QUARTZ! the premiere, Friday evening July 19 2024!

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IDAHOTIQZ and Arti et Amicitiae present a new initiative in honor of Queer & Pride: QUARTZ! A fusion of Queer Arts from dinner to party, about achieving emancipation within and with the LGBTQI+ community through dialogue and art. Those are languages we all speak and connect us, beyond the differences that sometimes divide us, but which we can also cherish. A fusion of dinner, party, exhibition, spoken word, talk show, live entertainment and visual arts. Serious and moving, kinship and festive moments alternate in a full evening program, in all the colors of the rainbow. And all this in the atmospheric setting of Arti et Amicitiae at the Rokin!

On May 17, the day that homosexuality was delisted as a disease in 1990, IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homo and Transphobia, was born. IDAHOTIQZ’s mission is to artistically promote community spirit from and with the Queer community and to this end organizes events on IDAHOT, Pride and from now on also during the rest of the year.

Arti et Amicitae

Located at a monumental building at the Rokin, Arti et Amicitiae has been an association for and by artists since 1839. Curiosity, friendship and connection are leading, with Arti being innovative in the development of a current, experimental and controversial exhibition program. The society is the meeting place for activities, exhibitions and parties.

The evening starts with dinner at six o’clock when the first performances will take place. The dinner will turn into a talk show around half past eight in which art and its message are discussed with participating artists and activists from the LGBTQI+ community. The exhibition will also be officially opened and we will make the transition to the theater show. Until about ten o’clock, various artists from the rainbow community will provide an interactive theater program full of music, dance and poems. We then toast together on how art can create fellowship in a time of polarization and we can celebrate our freedom with DJ RAF

The talkshow
Your hosts of the evening, Don and Pia, will take you into current affairs in conversation with their guests Suzanne van de Laar (chairman of Pride Amsterdam, photographer), Anderson Carvalho (dancer) and Ruben Post (poet). Uw hosts van de avond, Don en Pia nemen u mee in de actualiteit in gesprek met hun gasten Suzanne van de Laar (voorzitter Pride Amsterdam, fotografe), Anderson Carvalho (danser) en Ruben Post (dichter).

Het theaterprogramma
We won’t reveal everything yet, but you can count on a dazzling theater show with Agnes Geneva, Arthur Demonceau and Ruben Post, among others. Don Pasquale and Pia Vapeur will perform a genuine opera battle.

De expositie
Suzanne van de Laar is an activist, chairman of Pride Amsterdam and created a photo exhibition for IDAHOTIQZ about trans youth in various stages of their transition. She captured the problems and feelings associated with this: waiting lists, chains, fighting spirit, pride, love. She tells their story in 14 impressive works. These works will remain on display during Queer & Pride until the summer closure of Arti et Amicitea in August.

After the theater program, the party kicks off mastered by DJ RAF, residential DJ in bar Prik. DJ RAF guarantees a fantastic party with a wide variety of music!

Want to join us?

Reserve your ticket through this RESERVERINGSLINK

Entrance €19.50 (regular), Arti Members free (max 1 ticket per member), City Pass and students upon presentation of pass/identification €10.
Dinner €17,50

5:00 PM Walk-in
6:00 PM Dinner buffet
8:30 PM Theater show
10:00 PM Party!

After the premiere on July 19, QUARTZ will be held four times a year, with an ever-changing line-up.