Portrait of the Artist #4: Guilherme Kirchheim

18 september 2021 Interview

    ‘The memory of mortality as a root to life’   It’s the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards in Pontedera, Italy where a group of actors reside, working intensively on theatre performances, and on the singing of songs of ancient traditions. Here, I meet the Brazilian actor Guilherme Kirchheim.    Kirchheim (31) is part of the ‘Focused Research Team on Art as Vehicle’, one of the three theatre groups connected to the Workcenter. We discuss his performances,Lees verder

Portrait of the Artist #3: Omar Silva

29 november 2020 Interview

  “I was for a while in a far away land, by that time that land had magic.”   This is the first line of the performance the Prisoner, directed by Peter Brook, a play in which the Mexican actor Omar Silva performed. When I met Omar I didn’t realize at first that I had already seen him a year before, when I saw the Prisoner in a theatre in Amsterdam. The performance made a huge impact on me, andLees verder

Portrait of the Artist #2: Vasanth Selvam

3 november 2020 Interview

“As a performer I need to ground somewhere. I need to know my audience, or my community. I’ve been out of my community for almost fifteen years now. During the lockdown this truth came out. All the people who lived in a strong community survived. All of us who are out of the community couldn’t survive. The sadness I felt during the lockdown came out of loneliness, because I didn’t have a human being around to share grief, anguish orLees verder

Portrait of the Artist #1: Mario Biagini

19 augustus 2019 Interview

This first podcast is a conversation with Mario Biagini, associate director of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. In our conversation we talk about Mario’s group: the Open Program. About one of the key elements in his work: singing.  How he directs. What it means for him to be alive. How he sees death. And what role he plays as an artist in the way in which the world is going. (Photo by: fot. Kasia Chmura)  

Annet Henneman: Verborgen theater

15 augustus 2019 Interview

Annet Henneman gebruikt journalistiek en theater om waargebeurde verhalen van mensen uit conflictgebieden te vertellen. In de afgelopen achttien jaar reisde ze af naar diverse landen in het Midden-Oosten en vormde ze het internationale theatergezelschap Teatro di Nascosto.

Ghaeth Almaghoot: “Ik ben er trots op Syriër te zijn, maar ik kies er nu voor om Nederlands te zijn”

9 augustus 2019 Interview

Ghaeth Almaghoot (25) is een klarinetspeler die studeert aan het Codarts conservatorium in Rotterdam. Hij behoort tot een generatie veelbelovende jonge Syrische muzikanten die de laatste jaren naar Nederland vluchtten. Ghaeths artiestenbestaan in Nederland staat in scherp contrast met zijn leven in Syrië en de vlucht naar Nederland die hij ondernam in 2014. Om te begrijpen waar hij vandaan komt en wat hem beweegt, schetsen we een beeld van zijn leven in Syrië en zijn vlucht naar Nederland.