SJAMANDADA

At the center of the Living Village, next to the river, lies the sjamandada Theater & Performance stage. A meeting point for critical spirits, where art, plants, performance, ritual, ecology, food and drinks are exchanged.

Sjamandada is one of the natural answers to the aim of The Living Village: living art as art-of-living. Sjamandada aspires to be both performance platform and art movement, offering and a vital theater program with sparkling performance artists from or beyond all disciplines, often putting life and nature (in us) at the core of their work.

The artists sharing their arts with the audience find common ground in their effort to wipe out the boundaries between culture & nature, audience & performer, through a love for uprooting and/or rerooting and love for the theatrical ritual itself. They are often marked with a combination of low-threshold non-elitarian communication with the audience & high artistic quality, a high level of biophilia (love for what lives), a curiosity for the immaterial side of performance, & finally the courage to put themselves at stake. Or sometimes they're just plainly fucking GOOD. Meet them both in the tent or somewhere out there.

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

dichters uit de wildernis: anouk smies

Dutch poetry from the wild 

sat, 18:45

Anouk Smies is a Dutch poet who mainly wanders trough language as if it was a moist, dark forest. Unafraid of unsettling truth and always searching for the sensitory experience of sentences. Anouk shows us how the invisible moves us all. And even better: connects us all.

Dichters uit de wildernis: anouk smies

dutch poetry from the wild 

fri, 18:00

Anouk Smies is a Dutch poet who mainly wanders trough language as if it was a moist, dark forest. Unafraid of unsettling truth and always searching for the sensitory experience of sentences. Anouk shows us how the invisible moves us all. And even better: connects us all.

dichters uit de wildernis: arnoud rigter

dutch poetry from the wild 

sat, 18:30

Arnoud Rigter will do a titillating poetry-performance which is absurdist, humoristic, Dutch-spoken and sometimes close to music. He has a track record of about fivehunderd performances, excelling in books, confusingly interdisciplinary for the orthodoxy. Besides poet he's a whirling derwish as well.

dichters uit de wildernis: arnoud rigter

dutch poetry from the wild 

fri, 17:30

Arnoud Rigter will do a titillating poetry-performance which is absurdist, humoristic, Dutch-spoken and sometimes close to music. He has a track record of about fivehunderd performances, excelling in books, confusingly interdisciplinary for the orthodoxy. Besides poet he's a whirling derwish as well.

dichters uit de wildernis: arnoud rigter

dutch poetry from the wild 

thu, 19:45

Arnoud Rigter will do a titillating poetry-performance which is absurdist, humoristic, Dutch-spoken and sometimes close to music. He has a track record of about fivehunderd performances, excelling in books, confusingly interdisciplinary for the orthodoxy. Besides poet he's a whirling derwish as well.

dichters uit de wildernis: guido utermark

Dutch poetry from the wild 

sat, 19:00

Guido Utermark is a rather tall guy talking poetry. Some poetry. Not just a sinkhole. Pure pigeon poetry. That's what he does. At the Living Village he represents the DADA-part of the word sjamandada. DADADADADADA.

Dichters uit de wildernis: guido utermark

dutch poetry from the wild 

fri, 18:15

Guido Utermark is a rather tall guy talking poetry. Some poetry. Not just a sinkhole. Pure pigeon poetry. That's what he does. At the Living Village he represents the DADA-part of the word sjamandada. DADADADADADA.

dichters uit de wildernis: guido utermark

dutch poetry from the wild 

thu, 19:30

Guido Utermark is a rather tall guy talking poetry. Some poetry. Not just a sinkhole. Pure pigeon poetry. That's what he does. At the Living Village he represents the DADA-part of the word sjamandada. DADADADADADA.

dichters uit de wildernis: sieger baljon

Poetic solstice ritual 

sat, 19:15

sieger baljon likes to juggle religion, ecology, seasonal ritual & political subversion. From his activist background he loves to shake loose old layers with his audience, gathering fuel in the wastelands between word, sound & roaring physical destabilization, tasting like freedom.

