Festival of Sadness

Since September 2018 the Festival of Sadness takes place upon invitation.

The Festival of Sadness is an initiative of director Margreet Sweerts and singer Christina Fischer, who present the festival as a counterweight to the ambitious ideal of the makeable human. They strive to literally create a place for sadness.

In collaboration with a host (your organisation, gallery, theatre, symposium, congress) the ‘festival takes new shape. The heart of the Festival of Sadness is the Concert of Sadness. Around which a Side-program can be created.

Concert of Sadness

TThe Concert of Sadness takes place in a specially designed traveling space, that can be constructed everywhere. Singer Christina Fischer performs a repertoire that ranges from classical to pop, from ballad to nursery rhyme. She proceeds in a wondrous ceremony, supported by a young performer. Together they will guide the audience on a journey to the bottom of sadness.


Aside from the Concert of Sadness, a diverse program (of lectures, workshops and film) can be created in collaboration with the host, based on the expertise and needs of your organization.

The Concert of Sadness can also take place as an independent performance.

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