Formed as a reaction to more commercial festivals, such as the Amsterdam Fringe Festival that takes place at the same time, the Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam aims to bring some of the city’s truly unusual and underrated acts to the stage. Organised and performed entirely by volunteers, there is no…
See Paul Levy recomendations at Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam on Fringe Theatre Review U.K - Thanks for the plug Paul ! 'Welcome to our coverage of the Free Fringe Festival Amsterdam 2014. The Free Fringe is full of variety, experimation, multi-media, in eclectic venues and loaded with creative edge. There's also plenty of potential interest to Fringe theatre goers.. . . ' http://www.fringereview.co.uk/pageView.php?pagename=Free+Fringe+Festival+Amsterdam
Jarry Unchained by Sin Sin Collective at De Vondelbunker 12-14 September. Through comedy, songs, dance, projections and puppets, Sin Sin Collective tells the story of the life and works of Alfred Jarry, impoverished fin de siècle Bohemian, singular seminal artist and self desructive hedonist.
Cast & Credits
Mark Christoph Klee - Alfred Jarry/Choreography Dorothy Heady-Carroll - La Fée Verte/Ruby Ton Haas - Professor Achras Roberto Bacchilega - Pa Ubu Sam Heady - Ma Ubu/Babette/Demon Daniel Rakish – Palcontent/Pablo Picasso Erik van Wees - The Conscience Lorna Buckley – Demon Silvia Terribili – Demon Claudio Sanzana – Lighting Martin Millband – Max Jacob/Guitar/Sound Engineer Martin Carroll – Ukulele/Visuals/Music Composer David Rothschild – Euphonium/Trombone Gino Calenda – Design Set Design – Tatteljee Directed by Sam Heady Written by - Sin Sin
One potential audience member asked me But is he a JEW ? I wasn't sure what to answer or what difference it would make to her so I told her what I told everyone that would listen that this promenade theatre piece with music was BRILLIANT and that Sieger Baljon's performance enthralled even casual passers by as he brought the audience through Vondelpark unravelling stories, songs and reflections as he went.
It was a noisy crazy night at The Butcher's Tears. All we have to show for it is this footage of The Doppelgangers captured by Boudewijn Ruckert and even he got the title wrong - it's Asleep Inside A Dead Horse. But that's live performance - you had to be there.
The first weekend of Free Fringe was amazing and overwhelming. De Vondelbunker is a hard mistress and so the crew are bunged up with what has become known as 'bunker crud'.We will update the blog soon with the best of the images and footage harvested from many of the shows and performances. But for now we are still digesting it all ! And if you weren't there - well, tough you missed it! There is more free fun to come - check for details at the Festival website http://freefringefestivalamsterdam.com/