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Close-Act Theatre is an international street theatre company that was founded in 1991 in the Netherlands. The group originates from collaboration of designers, actors, dancers, choreographers and musicians, all the disciplines are combined. Close-Act is a street theatre company in the Netherlands and most of their performances are made for an audience of 5.000 to 10.000 people. The artistic directors of Close-Act are Hesther Melief and Tonny Aerts.
The group performed worldwide on festivals like: Daidogei World Cup(Japan) - Chaoyang Spring Festival Beijing (China) Klein Karoo National Arts Festival Oudsthoorn (SA) - Ansan Street Arts Festival (S-Korea) - Kortorski Children festival Kotor (Crna Gora) Montenegro - Mouth of the Tyne Festival (UK) - Toronto Buskerfest Street theatre festival(Can) - Festivale International de Teatro de Calle Zacatecas (MEX) - Festival Internacional Cervantino Guanajuato (MEX) - FITB Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro Bogotá (Colombia) - World Expo Shanghai(China) - Dos Oceanos (Portugal) - Sofia Puppet Theatre Festival (Bulgaria) - Toronto Busker fest Street theatre Festival (Canada) - Hiseoul festival (South-Korea) - Kaohsiung County International Puppet Theatre Festival (Taiwan) - Wintercity Festival Toronto (Canada) - Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (United Kingdom) - World Festival Mundial (Netherlands) - International Street theatre Festival Athens (Greece) - Festival of the Arts Detroit (United States) - Festival Teatro a Corte Torino (Italy) - Festival d’été de Québec Québec (Canada) - Festival Just pour rire Montreal (Canada) - Galway Arts Festival (Ireland) - International Riverside Festival (United Kingdom) - La Strada International Street circus festival Bremen (Germany) - World Expo Zaragoza (Spain) - Les Festes de la Mercè Barcelona (Spain) - Festival Internacional de Ecatepec Mexico City (Mexico) - Street festival Qatar (Persian Gulf) - Festival des Arts Forains Namur (France) - Waterford Spraoi (Ireland) - Deventer on stilts (Netherlands) - TAZ Theater aan zee Oostende (Belgium) - Limburg Festival (Netherlands) - Gwacheon Hanmadang Festival (South-Korea) - WinterCity Festival - Festival de Teatro y Artes de Calle Valladolid (Spain) - Robodock Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Fira Mediterrània d’Espectacles d’Arrel Manresa (Spain) - Festival La Strada Graz (Austria) - Bat-Yam Festival Tel Aviv (Israel) - Mid autumn Festival Taipei (Taiwan) - Defqon.1 Weekend Festival (Netherlands)- International Sabancı Theater Festival - Sibiu International Theatre Festival - Festival International de Teatro Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
The group has many different productions. One of their bigger spectacles are:
- Convoi Exceptionnel
- "Close Act Theatre" (PDF). 9 November 2011.