Mavi Veloso  will captivate you with her provocative and raw presence on stage! Her creative process discusses gender, identity and sexuality appropriating fashion, queer, trans and drag queen elements with special attention to the voice. She attended the Post-Master school at A.PASS (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Brussels, Belgium, from 2014 to 2016. Veloso graduated from the Master of Voice at the Sandberg Instituut in 2018.

Sat 15 Feb '20 - Theatre

The Repossessed by Bernardo Zanotta Day 2

A dramatic reading of Djuna Barns’ Nightwood / directed by Bernardo Zanotta
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On Friday and Saturday your ticket grants you entry to The Performance Bar, and lucky five will get access to KLAUW, The queer club party of Rotterdam! 

VHDG and WORM jointly present ‘The Repossessed’ an extraordinary theatre performance which will immerse you into a tale of love and obsession in which the boundaries of class, religion, and sexuality dissolve before one’s very eyes. You and the actors will move together across the different acts in an intimate atmosphere.
Limites seats available! We advise you to purchase your tickets online!

‘The Repossessed’ is directed by Brazilian artist Bernardo Zanotta. the play departs from Djuna Barnes’ 1936 novel, Nightwood.

Djuna Barnes’ characters are haunted by their own alliance with the night and its vices. In the story, we are confronted with Nora Flood’s journey in search of her lover, Robin Vote. Re-animating this historical text, an array of references such as pop music and gothic horror are addressed on stage. The performance exposes the manifold universes of Nightwood in the form of a dramatic reading by three actors accompanied by video projections and discursive elements, such as ‘The (Re)possessed Issue’, a zine published by WORM and VHDG for the occasion. This project is the first of a series Zanotta has been developing on the closet drama genre (a minor category of plays intended for private reading) reconciling its double premise of queer secrecy and staging impossibility.

You can follow the process of the piece during The Not For Profit Art Party at Pension Almonde.

Sissi Betina Venturin is an award-winning Brazilian actress, performer and artist. With 20 years of experience on stage, Venturin has mastered her craft. Creating vivid and breathtaking characters which will make you laugh, cry and lust.

Bernardo Zanotta is a Brazilian visual artist and filmmaker based in Amsterdam. He holds a bachelor degree in Moving Image from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie where he is currently a fellow at LAPS (Lectoraat Art & Public Space). His films have been screened and awarded at festivals such as Locarno, Oberhausen, Queer Lisboa and Vilnius, amongst others, and streamed on platforms such as Kinoscope. In recent years, he has exhibited in art spaces such as Nieuwe Vide, SIGN, Hotel Maria Kapel, Stockholm Supermarket Artfair and PS Mirabel. He is a member of the artist-run film lab, Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam, and additionally collaborates with the production companies If You Hold a Stone (BR), Near/by film (NL) and Venin (FR).

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