The programme 'Fast Forward: talent in international context’ was launched on 1 January 2014, with the goal of giving talented mid-career makers a chance to work on the international stage. They are offered the opportunity of working with leading international producers, and part of this collaboration is to produce a production or concert under the banner of this international producer. This way, makers can boost their international development and positioning.
The following 11 makers have participated in Fast Forward 1: Ann van den Broek at the Barbican Centre (UK) | Dagmar Slagmolen at Concerts Norway (NO) | Itamar Serussi at Balleto di Roma (IT) | Jetse Batelaan at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (DU)| Jorinde Keesmaat at the Center for Contemporary Opera (USA) | Project Wildeman at Neuköllner Oper and Mare Culturale Urbano (GE & IT) | Ragazze Quartet at Cryptic (UK) | Alida Dors at Les Ballets C de la B (BE) | Sjaron Minailo at De Munt (BE) | Tony Roe at music production company Third Ear (UK) | Wende Snijders at Muziektheater Transparant (BE).
Fast Forward 2 will run for two years: 2019 and 2020. With the programme’s support, between 12 and 15 makers are expected to complete a (multi-year) artistic collaborative project abroad. A sum of 1.7 million euros is available for the programme.
Viktorien van Hulst is the intendant of the second edition of Fast Forward. Together with a group of experts from the Dutch performing arts world, she will link talented performing artists to a foreign producer, company, venue or festival. The experts are: Annemieke Keurentjes, Guy Coolen, Jolanda Spoel, Martijn Buser, Piet Menu, Rakesh Kanhai en Samuel Wuersten. The project leader Vevi van der Vliet will provide organisational support. Given the programme’s international character, for this edition Fast Forward will work even more closely with Dutch Performing Arts.
It is not possible to apply to Fast Forward. Instead, makers are nominated by a committee.