dichters uit de wildernis: sieger baljon

poetic solstice ritual 

fri, 17:45

sieger baljon likes to juggle religion, ecology, seasonal ritual & political subversion. From his activist background he loves to shake loose old layers with his audience, gathering fuel in the wastelands between word, sound & roaring physical destabilization, tasting like freedom.

dichters uit de wildernis: sieger baljon

dutch (sound)poetry from the wild 

thu, 19:00

sieger baljon likes to juggle religion, ecology, seasonal ritual & political subversion. From his activist background he loves to shake loose old layers with his audience, gathering fuel in the wastelands between word, sound & roaring physical destabilization, tasting like freedom.

Rachel Schuit

Theater: Dangling 

fri, 22:00

Dangling' by Rachel Schuit is a short piece, inspired by the image of 'the dangling man' in tarot, hanging upside down from a rope. 'Dangling' is about those moments of being without control. Moments in our life that the ground has been taken from under our feet and we feel completely disorientated, dangling in emptiness. A moment of transition, being between two worlds. Surrendering to this unknown way of seeing, or trying to find a way out of it. Balancing between doing nothing and doing something, between hanging or climbing.

rachel schuit

Theater: Dangling 

thu, 22:00

Dangling' by Rachel Schuit is a short piece, inspired by the image of 'the dangling man' in tarot, hanging upside down from a rope. 'Dangling' is about those moments of being without control. Moments in our life that the ground has been taken from under our feet and we feel completely disorientated, dangling in emptiness. A moment of transition, being between two worlds. Surrendering to this unknown way of seeing, or trying to find a way out of it. Balancing between doing nothing and doing something, between hanging or climbing.

abner preis

storyteller 

wed, 21:30

Abner Preis is storyteller working in multiple media, from drawing to performance, installation, video and photography. The main focus of his stories lay on popular culture and our societies ever changing morality, rules and regulations. To Preis, a simple story can be a tool to talk about social issues and to develop a dialogue from the “bottom up” through visual and performance art.

Closing silence

All 

sun, 19:00

During the 7 minutes of silence that open & close the festival, we hear the slow-performers we rarely hear during a festival: nature itself, both outside and inside ourselves.

Dichters uit de wildernis

Dutch poetry from the wild 

sat, 18:30

In order: Arnoud Rigter, Anouk smies, Guido Utermark and Sieger Baljon

Dichters uit de wildernis

Dutch poetry from the wild 

fri, 17:30

In order: Arnoud Rigter, Sieger baljon, Anouk Smies and Guido Utermark

Dichters uit de wildernis

Dutch poetry from the wild 

thu, 19:00

In order: Sieger Baljon, Guido Utermark and Arnoud Rigter

DJ Pipiltzintzintli & DJ Legaal

Tribal weirdness 

sun,

Will bring daily feed the sjamandada area with their tribal sounds and general weirdness. Old and new sounds with soul, you haven't necessarily heard before.

DJ Pipiltzintzintli & DJ Legaal

tribal weirdness 

sat,

Will bring daily feed the Sjamandada area with their tribal sounds and general weirdness. Old and new sounds with soul, you haven't necessarily heard before.

DJ Pipiltzintzintli & DJ Legaal

tribal weirdness 

fri,

Will bring daily feed the sjamandada area with their tribal sounds and general weirdness. Old and new sounds with soul, you haven't necessarily heard before.

DJ Pipiltzintzintli & DJ Legaal

tribal weirdness 

thu,

Will bring daily feed the sjamandada area with their tribal sounds and general weirdness. Old and new sounds with soul, you haven't necessarily heard before.

DJ Pipiltzintzintli & DJ Legaal

tribal weirdness 

wed,

Will bring daily feed the sjamandada area with their tribal sounds and general weirdness. Old and new sounds with soul, you haven't necessarily heard before.

