NETHERLANDS: As of October 1, Mariana Sanchotene will be the new Director of the Amsterdam Dance Event foundation. She succeeds Richard Zijlma, who together with Buma Cultuur director Frank Helmink, is still responsible for the upcoming edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event.
Sanchotene’s appointment coincides with the foundation’s transition into an independent entity. The Amsterdam Dance Event had been part of Buma Cultuur since its beginning in 1995. Willemijn Maas, former Director of AVRO and currently an independent consultant and supervisor, will become the Chairman of the independent foundation’s Supervisory Board. The remaining members of the Supervisory Board are currently being recruited.
“ADE has been very special to me for years,” said Sanchotene. “It’s the time of the year when the entire electronic music industry comes to Amsterdam to exchange ideas, conduct business, network, meet…
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