talks

Oral Arts vs. political activism

Location: Mozaïek Studio

Friday, November 1

Duration: 75 minutes

Start: 17:30

End: 18:45

Price: free

Should artists focus on creating art for the sake of art, or should they use their tools to create a change in politics/society? Can art even give answers to social/political issues if art is supposed to keep asking questions, never fully having the answers? Or is the act of asking questions in itself a political act? In the Oral Arts vs. Political Activism talk a panel of performers from the storytelling world and other arts talk about the pros and cons of a thorny subject in the time of the refugee crisis and #metoo.

Talk: Art and Addiction

Location: Mozaïek Studio

Duration: 75 minutes

Saturday, November 2

Start: 17:30

End: 18:45

Price: free

“We’re all on the scale of addiction” – says comedian and former addict Russell Brand. Is it just a platitude to sell books or is it actually true? This topic and more we will discuss with a recovering addict and various artists who have struggled to get grip on the vices that hold us, and find a meaningful way to deal with them in their art.

Meeting point of the Spoken word

Location: Mozaïek Studio

Duration: 75 minutes

Sunday, November 3

Start: 17:30

End: 18:45

Price: free

Spoken word as a performance art form can have a variety of shapes, Stand up comedy, Slam poetry, Storytelling, Cabaret and more. There are many differences between those mentioned above, however there are also a lot of similarities. In this talk a Storyteller, a comedian, a theatre maker and a Poet will examine the borders between their art forms. How can they learn from each other? Can they expand their possibilities for expression, by challenging their own definition of their specific art form?

The power of storytelling

Location: Theater Zuidplein

Duration: 45 minutes

Sunday, November 24

Start: 17:00

End: 17:45

Price: free

Een uitgebreid gesprek over de kracht en kansen van storytelling onder leiding van Sahand Sahebdivani. Diverse storytellers die deze zondag op het podium staan, doen ook in duit in het zakje.

Under leiding van Sahand Sahebdivani.