Freaktoni Witchy Weekend Amsterdam

OT301 Building Amsterdam Studio 1 Theatre and BAR.

Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam 

The OT301 was squatted by artists in Amsterdam in the early 2000’s. Two years later is was legitimized as a Culture Centre for diverse community and international art activities. The building is in old west central Amsterdam, rumbled between the constant renovations and graffiti.  It is set right on the Vondelpark, the largest park in the city.

The artists who gather for the Freakatoni Witchy Weekends project are musicians, actors, poets, singers and dancers from all backgrounds, ages, orientations, countries and experiences. These artists have a compassion to create real time performance with a vision for what, where, and how they wish to engage with public, in a varied program comprising dance, music, physical theatre, poetry and standup comedy; the next generation of cutting edge artists are given a stage to showcase their work. 

Freakatoni Witchy Weekend 2019 performances take place August 2-3 & 9-10-11 & 16-17 on the bottom floor of the OT301 building. Each evening is in two parts with an event in the Studio 1 theatre, followed by a Music Theatre event in the BAR area finishing each night with a live band. Each event is accompanied by an MC Performance Artist, and illuminated by a distinguished real time light designer.

On the Sunday August 11 is a special addition to the Freakatoni weekends : Katie Duck and Sharon Smith with their Amsterdam Band “Rock Casualty”, “Enchanted Dancers” and Ellen Knops real time light design.  Abandon Human. “Rock Casualty” Musicians:  Camille Verhaak (Clarinet),  Jonathan Nagel (Double Bass),  James Hewitt (Violin), Gabor Hartyani  (Cello). Enchanted Dancers: Maria Mavridou Miri Lee and Izabela Pacewicz-Wysocka. 60 minutes no break.

Doors open at 19:30, events begin at 20:00 until 23:00. On August 11 Sunday, for the Abandon Human performance, doors open at 18:30, event begins at 19:00-20:30 The entrance fee for public is €5 and the drinks at the bar are served at affordable prices.

Come join the artists at the OT301 with their events, live band, smoking room and bar in an open atmosphere to engage in the celebration of experimental Performance Art and Music at its best.

Maria Mavridou

(up dated during the Three week period of performances July 30 to August 17) the list of artists each weekend

Abandon Human part two August 11 Sunday 19:00 as part of the Freakatoni Witchy Weekend 2019.