Invitation: Chapter 3 (4-5 September) - DAS Theatre Master presentations 2020

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DAS Theatre is pleased to invite you to Chapter 3 of the 2020 DAS Theatre Master presentations, which will take place on 4-5 September 2020 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Nahuel Cano and Akram Assam 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.

Programme - Friday 4 September 2020

  • 19.00 - 20:00 CET: Nahuel Cano - Quiet Storms 
  • 20.30 - 21:15 CET: Akram Assam - Cassettes
  • 21.30 - 22:30 CET: Nahuel Cano - Quiet Storms

Programme - Saturday 5 September 2020

  • 19.00 - 20:00 CET: Nahuel Cano - Quiet Storms 
  • 20.30 - 21:15 CET: Akram Assam - Cassettes
  • 21.30 - 22:30 CET: Nahuel Cano - Quiet Storms

Practical information

  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Due to the current corona regulations and limited seating,reservation is required for all performances. Please note that attendance without a confirmed reservation won’t be possible. Registrations are open until August 31st. Confirmations with the exact location will be sent on September 1st. Unfortunately, the performances will not be live-streamed. Thank you for your understanding. Click here to register.

About Akram Assam - Cassettes

At DAS Theatre, Akram has been developing Cassettes, a work about how memory functions in two regions in the world – those suffering from wars, and safe areas – and about how war and violence affect changing human senses. Cassettes has been developed through the collecting of reflections and diaries from people from outside war zones who have visited war zones. What is collected is translated into a live solo performance, incorporating movement, video, and special lighting design.

Akram Assam studied theatre directing and performing at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and at the Academy of Fine Arts Department of Theatre at the University of Baghdad. Since then, he has been working as a director and performer in the field of theatre.

About Nahuel Cano - Quiet Storms

Quiet Storms is a stubborn attempt to make the invisible present. It is a clumsy nostalgic dance. An impossible song. An irreverent, hypnotic trip. A process of erosion. An open wound. 

The work began as an exploration of Nahuel’s native land, Patagonia – of a territory amid endless cycles of violence, memories of a distant landscape, and parts of a family history that have been hidden, denied. Oil, conquest, violence, desertion. Inspired by a practice of listening to both ancestral resonances and his constantly being out of place, Nahuel has built an opening to affect, vulnerability, and to the echoes of catastrophe.

Quiet Storms is a live performance, we will gather together in the same space. Holding space has been always a shared responsibility, a political attempt, and a risky business but under the present circumstances, the ethical scope of gathering has become more relevant and urgent. We cannot take it for granted, we should re-learn how to be together in a closed space. The performance and the institution will follow the protocols and measures according to the present circumstances, but never forget that we build this space together. I invite you to join with joy in taking care.

Nahuel Cano was born in Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina, in 1982. He is an actor, theatre-maker, and researcher. His field of artistic action is mobile, exploring the possibilities of performance, installation, cinema, and theatre. From 2010 until 2018, he developed his artistic projects together with his group El Cuarto. These works have been presented in important festivals and have received support and awards from national and international institutions. Nahuel is also a founding member of EscenaPolítica, an artistic and political collective that has organised actions, forums, performances, and protests. In 2019 he started developing a platform and subjective space to keep expanding his research and solo work: Kütral-Nahuel.

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