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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Inter.Nos Call

Intern.Nos Festival Amsterdam
A New Season of Culture in the District

Call for artists operating indoors and outdoors

14 15 16 September
21 22 23 September

Picture by Cenk Dövyap

Microteatro Juan C. Tajes Art Studio
Warmoesstraat 109 B

Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam

Warmoesstraat District

September: the start of the new cultural season. Two venues with a long artistic past, Microteatro and AstaroTheatro will be the centre in the centre. Artists of all disciplines will operate inside Microteatro and AstaroTheatro and outdoors. And this all in the heart of Amsterdam centre: Warmoesstraat District

The Festival is a new opportunity for the District to open up even more to Amsterdam and the world, so that anyone can find a new community through culture and entertainment

Be ready for theatre, performances, music, arts, poetry and dance
The festival is an open platform for artists to produce new works or to propose already existing ones.
It also marks the beginning of the new cultural season 2018/2019. Therefore it’s a good starting point to promote performances and activities for the coming season

Theatre, music or other performances at AstaroTheatro and at Microteatro should not be longer than 30/45 minutes. The time for outdoor performances may vary

For Inter.Nos Festival we welcome street artists as well: several outdoor activities will be programmed. Particularly we plan to organise a colourful street parade in the Warmoesstraat. Short street acts, music, poetry readings, performances, windows exhibitions of poetry and art, small music acts are among the possibilities

Artist of all disciplines are now welcome to apply to Inter.Nos Festival for two weekends of creativity and free fun.
Deadline for applications 8 July

Actors, dancers, mime players, singers (lyrics & popular), acoustic musicians, street artists, burlesque, fine arts, photographers, poets, video artists, digital artists… You are all welcome.

Call for Artists Deadline: 15 July
All events Free!


Marx is Back

Karl Marx
200th anniversary
And He is Back at AstaroTheatro!

Marx is Back (a Play on History)

Saturday 30 June, 20:30


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 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.

Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam
Entrance by Donation


Life Actors WorkShops

AstaroTheatro organizes Life Actor WorkShops for beginners and intermediate attendees and Introduction Theatre WorkShops

Please contact us for dates, times and other details
Or check events on our Facebook-page

Workshop contents:
Body Awareness and Movement
Emotions Sound Voice Logos and Text
The Tactics of Rehearsals
Marionette handling and acting
We will also have a quick look into different methods and their history.

Workshop conducted by:
Joaquim Pedro Ferreira. Performer Actor Storyteller Director Playwright Puppetier
Alexander Singh. Actor Performer
Roberto Bacchilega. Artistic Director Actor and Performer at AstaroTheatro

Ulrike’s Convicted Songs

Ulrike’s Convicted Songs

Saturday 23 June, 20:30

‘Ulrike’s Convicted Songs’ is on stage for the second time for the purpose of raising the same questions to a different audience.

Do we learn from our mistakes or does the history basically repeat itself? What is the boundary of expressing the desire to freedom and to a more equal life for each and every citizen? How far we can go in discussing the place of women in the society? What is the accurate definition of ‘terrorism’ and to whom the universal right of free trial applies?

We open Pandora’s Box, combining our brainstorming with some folk songs of which the prisoners of Turkey were singing during their jail time. In the course of ongoing military coups of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; some of the university students were condemned to death, many activists were sentenced to lifetime imprisonment. Those turbulent political periods even today create their own art forms. In our journey, the convicted melodies sail on a monologue from a Dario Fo play which drags us to the fierce words and jail time of controversial German journalist Ulrike Meinhof.

Come and share with us the magical, honest & truthful atmosphere of AstaroTheatro.
Sint Jansstraat 37 Amsterdam

For reservations please e-mail to
Entrance by Donation