Afrovibes Festival is alive and will continue as scheduled in MC Theater!

Africa-lovers and addicts of international culture are more then welcome in our festival hub MC Theater from 8 until 11 October

29 SEPTEMBER 2014, PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, AMSTERDAM, THE HAGUE, UTRECHT, EINDHOVEN & ROTTERDAM
Summary
Despite all news about the bankruptcy of MC Theater, the Afrovibes Festival will take place in MC Theater as planned. The festival rents the spaces of MC Theater. So don’t worry, from 8 until 11 October all scheduled performances at MC Theater will take place. With theatre, dance, hip hop, jazz, design and debate Afrovibes 2014 presents again the best from Southern Africa.

Ticket sale

Afrovibes is working to bring ticket sales for the festival within its own management. As of Monday, September 29th, you can order tickets through the our website www.afrovibes.nl. If you want to be assured of seats and tickets right now, than book your tickets by sending an email to publiciteitafrovibes@xs4all.nl. Tickets already purchased via the MC ticket shop are valid and can be used. For Afrovibes you can order tickets for individual performances, as well as festival Passepartouts (35 euros) and evening tickets / festival routes (20 euros).


Collaboration MC and Afrovibes

Afrovibes is shocked at the news of MC. MC Theater has the target population Afrovibes also aims at: a young, urban, open-minded festival audience. An urban theater as MC Theater has a distinctive mark in the city. We would regret immensely if MC Theater Amsterdam would cease to exist.

About Afrovibes

The eleventh edition of the international Afrovibes Festival takes place from 8 until 11 October 2014. Theme this year is "Heroes and Icons". ‘Public stunner’ is the large dance performance Biko’s Quest, about the live of Steve Biko. Expect great heroes from South Africa: including the successful choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba and one of South Africa's best-known playwrights Mike Van Graan. Other names include Dutch music band Kern Koppen, Jam de la Creme, Joep Pelt, dance company ISH, Bram Vermeulen, Christine Otten and Quinsy Gario.

Biko's Quest

Opening show of Afrovibes 2014 is the dance performance Biko’s Quest from Jazz Art Dance Theatre in Cape Town. Ten dancers and actors from Cape Town explore the contemporary relevance of Steve Biko as an icon of a new generation. Resulting in an explosion of music and dance, in terms of energy and intensity rarely matched in Afrovibes. At October 11, writer Christine Otten will provide an introduction to Biko's Quest.

More information

MC Theater in Amsterdam remains the hearth and central hub of the festival. Other theatres include Bijlmer Parktheater Amsterdam, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes and Paard van Troje in The Hague, Stadsschouwburg / RASA in Utrecht, Parktheater in Eindhoven and Maaspodium in Rotterdam. After The Netherlands the festival will go on tour to thirteen cities in Great Britain.

View the program booklet at bit.ly/1whGZvy

Booking tickets right now? Send an email to publiciteitafrovibes@xs4all.nl

As of Monday September 29th, ticket sales for the festival will go via www.afrovibes.nl

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    Lonneke Laurant

    Neem voor meer informatie over het festival, beeldmateriaal en aanvragen voor (skype)interviews contact op met Coördinator marketing & communicatie Afrovibes, Lonneke Laurant.

    Email: afrovibespubliciteit@
    xs4al.nl
    Tel: 06-17344854
About Afrovibes festival

Afrovibes is een jaarlijks festival van hedendaags theater, dans en muziek uit Zuidelijk Afrika. Het festival brengt opkomend en gevestigd Afrikaans talent naar Europa om een Europees publiek te ontmoeten. Het festival creëert de mogelijkheid voor een uitgebreide artistieke uitwisseling met kunstenaars in Europa. Theater, dans en muziek zijn de kerndisciplines van het festival. 

Vier dagen lang kan het publiek genieten van alle kwaliteit dat Zuidelijk Afrika te bieden heeft in theaters in Amsterdam (MCTheater, Bijlmer Parktheater), Utrecht (Rasa/ Stadsschouwburg), DenHaag (De Nieuwe Regentes, PaardvanTroje), Eindhoven (Parktheater) en Rotterdam (Maaspodium). Na 12 oktober gaat het festival 4 weken op tournee in Engeland langs 18 steden.

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