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The truth behind Coachella

Flo McQuibban / The Amsterdammer   The truth behind Coachella By MERT ALI KIRAZ | April 24, 2019 As spring blooms, nothing complements it better with arts and popular culture than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since 1999, this festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of people every year, enabling people to enjoy the […]

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Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style

Michelle Obama’s tour Becoming: Intimacy At Scale and In Style By EVA ORAVCOVA | April 22, 2o19 Leaving the best for last, Michelle Obama finished the European part of her book tour in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam. The former First Lady of the USA shared her life story, reflecting on the experiences that shaped her professional, public […]

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek meets Keukenhof Garden

April 20, 2019 Bloemencorso Bollenstreek meets Keukenhof Garden A man posing for a picture during the flower parade in Leiden, City of Discovery – Living in Freedom. Yoojeong Kim / The Amsterdammer Experiencing Keukenhof is very much a family day. A child is posing for a picture. Yoojeong Kim / The Amsterdammer The Keukenhof flower […]

Positioning Ballet: Within Wider Cultural Conversations

Positioning Ballet: Within Wider Cultural Conversations This is part 4 of a 4-part series on the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17 By REBECCA TOOK We are all born into a multiplicity of cultures: some fixed, others adopted – so why does ballet reflect relatively little of what […]

Positioning Ballet: Ballet’s Own #MeToo

Positioning Ballet: Ballet’s Own #MeToo This is part 3 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 09, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK The ballet world might not like to consider itself a microcosm; preferring instead to see itself as an exemplum of […]

The Creatives Series: Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders

Cultural Criticism and Fiction with Bre Sanders Breone Natalia Sanders, who goes by Bre, is a 30-year-old graduate student from Atlanta, Georgia. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Amsterdam. Identifying as a black woman, a black feminist, an African American, a writer, and a black writer, Bre is […]