Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Exclusive for the Van Gogh Museum theater director Olivier Provily developed performance "Spring" as a part of the exhibition of John Everett Millais (February 15 and May 18, 2008). Provily plays in "Spring" with the multiple meaning of Millais' work. "Spring" is being shown every Friday during the exhibition. The Van Gogh Museum on Friday is open till 22 hours.

Spring consists of two parts. From 19 hours the first part (prologue) will take place on the upper floor of the exhibition. Children between the ages of 8 to 12 create their own world here, where tranquility and inner life are the most important elements. From 20 hours the main part of the performance beginnins. It is set in the courtyard of the exhibition wing. In this outdoor surrounding five young women search their way in time. Flarden poetry and music underline their unfulfilled longing. The public looks on through a window. Provily, among others known from the Toneelschuur and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, describes the performance itself as "A voorjaarsmeditatie on mortality and desire."

Peter de Kimpe (stage design), Hadewych ten Berge (costume design), Dennis Slot (sound designer), Minna Tiikkainen (light designer) and the actors Stan Haywood, Sylvia Hoeks, Sarah Ringoet, Hedwig Koers, Sanja Mitrovic en Marit Stocker.

Place: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Date: every Friday evening January - May 2008.

For more information visit: www3.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/index.jsp?page=139012&lang=nl