In keeping with the exhibition, we are organising a series of nine Specials. Each of these Sundays has an afternoon programme involving an educational lecture, a creative workshop as well as a musical performance.
On the programme
The lectures, workshops and musical performances on the same day can be followed separately. The lectures and creative workshops are intended for adults.
Please note: the programme and scheduled times are subject to changes. The lectures and workshops will be held in Dutch.
12:00 - 13:00
14:15 - 16:00
13:30 - 14:00
|5 Sept||Myths and rituals||Stamping with Aztec symbols||Musical performance|
|26 Sept||Tenochtitlan: living in the lap of luxury||Decorating with feathers||Musical performance|
|31 Oct||Communicating with the dead||Decorating sugar skulls||Musical performance|
|7 Nov||Excavations||Making an Aztec flute||Musical performance|
|28 Nov||The Aztec writing system||Colours in Mesoamerica||Musical performance|
|12 Dec||Mayas, Incas and Aztecs||Back to the source: Cocoa||Musical performance|
|9 Jan||Aztecs and Dutchmen||Back to the source: Tortilla||Musical performance|
|30 Jan||The Solar Calendar||Aztec calendar on amate paper||Musical performance|
|13 Feb||Pulque: the cactus drink steeped in tradition||Fermenting||Musical performance|
About the musical performance
How music and dance started - An Aztec legend
With their performance, the duo of Edoardo Ramos and Osvaldo Padrón Pérez deliver an interpretation of an ancient Aztec legend. The story was recorded in the 16th century by Spanish missionary Fray Gerónimo de Mendieta who spent a big part of his life in Central America. With replicas of ancient instruments, the sumptuously attired storytellers takes the audience on a journey to ancient Mexico, in an interactive performance in which the members of the audience are both spectactors and participants.