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Benoît Vanraes, external producer Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Fast Forward is a programme dedicated to developing talent in an international context.


Launched on 1 January 2014, the programme ‘Fast Forward: talent in international context’ offers talented artists the opportunity to work on a performance or concert under the auspices of a foreign producer. Mark Yeoman, as the intendant of the programme, worked with a group of experts to identify talented performing artists, in order to couple them with an international producer, company, stage or festival.

The participants in the programme not only have the opportunity to work on a specific project with prominent foreign producers, but also to present themselves with their end result on international stages. In this way, the makers can potentially achieve a milestone in their career.

Untill the 1st of april 2016 Mark Yeoman had final responsibility for both the selection of candidates and for the project proposals that were made with these candidates. Because of his new role as artistic leader of the Grand Theatre in Groningen - next to his function as artistic leader of Noorderzon - the Board of directors of the Performing Arts Fund and Mark Yeoman have decided he should resign as intendant.

External producer Benoît Vanraes wil continue the programme. He will be supported by 'scouts', professionals in the Dutch performing arts sector who are aware of the trends and who know talented performing artists. Benoît also works closely with international partners who are involved with these artistis. The scouts at present are: Pablo Cabenda, Guy Coolen, Anita van Dolen and Wouter van Ransbeek.

IIt is not possible to submit an application to Fast Forward. Because of the duration of the programme it is no longer possible to propose yourself or other performing artists for this programme. Please contact us via fastforward@fondspodiumkunsten.nl for specific questions about this programme.

The programme will run for three years, from 2014 through 2016. 12 to 15 performing artists are expected to realise a (multiannual) collaboration abroad, with the support of Fast Forward. For this three-year programme, 1.1 million euros have been made available.

interview Mark Yeoman (EN)

news

news - Fast Forward

Video Fast Forward project Jorinde Keesmaat

28 Mar 2017

This is Fast Forward. The programme by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund that offers Dutch talent the opportunity to develop their career in an international context. Eleven participants will have the opportunity to work with leading international producers and to present themselves on the international stage. Today we are visiting Jorinde Keesmaat. Thanks to Fast Forward, this opera director from Amsterdam has the opportunity to work in New York. She is supervised by Jim Schaeffer, director of the Center for Contemporary Opera. Today they are discussing their first project: the opera by Louis Andriessen that premiered in the Sawdust theatre, and about the huge amount of opportunities in New York’s creative music scene.

news - Fast Forward

Video Fast Forward project Itamar Serussi

07 Feb 2017

This is Fast Forward. The programme by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund that offers Dutch talent the opportunity to develop their career in an international context. Eleven participants will have the opportunity to work with leading international producers and to present themselves on the international stage. Today we are visiting Itamar Serussi. He is the in-house choreographer of Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam, and in the Fast Forward programme he is working for Balleto di Roma in Italy. His supervisor is artistic leader Roberto Casarotto. Today they are discussing the performance that Itamar is making at Balleto di Roma. And about his ultimate dream: to have his own dance company.