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 by Donation

James Oesi at AstaroTheatro

James Oesi at AstaroTheatro
Friday 9 November, 20:30

“A sensitive and knowlegdeable musician who has much to share and a very natural and confident performer.” Gary Karr, world renown bass soloist
“If you have a man like James Oesi, then you know it’s there, it sounds good, and the bass is a solo instrument.” Hans Haffmans, host of Dutch NPO Radio 4

“Here was a young musician of uncommon intelligence and insight, clearly destined, given the right encouragement, to contribute to the world of music not only as a player but a creative force.” Geoffrey Simon, acclaimed conductor and record producer

Since his arrival in The Netherlands in 2009, double bassist James Oesi has become a well known face in the classical and contemporary music world. As one of the few concentrating on the bass as a solo instrument, he has performed solo programmes (including works by Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff, among others) in prominent venues such as Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg, The Oosterpoort in Groningen, Bach Festival Dordrecht, CrossLinx Festival and at festival Wonderfeel (where his concert was later named by Dutch National Public Radio 4 as one of the festival’s highlights).
Entrance by Donation

Adam’s Other Rib @ Teatro Lux Pisa Italy

Adam’s Other Rib
AstaroTheatro @ Teatro Lux Pisa, Italy
Friday 27 October, 21:00

The man dreams and the dream takes form.
The dream is a nothingness dressed in expectations and will.
Then it becomes.
Through machinery and science. Blind and obedient.
The man takes his own rib – playing God – and with his rib makes his image’s desire.
But that was the Professor’s mistake. He anchored his dream in a false fantasy.
And from love he built poison.
His undying creation sealing his mortality.

An AstaroTheatro Production

Quando Quando

AstaroTheatro hosts La Ribalta Teatro
From Pisa Italy to Amsterdam The Netherlands

a multilingual show
written, directed and performed by A. Ierardi and G. Vierda
produced by La Ribalta Teatro-The Thing

It’s not in English. It’s not in Italian.
It’s multilingual so we will all understand… a bit

Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October, 20:30
Sunday 15 October, 16:30 (matinee)
The scene opens with two men united by a common and unique destiny: staging ”Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett. Confused by a confusing play, the two improvised actors approach the script with the same naiveté of two clowns playing a Greek tragedy: in the wrong place at the wrong time, but with the certainty to be in the right place at the right time.
Their big dream is to play it at Théâtre de Babylone in Paris, near the legendary Quartier Latin, where it was historically staged/played for the first time. With few resources, they prepare themselves, making their best efforts to fulfil their wish. They rehearse for days, months, years, with obstinacy and naiveté, making mistakes (a lot) and learning (a little), until the magical day: the time of their debut has come at last, however they haven’t understood anything about it. They stop playing, they get confused, they get lost in the complexity of the text that they do not yet manage to control.

Quando, Quando? is a tragicomic journey of two blunderers playing with their dreams and their fears by comparing themselves with the theatrical pair par excellence: Vladimir and Estragon.
Alberto Ierardi and Giorgio Vierda carry on their research about the meaning of the theatrical pair, that, through the staging of Quando, Quando?, is augmented through the language element: the play is indeed written in a mix of languages. By taking advantage of the inherent multilingualism of Waiting for Godot text (Beckett initially writes it in French and later on he re-translates it into English), on the stage the actors play their characters by using the following three languages: English, French and Italian, hence creating a musical score.
The challenge to create a real European grammelot intends to be an expedient to actively reflect on the use of language in our daily life and on how the same may serve, according to its declinations, as a common ground or as a source of conflict with other cultures.

La Ribalta Teatro is an Italian Company, formed by a duo, Alberto Ierardi and Giorgio Vierda, both graduated at Nico Pepe Academy in Udine. Winner of many prices in Italy, La Ribalta Teatro is giving now the birth to its fresh European Tour with Quando, Quando?
It works in Pisa at the “Teatro Lux”, where it is based. At “Teatro Lux” it creates its shows and gives many workshops for the citizens.

Entrance by Donation


‘The Great Enchantment of Timelessness (Love)’
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R. Mutt in Timelessness
The challenge of being a ‘quote’ instead of a regular theatre character was the starting point of my performer’s journey in Timelessness. The conceptual artistic statement of ‘The fountain’ by Marcel Duchamp, its Dadaistic environment, hanged above my head. Then I found my character living his own life inside the Timelessness performance. I discovered that R. Mutt in Timelessness represents another dimension comprising Marcel Duchamp’s pseudonym and yet breaking free from it. The madness, extravaganza and the cry for attention of R. Mutt. His desperation and his tenderness. And his grotesque, quasi-funny dimension. With this consciousness I could go through the creative process of bringing a provocative image, food for phantasy and inspiration, to the audience of our performance.
Roberto Bacchilega. Artistic Director and Performer at AstaroTheatro

Sept 23, 20:00
Sept 24, 14:00
Sept 24, 20:00
Theater De Camaleon
Derde Kostverlorenkade 35 Amsterdam

Saxephina Ernst – Silvia Terribili
R. Mutt – Roberto Bacchilega
Geisha Girl Dadadu – Gabriella Sacco
Topdog Fritz – Tejo Janssen
Devilcat Bellsybabble – Fleur Koswee
Shadowman – Sanne Pillipes
Miss QQ – Jade Rijswijk
Prof. Russolo

Dance, mime, act through the world’s of early 20th century art

Themis & Lombroso

Themis & Lombroso
by Bilgesu Erenus
Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam
Themis & Lombroso plays again Friday 15 September, 20:30
at AstaroTheatro Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
The performance will be in live video streaming with playwright Bilgesu Erenus in Istanbul

The Answers Inside Questions
“Why cannot Themis, the Goddess of Justice, feel safe with her Sword, her Blindfold and her Scale? Why is there blood on her Sword?
Does her Blindfold, the symbol of her neutrality, represent the indifference of today, or the addiction to Capitalism?
Can her Scale, the symbol of the fair distribution of justice, be sustained in the current global capitalist conditions?
Is she content that she has already lost her pedestal of the Goddess of Justice to the criminologist Lombroso, the inventor of innate criminal theory?
Does the belief of both Themis and Lombroso that the salvation of all humanity can only take place when the notion of Justice reaches the level of Social Justice, stem from truth or desperation?”
Bilgesu Erenus

“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.

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

Free Entrance