Monthly Archives: August 2018

Marx is Back

Marx is Back (a Play on History)
Friday 17 August, 21:00
at International Institute for Research and Education
Lombokstraat 40 Amsterdam
“Why have I returned? to clear my name!”

AstaroTheatro presents a monologue by Howard Zinn adapted and performed by Roberto Bacchilega at IIRE during our annual International Youth School.

Karl Marx has had enough of seeing his revolution taken over by opportunists organizing each time a new priesthood and a new hierarchy, with excommunications and indexes, with inquisitions and firing squads. He 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.

Entrance by Donation

Metabasis * Metalaxis * Ypervasis

Metabasis * Metalaxis * Ypervasis _ Circle 1
(Transition * Mutation * Transcendence)

Performance Art workshop researching the connection between:
Time, self, material and artistic actions.

Dear artists,

I would like to invite you to my workshop/practice Metabasis * Metalaxis * Ypervasis _ Circle 1 _(20 hours) _which would take place in Amsterdam @ AstaroTheatro in August.

This is not a teaching techniques/systems of theatre/ performance art workshop. It is more a collective practice which intend to inspire you devising new approaches of your personal work. It will be a combination of exercises regarding the element of time, practising materials and actions in the “now” without preparation and reflection upon that.

More specific:

Practice on specific exercises how during an action we make full use of our time – Actions and materials – Do a Self-reflection process ( observing ourselves during the process) – Sharing thoughts with the group how might this process have changed you– Repetition & decay – Practice long duration performances during the festival in September.

Time frame:
1. Saturday: 25 August @ 12:00 – 17:00
(15 m coffee break & 20 m lunch break)

2. Sunday: 26 August @ 12:00 – 17:00
(15 m coffee break & 20 m lunch break)

3. Saturday: 1 September @ 12:00 – 17:00
(15 m coffee break & 20 m lunch break)

4. Sunday: 2 September @ 12:00 – 17:00
(15 m coffee break & 20 m lunch break)=>
the group will spend some time on discussing about the possibility of creating live performances (outdoors/indoors) during the Intern.Nos Festival Amsterdam.

Further info:

* Commitment to both weekends is necessary for the process.
* Max artists: 5
* Cost of total workshop: 100 euro / person (payment in advance)
* Coffee/tea, notebook/pen and light lunch are included in the price.
* Participation to individual or collective performances during the Intern.Nos Festival Amsterdam in September (not obligatory).
* Kindly request to CONFIRM your PARTICIPATION by EMAIL ( by 15th of August.

Please drop me an email for any further information you might need at: I will be more than happy to explain more.

Feel free to invite people who might be interested in to practice on it.

This event will be hosted @ AstaroTheatro offered by the artistic director/curator and performer Roberto Bacchilega.

Thank you all in advance

Warm regards,

Vasiliki Koutrouli and Roberto Bacchilega

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