Monthly Archives: November 2017

Themis & Lombroso at NieuwLand

Themis & Lombroso
at NieuwLand
“Ah darling, we don’t need our reproductive organs to seed
the world and be seeded”
With the Gezi protest as a background, Turkish playwright and activist Bilgesu Erenus tickles the audience with a theatre play of amazing universal interest. Themes of the play include social justice, criminology and capitalism. Come and join us for a cozy friday evening at NieuwLand!

Friday 15 December
Start: 20:00
Doors open: 19:00
Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93

Themis: Silvia Terribili
Lombroso: Roberto Bacchilega
Translation: Anı Küsmenoğlu Tuna
Image: Esra Sakir
Graphics: Hüseyin Huseyin Karadeli
Costumes: Özlem Tabar Miçooğulları
Directed by Arif Murat Gür
An AstaroTheatro and Alli Mana Group Production

NieuwLand is a non-commercial and volunteer-run social-political centre and has a permit to sell food and drinks during her activities, for example during its Fridaynight events/activities, but is not allowed to promote its delicious vegan food or drinks, because NieuwLand is nót a horeca occasion; NieuwLand’s main activities are social, political, and sometimes cultural. Welcome and come well! 

Marx is Back

MARX IS BACK (a play on history)
“Why have I returned? to clear my name!”
AstaroTheatro presents a monologue by Howard Zinn adapted and performed by Roberto Bacchilega.

Karl Marx is disgusted by media declaring him dead again and again. Karl Marx is back to remind us that his ideas are more alive than ever. He revisits memories of his courageous life and revolutionary theories. We learn about his family, his struggles and the boils on his arse.

The doors of the event are opened from 19:30 and will close at 20:00 so be on time!
-Free entry-
Afterwards there is room for some drinks and discussion about the play.

Time and location:
The Communist Youth Movement of the Netherlands (CJB)
Haarlemmerweg 177

‘The Volcanoes’ (work in progress)

Why did Van Gogh paint the “Sunflowers”?

“I am hearing the earth…there is always an interaction between the earth and heaven. It is as if heaven is reaching down..”

“The Volcanos” a Philosophical Performance about life potential, displacement, deconstruction, urgency…
(work in progress – stay tuned)

An AstaroTheatro and Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre with
Vasiliki Koutrouli, Arif Murat Gür, Silvia Terribili, Renato Ferreira, Roberto Bacchilega

She Owl at AstaroTheatro

She Owl at AstaroTheatro
Thursday 23 November, 20:30
She Owl

It’s getting harder and harder to lock She Owl in a specific genre-cage. Up till now the duo has been experimenting with dream folk in their first full-length ‘She Owl’ (2013), then with psychedelic tribal anthems in the following record ‘Animal Eye’ (2015).
Described as “an emotional journey on David Lynch’s Lost Highway, with Bat for Lashes and P.J. Harvey on the front seats”, She Owl’s “Drifters Ep” gathers powerful soundscapes and haunting ballads with a dream-pop texture, sealed and delivered by Bay Area producer George S. Rosenthal.
The EP is a soundtrack for Jolanda’s surreal dream about war and deliverance. The music of She Owl gets more majestic and punchy at once, pouring out the duo’s nomadic soul, with adventurous vocals and instrumental harmonizations. The lyrics are a definitive statement about the times we’re in: if “the war within is the war outside”, we can face our fears and joys, and we can stop pretending we are not responsible.
Entrance € 5

Madhav Agarwal at AstaroTheatro

Madhav Agarwal at AstaroTheatro
Saturday 18 November, 20:30
Madhav Agarwal is a musician and producer from close to Delhi, India currently based in Den Haag, Netherlands. Trained in Hindustani (North Indian) Classical, Sufi, Jazz and Western Contemporary Experimental music, the music he makes is an amalgamation of the music cultures of the East and the West, the avant garde and the traditional. 

Keeping soul and raw energy as the common denominators, Madhav uses traditional Indian instruments (harmonium, voice, tanpura, tabla, bansuri, sitar) to create visceral sounds that belong to no time or era yet are accessible to anyone who is seeking new experience and sensation.
Entrance by Donation