TOT feels right at home backstage at large international theatre productions. A lover of dance, founder Marijcke Voorsluijs was a touring stage manager for 10 years. Since 1997 TOT has been the technical coordinator for dozens of international companies and festivals. Using current web techniques, TOT is keen to share passion for theatre along with practical information.
In this section of the website you’ll find:
Contemporary performing arts from a region in motion
Dancing on the Edge (DOTE) stimulates artistic exchange with the Middle East and North Africa. The focus is on contemporary art -theater, dance, film, music and installations- of high artistic quality.
The activities of Dancing on the Edge are categorized under 4 headings: ‘Festival’, ‘Exchange’, ‘Academy’ and ‘Programming’ and take place in The Netherlands, Europe, and in the Middle East and North Africa. DOTE is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and exists since 2006.
» read on about Dancing on the Edge
Networkers in international performing arts
In 2011 JG Baggerman and Lucienne van der Mijle founded the Global Performing Arts Group (GPAG). It is an Amsterdam-based entertainment industry liaison between theatre companies, promoters, agents, producers and programmers from around the globe. With access to GPAG’s international network of theatre professionals, clients can enter new markets or expand existing ones.
Besides GPAG is the international agent of Dutch companies like The Ashton Brothers, Percossa and Jakop Ahlbom.
» read on about GPAG – Global Performing Arts Group
A passion for theatre at work
TOT specialises in technical production of international touring companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dance, musical theatre and opera are TOT’s best-loved genres. » read on about Tours – At home and abroad
All interests on the same page
TOT has been tried and tested in coordinating international festivals. A festival demands everything that preparing for a tour does, but in a more condensed format. » read on about International festivals – the centre point
TOT is owned by Marijcke Voorsluijs. Prior to founding TOT in 2002, she was active as a photographer and theatre technician under a different company name. » read on about Stagecraft – background
Start with the Calendar or the Production Overview.
- On a city for all performances taking place there in the current season;
- On a theatre for more information about the venue, technical details, the route, and to see all the performances from the current season onwards;
- On a company for images and background information about the group and creators;
- On a performance title for more information about the production and to download the technical rider and Production Risk Assessment Inventory (PRAI).
Performance days marked with TiP fall outside of TOT’s productional responsibility, but TOT finds that the performance is remarkable enough to inform you about it and to tempt you into going to see it. Wherever possible, a link to the order information on the theatre’s website has been placed on the right-hand side.
View performances coming soon on the Calendar.
Read how the Technical Production section of this website was made.
Rich flamenco tradition in full swing
The vanguard of and world’s best in flamenco gathers in the Netherlands for the Flamenco Biënnale. The Biënnale invites dancers, choreographers, singers and guitarists who with their vision, bring to life the centuries old dance and music format, as well as giving it a modern slant. Nearly all 27 performances for the 2011 festival were fully sold out. With dozens of workshops, readings and master classes all full to the brim, it is no wonder that the Flamenco Biënnale attracted 10,000 visitors. » read on about Flamenco Biënnale
The raw talent and great masters of contemporary dance
Julidans presents the enfants terribles and great masters of contemporary dance. The one does not exclude the other by the way; many Julidans choreographers are both. Besides well-known creators (incl. Maguy Marin, Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), Julidans also presents a new generation in Julidans NEXT. The festival also distinguishes itself with non-Western dance from South America, Africa and elsewhere – performances that are rarely or never seen in the Netherlands. » read on about Julidans