by Roger Rossell

New pictures from the piece “Trembling Walls”

Here some new pictures from the piece Trembling Walls, the last producction of the company Kim and directed by Elias Cohen.

I would like to thank to all the people and friends who came to see us and the great support of the entire team of Mica Moca.

Thanks for all the comments, critics and nice words!

Performers: Richard Schnell, Rosabel Huguet, Roxana Valdez, Stephanie Scheubeck and Vicent Gisbert

Assistance and Sound Design: Se-Rok Park

Light Design: Roger Rossell

Photos by Roger Rossell

 

new production by Kim

Trembling Walls

Dear ladies and gentlemen, friends and collegues,
I’m happy to announce that KiM Physical Theater will present “Trembling Walls” , our most recent performance at the end of September, as one of the closing events of Mica Moca Project Berlin, which has been one of the most exciting and wonderful site- specific locations. In the project “Trembling Walls” we confront ourselves creatively, openly, visually and physically with different sources of beliefs. We want to embody them and we would like you to witness that.

A belief is an assumed truth. Anonymous

Performers: Richard Schnell, Rosabel Huguet, Roxana Valdez, Stephanie Scheubeck and Vicent Gisbert.

Assistance and Sound Design: Se-Rok Park.

Light Design: Roger Rossell.

Directed by: Elias Cohen.

Time: 23rd, 24th & 25th September at 20.00

Address: Mica Moca, Lindower Str. 22, U/S-Bhf Wedding

Entrance: € 8

 

 




 

 

with the work done

Working at the International Theatre Festival of Kerala, India

 ItFok 2011

The 3rd International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK), organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Thrissur will be held during December 22 – 31, 2010 at Akademi premises in Thrissur. The festival will be inaugurated by the veteran theatre person Girish Karnad. Sangeet Nataka Akademi chairperson Leela Samson, eminent theatre personality Arundhati Nag and Amal Allana, eminent theatre person and Chairperson of National School of Drama will also take part in the ceremony.

The festival is being organised with the support of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur.

This year, the focus is on Latin American theatre. Four groups from Chile with one each from Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico and Columbia will participate in the festival representing Latin American Theatre. Apart from that, one each from Spain, Russia, Japan and England will also arrive in Thrissur for the festival.

Abhilash Pillai, Dean, Academics, National School of Drama, is the Festival Director. Leading theatre and performing arts personalities from all over India will take part in the colloquia that will be held every day. B.Ananthakrishnan, Dean, Academics, Dept. of Theatre Arts, Central University, Hyderabad will be the Colloquia Facilitator.

Six plays from the national level representing Indian theatre will be staged as part of the festival. The Malayalam theatre will be represented by nine plays including one children’s play by leading theatre groups of Kerala.

Three plays will be staged every day of the festival except the inaugural day and the concluding day, which will see two performances each. Each day will start with a Face-to-Face session with the directors of the plays that were staged in the previous day. This will be followed by the Colloquia. On the days when the colloquia are not scheduled, theatre-related films will be screened. In the afternoon, ‘Music Cross Over,’ an informal music event will be held in the Akademi premises, in which singers and musicians can participate in spontaneous music performances, which will be coordinated by leading music directors.

Every day, at 10.30pm., after the staging of the plays, traditional classical performances of Kerala, including Koodiyattam, Kathakali, Theyyam and Mudiyettu will be held.

The first Ammannur Puraskaram, instituted by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi to honour leading theatre personalities at the national level for their lifetime achievement, in the memory of the late maestro of Koodiyattam, Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, will be bestowed upon Badal Sircar on the inaugural day of the festival. The award comprises a purse of Rs. 3 lakhs, citation and a memento.

The highlight of the festival will be ‘Las Indias,’ a mega performance event, which will be developed as an Indian – Latin American Collaborated Project directed by the renowned theatre person Elias Cohen from Chile. About 45 artists from Chile and Kerala will participate in the event which will last around six hours, spread over an extended area of the Akademi premises including the roads outside. It will be a journey through the post-Columbus period of Latin America, portraying the milestones of Latin American social, political and cultural history. The event will have a total Latin American flavour, a carnival like air, complete with food stalls, rural market, music and dance. The viewers will be taken through all this to the culminating part of Forum Theatre. Forum Theatre, an aspect of the Theatre of the Oppressed, conceived by the Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal, envisages using theatre as a platform for bringing attention to a particular social issue faced by a particular community, through the creative intervention of what he calls the ‘spect-actors’ who will be asked to intervene in the performance with the aim of bringing out a positive solution to the issue being portrayed.

Text by: Renu Ramanath

Thanks so much to all the amazing people from the Festival, was an incredible experience. During one month I felt like at home!

 

ItFok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

Itfok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Eduardo Jimenez

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Subru Penattil

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Subru Penattil

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

las indias

photo by Roger Rossell

Itfok 2011

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Itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

itfok 2011

photo by Roger Rossell

 

Preparations for the performance Las Indias by Elías Cohen:

 

by roger rossell

Direction Assistant at Kosmos in Movement [Kim]

Sisyphus Rock

The truly tragic moment of Sisyphus is when he is coming down the mountain in order to lift up again the stone in an endless and repetitive action. His tragedy is absurd and modern at the same time. Sisyphus got a futile punishment from the gods but a French philosopher can imagine a content Sisyphus accomplishing his task. How can that be? Albert Camus, a goal keeper in Algeria, was claiming in a bar 30 years later that the most absurd death of a man would be in a car accident. A sarcastic French salesman sells a luxurious Facel Vega, which happens to be the same car ending the life of Camus in 1960. Welcome to “Sisyphus Rock” a surreal and visual performance exploring the absurd existence of a man that brings us to sublime moments of humoristic self inquiry, weird stories and more weird endings.

 

Performer: Elias Cohen.

Dramaturgy: Elias Cohen.

Direction: Elias Cohen

Direction Assistant: Se-Rok Park / Rosabel Huguet

Music: Juan Salinas

 

 

Premiered at the Clipa Aduma Festival, Tel-Aviv.

Clipa Aduma Festival