Invitation: Chapter 2 (10-11 July) - DAS Theatre Master presentations 2020

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DAS Theatre is pleased to invite you to Chapter 2 of the 2020 DAS Theatre Master presentations, which will take place on 10-11 July 2020. Jimmy Grima, Igor Dobričić and Maria Magdalena Kozłowska will present their work at the conclusion of an intensive two-year period of master’s research at DAS Theatre. Please find more information below


Friday 10/07: Jimmy Grima - Kerogen Voices

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Last September, Jimmy Grima started his research on human­-made earthquakes. It was envisioned to be a live act with a cast of actors, singers, a choir, live music, visuals... ­ a collective listening experience for an audience in a theatre venue. Then, the collective experience could no longer happen. Over months of quarantine, they, the Kerogen Voices, stayed hand­-in-­hand with the artwork. They tried to imagine the soundtrack of an unfinished performance. They worked on text and music, recorded their voices on different devices, from different cities and continents, stuck in their homes, or bound to singing under a bridge. Now, they would like to share the SOUND of Kerogen Voices (55 minutes) with you on July 10th 2020. The radio play will be available between 20:00-22:00 CET at

Jimmy Grima is an artist-­curator. His trans­disciplinary practice is involved with the politics of memory and archiving. He is particularly interested in the disappearance of local knowledge and has an affinity for the relations between humans and nature. Between 2015-­2017 he directed the Windrose Project, a multiple­site community­-led research project harvesting local knowledge on winds. Song of a Bird (2018-­ongoing) is a live archive documenting the collaboration with the microcosm of nature enthusiasts who can sing and call like migratory birds: the Maltese bird­trappers. Jimmy is the founder of the rubberbodies collective (2009).

Saturday 11/07:  Igor Dobričić - The Time That Remains

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Inside an interval between the now of my realization about the end and the now of the end itself, everything that ever happened is finally brought into the presence, is made available, offered to be actualized and reconciled. My body, whose demise is suddenly made immanent and known, is for a short while, transformed into the vessel of time. The memory of the ages past is now made to be my own memory, and when I speak, I am giving a voice to it. I read myself as a book, and what is written in this book is not only what I remember of my own existence but also the full recollection of what has ever existed. And yet the instant I open my mouth to read from it, it is only that much that I'll be able to utter before the end arrives to mute me away.

Igor Dobričić studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, (former) Yugoslavia. He is working internationally as a dramaturg, collaborating regularly with a number of choreographers/makers (Nicole Beutler, Keren Levi, Guillaume Marie, Christina Ciupke, Alma Söderberg, Arkadi Zaides, Jenny Beyer, Meg Stuart, a/o). In a role of a teacher and a mentor he has a long­term engagement with the Amsterdam School for New Dance (SNDO). From 2010 onwards, he is also developing his own performative research project under the title TableTalks. During the last 10 years TableTalks is hosted and presented in Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Cairo, São Paulo and Vienna.

Saturday 11/07: Maria Magdalena Kozlowska - She dies for you

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After months marked by the ubiquitous feeling of uncertainty, Maria Mgadalena Kozłowska's experimental noir opera and murder mystery titled She dies for you will premiere as a video work. Join the operatic video and discover what happens to the body on the edge of the cinematic and the theatrical: on screen, the ultimate space for projections.

A body has been found in the woods. There’s always a body; there’s always woods. In fact, it might even be several bodies. It’s hard to tell when it’s taken apart, a part here, a part there. A part of her apart from her. How many generations of women have lived, sung and died in these woods? How many baskets of treats and big bad wolves have seen little girls turned mothers, turned grandmothers, turned meat, and fodder for the heroic ends of passing woodcutters? A body has been found. What was done to her? What did she do to you? Welcome to the enduring forest of unspeakable tales.

Maria Magdalena Kozłowska is an interdisciplinary director, performer, singer and writer born in Zielona Góra, Poland. She majored in philosophy and linguistics at the College of In­ter­area Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, simultaneously developing a practice around video and performance. With her directorial debut at 15 years old, her work has since then been presented by Ujazdowski Centre for Contemporary Art, MoMA Warsaw, KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Eu­ropean Cultural Foundation, Belluard Bollwerk Festival. During her studies at DAS Theatre she has cultivated her interest in non­-normative female voices. She investigates dramatic elements in the mundane, and mundanity in the sublime.

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