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Dance, hip-hop and spoken word at Groninger Museumnacht 2021

Thursday 1 July 2021
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Sv 2018 0909 Groninger Museumnacht 9367

Dance, hip-hop and spoken word at Groninger Museumnacht 2021

This year’s Groninger Museumnacht promises to be the most dazzling yet. The annual event ushering in the city’s cultural season is already on its fifth edition. The participating museums are pulling out all the stops to make it a memorable night.

Stukafest presents at the Noordelijk Scheepvaart Museum: Lost Night Collective
The dancers of the Lost Night Collective will perform Kader, a piece about being trapped by society’s ideas and expectations. Along with dance, there’s also music. The guitarist Stanimir Lambov, of Bulgarian origin, will play a variety of jazz, blues and rock. And the band Toucan Coma’s psychedelic ambient music will take you on a trip through a steamy rainforest full of autotuned birds and synthetic sunshine.

Comic artist of the year at Storyworld
At Storyworld you can see the exhibition Gerben Valkema, striptekenaar van het jaar (Gerben Valkema: Comic artist of the year). Best known for Elsje and Kik, Valkema is also a master at drawing other comic characters. The Groningen artist Jan-Willem Spakman makes comics, cartoons and illustrations. He'll draw live on Museumnacht with input from visitors. So you can watch your favourite drawings taking shape on the big screen.

University Museum: Hip-hop and VR archaeology
Discover the archaeology of the future in Dig It All. The exhibition reveals the groundbreaking technology used in modern archaeology and lets you experience a dig in virtual reality. There's also hip-hop from Alexander Moto – sharp, honest and reflective, delivered over various instrumentals. And Elena Muñoz de Morales and Belén Pérez, the violinists of Bihotz Duo, have put together a gorgeous concert for the occasion with music from different periods, styles and countries.

Myron Hamming at GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen
Myron Hamming, Groningen’s official city poet, will share his surprising take on the theme, “text and image”. You can also see the exhibition resulting from a unique collaboration between the illustrator Olivia Ettema and the writer Franca Treur. It’s a brilliant example of how words and pictures can work together.

Groninger Museum: A silent disco, music and cocktails
Shake your booty at the Groninger Museum with KopjeK’s silent disco and performances by Rani and Eva Waterbolk. Danced out? Join a “slow looking” tour of the new exhibition The Show Must Go On, with work by artists including Andy Warhol and Erwin Olaf. Or create your own augmented reality graffiti in one of the Children’s Biennale galleries.

A fixture on the cultural calendar
Over the past five years, Museumnacht has become a fixture on Groningen’s cultural calendar. It draws a young crowd aged primarily between 20 and 35. Foreign students also flock to the night of art, culture and fun every year. Groningen’s Museumnacht is a joint production of the Groninger Museum, the Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum, GRID Grafisch Museum Groningen, Storyworld and the University Museum.

Groninger Museumnacht takes place on Saturday 11 September 2021. Ticket sales open in August.


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