The Volcanoes

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

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“The Volcanoes” are current Odysseus’s who are wandering around, displaced and destroyed. They are souls who are “carrying” the confusion, the illusions and the chaos of humanity… they are down there, feeling the cutoff of the true soul.

“The Volcanoes” is a philosophical performance which attempts to connect the “broken” parts of cosmos. Illusions, blindness and chaos are the “broken parts” that keep the humanity in darkness. They would like to bring back the light, to restore…to reconnect…who is ready to take this “journey”?

Stage composition: Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre Group
Preparation and Stage Direction: Vasiliki Koutrouli
Text’s composition: Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre Group
Performers: Roberto Bacchilega, Arif Murat Gür, Vasiliki Koutrouli, Silvia Terribili
Music composition | impro | on stage: Renato Ferreira
Photo credits: Tatjana Todorovic

“The Volcanoes” performance is inspired and initiated by a theatre play by Arif Murat Gür

Friday 16th, Saturday 17th  February, 20:30
Sunday 18th February, 17:00 (matinee)

AstaroTheatro |www.astarotheatro.com
Sint Jansstraat 37 
Amsterdam 

An AstaroTheatro and Alli Mana ǀ Poetry Performance and Theatre production
Entrance by Donation

 

Treading the Abyss (additional performances)

Treading the Abyss
or
Six Twenty Seven PM
(After the successful premiere weekend, again on stage!)
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There’s a fog in your head when you tread through the abyss. There’s fog all around you.
And all the broken umbrellas in the street flapping in the wind are like dead birds.
The men who count suicides are liable to include themselves.
Loneliness is the colour of ash and feathers, and you know you have to go.
It’s almost 6.27 pm and the dark streets are filled with yellow lights and despair.
And the girl steps onto the highest roof in the city and looks down.
There’s nothing wrong with her. Nothing that a kiss couldn’t fix.

A theatre play written and directed by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira

The Stagehand: Eleftheria Vakaki
Two Heads: Roberto Bacchilega & Francis Cox
Girl: Athina Kazouri
Man: Alexander Singh
She: Athina Kazouri
He: Alexander Singh
Patient: Johan Statius Muller
Lover: Sona Prakash
Father: Johan Statius Muller
Daughter: Athina Kazouri
Youngster: Alexander Singh
Creature: Sona Prakash

 

Images: Belén Apaz
ShowTime Pictures: Tatjana Todorovic

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 February, 20:30
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37
Amsterdam

An AstaroTheatro and Ritual Movement Production
Entrance by Donation

Treading the Abyss

Treading the Abyss
or
Six Twenty Seven PM
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There’s a fog in your head when you tread through the abyss. There’s fog all around you.
And all the broken umbrellas in the street flapping in the wind are like dead birds.
The men who count suicides are liable to include themselves.
Loneliness is the colour of ash and feathers, and you know you have to go.
It’s almost 6.27 pm and the dark streets are filled with yellow lights and despair.
And the girl steps onto the highest roof in the city and looks down.
There’s nothing wrong with her. Nothing that a kiss couldn’t fix.

A theatre play written and directed by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira

The Stagehand: Eleftheria Vakaki
Two Heads: Roberto Bacchilega & Francis Cox
Girl: Athina Kazouri
Man: Alexander Singh
She: Athina Kazouri
He: Alexander Singh
Patient: Johan Statius Muller
Lover: Sona Prakash
Father: Johan Statius Muller
Daughter: Athina Kazouri
Youngster: Alexander Singh
Creature: Sona Prakash

Images: Belén Apaz

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 February, 20:30
AstaroTheatro
Sint Jansstraat 37
Amsterdam

An AstaroTheatro and Ritual Movement Production
Entrance by Donation

 

 

Open Call Urgent Rebellion

Rebels Revolutionaries Visionaries
Performers TheatrePeople Musicians Dancers Painters
Loonies Fools Rejected by Capitalist Societies

 Old Friends and New Comrades

 OpenPodium at AstaroTheatro
will not change the world of neoliberal crimes against humanity
and alone it’s only a tiny challenge to the hegemony of corporate mediocrity in the arts

 Yet OpenPodium at AstaroTheatro aims at making clear
that an alternative narrative is possible
A narrative not seen in the realm of money-making profit-oriented creativity
A narrative refreshing and powerful like a poem heard in the wind
A narrative of daily rebellion to advanced capitalism in all human activities
A narrative of resistance to pornification of life as a commodity
A narrative of independence

So let’s be clear:
this is an open call, an invitation to you
OpenPodium at AstaroTheatro
Urgent Rebellion
will be pleased to welcome you
Saturday 20 January from 20:30
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam

Urgent Rebellion

Urgent Rebellion
OpenPodium at AstaroTheatro
Theatre&Activism > Omnia Sunt Communia

Saturday 20 January, 20:30

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(Doors open from 8 pm. First act at 8.30 pm)
Open podium with different artists from different backgrounds.
Sense, non-sense and sensation
Theatre, Music, Performances Arts, Lounge
Entrance by Donation

Themis & Lombroso at NieuwLand

Themis & Lombroso
at NieuwLand
13.1
“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
NieuwLand
Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93
Amsterdam

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!