Extra Extra Night #4

21 June, 2019, King Kong Hostel Witte de Withstraat 74, Rotterdam

Hello you, shall we search the hidden hallways to find each other again? Just a little bit of time has passed since we last met, but we’re filled with such longing and are eager to rendezvous again. Let’s meet up at the second Extra Extra Night of 2019, where unspoken words and tropical tunes can whisper their way into your ear. We’ll be waiting for you at King Kong Hostel, ready to begin where we left off, making up for lost time all the way into the unspeakable hours of the morning.

Extra Extra celebrates the thrill of unrestrained urban pleasures and will excitedly return to the hotel as the stage for another nightly adventure. There are certainly more stories to be uncovered in King Kong Hostel, the once tattoo shop, illegal casino and infamous brothel.
Roam with us throughout the evening as Extra Extra brings art, literature, fashion, performance, music and cinema to the upper floor of sensuality with our guests Ernest van der Kwast, Mia You, Elfie Tromp, Elvis Peeters, Tjon Rockon, Yamuna Forzani, Pantropical and many more.


De Trans//missie – Please enjoy your stay

The hotel, it’s such a quotidian phenomenon. But also, a tabula rasa, where people come and go and everyone is at your disposal. Trans//missie will make you tingle with their sweetly whispered, all-inclusive check-in service.

Dancehall Loge 

  • 20:15 – 20:30 | LOBBY
  • 20:45 – 21:00 | LOBBY
  • 21:30 – 21:45 | LOBBY
‘Daggering’ through the mantras of an endless bassline, pumping up your chakras to irresistible heights, Tjon Rockon’s companions will immerse you in the world of dancehall. 

Readings and interviews hosted by Ernest van der Kwast with Mia You, Elvis Peeters and Elfie Tromp

  • 20:30 – 21:00 | LOFT | Mia You – ‘Unspeakable Hours’
  • 21:30 – 22:00 | LOFT | Elfie Tromp – ‘Hi-Tech Eroticism’
  • 22:15 – 22:45 | LOFT | Elvis Peeters – ‘In wat zich herhaalt, toont zich de geschiedenis’
What a sweet coincidence to meet you here again, in this bed that is like a writing table. To court your imagination and trigger unsuspected fantasies, novelists and poets Mia You, Elvis Peeters and Elfie Tromp read their erotic short stories, which are part of a literary series on the hotel commissioned by Extra Extra. After each reading, Ernest van der Kwast will interview the writers on the ways in which the hotel is an archetype for creating stories of sensuality. (In Dutch and English)

Flamenco Puro

  • 21:00 – 21:30 | ROOM 2.01
  • 21:45 – 22:15 | ROOM 1.02
Two evening concerts of Flamenco Puro, what pure excitement! Imagine yourself in the streets of blazing hot Seville or deep in a moment of hand-holding with your special someone, a feeling only made complete by the heartfelt Flamenco heard in the distance. Listen to the pleasures of Anoush Saadat on Flamenco guitar, Loek van den Berg on saxophone and Manu Pinzón on cajón. 

Performative readings by Mathieu Wijdeven 

  • 21:00 – 21:30 | LOFT | Karin Amatmoekrim – ‘Newark’
  • 22:30 – 23:00 | ROOM 1.02 | Philip Huff – ‘Een kamer voor twee’
Actor Mathieu Wijdeven performs short stories by Karin Amatmoekrim and Philip Huff between the sheets of the King Kong Hostel Loft and Room 1.02. Follow along to the rhythm of his words.

Hidden dancefloor – Pantropical presents Chris Baas

  • 20:00 – 23:00 | ROOM 2.05
Pantropical stands for rough-edged tropical music, contemporary club music, outré rural and more. Pantropical balances the new with the trailblazers of the past, seeking out authenticity and new movements. Tonight, Chris Baas will dissolve the physical confines of the hostel room, performing on a hidden dancefloor that can only be found by feeling your way through the hostel’s dimmed hallways and following the muffled sounds of the music. 

Performance by Florentina Holzinger

  • 22:00 – 22:30 | ROOM 2.01
Florentina Holzinger and her explosive friends stand for bold and physical performance that potentially combines kickboxing with ballet and weightlifting with acrobatics. Prepare to be blown away by this double bed-sized whirlwind. 

Yamuna Forzani – Forzani Angels 

  • 22:45 – 23:00 | HALLWAY
Yamuna Forzani is a queer knitwear designer who uses colourful, psychedelic fashion as a way to create paradisal experiences.  As a proud member of the ballroom scene, she will give you a taste of utopia with the help of her family, the Kiki House of Angels. This body positive, sensual, inclusive performance will bring the party, displaying elements of vogue culture while showcasing her latest collection.  

Ira Sachs – ‘Keep The Lights On’ (101 min.)

Shelter yourself in one of the darker rooms of the hostel and surround yourself with intimate friends while watching Ira Sachs’ ‘Keep The Lights On’ (US, 2012) – a film about friendship, intimacy, sex and love. 

Jivan’s Massage 

  • Ongoing | LOFT
Surrender yourself to ultimate relaxation. Enjoy a foot massage by Jivan and, in the meantime, listen to the readings in the loft by writers Mia You, Elfie Tromp  and Elvis Peeters. 

The Social Lover 

  • 22:00 – 01:00 | LOBBY
Operator Radio presents The Social Lover for a late-night party in the hotel lobby. The Social Lover regularly plays in the bars, clubs and grey spaces of our city, and serves a motley palate of sounds that range from synth-pop to wave to ambient. 
Extra Extra Night is a series of events showcasing the most desirable voices from across various disciplines in extraordinary urban locations. Through art, literature, performance, and music, we transform the archetype of the city into a flow of alluring encounters. Extra Extra Night: Unspeakable Hours is supported by Kunstblock and proud to be a temporary part of this alliance. Extra Extra Night is generously supported by: logos