28/11 KunstENhuis 20:30
3/12 Bijlmer Parktheater 20:00
5/12 Tolhuistuin 20:00

zwarte klaas

After walking through the streets of Amsterdam and celebrating the BLACK CARNIVAL.
After showing a teaser of Zwarte Klaas in the Rabozaal in Stadsschouwburg.
After premiering in the Vondelbunker last saturday.
We continue to change the traditions another three times this year.

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“I found the images that the young people from Sjamandada dared to show more shocking and fundamental” … compared to Johan Simons Die Neger in – De Theaterkrant

Read the whole Recension (in dutch): http://www.theaterkrant.nl/recensie/die-neger/

The BLACK CLAUSE / Zwarte Klaas is rolling! We are still looking for funding so we ask the ART-CROWD out there: http://voordekunst.nl/vdk/project/view/2768-zwarte-klaas

Zwarte Klaas is the upcoming performance by SJAMANDADA / Sieger Baljon, Eva Kijlstra, Clara Saito, Dionne Verwey and me. We will be celebrating a Black Carnival on Sunday 16th November starting in the dusty VONDELBUNKER and ending up in the highly polished Rabozaal in the STADSCHOUWBURG. Join us and bring your own postcolonial version of Black Clause or Pete to the streets. No red lips, no negro wigs, no clean slave suits, just wild dark winter imagination, candy, jute, and sheer black fun!


10-sep PREMIERE 21:30
11-sep, 18:00
12-sep, 19:30
13-sep, 21:30





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Its Award

Unlike gemstones or precious metals that must be mined from the earth, pearls are grown by live oysters far below the surface of the sea. Gemstones must be cut and polished to bring out their beauty. But pearls don´t.

A natural pearl begins its life as a foreign object, such as a parasite or piece of shell that accidentally lodges itself in an oyster’s soft inner body where it cannot be expelled. To ease this irritant, the oyster’s body takes defensive action and
secretes a smooth, hard crystalline substance around the irritant and the result, ultimately, is the lovely and lustrous gem called a pearl.

The work around the performance Body On could be easily compared to the birth of a pearl. We started with the research half a year before the premiere in 2013, put one layer on top of another and then finally by performing it over and over again, the material became deeper and got its shape.

After showing the performance Body On at the ITS Festival, the biggest european student festival in Amsterdam, the piece got nominated for two prizes from which it won the ITS Parade Parel – the so called Parade Pearl.

I am very happy for that prize because it shows a general appreciation to body and performance art and to a work, which I think is necessary for a contemporary society to be witnessed, including entertainment and poetry, beauty and uglyness.

Special thanks to all the people who believed in us who were great support:
To Progkunstfestivalen Oslo, Fraslab Festival Frascati, DISKURS´13, Free.Space.Festival, the Slapstickboys, MIME Department – by name Jan Taks and Aitana Cordero Vico, Loes van der Pligt, Sjoukje Dijkstra, Anna Bentivegna – who shot our first trailer, Guido van den Hof – our brilliant technical leader, Rens Spanjaard – who shot the greatest pictures that I constantly mess up in Photoshop.


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