Het HEM is currently closed in preperation for renovations and will reopen in fall 2024.
In the meanwhile, you’ll find our programming on several off-site locations and on The Couch.
Our event spaces are available for rent until October 2023.
Art is our first language. Even while we are closed for renovations, our programming continues. You will find our art programmes at off-site locations throughout the year and on the digital platform The Couch. The permanent installations in Het HEM will remain open to the public after the renovation.
Our music programme focuses on experimental ways of making, presenting and experiencing sound in the building through listening sessions, live performances and musical artist-in-residence programmes. During renovations, we organise music programmes at off-site locations and on the digital platform The Couch.
We are closed at the moment. When we are open again you are welcome for a drink and a bite, wine and dine at our restaurant. With good wether we suggest you settle down on our sunny terrace on the Costa del Zaano.
Het HEM loves books. During your visit, come lose yourself in the library's rich selection or discover new favourites in the SANZ Shop.
The building's industrial design and our experimental art programme bring ambience and meaning to every event.
Situated in a former munitions factory, Het HEM is a new home for contemporary culture.
Reza Mirabi and Arno Schuitemaker perform their own, separate dance performances as part of one evening program.
During the break between the separate performances, you can have a bite at restaurant Zanini. The food is not included in the ticket price.
Arno Schuitemaker starts at 19h
Reza Mirabi starts at 20h30
O S C A R (Special Edition - a solo out of a solo) - Arno Schuitemaker
In his latest work O S C A R, an installation and performance at once, Arno Schuitemaker searches for a renewed sense of identity after life brought you to the epicentre of a break. In a special edition for Het HEM, he brings one of the three solos of this performance, a solo about tracing back that turns into travelling forth and how it felt to say: let me begin again.
Arno Schuitemaker creates works one has to experience. His interdisciplinary performances immerse the audience, each in their unique way. Rooted in the pages of his diary, they stretch and alter the way we perceive time and space and transform into embodied meditations on life, reflecting the depths of our existence.
On the 9th of June, Arno Schuitemaker will premiere his brand-new performance 30 appearances out of darkness at the Holland Festival.
Time Will Tell - Reza Mirabi
The title ‘Time Will Tell’ reminds us of the relationship between loss and time.
After losing his best friend during the pandemic, Reza Mirabi wrote a couple of short stories. Stories about, Nawal, a pigeon that moves backwards in time, Moj, a wave that by meeting the shore over and over again slowly carves a threshold into the now, and Zamin, soil, and ground, who just cannot understand the clock and so lives forever in cosmic time.
The stories are in the form of a conversation between these 3 figures: they converse about their different ways of being in and being with time and so they gave me time and space to cope. These stories became the script and score for this piece. Through movements and songs, poems and sounds, questions and dreams, they reimagine the art of conversation as a choreographic ritual of tending to time. A ritual of remembrance and of imagining what remains.”
Concept and Choreography: Reza Mirabi
Sound Composition: Marko Ivic
Dance: Phoebe Osborne, Reza Mirabi Cello: Sheng-Chiun Lin Piano: Marko Ivic Installation: Katy Hundertmark, Reza Mirabi Dramaturgical Advice: Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink
My words are not only mine. Fragments in the text are stirred and inspired by by Ursula K. LeGuin, Laurie Anderson, Alexis Pauline Gumbs and every sound that spoke to my heart and moved me incalculably.