ExploreZ Festival 2021

Hope for new perspectives
23 September 2021 to 10 October 2021
Welcome to the International ExploreZ Festival 2021!


The sixth edition of the colourful ExploreZ Festival is taking place in Amsterdam until October 10th! The theme of the festival is Hope for new perspectives: the perspectives that artists offer on the world after the corona pandemic. Come and enjoy the performances of distinctive and unconventional makers. Experience, explore and start a dialogue with each other!

Karolina Spaić
artistic director ExploreZ Festival

Festival Program

Theater, dance, music and visual arts with a social impact in an international perspective

Since 2016, ZID has been organizing the international crossover festival ExploreZ where the city of Amsterdam is a stage for the city’s residents, artists and (inter) national theater makers. Performances, concerts, lectures and conferences took place in, among others, the Central OBA, Theater de Meervaart, Pakhuis de Zwijger, LaakTheater (The Hague) and many neighborhood locations. Each festival has its own theme, which is current for the makers and for social developments both locally and internationally.

The international festival ExploreZ is the multidisciplinary festival that connects art and social impact, both at local and international level. The festival consists of productions that are developed together with (inter) national makers, young makers and the city’s residents. The makers live in totally different countries and social worlds, including Poland, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Morocco, Germany and Serbia, but how can they connect their worlds through an artistic approach?

The festival is produced and designed by the ZID Theater from Amsterdam. Curator is artistic director Karolina Spaic. In addition, the festival shows performances by international companies, there are debates, workshops and there is an international conference.

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