Performance: Opening show Rebirth

artists: Sahand Sahebdivani and Raphael Rodan
Music:Haytham Safia and Yinske Silva


Duration: 60 min

Start: 20:30

End: 21:30

Price: € 18.00


This show is fully booked, but you can watch it ONLINE for free!

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About the show: Rebirth, this year’s theme, will be the subject of this show. An original storytelling show performed by our very own directors with beautiful music by Haytham Safia — one of the members of Het Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest, and Yinske Silva. The show will be especially developed for this year’s festival and be a combination of short stories and sketches. Of course the two masters of stage, won’t be afraid to reflect at themselves and each other.


Dutch: Het thema van dit jaar, wedergeboorte, is het onderwerp van deze show. Een originele voorstelling door onze eigen creatief directeuren, met prachtige muzikale begeleiding van een van de leden van Het Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest Hatyham Safia en Yinske Silva. De show wordt speciaal gecreëerd voor het festival van dit jaar en is een combinatie van korte verhalen en sketches. Zoals je van ze gewend bent, zijn onze ‘meesters van het podium’ niet bang om te reflecteren: op zichzelf en op elkaar….



Het Amsterdams Andalusisch Orkest (Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra) plays different forms of music from Granada to Baghdad from various time periods and styles. From the rich Arabo Andalus repertoire to the mystical Eastern music and from the refined improvisation music from the Arab world to the folk music from the Maghreb.


Yinske Silva is all voice. (She’s a singer/improviser, coach and vocal coach). She teaches Voice at the Professional Course at the Mezrab Storytelling School, as well as the Fontys Hogeschool. She coaches people to find their own voice in performance, personal development, empowerment and finding your way in life, using many different styles and techniques. As a performer she specializes in soul, jazz, world music and improvisation.


Raphael Rodan (1980) is an award-winning theatre maker and storyteller. He graduated in 2008 from the School of Speech and Drama in Harduf in his country of birth Israel. He continued his actor training at the Actors Temple in London. He worked in Israel as a theatre director for Arab and Jewish young actors, using theatre as a bridge for communication. Since his move to Europe he runs storytelling workshops and performs all over the continent.


Sahand Sahebdivani (1980) is the most known storyteller of The Netherlands. In 2004 he founded the Mezrab, which has since grown to become one of the most important storytelling stages of the world. Sahand arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee of the Iran-Iraq war at the age of three. The experiences of him and his family have been the basis of the majority of his work.

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