Musical accompaniment at the cinemas. Around 1910-1930 this was a normal course of events in the Netherlands. But with the advent of sound film, the so-called ’talkies’, this has become rather unusual. In a way this is a pity, because it provides the viewer a completely different cinema experience than what we are used to nowadays; the musician really turns the film into something of their own.

That is why we are bringing this old cinema tradition back to WORM Rotterdam, Filmhuis Cavia and VERA Zienema! Julia Bekker (Santa Fé, Vanity Box) and Hugo Heinen (Atoomclub, Vanity Box) will bring their own compositions and accompany a carefully curated program of Dada films from the 1920s. Film curator Hilde van der Wal will introduce the evening and explain what makes the innovative Dada movement so interesting.