On the occasion of a retrospective about Jean Tinguely, the Stedelijk Museum and Dutch National Opera are presenting a new opera: Bewogen Bewegen (Moving Movements).

Jean Tinguely is famous for his playful, boldly kinetic machines and explosive performances. Everything had to be different, everything had to move. Precisely 25 years after his death, the Stedelijk Museum is presenting Jean Tinguely – Machine Spectacle: the largest exhibition by this artist ever to be held in the Netherlands (1 Oct 2016 – 5 March 2017).

For the opera, music theatre maker and director Marcel Sijm was inspired by the world of Dick Raaijmakers, a Dutch composer-theoretician and a contemporary of Tinguely, who took an electro-acoustic approach to playing with the concepts of immobility and motion.

Date: Friday 30 September 2016

Time: 19.30 - 19.53

Location: Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum

Concept: Marcel Sijm
Musicians: Oene van Geel and Bram Stadhouders
Singers: Rosina Fabius, Oscar Verhaar and Alexander de Jong
Dramaturge: Jappe Groenendijk
Producer: Eva van Dieën


More information about the exhibition:

jean tinguely - machine spectacle

Photo: Jean Tinguely, Gismo, 1960. Collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Photographer: Gert Jan van Rooij, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam, 2016