Legislative Theatre by ImaginAction and Formaat at International Community Arts Festival, Rotterdam, March 28th

From March 7 through 13, internationally renowned Theatre of the Oppressed practitioners Hector Aristizábal and Luc Opdebeeck have been experimenting with Boal’s Legislative theatre techniques at the van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven. Their intervention, Legislative Theatre in The City,  was part of the ARTE ÚTIL [useful art] manifestation at the Van Abbe Museum. There, they created a so called ‘anti-model’ with important issues and difficulties for the participants around immigration, integration and women rights. They will perform this anti-model for you at ICAF. You will be invited to react verbally or physically get in on the action. Hector and Luc will also share some of their methods and explain the ins and outsof Legislative Theatre, which from Brazil to Afghanistan has proven to be an effective tool for enhancing people’s involvement in generating new legislation from the bottom up.
March 28 at 11AM
Please consult programme for the whole International Community Arts Festival, with workshops, shows and  interventions from Bread and Puppet, Barrio Comparsa, PETA, Atalaya-TNT, UpState Theatre, Cornerstone and many many more.
The definitive ICAF programme is online. Register now!Take your time and scroll through the ICAF programme at your leisure, for otherwise you might miss some of the absolute goodies that we have in store for you. Depending on your interests, these range from active music making with some of the world’s most prominent community musicians to dance, Cambodian hip-hop and participatory video. During the day you can actively participate, play, or quietly absorb what others say or do. After dinner you can then dive into a diverse evening programme filled with film, live performance and our late night party.Click here to download the programme. Once you have made your choice – and please be sure to also indicate alternatives in case your first choice is no longer available – you can directly register via our website. Please remember that while we are a not-for-profit event we need to generate some income through our registration fees to pay for all the bills. Even so, we also realize that times are hard financially for almost everyone these days. So to accommodate you for a limited time only we are introducing specially reduced ‘early bird’ registration fees. These are available until 28 February, so do not wait too long.
From Friday 7 February 2014, you will be able to register for the festival through their website. You can indicate there which workshops and performances you wish to attend. Please note, however, that since space is limited for some events we recommend that you indicate a first and second preference. You can also register for the entire festival. This will give you access to the workshops (but even so you still need to indicate your preferences!), performances, lunches and suppers, as well as information to help you prepare for the festival – and once the festival has ended, you will also be sent a festival report in the form of a book and film package. Of course it is also possible to register for either one or two days.