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|Cardboardia’s Street Performance Lab in the Netherlands|
|2014-07-12 | events, festivals, workshops, announcement|
AUG 26th - AUG 31st 2014, 12pm to 7pm
Cardboardia’s Intensive Street Performance Lab
@ Spoffin Festival in Amersfoort, Netherlands
Venue for workshop: Kunsthal KAdE, Smallepad 3
Personages of Cardboardia are happy to welcome anyone who wishes to create big, perform loud and parade the streets of Amersfoort!
If you want to learn creating with cardboard or get better at what you already know; if you are looking for a powerful experience, for being a part of a large creative project and making new friends - join us at the Lab!
The Lab has two major Modules:
Module 1 - Designing costumes and objects for interactive performances
Module 2 - Street performance and communication with the public for beginners
Throughout the several days of our intensive Lab we will create a large-scale interactive space and prepare a city parade of cardboard awesomeness.
In Module 1, designers will learn basic and advanced techniques of creating costumes, decorations and objects from cardboard. The program could be particularly interesting for artists and architects, school teachers and designers.
Those who take part in Module 2 will go through the entire cycle of preparing a city event - adapting the concept to the location, preparation and management. The module is curated by a brilliant street theater director, so we especially welcome stilt walkers and other performing artists to take part. You will learn the basics of interaction with the audiences, exchange stilt walking and performing experience and get to improvise in a new eclectic team.
The Lab will end in a series of performances throughout 28-31 of August.
Curators of the Street Performance Lab are:
Spyros Andreopoulus (actor, director, stilt performer, founder of Motus Terrae Theatre Company) and Olesya Kandalintseva (artist, designer, workshop curator at Made in Cardboardia).
Participation in the Lab is free, yet the number of participants is limited. Groups will be formed following the results of online interviews.
Lab participants will need to take care of their daily expenses and costs of travel and stay in Amersfoort (Netherlands).
In order to take part in the Lab you need to fill out the application form, complete a test piece and receive the confirmation from the curator.
|Cardboardia Embassy in Riga|
|2014-07-02 | events, workshops, announcement|
In the early beginning of 2014 the Tyran of Cardboardia approved a road map for expanding the country's international relations over the next 5 years. The first step to be taken is to open the european embassy of Cardboardia in Riga, Latvia.
As the Tyran's administration representatives assure, embassy's major function would be to facilitate meetings at the summit, holding Cardboardia's national celebrations
, and promote materializations of Cardboard Towns across the EU countries.
A number of cultural events are to be held each year. The projects will be carried out by the general contractor of the Tyran's administration, "Made in Cardboardia"
creative studio that will open a workshop as a part of the embassy.
Cardboardia's personages are determined to strengthen cultural ties with the countires of the Baltic region, with focus on Latvia.
Tyran is personally directing the opening of the embassy and will thus be making an extended visit to Riga. We will be delighted to welcome the press and everyone else interested in establishing contact to the embassy between Jul 20th and 26th.
Thank you for reaching us at +7 916 650 7360 and making an appointment beforehand.
A special event
Jul 19th, (Paper Object Festival, Kalnciema Quarter, Kalnciema 35 iela) we invite you to a performance of Cardbodia's DIY Theatre. It is a theatre created and run by the audience.
|Cardboardia DIY Theatre in Riga|
|2014-06-25 | events, theatre, experiments, festivals, announcement|
Jul 19th, Saturday from 11am till 4pm
Riga, Kalnciema Quarter, Kalnciemа 35 iela
Cardboardia DIY Theatre
part of Paper Object Festival
Cardboardia is a country that cherishes its traditions and customs. Cardboardia’s Tyran, as the nation’s democratically elected leader, especially encourages manifestations of people’s collective creativity. We create the kind of spaces where each and every one can find a way to express herself or himself. They are also the spaces to make new friends and meet the old ones.
Just like respected states ought to, Cardboardia has a Ministry of Culture that coordinates the work of all national theatres, including the Cardboard Academic Theatre of Cardboardia. Late fall of 2013 was marked by the foundation of yet another theatre, the Cardboard DIY Theatre, that has its first international tour scheduled for Jul 19th in Riga, as a part of the Paper Object Festival.
Cardboardia DIY Theatre invites you to learn working with cardboard to make performances and stage plays. The invitation is open to everyone interested – parents with children, groups of people, loud or modest, grandmothers and grandfathers – everyone will have a chance to become a screenplay writer, decorator, actor, or director!
Cardboardia’s personages will tell the fascinating story of the home theatre, teach the science of creating with cardboard, and take part in the rehearsals. And of course we can all enjoy the plays created together, funny, absurd, or naïve.
If you are interested in ideas for engaging DIY activities and learning how to make a memorable family event, or simply want to spend an excellent time with your friends and your children – sign up and come to see us!
Click here to see the photos from the DIY Theatre’s premiere in Moscow.
The DIY theatre will be open from 11am till 4pm
There will be two groups:
Group 1 starts at 11am
Group 2 starts at 12pm
Performances start at 4pm
The workshop is free, yet we ask you to sign up in advance by filling the form below.
|Cardboardia Space Odyssey|
|2014-03-25 | events, announcement|
April 12, 2014
Cardboardia Space Odyssey
12:30, free entrance and participation
“Moskvich" Cultural Center (www.mskcc.ru)
For the Cosmonautics Day, i.e. April 12, 2014, Personages of Cardboardia and interns of «Made in Cardboardia» workshop will develop and present their own version of the Space Odyssey together with Spyros Andreopoulos, Director and Founder of «Motus Terrae Theatre Company» from Greece. Flying and non-flying machines out of cardboard, workshops on cardboard space technologies, meetings with aliens and triumph of universal sense within the large-scale interactive performance for kids and adults!
Is it possible to overcome the borders of the solar system and other systems? How easy is it to make contact with other understanding forms of life? Join Cardboardia Personages on April 12th, 2014 at «Moskvich» Cultural Center in order to find out!!!
Project supported by Step Beyond Travel Grant (www.culturalfoundation.eu/step-beyond)
|International Street Performance Lab |
|2014-03-18 | design internship, events, announcement|
5 – 12 April 2014
International Street Performance Lab
"Mosckvich" Cultural Center (www.mskcc.ru)
project supported by Step Beyond Travel Grant (www.culturalfoundation.eu/step-beyond)
Made in Cardboardia (RU) and Motus Terrae Theatre Company (GR) are planning to launch an intensiveworkshop on the development of Street Performances. Therefore we would like to invite young actors and professionals to participate in one-week workshops on the following topics:
- "Performing on stilts" - Acrobatic technics and contact with the audience;
- "Costume creation" - The costume's role in interactive street performance.
In seven days we will develop an impressive Street Performance, which will be presented on the Cosmonautics Day on the 12th of April at Moskvich Cultural Center. During this time the costume workshop's participants will focus on costume design and will get the basics of
theater costumes development, decoration and theatrical props creation. Participants of the "stilts" section will receive training on the development of body mobility and sense of rhythm, new acrobatic techniques and research newways of interacting with the audience.
By the end of the lab, all participants will receive the following:
- New skills and practice in a real project;
- Materials for the portfolio;
- Certificate acknowledging participation in the Street Performance Lab;
- Opportunity to cooperate with Cardboardia in future.
Courses within the Lab will be taught by Spyros Andreopoulos (Actor and Director of Motus Terrae Theatre Company) and Olesya Kandalintseva (artist, designer, curator of internship program at "Made in Cardboardia").
Workshop participation is free, yet the number of places is limited. The study groups will be determinedaccording to the interviews' results.
Please forward your questions and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.