The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival
Farah Coppola / Betal Ozay
Jaouad Alloul / MartHa!tentatief
Erik Sjøholm / Raphael Rodan
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Farah Coppola / Betal Ozay
Let's be that perfect couple that everybody hates.
[theaterzaal | 75min | in English | passepartout info see below]
Meet the perfect couple. Sophie is a lawyer with a never ending insomnia and Francesco is a Tinder addict who lost his erection. They both end up in India to find a cure but what they find instead is a miracle. Now they want to share their inspiring journey with the audience. But some things shouldn’t be shared...
BioPower is an intimate storytelling performance which unveils the beautiful moments but also the darker struggles of a relationship. It’s a labyrinth within a labyrinth style performance. While two storytellers act out the ideal couple, their relationship on stage is strongly tested.
Farah Coppola was born in Sicily to a Sicilian father and a French mother. She ended up in the land of Dutchies at the age of ten. She kept her Italian taste in food, her French sense of romance and adopted Dutch punctuality. She fell in love with stories as a little girl. Her mom used to make up stories every night before bedtime. Later in life she rediscovered this lost love and embraced it with full force. A feeling so strong that made her quit pursuing a career in European Politics. She completed the Mezrab Storytelling School in 2021. Farah opens up about the divine comedy drama of her life-bloopers, her family and strange encounters. Farah’s style is a combination of Southern European temperament and Northern European logic. She has an open and energetic demeanor and always leaves you with something to contemplate.
Betal Özay had been telling stories or lies (depending on your perspective) at the courthouses as a lawyer but he had enough of that. So he found a way out. The movie that he wrapped together with his sister became a box-office hit in Turkey. He became curious about what it feels like to be at the center of attraction on stage so he attended Mezrab Storytelling School in 2020. Betal likes to peel off all himself in front of the audiences about being a lawyer with weird cases, a movie-maker life dealing with celebrities, a citizen of a failing country, a husband who does not have a stable income. He definitely did not expect to celebrate his 40th birthday, getting drunk under Covid-19 lockdown talking to his family through Zoom. So what’s next?
Credits directed by: Raphael Rodan | performed by: Farah Coppola and Betal | written by: Raphael Rodan, Farah Coppola and BetalÖzay| music supervised by: Ahmet Kenan Bilgic | lights plan by: Mirko Lazović | poster design by: Serkan Mercan
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Passepartout Wil je zoveel mogelijk voorstellingen zien tijdens het festival? Ga dan voor een passepartout. Je krijgt dan toegang tot alle 10 voorstellingen in de theaterzaal. Daarnaast kies je zelf aanvullend nog maximaal 4 studiovoorstellingen uit. / Do you want to see as many shows as possible during the festival? Then get a passepartout! With it, you can enter all 10 shows in the big theater. On top of that, you will be able to choose a maximum of 4 performances in the studios.
Voorstellingen in de theaterzaal / shows in the theatre hall:
Wo 3 nov 20:00u Official opening + Silaba
Do 4 nov 20:00u The Versions we tell
Vr 5 nov 19:00u De zaak Shell
Vr 5 nov 22:00u Dorian
Za 6 nov 17:00u Vers van de Pers
Za 6 nov 20:00u #HELDIN
Za 6 nov 22:00u Revelations
Zo 7 nov 15:00u BioPower
Zo 7 nov 17:00u De Meisje
Zo 7 nov 20:00u Niet de vaders
Order / bestel passepartout
Bij deze voorstelling heb je een Coronatoegangsbewijs nodig. Bij binnenkomst word je gevraagd je Coronatoegangsbewijs (QR-code) via de CoronaCheck-app te tonen of een print via CoronaCheck.nl.