MARCH 2019
Longing
to belong
La Dictadura de lo Cool
 

How Do You Work Session with Marco Layera

Wednesday November 22, from 2.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Explore Festival and DAS Theatre, Academy of Theatre and Dance, present a master class with the highly acclaimed Chilean theatre director Marco Layera. Students and young theatre artists are most welcome to join this unique moment of exchange and reflection, in an open, constructive and inspiring atmosphere. Secure your entry via this link or visit the website of Explore Festival.

The so called, How Do You Work Session takes place in the studio at Das Theatre, and is open to all theatre students, alumni and young theatre artists in the country. The meeting starts with an introduction by Jonathan Offereins, is followed by a presentation of Marco Layera and ends with an informal Q&A with the participants. Entrance is free. The number of participants is limited, so get in quick and make here your reservation.

Date: Wed, 22 November
Time: 2.30 – 5 pm
Address:DAS Graduate School, Grootlab, Overhoeksplein 2, 2nd floor

Explore Festival
Marco Layera is in the Netherlands because of the Explore Festival, that’s been held in 10 theatres in 7 large Dutch cities, from Wednesday November 15 till Saturday December 2. Explore Festival presents a series of impressive dance- and theatre performances from all over the world. A ‘state of the art’ of the international theatre, full of startling perspectives, challenging ideas and bright new views.​

Marco Layera
While studying law, philosophy, and criminology at the University of Chile, Marco Layera also studied acting at the drama school in Valparaiso. In 2007, he founded the company La Re-sentida, which employs young Chilean actors who share his conception of art as a tool of political thought, necessarily innovative and subversive. With them, Marco Layera has performed in many theatres and festivals throughout the world, and in particular in Europe.

La Dictadura de lo Cool
La Dictadura de lo Cool, that is performed in the frame of the Explore Festival, is about a social group that has reached a dominating position today: the Bobos (for Bourgeois bohemians). Layera, aware of belonging to that group, questions the potential and integrity of this community, that is defined by its total acceptance of capitalism as a lifestyle, while claiming to be the contradictory. Read more about the performance


Trailer, La Dictadura de lo Cool on You Tube

Explore Festival

Festival info

Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Frascati Theater (Amsterdam), Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Het Nationale Theater (Den Haag), Zuiderstrandtheater (Den Haag), Theater Rotterdam, Chassé Theater (Breda), Parkstad Limburg Theaters (Heerlen en Kerkrade)