Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Bleach – a review The downfall of a rent boy

Recently we saw Bleach, a play by the British Exist Theatre group. The play was performed in the Compagnie theatre as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. This festival showcases every september upcoming theatre talent in unexpected locations around the city during eleven days. A great way to discover international talent and this play was a good example of that. Bleach, the story Bleach tells the story of Tyler Everett, a rent boy in London….

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The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

The Straight and Narrow by InPlayers – a review

Theatre is alive and kicking in Amsterdam, but mostly in Dutch. Once in a while an international theatre company visits the city, for example at the Holland Festival. But if you need your shot of English language theatre, there are a few semi-professional theatre groups in Amsterdam. We went to a performance by InPlayers the oldest English language theatre group in the city. The play and players at hand InPlayers performed the play “The Straight and…

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Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

Dance performance ‘What do we know’ – a review

We went to the first public dance performance by the Gross Dance Company, called “what do we know”. The dance is an interpretation by choreographers Sagi Gross and Jeroen Fransen of stories they heard of LGBTQ refugees from Syria and other countries. They combined these with elements of Kafka’s description of bureaucracy in “The Process”. We saw an intense, emotional and beautiful dance performance by six dancers. An emotional dance performance The dance piece asks…

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Gianna Nannini – Italian rock diva – in Paradiso

Gianna Nannini – Italian rock diva – in Paradiso

Tuesday 27th of May, the veteran Italian rock diva Gianna Nannini gave a concert in Amsterdam’s pop tempel Paradiso. Nannini has a career spanning over 30 years and is a particular favorite among the lesbian crowd. The guitar playing Italian rock chick from Sienna plays a melodic variety of pop rock and sings with a melancholic raspy voice. You might call her the Italian Melissa Etheridge. When pregnant of her daughter in 2010 she showed…

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