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Researcher and performer Jed Wentz (ACPA) will be part of the festival OverActing

Festival 'OverActing' - the Power of Theatrical Traditions

2 Dec 2022 — 4 Dec, Theater Festival - Different locations around Leiden

Theaterfestival OverActing is a rich mixture of theatre and music, research and art, emotion and reason. It will take place around different locations in the city Leiden on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December 2022.

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Through performances, lectures, spoken word interventions and workshops, OverActing explores the power of the theatrical traditions of the past, from tragic Greek mythology to comic silent films. Are the pronounced gestures, poses and facial expressions of past centuries incomprehensible to us, or might they form a source of emotional pleasure if we open ourselves up to them? We take you on a journey through human feelings, lovingly painted using the techniques of a lost acting tradition. Confrontational? Perhaps. Exciting? For sure! After experiencing what OverActing has to offer, you will look at contemporary theatre with refreshed eyes.

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