Production house PLEIN THEATER
VRIJE VLOER Festival in het Plein Theater
A stage on which to create and participate in theatre, dance and writing.
7th through 17th of November, 2019
A stage for Co/creation holds endless variety and can’t be restricted. Co/creation crosses boundaries and can’t be labelled.
During this first VRIJE VLOER Festival four makers, all with international experience in making staged works with non-professionals, will present the results of six month work processes.
Each maker has different expertise and ways of working. Each allows people to excel on stage while presenting a range of personal and social themes. These makers have personal experiences that mean they know what it’s like to be an outsider and/or to ‘represent’ a minority. They know what it
takes to pursue authentic ways of working. Their workshops/trajectories were places where they worked with ‘normal people’ who are exceptional in their drive to make art. We call these people the ‘Meemakers’, or Co-creators. The Co-creators are not professional artists but they have the guts to step, passionately, into the spotlight. because the personal and the artistic mix organically, the interactions between the makers and co-creators are beautiful and vulnerable.
The Plein Theatre believes that great art is not dependent on the professional status of the creator, and as a result we make no distinction between the makers and co-creators. During the Festival co-creators will mingle with the professional musicians of the NIEUWE NOTEN AMSTERDAM (Fie Schouten and Aspasia Nasopoulou programmers) and the professional dancers from SHAILESH BAHORIAN and VINCENT VERBURG. (check our website: https://www.plein-theater.nl for our complete program.) The Festival will also feature TALKS: Conversations with audience, makers, and co-creators, hosted by MIREILLE BRUIN.
Makers: EDIT KALDOR (Theatre), GITA HACHAM (writing), VINCENT VERBURG (dance) DAYNA MARTINEZ MORALES (Artist in residence 2019).