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Cardboardia’s Street Performance Lab in the Netherlands
2014-07-12 | events, announcement, festivals, workshops

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.


Lab curators

Spyros Andreopoulos (Performer and Director)

Βorn in 1978, in Athens, Greece. Spyros studied theatre at Akis Dhavis’ Laboratory of Dramatic Art. In 2002 he travelled abroad and lived in Paris and Berlin, where he worked with international theatre companies like L’Arbre à Nomades, street theatre (FR), La Tête a l’Envers, puppet & physical theatre for children (FR), Grotest Maru, theatre in public space (DE), Les Gens D’Air, acrobatic street theatre (FR) and toured around the world. In 2007 he returned to Greece to found Motus Terrae Theatre Company. He is also a member of International Theatre Institute (GR).



Olesya Kandalintseva (artist, designer, curator)

Born in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from High School of Landscape Architecture and Design in Moscow. In 2011 – 2012 she attended two summer study cycles at the Strelka Institute. Starting from January 2013 Olesya Kandalintseva curates Made in Cardboardia internship program. Up to now Olesya Kandalintseva implemented more than 20 projects as a curator and an artist.

About Cardboardia performances

Street performances are one of the favorite events at Cardboardia. In 2013 alone, we implemented 6large-scale projects and more than 20
medium-scale events. We make celebrations where performances are focused on interaction and mutual collaboration between professionals
and the audience. Artists from Russia, Holland, UK, Germany, US and Greece are frequent participants in Cardboardia's performances.

See the video about one of street performances! Moscow, april 2012, special for Bright people festival!

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