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Communication, press: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Coenen en Renée Veenstra)
Music Miners: email@example.com (Remy Alexander en Margriet Broekroelofs)
Production: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jessica Dassen)
Address: Gezellestraat 36
5615 HL Eindhoven
IBAN: NL84 RABO0129508578
BTW: NL 8225.10.972.B01
The Birds of Paradise Foundation is a charitable organisation registered under Dutch law. Audited accounts for 2021 can be found here.
Frank Veenstra, Artistic and Managing director
Arthur van der Drift, chair
Ester Louwers, treasurer
Rian Brus, secretary
Lucas Maassen, member
Birds of Paradise wants to offer a state of the art international platform on the verge of indie pop music, EDM and contemporary classical music with all sorts of connections to other progressive (stage) disciplines and genres for the benefit of:
It’s not all displaying the most beautiful colours and chirping the most beautiful songs, here at our Birds of Paradise stages. There’s seduction, enchantment and marvel through dancing as well. Percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers and dancer annex artistic advisor REDO, together with his swarm, break free from the chains of change, disruption and instability. Together with dancers, musicians and a visual artist, they leave reality for what it is and they participate in A New Dawn. We hear music from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta) and Hanna Benn. And on stage we see multi-instrumentalist Binkbeats, break dancers Ozzi & Shane, contemporary classic dancer Camilla Bundel and visual artist Noralie. The show is directed by Peter Leung and curated by Frank Veenstra and Dominique Vleeshouwers. We fly at dawn, looking for a brighter future. Are you with us?
Dominique Vleeshouwers, percussion and electronics
Binkbeats, percussion and electronics
Redo, artistic advisor and choreography
Camilla Bundel, dance
Peter Leung, stage direction
Music Miners Podcast – Performance Composing
With Dominique and REDO (host: Mattijs Franken)
13. March 7.30 pm – 20:15 pm TivoliVredenburg, Pandora
Host Mattijs Franken will talk to percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers and urban dancer REDO, the driving forces behind A New Dawn. A conversation about composing, pigeonholing mentality and their collaboration.
A camera crew films the crew of A New Dawn in a rehearsal room in Thorn, Brabant, just before the world premiere, where the performance is being finalized. Dancer REDO interviews a number of key players during rehearsal days, including choreographer Peter Leung and of course Dominique, mastermind behind it all.
“You can see the story behind the dance here”
“My first collaboration with Dominique in Blurred Lines (2020), the basis for what will eventually become A New Dawn”
The creators of Birds of Paradise’s educational program are developing a series of podcasts about different ways of looking at the process of composing. This second episode is about Performance composing. Host Leendert van der Valk talks with the acclaimed Dutch percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers about how he uses design and theatrical elements in his compositions. And about what it’s like to dare doing things differently.
Talking Podcast (live)
13. March 7.30-8.15pm TivoliVredenburg, Pandora
In response to the podcast host Mattijs Franken will talk to percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwers and urban dancer REDO, the driving forces behind A New Dawn. A conversation about composing, pigeonholing mentality and the collaboration between REDO and Dominique.
During the lockdown, American viola player and new music curator for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Nadia Sirota, made a series of ‘quarantine episodes’ of her popular podcast series Living Music. A series featuring artists from all over the world, performing and chatting from their homes, streamed via facebook.
Sirota made a Living Music episode with percussionist Dominique and drummer Deantoni Parks. The latter, in addition to Kaytlin Aurelia Smith, Binkbeats and Hanna Benn, composed new music for the performance A New Dawn. Deantoni Parks and Dominique tell how the music came about and Dominique explains how all the different compositions have been processed into a modular performance.
House visual designer of Birds of Paradise Mees Joachim developed a t-shirt design exclusively for the festival. The artwork is by graphic designer Klim Spearhead, who made it in close collaboration with Noralie, visual designer of A New Dawn.
It’s a limited edition and the t-shirts are for sale at the merch counter in Park 6 of TivoliVredenburg.