AMPLION 2019

Festival AMPLIFIER – New Cabaret & Street Art is an international, multi-genre festival full of theatre, music, dance, visual art and literature. At the end of summer, it injects life into the streets of the atmospheric town of Banská Štiavnica and fills every nook and cranny with the best of both Slovak and international art.

AMPLIFIER AS CABARET

Cabaret is not dead, it is alive! The only difference is that it shrugged off everything old and clumsy from its shoulders in order to stand on stage in a new, modern costume. Meet the New Cabaret! This new one also entertains its viewers via spoken word, dance, song, artistic numbers and other formats. However, it boldly transcends the boundaries of these genres, sometimes even erasing them and pushing them into new territory. This kind of cabaret entertains us, and we offer this kind of cabaret to our viewers.

AMPLIFIER IN THE STREETS

From the street to the theatre, from the theatre to the street. During AMPLIFIER, the streets of Banská Štiavnica truly come alive! They come alive with many happenings, street performances and productions of international artists, art installations, dance, as well as music. We believe that art should not be confined to the walls of theatres. It should boldly visit its viewers and communicate with them in their natural habitat. In this spirit, we give art the opportunity to do so.

AMPLIFIER ENGAGED

The festival was born from the need to support the freedom of artistic expression in the contemporary Slovak society. That is achieved in the way that is the closest to us – action art. We offer our viewers street happenings, interactive performances and discussions on current topics with one main goal – to inspire them to think critically and to spark an interest in social responsibility within them.

We were the first ones in Slovakia to introduce the following productions

2018 → 2016

Divadelní spolek KAŠPAR (CZ)

JONÁŠ & TINGL-TANGL

The Primitives (BE)

THREE OF A KIND

Theatre Makeliñe (ES)

ANDANTE

Csángálló (HU)

The Fifth Wheel (DE/RUS)

EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE

Jakub Nvota & Kamil Žiška (SK)

KOBODOZOLO (po 8 rokoch)

Divadlo pod Palmovkou (CZ)

1000 THINGS THAT PISS ME OFF a.k.a. YOUR ‘MA IS COMEDY

Mattatoio Sospeso (FR/IT)

SKY LOVERS

Ariel Doron (IL)

PLASTIC HEROES

Milan Markovič & Peter Breiner (SK/USA)

AN EVENING WITH MILAN MARKOVIČ with PETER BREINER after 23 years

Cabaret Calembour (CZ)

Kalavečer Kalambúr

BodyVioceBand (CZ)

CAFÉ BIZARRE

Teatr Delikates (PL)

WITH YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

Divadlo Bolka Polívky (CZ)

RE-KABARET

Theatre Chiméra (FR)

BIRDMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Andrea Buršová & Zdeněk Dočekal (CZ)

ŠANSÓN HONTMARTRE

The people behind AMPLIFIER are

All of the people mentioned above are members of the Ensemble of Irregular Theater NPO., which is the successor to the Kremnica Theatre Underground.
More at www.and-theatre.art

Contacts

We would not be able to make it without

amazing technical support the technical team is directed by Milan Slama from CNK Záhrada in Banská Bystrica

an active team of volunteers students and teachers from the Gymnasium of A. Kmeť in Banská Štiavnica coordinated by their team leader, Danka Hajduová

responsible stage-managers, guides and promoters who oversee that the programme runs smoothly, take care of the artists and help with the promotion of the festival (Šárka and Andrej Minárik, Ema Rajčanová and others…)

many of our partners and friends from Banská Štiavnica (the Art Cafe community, lead by Zuzana Bargerová) but also from nearby and far away places

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