Avatāra

Avatāra | Co-production with Illusionary Rockaz Company

In this special co-production by master puppeteer Duda Paiva and acclaimed choreographer Shailesh Bahoran, worlds collide. The public is part of a fascinating journey along impressive views of the Brazilian and Indian culture, walk through mysterious landscapes between heaven and earth, and meet travel companions that are both man and god. Together we discover that new encounters can lead to something that is more than a sum: a collision of existing elements that generates enough power to breathe life into something that did not exist yet.

In an optimistic and powerful performance in which dance and puppetry blend, Shailesh and Duda examine the tension between men and gods. Do gods breath life into people or is it man that creates gods? What is the hidden power of symbolism? What influence do collisions in the past have on the way we perceive gods? In this co-production, we look for answers in an interesting mirroring between the artificial humanity of puppets and the created mechanical movement of the dance language popping.

In Avatāra, Shailesh and Duda reference the anime and comics culture, full of super heroes and supernatural powers. In both the Brazilian and the Indian religious culture a prominent place is reserved for demigods, gods of nature and impressive adventures that would not look out of place in epic stories by, for example, Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Marvel or Tolkien.

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Tour

avatara

Sat 15
CC Amstel
Amsterdam
Try-out
Thu 20
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Utrecht
Try-out
Fri 21
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Utrecht
Premiere
Wed 26
Stadstheater
Arnhem
Wed 02
Schouwburg Tilburg
Tilburg
School performance
Invitation only
Wed 02
Schouwburg Tilburg
Tilburg
Fri 04
De Lieve Vrouw
Amersfoort
Sat 05
De Lieve Vrouw
Amersfoort
Fri 11
TAQA Theater De Vest
Alkmaar
School performance
Invitation only
Thu 17
Podium Hoge Woerd
De Meern
Introduction at 19:30
Thu 24
De Schuur
Haarlem
School performance
Invitation only
Thu 24
De Schuur
Haarlem
Sat 26
De Meervaart
Amsterdam
Tue 29
Parktheater
Eindhoven
Thu 01
Theater Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Fri 02
Korzo
Den Haag
School performance
Invitation only
Fri 02
Korzo
Den Haag
Wed 07
Schouwburg De Meerse
Hoofddorp
Thu 08
Grand Theatre
Groningen
Thu 15
Schouwburg Odeon
Zwolle
As part of Dans op Donderdag
Fri 16
Energiehuis - Machine 3
Dordrecht
Fri 06
Het Speelhuis
Helmond
Tue 10
Theater Bellevue
Amsterdam
Wed 18
Het Klooster
Woerden
Sun 29
Wilmink Theater
Enschede
As part of Nationaal Theaterweekend