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Emerging Memory is a theatrical boat trip about the history of colonialism and slavery in Amsterdam. After the great succes of the past three years, with sold out shows, we are bringing a new edition from 22 june - 4 july 2019. The is theme Emerging Memory; what stories from history do we share, 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 heritage and encounter through stories.


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

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


Emerging Memory is a collaboration between Amsterdam Roots, Afrovibes, Poetry Circle Nowhere and Black Heritage Tours. It is made possible with support by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam Heritage and Memory Studies & Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis.


Language: English (with partly Dutch text)

Performance dates and times:

Saturday 22 June, 16:00 & 20:00

Sunday 23 June, 16:00 & 20:00

Thursday 27 June, 20:00

Friday 28 June, 20:00

Saturday 29 June, 16:00 & 20:00

Sunday 30 June, 16:00 & 20:00

Wednesday 3 July, 20:00

Thursday 4 July, 20:00

Startingpoint is at the Bushuis in the Oost-Indisch Huis (Kloveniersburgwal 48).

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