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Leonore Boulanger+Ell Sol


On their fourth album of deconstructed chanson, Léonore Boulanger and Jean- Daniel Botta, assisted by drummer and percussionist Laurent Seriès, have taken a major step up. If previous album Feigen Feigen was, by the band’s own admission, something of a puzzle then Practice Chanter could be likened to a mosaic, due to the sheer quantity and variety of sonic fragments that is somehow made to cohere in these 16 wild, wonderful tracks. But even that doesn’t quite do justice to a 3D vision that can maintain so many disparate elements in uneasy equilibrium – I suspect the cubist female portrait on the sleeve is an attempt to convey a similar idea.

Joan Mena is a solo artist, guitarist, multi instrumentalist, organizer, performer, improviser and multitask from Catalonia based in The Netherlands.
His groundbreaking performances push the boundaries of contemporary music with the soul and sensibility of an artist looking to connect in deeper ways with his audiences. Primarily in his native Catalan, his lyrics transcend language with penetrating melodies and a familiar but unconventional delivery.
Inspired by DIY world-touring Joan Mena presented his last work PWALUGU in 16 countries around 3 continents in the last years.
Nou Principi is his very new work, an acoustic volcano of questions and answers
performed with the percusionist Rubén Castillo and the maestro James Hewitt at viola. New begginings and other endings in a powerful set of songs.
‘’Does Catalonian balladry involve a lot of sighing, whispering, squawking and screeching? Well regardless if it does or it doesn’t we got that. Charming and very surprising show, a whole new approach to playing a guitar. ̈
Richard James Foster -The Quietus, Louder than War, Vice… (Incendiary Magazine )

Entrance by Donation

Our Footsteps at Podium Mozaïek

Our Footsteps at Podium Mozaïek Amsterdam
Migrants’ narratives as artistic affirmation of our human dignity and a call for political awareness

Saturday 19 October, 21:00
Podium Mozaïek
Bos en Lommerweg 191 Amsterdam
Info & Tickets via Podium Mozaïek Website or Facebook  
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Twenty migrants/refugees artists or performers in ten languages. The result of five months of playful improvisational rehearsals, where through self-representation, migrants share stories of their journey and living in the Netherlands facing a long lasting uncertainty after having crossed many, colonial, borders.

We believe arts need to engage society; they need to represent today’s turmoil.
To this end we come together as migrants, political refugees and locals in order to create a performance: an act of theatre, poetry, music, performance art, choreography. And an act of activism, of human and political togetherness. Projects such as this one are seldom seen in the Netherlands. Hence our artistic intervention. It’s time to stop seeing the migrant as ‘problematic’ or ‘troublesome.’ It’s time to go beyond the politics of social segregation as mass distraction.
Our performance seeks to transcend the political pitfalls of discrimination and hate peculiar to our present and confused world. We want our performance to be a safe haven, a place where diversity is richness and discrimination can only vanish.

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A project by AstaroTheatro, IIRE and Stichting Vrolijkheid
With the support of Academie voor Theater en Dans
Photo credits: Unai Risueño

Inter.Nos Festival at AstaroTheatro

Inter.Nos Festival at AstaroTheatro 

Friday 13 September, 20:30
The Hamlet Machine
Rudolf Watzlawik Ceschia
13 - Rudolf Watzlawik Ceschia - The Hamlet machine

Saturday 14 September, 20:30
Between Worms & Gods
Juan C. Tajes
Country: Uruguay/The Netherlands; Language: English
21 - Juan C. Tajes - Between worms & gods
Saturday 14 September, 21:30
The Things of Death
Alejandra Nettel
Country: Mexico; Language: Spanish
22 - Alejandra Nettel - The things of death
Sunday 15 September, 15:00
Video Lounge
Mariana Behoteguy Chaves
Rudolf Watzlawik Ceschia
Juan C. Tajes
Rodrigo M. Malmsten
23 - Video Lounge

Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
Entrance by Donation

Our Footsteps Our Workshops

Our Footsteps
A Theatre Performance
Migrants’ narratives as artistic affirmation of our human dignity and a call for political awareness

Our Workshops
Join us, our workshops are open to more migrants’ narratives!

We keep creating, our workshop never ends because our stories evolve and are created every day again and again.
Our Footsteps is an on-going project, a work in progress constantly reshaping itself to the artistic and social challenges of our times.
…And we need to be ready for our coming shows!