Archive NEXT 2016

Web of Trust

Edit Kaldor (Hungary / United States)

105 minutes

Social networking in theatre : make the world a better place !

Theatre and internet : it hasn't been proved to be a very successful combination up to now. But now there is Web of Trust, the new performance slash social network of the Hungarian-Dutch theatre maker Edit Kaldor. A diverse group of people from all over the world meet online in the 'Web of Trust'. They have never seen each other and communicate via chat and webcam. In this virtual space they think up real solutions for a better world starting from the simple question 'what do you need ?' Bottom-up change is put into practice here. If everybody's individual problems get solved, society will be better off too, seems to be the creed of this innovative performance.  As a spectator of Web of Trust you are also invited to submit your own requests or help others. Passive discontent is turned into active involvement. Make the world a better place !

Edit Kaldor is a unique voice in the contemporary international theatre landscape. Most of the time she works with nonprofessional actors and integrates various digital media into her work in a sophisticated but simple way. Edit Kaldor was born in Budapest. She emigrated to the United States as a child where she lived for ten years before returning to Europe. She studied English literature and theatre in New York and London and worked on lots of theatre performances and film scenarios over there. During her study at DasArts in Amsterdam, where she is living now, she started making her own pieces, which are characterized by a unique combination of conceptually strong theatrical forms and existential themes. Her projects, such as Or Press Escape (2003), Point Blank (2007), C'est du chinois (2010), One Hour (2012), Woe (2013) and Inventory of Powerlessness (2012-2015) were shown in Europe as well as North and South America, Asia and Egypt.

CONCEPT Edit Kaldor MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH Gigi Argyropoulou, Lisa Skwirblies, Bojan Djordjev, Jurrien van Rheenen, Joris Favié, Nele Beinborn, Rufino Henricus, Martin Kaffarnik, Oleg Myrzak, Meike Jansen, Giorgi M., Ivo de Kler, Rudy Keijzer, Aleksandra Jarocka, Nele Beinborn, Velvet Leigh, Michel Bezem, Jana Mendelski, Ivo de Kler, Tirza Gevers, Rodrigue Peguy, Richard Djif, Alexander Nagel, Sylvain Vriens, Koen Berghmans, Juliette Vrancken, Myriam Mezghad, Agnès Ader, Elke Gutiérrez, Gert Bouquiaux, Marollywood, Woningen 123 Logements, Pierre Olivier Perret and many others TECHNICIANS Kunstenfestivaldesarts Azdine Ameziane, Emmy Dallard, Michel Delvigne, Hamilton Freitas Vicentini, Matthieu Vergez / presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre de la Vie PRODUCED BY Edit Kaldor / Stichting Kata (Amsterdam) CO-PRODUCTION Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Dublin Theatre Festival, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Vooruit (Gent), Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) SUPPORTED BY City of Amsterdam, Performing Arts Fund Netherlands, Open Latitudes Network, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens) PROJECT CO-PRODUCED BY NXTSTP WITH THE support OF the Culture Programme of the European Union