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Urban Gorillas Foundation

Europe, The Netherlands Art discipline: Theater, Site-specific Performance Participated in ICAF in: 2017  Urban Gorillas was founded in 2012 by theatre directors Andreas Bachmair and Anne Rooschüz. Their main aim is to reach both conventional theatre audiences and audiences that have little to no experience with experimental performance. Urban Gorillas regard audiences not only as passive viewers,…

The Non Existent Center

In 2012, a group of young Swedish artists and thinkers calling themselves The non existent Center bought an abandoned mining site and, in it, established a space for work, art and thought in Ljunarsberg, a rural municipality in Bergslagen. Since then, Ställberg´s 28-meter-high mining tower has formed the iconic beacon for ongoing societal research that…

Estopô Balaio

João Junior is a professional theatre maker who works both at the community-level (out of passion) and in more mainstream settings (to earn a living). His roots lie in the Sertão, the impoverished and drought-ridden northeastern part of Brazil from where, for decades now, people have been migrating to the south in search of a…

Louise Lowe

Louise Lowe is one of Ireland’s most exciting theatre artists. She specialises in intimate, site-specific shows that have a deep involvement in the communities where they are set. Her contexts range from abandoned Ballymun tower blocks in the 2005 Tumbledowntown, to her own childhood home in 2009’s Basin. Her production Laundry (2011), about the abuse…

PeerGrouP

In collaboration with PeerGrouP, a site-specific performance company based in rural Drenthe, ICAF created a special edition of the Round Table for its 2014 edition. Designed by Henry Alles, the table was an art object, a mobile restaurant plus kitchen, and a stage for local stories related to the dishes that were cooked and served…

Rotterdams Wijktheater

Since its founding in 1992, Rotterdams Wijktheater (Rotterdam Community Theatre, RWT) has been producing theatre made for and by people with no previous experience. RWT achieves this by creating work that connects closely with the experiences of the audiences they want to reach out to. RWT also organises the International Community Arts Festival (ICAF) every…