Track: Welcome To Our Guesthouse #5
3 nov19:30 - 22:00TR8 William Boothlaan, RotterdamHele Gebouw WdW
4 nov19:30 - 22:00TR8 William Boothlaan, RotterdamHele Gebouw WdW
5 nov19:30 - 22:00TR8 William Boothlaan, RotterdamHele Gebouw WdW
6 nov19:30 - 22:00TR8 William Boothlaan, RotterdamHele Gebouw WdW
Four makers, four inspiring concepts, four research weeks and four presentation days, that's Welcome To Our Guesthouse #5!
Welcome To Our Guesthouse is the beating heart of Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam. Starting October 4 we will be fully putting our house at the service of promising theatre makers, who have remained under the radar of the general public, with this artist-in-residence program. Makers who have an affinity with Rotterdam and who, we believe, our audience should get to know. The artists research, create and make in the several locations of Theater Rotterdam and in the city. At the end of this process, they test their work-in-progress on the public during the four presentation days from 3 to 6 November.
The invited makers for this edition are: Jihan Imago, Lucia Fernandez Santoro, Sue-Ann Bel and last but not least Tools for Action + Floor. Besides these courageous makers, we will be welcoming back Mathieu Charles as guest curator.
During this edition they will bring us on a journey through RÆV rehearsals, claim back the public space and let us witness how a scream travels through the body. From physical storytelling to a dream machine and inflatable objects. They will shed a bit more light in Darkness! Feel welcome and be our Guest!
Illumination in Darkness
As the natural illumination from direct sunlight that we as human beings experience diminishes, we approach a new edition of our artists-in-residence program Welcome To Our Guesthouse. During this edition, with the overarching theme Illumination in Darkness, we focus on the interconnected nature of our actions, responses and decisions, and the different impacts that they cause.
We aim to examine the function of the natural phenomena light and darkness in our daily life and question the conditions that control to a large extend how we work, create art and live: why we need Darkness as well as Light? How to imagine our temporary environment and transform it into a social system, weaved by light and darkness and based on interconnectedness, acknowledgements and care? We propose those key questions in our current shared moment. Considering we all belong to different branches of a larger performance art community, we will work together within our programme to combine our focuses and actions and to expand our future perspectives.
From this starting point, and for the whole month of October 2021, we dedicate our house entirely to makers and their communities who think across borders, both geographically and artistically. It is also an invitation to the public to get acquainted with the careful and inspiring processes of artists who value social engagement.
Welcome To Our Guesthouse is part of ACT (Art, Climate, Transition); a European cooperation project on ecology, climate change and social transition. In an era of climate breakdown, pandemics, mass extinction and growing inequalities, we join our forces by connecting broad perspectives with specific, localised possibilities that invite or demand that we ACT.