Performance for us is keeping this wonderful garden called audience. It is a provisory healing by the sick doctors of art. We love DADA for it represents everything contrary to a coherent biography to sell your cultural salesmanship. We think art should kick you in the nuts now and then, with some love and attention. We love shamanism for it connects us to the spontanous vitality of life forces. We love words for they can resonate quite specifically. We love movement for it can resonate wholely. We love being a fool, professionally. The rest is both music and silence.
SJAMANDADA is an open tribe for anyone who likes the manifesto and wishes to be shaken home. The first seed was planted by sieger baljon, who started it along with seasonal theatre and theatre gardening. sieger works as a (sound) poet, writer, actor, musician and theater maker. He graduated from Mime School Amsterdam in 2013, works among other groups with Theater Artemis (Jetse Batelaan) & Schweigman&, & is a member of the experimental hip hop group de RaaskalBOMfukkerZ.
SJAMANDADA presents a performance 8 times a year, alligned to the seasons. Besides performances and (street) interventions it also presents full length theatre productions like Zwarte Klaas, Wilde Jacht (Wild Hunt), & Wandelende Jood, often connected to these same themes: uprooting (dada) & rerooting (shaman).