Entanglements / Inseparably ConnectedWhile there are undeniably differences in language, culture, ways of living and communicating between the cultures of our world, there is a entanglement that encompasses all of us and which we are all part of. Even in moments of physical isolation for our safety, there is a sense of community. Because we know that an individual action by one of us can affect hundreds of us. We all go through this together and we can only solve it together. It is this interwovenness and associate intimacy that Afrovibes puts at the forefront this year.
This year the festival brings performances by contemporary and unconventional theatre makers and artists from South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Tunisia, Senegal and of course from the Netherlands.
The Compagnietheater Amsterdam will host a three-day program of all the live performances of the festival. De Balie in Amsterdam is the center for a largely online program with theatre makers and artists from Africa who cannot travel to the festival, with presentations, talk shows and livestreaming of performances. In addition, in Amsterdam there are live performances in Podium Mozaiek and Bijlmer Parktheater and a site specific program.
Head to the Afrovibes website for tickets and more information.
Dates, theatres and cities:Amsterdam:
1-3 October Compagnietheater;
7 October Podium Mozaiek;
8-10 October De Balie;
10 October Bijlmer Parktheater;
4 October Kunsthal;
6-7 October Maaspodium;
9 October Stadsschouwburg Utrecht;
10 October TivoliVredenburg.
The COVID-19 pandemic made the Afrovibes organisation go back to the drawing board and create a completely new program, with live performances in the theaters and with inspiring presentations, talks, performances and performances online. Everything is of course corona-proof.