Photo by Françoise Bolechowski

Premières, budding talent, innovative choreographers and experimental theatre: even ten days wouldn’t be enough to enjoy the full programme at SPRING. The fifth edition of this festival will be held in Theater Kikker and Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, as well as unexpected venues such as Galerie Sanaa, the former prison on Wolvenplein and Kanaleneiland shopping mall. Most of the performances are suitable for English-speakers. One of the highlights is the miniature festival Sacrifice, which features visual art, pop music, theatre and dance as the basic principles for a new religion in times of secularisation: art. Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir is collaborating with her partner Valdimar Johannsson, the Iceland Dance Company and a number of visual artists. Musician Bryce Dessner (The National) will be providing the soundtrack.

> 18 to 27 May, various locations