Kinder Buenos

Eyes & mouth wide shut 

sun, 14:00

Kinder Buenos take us with them on a grand tour…it’s a trip, a journey and for sure an experience; so keep your mouth and eyes wide shut and be prepared for the big…black…nothing!

Kinder Buenos

eyes&mouth wide shut 

fri, 16:00

Kinder Buenos take us with them on a grand tour…it’s a trip, a journey and for sure an experience; so keep your mouth and eyes wide shut and be prepared for the big…black…nothing!

My sisters collected phantasies

Silent Pop 

fri, 21:00

A band existing out of 3 people who met during their mime-studies at the theaterschool in Amsterdam: Felix from Breda, Luca from Berlin and Isadora from Venice. Their inspiration comes from Disney and cowboy movies, classic music, indie pop, Elvis Presley and the early stuff Madonna did. Originally this band started as an accoustic dance music project in 2012 called Rua & Gallion. It has slowly developed into a theatrical performance band called My Sisters' Collected Fantasies.

my sisters collected phantasies

weird pop 

thu, 21:00

A band existing out of 3 people who met during their mime-studies at the theaterschool in Amsterdam: Felix from Breda, Luca from Berlin and Isadora from Venice. Their inspiration comes from Disney and cowboy movies, classic music, indie pop, Elvis Presley and the early stuff Madonna did. Originally this band started as an accoustic dance music project in 2012 called Rua & Gallion. It has slowly developed into a theatrical performance band called My Sisters' Collected Fantasies.

nina boas

workshop art & shamanism 

thu, 09:30

Making use of the tranquility of the thursday morning, visual performance artist Nina Boas offers a workshop where performance art, shamanistic dream practice and meditation come together.

OBO

OBO turns 3, Olly turns 30 

sun, 15:00

Born out of a desire to feel at home wherever he may be, 3 years ago, 16-6-16, OBO (Olly Glaudemans) as a initiation/graduation ritual from the Amsterdam Rietveld Academy gave all his belongings away, ultimately sacrificing his clothes to the fire. 16-6-19 OBO turns 3 year and gives a form of closure to the first 3 years of this process of self-healing. One week later, 23-6-19, Olly turns 30 years old. To celebrate his 30st and 3rd birthday he will perform a simple celibration of these birthdays with the Village where he has felt so at home the last 2 years. Sharing his findings of the last 3 years, he invites you to sing, dance & celibrate life together.

Opening Silence

 

wed, 19:00

During the 7 minutes of silence that open & close the festival, we hear the slow-performers we rarely hear during a festival: nature itself, both outside and inside ourselves.

Rachel Schuit

Theater: dangling 

sat, 22:00

Dangling' by Rachel Schuit is a short piece, inspired by the image of 'the dangling man' in tarot, hanging upside down from a rope. 'Dangling' is about those moments of being without control. Moments in our life that the ground has been taken from under our feet and we feel completely disorientated, dangling in emptiness. A moment of transition, being between two worlds. Surrendering to this unknown way of seeing, or trying to find a way out of it. Balancing between doing nothing and doing something, between hanging or climbing.

Robin Block

singer/performance artist 

sat, 20:30

Robin Block is a singer-performer that operates from the depths of his Dutch-Indonesian ancestry, weaving dreamy songs with growling wolves, healing ape gods with martial arts & warriorhood.

