EDE, The Netherlands, March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Artists from around the world are flocking to Akoesticum, a performing arts training center and thriving cultural hub in a beautifully converted military academy situated in the countryside outside of Amsterdam.
This first and only Dutch national training center offers artists the opportunity to rehearse, create, perform, eat and sleep in a beautifully restored historic site designed for professional use.
Center of expertise and excellence
Akoesticum was opened by his Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on January 23, 2015. During its first year, Akoesticum welcomed over 15,000 artists, musicians, performers and esteemed local and international guests.
Cultural groups from all over the world now have a home in the Netherlands: from orchestras, small ensembles and large performing groups to theatre and dance companies. Akoesticum plays host to a full range of performers, from emerging talent to established artists.
Akoesticum resides in the unique historic premises of a former army base. Now dedicated to the performing arts, it nurtures the creative potential of both professional and amateur dancers, musicians and actors.
This characteristic, neo-renaissance heritage site has been fully renovated to facilitate teaching, rehearsing, auditions, and performance. It offers state-of-the-art equipment and overnight facilities at rates designed to accommodate groups of all sizes.
Akoesticum is conveniently located in the heart of the Netherlands, less than one hour from Amsterdam Airport. The railway station is at walking distance. Close to all major cities and hubs in the Netherlands, Akoesticum itself is surrounded by nature: the beautiful National Park De Hoge Veluwe, green heart of the Netherlands, is on its doorstep.
Touchstone for the exploration and expansion of culture
Here groups will find the focus and dedication to fully immerse in performance and learning. It is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds come together - a unique environment fostering discovery and creativity.
Akoesticum is a private foundation, staffed by a group of highly motivated professionals with backgrounds in performing arts, hospitality or entrepreneurship, as well as a number of volunteers.
Take the online tour and explore Akoesticum: http://www.akoesticum.org/english/akoesticum-virtual-tour/
11 rehearsal studios: flexibility to rehearse one or more days or over a series of visits. 1 auditorium (14,5x20m), retractable seating (160 seats) for concerttype events, 2 large spaces (12,5x15m) and 8 small (7x7m) studios, floor for dance and theatre instruction, pianos and grand pianos and percussion section included.
Onsite accommodations and multifunctional spaces: 56 spacious bedrooms (2-4 single beds) each with shower and toilet, lobby, café/restaurant, outdoor terrace, general areas and free parking.
For more information contact
Harold Lenselink, artistic director Akoesticum
Akoesticum, international training center for dance, music and theatre
Nieuwe Kazernelaan 2 D 42, Ede (Gld), the Netherlands