programme

Sweet Summer Night (15.00-20.30)

The museum is a treasure trove of stories. You can read, discover and experience them, but they can also inspire new stories. The Sweet Summer Nights of 2012 focus on the story: old and new, well-known and surprising, and chock-full of personal inspiration... in dance, music, theatre, performances and all things in between.

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Due to bad weather some performances have moved to new (dry) locations

Sweet Summer Night I will open at 15.00 hrs with a film concert by the renowned Mondriaan Kwartet (with Guus Janssen): come and see the Mondriaan details that inspired them live. Singer/performer Mondo Leone is mostly inspired by everyday reality. He translates his sense of wonder into short (often humorous) commentaries and poignant songs. Very different stories are told by actress Lottie Hellingman (in the musical fairytale ‘Augustus’) and Gadjo Joe. This Flemish master story-teller is artist in residence and takes inspiration for new and wonderful stories in situ. Students from ArtEZ did the same earlier this year. This evening, their (animation) films are showing in Bakkiebike, the Netherlands’ first carrier tricycle cinema. Once again, there is a wealth of exceptional music: I Am Oak performs his tranquil, poetic songs on our woodland stage; having played at the Tivoli and Paradiso, Canadian singer-songwriter Peter Katz also discovers the exceptional atmosphere of our Amphitheatre, and the evening concludes with Janne Schra (Room Eleven, Schradinova) who gives a preview of her new CD in a unique mini-concert in the Rietveld Pavilion. At the picnic, the music will be by... you. Because why would you have Tiësto flown in when you have a Do It Yourself DJ. Make your own musical story and surprise yourself (and everyone else) with a top show on the central field. There are performances by the technically unparalleled Electric Circus and Rob Sweere, who is sure to offer a fresh view of reality with his new Instamatic Atelier. The performance by dance group Ed Sanders, our second artists in residence, is still a surprise. They will literally put their show together in the sculpture garden: on 3, 4 and 5 July (come along and help decide!). To conclude, Eva Rovers tells the story of Helene Kröller-Müller, which she chronicled in her multi-award-winning biography.

Please note: during the Sweet Summer Night of 14 July, the annual rollerblade tour and fair are also taking place in Otterlo. The village centre is closed off and there is a short detour. We recommend you set off for the museum on time, also due to the anticipated bustle at the entrances to the Park.

Catering is again available on these evenings, but you can, of course, also bring your own picnic. The Sweet Summer Nights and the Children’s Afternoon are free to everyone with a valid ticket for the park and museum. Entrance fee: combined ticket for park and museum: € 16.40 for adults, € 8.20 for children from 6 to 12 years of age (children under 6 free). Part of the programme will be in Dutch language only. More information about the Sweet Summer

F.l.t.r.: Schradinova, Mondo Leone and I am Oak (photo Nick Helderman)