The meeting will begin Thursday mid-morning with a Meet and Greet followed by a visit of the workshops and a chance to talk with the workshop staff at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. In the evening participants will be able to see the performance of Der Rosenkavalier.
Friday begins with a session on Planning followed by breakout sessions to further investigate the subject. The rest of the day will be spent looking at Staff recruitment, skills and training, as well as a workshop on issues with Co-productions. Friday will end with the exciting Show & Tell sessions for both Costumes and Make-Up & Wigs teams. Those who wish to attend an evening show will be treated to Swan Lake.
Saturday will look at Sustainability and Fast Fashion as well as a Q&A session with an international Costume designer.
Our visit to Amsterdam is not a coincidence: we have been invited to Dutch National Opera & Ballet to celebrate our long standing Steering group chairman, Robby Duiveman who will be leaving his post after 25 years as Director of Costumes and Make-up. Robby has been a valuable member of the Forum since its beginnings and has brought immense experience, knowledge and ideas to the group.
We wish him well for his future endeavours and look forward to an exciting and fruitful meeting.