GENERAL DAY SCHEDULE
The festival begins on Wednesday 29 March, 2023 with an evening welcome performance from our Festival Resident Met-X (Brussels) and the opportunity to pick up your festival tickets at the reception counter between 7.00 and 8.30 PM at Zuidplein Theatre.
The opening show, THE BASKETBEAT PROJECT (Barcelona), will begin at 8.30 PM, followed by a performance from Étoiles Électrique (Netherlands). All of these activities take place in Zuidplein Theatre, which is easily accessible from Rotterdam Central by subway. Please get off at the stop ‘Zuidplein’, the theatre is approximately a 2-minute walk from there.
The full-day festival programme officially starts from the morning of Thursday 30 March and ends late afternoon on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
We have centralised all morning activities in the Islemunda Podium Cultural Center. Islemunda Podium can be reached from Rotterdam Central with Tramline 23 (direction ‘Beverwaard’). Please get off at the stop ‘Keizerswaard’.
For each day we maintain a similar schedule and structure. As a visitor you can decide what to do or see in the mornings, and what programme compilations you wish to follow in the afternoons. For the afternoon programme there is the option of either a single long workshop of 3.5 hours or a compilation programme of two workshops and/or showcases. You must select your programme option of choice in advance of the festival, when you register online.
A typical daily schedule looks like the following:
- 10:00 AM Conversations OR 10:30 AM Slow Start at Islemunda Podium
- 12:00 NOON Lunch at Islemunda Podium or afternoon activity location
- 1:00 PM Start of selected afternoon programme choice
- 5:30 PM Dinner
- 7:00 PM Early evening performance OR film
- 8:30 PM Main stage performance at Zuidplein Theatre
- 9.30PM Late night afterparty at Zuidplein Theatre
Activities commence at 10 AM, so if you still need to register or pick up tickets for that day make sure to get to Islemunda Podium with plenty of time to spare. The registration desk opens at 9 AM each morning, except for Sunday when it opens at 11AM.
The morning programme is a mix of conversations and warm-ups. Some of you may want to exercise your brains while others prefer to get stuck into more hands-on activities, chat over coffee, or visit an installation. For the slow start you can decide on the spot where to go on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note that you will need to sign up beforehand for the seminars, as they have limited seating and a set structure.
Between 12 noon and 1 PM we serve lunch in Islemunda Podium or at the location where you will attend the afternoon programming. You should be ready at 12 noon for lunch or to move to the starting point of the afternoon programme you have registered for. This programme is a mix of hands-on workshops, presentations, showcase performances and film screenings. Some of the activities last 90 minutes, whilst others 3.5 hours depending on whether you have selected a longer or shorter form programme item.
Several of the planned programme locations are situated elsewhere in the city. We will transport you there by pre-organised chartered bus. In order to keep things manageable, we ask for you to, each day, choose a particular Programme Compilation that will take you through the afternoon.
We have a choice of different programme compilations or long workshops. It is unfortunately not possible to switch between routes halfway through the afternoon. However, many of the workshops and presentations are offered on other days as repeated programming. That way, if you have to miss something on one day due to a set programme compilation, you can register for it on another day.
We serve dinner each evening between 5.30 and 6.30 PM. Please note that the location of the evening meal may vary depending on the early evening programme you have chosen. Each evening programme commences at 7 PM as we start a parallel programme that takes place either at Zuidplein Theatre or Podium Islemunda. We will serve dinner close to these programme sites.
At 8.30 PM each evening, we have programmed a plenary performance in the main auditorium of Zuidplein Theatre, followed by an afterparty event in the small auditorium. We therefore start each day at Islemunda Podium and finish each evening at Zuidplein Theatre.
From late January 2023 onwards, you will be able to register for the festival through our website. There, you can indicate which workshops and performances you wish to attend. Please note, however, that since space is limited for some events, we recommend that you indicate a first and second preference. You can register for the entire festival in one go. This will give you access to the workshops (even so you will still need to indicate your preferences), performances, lunches and dinners, as well as information to help you prepare for the festival. It is also possible to register for only one or two festival days.
All tickets for shows and presentations are included in the all-in festival package. For people who do not participate in the daytime programme, separate tickets are also available for the evening shows starting in the main auditorium at 8.30PM with the exception of Saturday’s show which starts at 9PM and Sunday’s matinee which commences at 4PM. You can book those tickets directly at the Zuidplein Theatre: Zuidplein 60, via WWW.THEATERZUIDPLEIN.NL. One day festival passes are also available for purchase.