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Opening Night

Starts: 20:15
Ends: 22:00
Location: Schouwburg Main Auditorium, Rotterdam City Theatre

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A colourful poetic parade in which all the festival poets will introduce themselves to the audience with a poem they have written or selected specifically for the festival’s theme. During the opening of the festival, there will also be a performance of parts of ‘Ven Salta’, a composition created by the Greek-Dutch composer Aspasia Nasopoulou using texts by female poets from around the Mediterranean. The complete composition will be performed on Sunday 4 June (premiere).

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Anne Kawala
Dumitru Crudu
Gozo Yoshimasu
Hannah van Binsbergen
Harry Man
Ishion Hutchinson
Jan Wagner
John Kinsella
Mae Yway
Margarida Vale de Gato
Mária Ferenčuhová
Marianne Morris
Michael Palmer
Mischa Andriessen
Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta
Roberto Amato
Stefan Hertmans
Zang Di
Zhu Zhu