Amara van der Elst
Spoken word artist
In 2021, Amara impressed the whole of the Netherlands with her performance during the National Remembrance Day event on 4 May. In 2022 she was proclaimed ‘Talent of the year’ by the Education Innovation Fund NL. She also founded the spoken-word writers’ camp ‘Rhyme & Reason’ and shone on the spoken-word music album Binnenste Buiten by Spraakuhloos. During the previous edition of the Opera Forward Festival, she was part of a spoken-word programme curated by Manu van Kersbergen in the foyer of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Amara is currently completing her Creative Writing degree at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem.