05/06/2019

Troubled Waters

Blog / By ZAM Reporter
Photograph: Rien de Jager Photograph: Rien de Jager

Sites of Memory is a project by Jennifer Tosch (founder of the Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam) and Katy Streek (theatre maker and programmer). Since 2016 they create a new performance, a theatrical boat trip about the 'hidden' stories about the history of slavery and colonialism in Amsterdam. The audience is taken past historical sites whilst spoken word artists, dancers, musicians and visual artists bring history to the present. This year they will research the theme 'Emerging Memory'.

The performances dates: between the 22nd of June and 4th of July 2019.

Emerging Memory is a theatrical boat trip about the history of colonialism and slavery in Amsterdam from the 22nd of June till 4th of July. After the great success of the past three years, with sold out shows, the we are bringing a new edition within the theme Emerging Memory; what stories from history do we document or archive, by whom and from who's perspective? What do we rather forget? The audience is taken past historical sites whilst spoken word artists, dancers, musicians and visual artists bring history to the present. It's a quest for our shared cultural heritage and encounter through stories.

Get your tickets here.

Emerging Memory is a project by Jennifer Tosch (founder of Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam) and Katy Streek (theatremaker and programmer of Afrovibes Festival).

With work by: Raul Balai, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Zino Schat, Robert Thomas Villedieu, Mirte Hartland, Sjaan Flikweert & Jörgen Gario.

In collaboration with: Amsterdam Roots, Afrovibes, Poetry Circle Nowhere, Black Heritage Tours and made possible by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam Heritage and Memory Studies & Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis.