Hivos Culture Fund

P.O. box 85565
2508 CG Den Haag
The Netherlands

+31 (0)70 376 5500

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Theatre producers from Central Asia to combine forces

July 2006 -

Theatre group Sakhna was one of the participants in the Central Asian Theatre Caravan Meeting that was held from 7 - 10 June 2006 in Bishkek. The goal of the meeting was to establish a Central Asian 'performance' network. Previous meetings have been held in Tadzhikistan and Uzbekistan.

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Taban Lo Liyong pleads for an all-encompassing poetry

July 2006 -

"The best poetry is the folk epic," declared Taban Lo Liyong during the 37th Poetry International in Rotterdam, where he gave the tenth lecture in Defence of Poetry.

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Successful dance group from Burkina Faso stimulates cultural exchange

July 2006 -

Krisztina de Châtel, Salia Sanou en Seydou Boro prepare the Tando, a dance performance that can be seen for the first time on the international July Dance Festival in Amsterdam.

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Theatre Embassy: theatre and community development

June 2006 -

"Acting and theatre are closely related to the process of cultural development," according to Theatre Embassy’s Beredith Danse. "Strengthening the human identity has top priority for us. We utilize artists and educative theatre organizations from the North and the South for this purpose."

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Filming is boxing in Central America

May 2006 -

Cinergia is a film fund operating under the wings of the HIVOS Culture Fund. Cinergia, with offices in Costa Rica since 2003, has assigned itself the task of stimulating the film sector in Central America and Cuba.

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New centre for performing arts in South Indian village

April 2006 -

A brand new building has arisen among the palm trees of Punjarasantankal, a village in southern India. It is the new centre for performing arts, the Kuttu Kalai Kudam, which was dedicated on 26 March 2006 amid considerable festivities. Here the tradition of Kattaikkuttu, musical theatre from Tamil Nadu, will be passed on.

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The Changing Face of African Literature

April 2006 -

From 21 to 23 March 2006, the Centre for African Literary Studies organized a conference entitled "The Changing Face of African Literature" at the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. This conference was held in conjunction with the "Time of the Writer" festival in Durban.

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Afshin Ellian: Stop Capitulating to Threats

february 2006 -

On behalf of Winternachten – International literature festival The Hague, Breyten Breytenbach and Afshin Ellian both wrote an essay centering on the theme ‘Heroes of the Mind’.

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Breyten Breytenbach: Thinking Birdness

February 2006 -

On behalf of Winternachten – International literature festival The Hague, Breyten Breytenbach and Afshin Ellian both wrote an essay centering on the theme ‘Heroes of the Mind’.

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Exciting and entertaining international films in Jakarta

december 2005 -

"Currently, the documentary form is going from strength to strength," explains festival director and filmmaker Orlow Seunke of the Jakarta International Film Festival (JiFFest). This is the seventh year of the festival, which this year is being held from 9-18 December and is showing 201 films from 35 countries.

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