Wednesday November 22, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., DAS Theatre and Explore Festival present a How Do You Work Session with the highly acclaimed Chilean theatre director Marco Layera.
Students and young theatre artists are most welcome to join this unique moment of exchange and reflection, in an open, constructive and inspiring atmosphere. Secure your entry via this link.
This How Do You Work Session takes place in the studio at DAS Theatre, and is open to all theatre students, alumni and young theatre artists. The meeting starts with an introduction by Jonathan Offereins, is followed by a presentation of Marco Layera and ends with an informal Q&A with the participants. Entrance is free. The number of participants is limited, so get in quick.
While studying law, philosophy, and criminology at the University of Chile, Marco Layera also studied acting at the drama school in Valparaiso. In 2007, he founded the company La Re-sentida, which employs young Chilean actors who share his conception of art as a tool of political thought, necessarily innovative and subversive. With them, Marco Layera has performed in many theatres and festivals throughout the world, and in particular in Europe.
At DAS Theatre, investigating and developing the practice and work go hand in hand. During the first semester, we invite guests, artists and cultural practitioners, to share their way of working and engage in a conversation.
Marco Layera is in the Netherlands because of the Explore Festival, that’s been held in 10 theatres in 7 large Dutch cities, from Wednesday November 15 till Saturday December 2. Explore Festival presents a series of impressive dance- and theatre performances from all over the world. A ‘state of the art’ of the international theatre, full of startling perspectives, challenging ideas and bright new views.
La Dictadura de lo Cool
La Dictadura de lo Cool, that is performed in the frame of the Explore Festival, is about a social group that has reached a dominating position today: the Bobos (for Bourgeois bohemians). Layera, aware of belonging to that group, questions the potential and integrity of this community, that is defined by its total acceptance of capitalism as a lifestyle, while claiming to be the contradictory.