Robin Block

singer/performance artist 

wed, 19:30

Robin Block is a singer-performer that operates from the depths of his Dutch-Indonesian ancestry, interweaving dreamy songs with raw spirituals; both from the heart and from the gut.

sjamandada

theater: bezweringen/plastic shaman 

thu, 20:00

Not six mouseclicks, but six physical handshakes separate us from the rest of humanity. What trauma lies at the roots of the world we see today? What would happen if this humanity would step into the doctor's office or the hut of a shaman? 'Bezweringen/Plastic Shaman' by sjamandada opens up a renewed relation with the state of the world, beyond the selffulfilling negative feedbackloops & superficialities of the media, shedding light upon the inside of this strange machine we call the world. Vocal sound & movement artist sieger baljon researches the possibility of 'political shamanism', where the individual is made collective once again. Let's bring our tools & get dirty.

sjamandada

theater: bezweringen/plastic shaman 

wed, 20:30

Not six mouseclicks, but six physical handshakes separate us from the rest of humanity. What trauma lies at the roots of the world we see today? What would happen if this humanity would step into the doctor's office or the hut of a shaman? 'Bezweringen/Plastic Shaman' by sjamandada opens up a renewed relation with the state of the world, beyond the selffulfilling negative feedbackloops & superficialities of the media, shedding light upon the inside of this strange machine we call the world. Vocal sound & movement artist sieger baljon researches the possibility of 'political shamanism', where the individual is made collective once again. Let's bring our tools & get dirty.

Sky pirate collective

transformative ritualistic experience 

fri, 22:00

After the sun sets on the Living Village, that's when the Sky Pirate Collective will host the Sjamananda tent and take us into the night with a transformative ritualistic experience. Invoking our inner guides to help us move through the shadow realms of our spirit and reconnect with that essence within us that wants to be seen, heard, expressed and manifested. Come with an open heart and the willingness to dive deeper. After this performance the audience can take all these energies and transform it into music and dance with an open jam.

sky pirate collective

transformative ritualistic experience 

thu,

After the sun sets on the Living Village, that's when the Sky Pirate Collective will host the Sjamananda tent and take us into the night with a transformative ritualistic experience. Invoking our inner guides to help us move through the shadow realms of our spirit and reconnect with that essence within us that wants to be seen, heard, expressed and manifested. Come with an open heart and the willingness to dive deeper. After this performance the audience can take all these energies and transform it into music and dance with an open jam.

The Kinder Buenos Kids

Eyes&mouth wide shut 

sat, 19:30

The Kinder Buenos Kids take us with them on a grand tour…it’s a trip, a journey and for sure an experience; so keep your mouth and eyes wide shut and be prepared for the big…black…nothing!

WEundercurrent (performance)

Geografie Umane - nurturing our wilderness 

fri, 20:00

Our body is a landscape and a map that can bring us back to our true nature, the wilderness in us. Traveling inside my body, my story is squeezed out of my flesh and bones. My pain is the pain of the Earth - My story is Our story. Geografie Umane - nurturing our wilderness is a performative action by WEundercurrent, of the ongoing research within the Project ART that reconnects US.

WEundercurrent workshop

ART that reconnects US 

sat, 15:00

Open Practice & Circle. An embodiment practice, an open field of exploration to engage in a process of undoing and unlearning! The work with body and movement is central. The body is seen as our nature, as our home, as a place to inhabit as well as a vehicle for learning.

WEundercurrent workshop (all artists)

ART that reconnects US Open Practice & Circle. 

sun, 17:00

An embodiment practice, an open field of exploration to engage in a process of undoing and unlearning! The work with body and movement is central. The body is seen as our nature, as our home, as a place to inhabit as well as a vehicle for learning.

where do shaman & artist meet?

plenary talk on shamanism & art 

sat, 13:00

Meeting of all artists involved in the sjamandada program & and all audience interested, concerning the theme: what does it mean to ride this verge of shamanism & art? Is this a broader development within the field of arts? Is it potentially even a movement?

wordbites

performance poetry, music, dance 

fri,

Wordbites is a new, free update of performance poetry. Thought-up cross-wise but performed straight ahead. Alienating, putting people off their stride, sometimes barking or biting and sometimes caressing. Wordbites performs as a festival and theatre act, pop-up artist, word walker, de-businesser and dinner or birthday adorner. At Living Village he shares the stage with pianist Cedric Vermue and word dancer Emily Vierthaler.