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Dutch artists at Turkish Festivals in Turkey


International Jazz Festival

Since 1994 IKSV organizes the annual International Jazz Festival in Istanbul.


In 2007, Michiel Borstlap and Sibel Kose performed at the festival.

In 2008 Michiel Borstlap returned, and also Eric Vloeimans, Jeroen van Vliet, Guus Bakker, Pascal Vermeer and Onur Ataman performed at the festival.


For the edition of 2010, the Dutch trio ‘Jungle Boldie’ gave a performance in the garden of the Dutch Consulate-General.


Akbank Jazz Festival

The Akbank Jazz Festival, organised by Akbank, had its 19th edition in 2009.


At the 2009 edition of the festival Dutch performers Bik Bent Braam, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher Quartet with Peter van Bergen, and Bik Bent Braam with Konstrukt gave a concert.


Pera Piano Festival

The Pera Piano Festival is part of the Pera Festivals held every year. In 2008, Tamara Poddubnaya gave a concert and organized a masterclass for this event.


VJFest Istanbul

This festival is held in Istanbul, with both Dutch and Turkish VJs.

In 2008 there were four (female) VJs who participated: Illuminator, Alerta, Lottez, and Zanne.

In 2009 eight VJs and one DJ participated: VJs Lottez, The Video Word Made Flesh http://www.hetvleesgewordenvideowoord.nl/, Aineko, Pixelady and Polly Pastis. DJ: Deevits.

There was also a Speaker/PhD Student: Marina Turco, Ph.D Research in Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University “Dancing images. VJ performances and club culture”

            In 2010 five VJs participated: Born Digital, Goto10, Roborant, and Polly Pastis.


Ankara Jazz Festival

At the annual Ankara Jazz Festival 2007 Michiel Borstlap and the Yuri Honing Trio gave a performance.


Tatili Foça Zeytinli Rock Fest

In 2009 Epica performed at the Tatili Foça Zeytinli Rock Fest, a 5-day festival taking place in Foça, close to Izmir.


Dutch Punch

4 – 7 November 2010 Dutch Punch is a festival organized by Worm & Kultprom that allows Istanbul audiences to get up close and personal with Rotterdam's independent, experimental music and film-art scenes. They've selected the reigning champs from across a full range of disciplines for a thoroughly knockout program from Rotterdam based musicians, artists and film-makers. Their aim is not only to familiarize, but also to initiate exchange and collaboration between the vibrantly diverse artistic communities of Rotterdam and Istanbul. The Rotterdam based Kultprom organisation - initiator of the Dutch Punch festival series, previously landed the festival across cities of the Russian federation and Ukraine. WORM is a Rotterdam based artists collective, a venue, cinema and workspace for music, film and new media.

For the realization of Dutch Punch, Kultprom and WORM are closely working together with James Hakan Dedeoğlu of mediapartner Bant magazine. The music program will be taking place at the Peyote, Bronx Pi Sahne and Arkaoda venues, the film program will be presented at the Pera Museum.