutch Design Workspace and it consists of two parts: Dutch Design on the Move (DDOTM) and Dutch Design Products Showcase.
DDOTM is a travelling presentation about the Dutch creative industry. It showcases the innovative works of Dutch designers from the disciplines Design, Architecture and Fashion. It introduces the versatility of the Dutch design culture and the multidisciplinary way of working that characterizes many key design projects and brands from the Netherlands. Dutch Design Products Showcase introduces the products from the most well-known Dutch brands such as Droog, Gispen and Royal VKB, affordable, well designed, high quality products to enhance your daily life! We hope you will enjoy the exhibition and embrace Dutch design!
The exhibition is made possible with kind support of Dutch Creative Industry Fund, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou and Hi-Mart.