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About bembodavies

Theatre worker who long ago abandoned theatres, I remain adept at fabricating projects out of thin air. All proposals welcome.

Follow-up is Quite Something

Full Moon, 16-19 September, Kokkinopilos, Mount Olympus Once again the unMonastery succumbed to our favourite fetish:  whenever possible, we place major our occasions along the notches of the Saros cycle. It is as if we still harbour the belief that … Continue reading

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First Steps II

The Fossil Record is ambiguous. Paleontology cannot detect the minor evolutions in the alignment of bone fragments that could conclusively indicate that a branch of the humanoid family suddenly spent large amounts of time exploring choreographed sequences. Physiologically, it all … Continue reading

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A Grammar of Acting

A Speech of Parts – the Language of an inspired Actor If theatre is a language, it could conceivably have a stable grammar and strict grammatical rules. But languages evolve, and we who grew up speaking them as our mother … Continue reading

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Jagdschloss Göhrde — a potential unMonastery school?

Two Annual Gathering designs as inspired by meeting with Göhrde. In early September 2015, three veteran unMonasterians descended for two days upon Göhrde, an hour south of Hamburg.  Ben flew in from Istanbul, Katalin came from Lausanne, and Bembo dropped … Continue reading

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Alessandria — Teatro Comunale

remit:  When he heard of the unMonastery project, local co-working social activist, Giorgio Baracco, took an impulsive trip to Athens to inquire if we could be interested in a massive project:  his historically pivotal city of Alessandria at the edge … Continue reading

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Revisiting Pochinko

It had been some years.  Many thanks to the ubiquitous Book of the Face, the past has acquired an even more tenacious habit of catching up to one.  Now, the possibility having been circulated for a good year and a … Continue reading

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Stella Polaris — infectious generosity

I sobbed deeply at the theatre yesterday.  It has happened before, although twenty years in the wilderness is a long time to be left yearning.  Then, as now, the criteria was not incessant brilliant invention, nor some external esthetic cleverness.  … Continue reading

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