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The Database contains performing arts related events from 1865 to the present.
Since 2019, Event Participants can upload their event-related works, documents, catalogs and artworks.


 Please, be aware that all visuals are the property of the maker and protected by copyright


Who's who

Members of the Dynamic Archive have access to their own private database.

Visit the registered member directory:


 or vistit the people database where you will find more than 160.000 people that participated in events since 1865*


 *) Imported from the Allard Pierson premiere database

Network Archiving

Performances are provided with visual material by the collaborating designers.
This so-called 'Network Archiving' shows the different working methods and perspectives of the artistic team


Visit Penthesilea and
see the result of the DNA Network Archiving:
work of the set, costume, and poster designers brought together




Objects are unique works of art such as sketches, models, drawings, posters, etc.

DNA members inventory their work and can choose to make objects public or keep them hidden for private use.
The general public can only view the objects with the status 'Public YES'

Visit the poster collection by the well-known designer Anthon Beeke 
and work of other DNA members


Editor's pick

By courtesy of the artists

Anthon Beeke, Bart Visser, Bert Nienhuis, Dhian Siang Lie, Carly EveraertFloris Guntenaar*, Herman GordijnJan Joris Lamers, Jan Klatter, Vincent de Kooker, Erik A. KouwenhovenJavier López Piñón, Jos Wong, Mirjam Grote GanseyPaul GallisPeter Schat*, Rieks Swarte, Rien BekkersStans Lutz

*) Links directly to the artist website with the data sources retrieved from the DNA database


Please note that the information uploaded by the members can only be found and used for research if the creator gives explicit permission for publication. Some important work or documentation is of course kept private by its owner, only selected work is shown publicly or open for research. 





The organization index mainly shows Dutch theatres, producers, museums, companies and a variety of cultural institutions. 




Projects & informal networks


Members who collaborate within a selected group share work, documents, calendar, and more within the project.
The member who starts a project automatically becomes the 'Moderator' and chooses the group members.
The moderator determines the subject and goal of the project.

Check out some of the 71 PROJECTS that are set to 'public' by the moderator.
The examples only show key information about the projects to the general public






 (Mainly imported from the Donemus Publishers database)