After the successful first edition of WINTERNIGHTS in 2016, SoAP and VIA ZUID joined forces again in 2017 to organize the second edition of the festival. From SoAP, ‘facing faces’ by Rita Hoofwijk were executed. SALLY Dance Company Maastricht presented two performances and FASHIONCLASH screened a number of films that premiered on November 4 during the Fashion Film Festival Maastricht. The first day of the festival was filled with private networking sessions and workshops for the makers of SoAP and VIA ZUID and professionals from the sector.
During WINTERNIGHTS 2017, the Edmond Hustinx Stimulans Prize was awarded for the first time to three promising starters from the artist world. The winners each received an amount of € 2,500 with which they can further develop and realize their creative ideas.
Idea and initiative of SoAP and VIA ZUID
Collaboration with C-TAKT, FASHIONCLASH, INTRO, GOTRA & SALLY Dance Company Maastricht
Thanks to: Municipality of Maastricht, Fonds Podiumkunsten, wackywines, Theater aan het Vrijthof, AINSI Maastricht and SAM ateliers & Noto
Participating artists in Winternights 2017 were:
Abel Enklaar – AKATAK – Dounia Mahammed – Evelien Cammaert – FashionclashFashionFilms – Germaine Sijstermans – Gökhan Girginol – Lotte Milder – Mami Izumi – Maria Dominguez – Marie van Vollenhoven – Martin Harriague – Patrizio Bucci – Petronella Torin – Rita Hoofwijkian Ensemble – Ruthanella Mullgerak Morrowatian – Ruthanak Morrowatian – Sien Vanmaele – VONK
Video: Pedro Morato