NOTHING IS REAL. EVERYTHING IS PERMISSABLE.
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Improvisation is the keyword. In the attic of the Poortgebouw, improvisation doesnt only refer to the oft associated jazz derive (although definitely integral) rather the desire to create an unpredictable evening without a pre-defined program shaped by labels (goth-night, hiphop-night, movie-night) and codified expectations.
It is a temporary open podium once a month for individuals who have an idea to test it in the company of others. Ideally, some coincidental overlaps emerge and breed something new. The dynamic of each evening created by the blurred border between audience and participants is unique and unrepeatable . That means to the last minute we cant really tell you what is going to happen. But it happened again.
On the 19th of January, the evening opened at 19:00 with the infamous Eetcafe (good food by Mike every Wednesday and Sunday) and a projected selection of BW photographs by Erika in Adieu to their departure from the Poort back to Melbourne. Altogether a mixed cast of performers landed in the Poort.
Individual talents sanctioned by diverse in/formal realms (Poortgebouw, Rotterdam Improvisatie Pool, the Conservatorium, Dutch Conspiracy...) intersected resulting in a mosaic of saxophone, violin, chello, powerbook, bongos, guitars, bass, vocals, turntables, video, keyboards, image, vegetable soup, cats...
Thanks to those who stopped by and invite yourselves again !
Theatic continues to encourage surprising collisions of instruments and the collaging of styles (and we wish it would happen more) ... so we will try it again on February 16, from 7:00 pm.
THE LABORATORY IS OPEN. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS.
see also THEATIC Dec 8, 2002.