The Rotterdamse Schouwburg tips for Motel Mozaique

We asked some interesting people with diverse backgrounds if they are willing to share their tips for Motel Mozaique 2013. Discover new acts this time by the recommendations of Jan Zoet, director of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg!

For me Mozaique Motel is every year a party. It is a party of recognition, meeting, hospitality and innovation. The best part is that it is not a festival that is stuck in a genre, but is about the joie de vivre of a city and generations of adventurous curious visitors. Who embrace music, visual arts, performance and documentary (in the form of city tours and projects in locations). Motel Mozaique is the arts festival of the future. And the Rotterdamse Schouwburg gladly contributes to that.”

Jan’s tips:


What: Actor Group Wunderbaum is working for the next 4 years on the major project The New Forest: a new alternative society.

Why: “The collective conquers the world with theater that is no theater, but rather a visit to very close friends. They rock and they talk about something: a new society that begins on the Hofbogen.”

Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club

What: Club Guy & Roni is a dance company from Groningen which creates dynamic and explosive performances.

Why: “I am very curious about Club Guy & Roni’s Poetic Disasters Club. They create in fact really energetic, trendy, high tempo, ‘in your face’ dance with urban influences.”

Kate McIntosh & SPACE with STATS

What: Worktable is a live installation through a series of rooms (Kate) en STATS are interactive meeting points in the public space; a theatrical installation that makes the present and the future of the city instantly tangible. (SPACE).

Why: “Definitely I will go to the live installations / events of Kate McIntosh (from New Zealand) and SPACE. Both are internationally renowned for their accessible acts. Space creates live statistics about Rotterdam and the future. With Kate McIntosh you can demolish your own things in one of the nicest installations Motel Mozaique ever saw. Both acts are on the festival as part of the project Imagine 2020 of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. It is about art and climate change. Enjoy.”

Since 1999 Jan Zoet is the director of the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Under his leadership, the Rotterdamse Schouwburg was rebuilted and renovated. This year he will stop as director at the theater. He will be in fact the new director of the Amsterdamse Theaterschool.