Words of NDSM: spoken word event | Mahat Arab | Stichting NDSM-werf

Words of NDSM - een spoken word programma over belonging
25 Jul
25 Jul
Kunstinstallatie (Leave) Space for Space

When do you feel at home somewhere? That question forms the starting point of a summer spoken word program, organized by performer and program maker Mahat Arab on Thursday, July 25, at NDSM. Storytellers and spoken word performers Sjaan Flikweert, Rachad Debdoubi, Nicole Kaandorp and Zulu Green take the outdoor stage on the NDSM waterfront and share stories about feeling at home, their neighborhood, their vision of where we can land, but especially what we can fall into. The program takes place in the art installation (Leave) Space for Space by Morag Myerscough, an installation that explores what feeling at home can mean.

Location: NDSM waterfront, left of Pllek, near the installation (Leave) Space for Space
20.00 walk-in and drink, start program 20.30 to 21.15, followed by a drink
Mahat Arab, Sjaan Flikweert, Rachad Debdoubi, Nicole Kaandorp and Zulu Green
Entrance: free (with pay what you can option)

Are you coming too? Everyone is welcome. In addition, the program is also part of NDSM Get Lost. During this special evening, we will take you to four different cultural locations at NDSM and you will receive additional background information, performances and talks about the current art programming. The tour ends with the spoken word program. Tickets for NDSM Get Lost are €5, -, click here to order.

About the performers

Sjaan Flikweert

Sjaan Flikweert is an interdisciplinary creator who crafts emotional worlds where the smallest details take center stage. From a personal narrative, she effortlessly and tangibly juxtaposes contrasts. Sharp and soft in word and sound, Sjaan Flikweert creates spoken word, music, dance/performance art, film, and writes theater pieces. She has been an active performing artist for over 13 years, both domestically and internationally. A glimpse into her repertoire: she has been part of Poetry Circle since 2010, was featured in the anthology HARD OP, and has been published in Tirade.

Rachad Debdoubi

Rachad was born and raised in Lelystad. After high school, he went to study and work in Amsterdam, where his artistic side was nurtured. During therapy, he was encouraged to write down his thoughts and feelings. This led to a love for writing that was rewarded with stages (Woorden Worden Zinnen, NPO, Human, Alkebulan, Pakhuis de Zwijger) and many commissions that give Rachad the opportunity to share his thoughts and feelings with an audience.

Nicole Kaandorp

Nicole Kaandorp (Budapest, 1997) writes short stories, essays, but primarily stage poetry. Additionally, she presents and organizes literary programs in Utrecht and her hometown Amsterdam, and she is part of the editorial team of Mensen Zeggen Dingen. Previously, she made Dutch-language poetry songs with the band Kopje Onder. In 2023, she won the NK Poetry Slam, and in 2019, the Lowlands Writing Contest with the story Linnen. Love, in all its strange forms, frequently recurs in her work, as well as roses, comfort, and clear details.

ZULU GREEN (music)

ZULU GREEN is an Amsterdam based multi dynamic artist who uses their voice as their instrument. Just like Zulu, you cannot place their genre into one box, therefore Zulu describes themselves as a vibe translator. Gender-fluid and genre-fluid, translating life through vocals, riffs & rhymes. ‘ZULU’ stands for Black Pride, ‘GREEN’ stands for the green chakra, because everything comes from the HE.ART.

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