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ADE director Mariana Sanchotene leaves role

The Amsterdam Dance Event board is looking for a new festival director, as Mariana Sanchotene leaves her position after a successful edition

By Anna Grace on 27 Nov 2019

ADE director Mariana Sanchotene leaves role

De Staat perform at Amsterdam Dance Event 2019

image © Tiffany Konings

Mariana Sanchotene, the director of electronic music conference and festival Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), is leaving her position after one year in the role.

Sanchotene, who led the 24th edition of ADE in October this year, will depart from the ADE Foundation on 6 December.

Prior to becoming ADE director in October 2018, Sanchotene worked for Dutch electronic music promoter ID&T, Cirque du Soleil and Stage Entertainment, and now plans to continue her career in the cultural sector.

“This has been a special year, where we have worked hard to give ADE the place in the creative sector that it now has and deserves,” says Sanchotene. “I am very proud of it”.

“We are indebted to Mariana Sanchotene for her full dedication to ADE”

Willemijn Maas, chairman of the ADE Foundation supervisory board, comments: “We are indebted to Mariana Sanchotene for her full dedication to ADE. We wish her every success in her further career.”

The board is now looking for a successor to lead the event, which became independent in last year.

The 25th edition of Amsterdam Dance Event will take place from Wednesday 21 to Sunday 25 October 2020, organised by ADE Foundation founding partner, Buma, with support from the municipality of Amsterdam and VSB Fonds.


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