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