There are Vurige Tongen (Fiery Tongues) on their way. Together with you and about 400 art performers, we will create a prophetic and poetic reality where we can celebrate life.
“Those who do not see beauty on Earth will not find it in the afterlife.”
It will be a mega awesome happening.
We also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ruigoord as a cultural sanctuary with these Fiery Tongues. Our like-minded people from the past half century are coming from all corners of the world to this jubilee.
Music, words, and dance from Suriname, Kurdistan, Morocco, Tibet, America, New Zealand, Africa, and the Dutch analogue avant-garde, from different districts of Amsterdam and the entire country.
Storytellers and philosophers around the campfire, ceremonies with singing.
Theater students in free flight, playshops for children, and organized walks to special spots on this island.
In short, too much to mention, Homo Ludens in full bloom, on to Homo Florens.
Follow Vurige Tongen (Fiery Tongues) on Instagram too! @vurige.tongen
The full program for both days will follow soon.
De Vurige Tongen Market
Music from Bloom De Wilde
Dance Theatre TiNaNiNaNi with: ZORGENKIND
The life of the captain of August of the Azart: The Ship Of Fools
Documentary by Babeth van Loo: Jules Deelder – Dead Alive
Documentary by Marijke Kodden: KIVA – The Call of the Wisdom Keepers
At Whitsun, when spring kisses us awake, Ruigoord is visited by the Holy Spirit of poetry and music. This manifests itself through the exuberant beauty of Nature on our old island. The people of Ruigoord participate with all the most beautiful things that man can offer to life: poetry, music, wisdom, delight and of course Love.
That is Fiery Tongues: a festival for and by creative kindred spirits. Troubadours, oracles, poets and dakini’s, poetry is more alive than ever. As spoken word, sound poem, slam or rap, the art of words flourishes everywhere, especially by the oral poets, a tradition that goes back to primal times.
Fiery Tongues brings together various movements and generations: veterans of Surrealism and Fluxus, classic sonnet writers alongside the youngest sky- stormers. Every year, a commission will award the Ruigoord Trophy to a poet or musician who plays a special role in our cultural free haven. This “gallery of honour” includes Hans Verhagen, Elly de Waard, Diana Ozon, Simon Vinkenoog, Yvonne van Doorn, Armand, Willem de Ridder, and L.Th. Lehmann.
Fiery Tongues is free of charge and organised by the artists of Ruigoord. Here the Homo Ludens can experiment to his heart’s content enjoying freedom, joy and wonder. It is a festival which brings out the best in us and where everyone can blossom.
You can reach Ruigoord by taking Bus 382 from Sloterdijk. Get off at the “Ruigoord Dorp” stop and it is a 2-minute walk from there.
Check the OV9292 Travel Planner on https://9292.nl/ or the OV9292 app for current travel times and routes.
Sunday May 28th from 12:00 – 02:00 Monday May 29th from 2:00 – 00:00
That Vurige Tongen always falls on Pentecost is no coincidence. It is our feast of the Holy Spirit, where the most beautiful of all of us can manifest itself.
For the first time, we ask for 15 euros per day/25 euros for two days, children under 12 have free access. We ask for this fee to be able to realize all the special plans we have in mind during this anniversary year.
Tickets are available through this link: https://eventix.shop/wedxg9f2