Rehearsals towards Performances

Freakatoni Witchy Weekend performances are a platform that provide a situation created for the artists participants to use their real time art practice under the conditions of live public. The aim of the Program towards Freakatoni Witchy Weekends is for the participants to discover interdisciplinary experiments and collaborations out of the activities on the course and/or re evaluate a piece produced previously from a different angle.

August 3-4/ August 10-11 / August 16-17-18 (Festival)

Advisers: Katie Duck (interdisciplinary), Manuela Tessi (dance) and Mary Oliver (music).

Lights: Manuela Tessi (weeks one and two)

Lights: Ellen Knops  (week three festival)

Rehearsal bookings, Freakatoni bookings, stage management: Izbela Pacewicz-Wysocka

Video recording and rendering: Roman Zotter

Main space Studio 1 OT301. Doors open 19:30. Begins 20:00. entrance €5

Scheduling rehearsal space and taking part in the Freakatoni performances is exclusive to those who are registered for the Program towards Freakatoni Witchy Weekends.

Performances take place in Studio 1 every Friday and Saturday, 20:00-22:00 through out the summer course. Freakatoni Witchy Weekends are two 30 to 40 minute sets with a break. An MC is elected each week to announce the events in a performance arts style. Pieces can be ensembles or solos by musicians, dancers, performers, vocalists or a mix. Pieces are 5 to 10 minute pieces mixed in collaborative rehearsals towards 20 to 30 minute slots.

The staff of the summer course will meet every Tuesday eveing to set the order of events for the up coming Freakatoni weekends. They will come to rehearsals to advice and to have an idea as to what order is best for the evenings.

Scheduling rehearsals and Freakatoni events:

Every Monday and Tuesday, Izabela will book the weekend pieces during the lunch break 12:00-13:00. After a piece is booked, Iazbela will set your rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsals with Ellen Knops for your lighting are scheduled with Ellen Knops (real time light designer) where needed.

Links for updated booking schedules managed by Izabela:

Rehearsal schedules towards Freakatoni

Rehearsal schedules lights Freakatoni

Freakatoni Witchy weekend schedules



Lighting is done by Manuela in the first two weeks and by Ellen Knops in the third week (festival). You do not set lights for your pieces. Manuela and Ellen will cooperate with your pieces in real time. In the third week of the summer course, Ellen will see each of your events separately in advance in a rehearsal on the Wednesday August 15 16:30 to 22:00 so you can share with her your lighting ideas.


The studio 1 has a full sound system and is available for all rehearsals and for our pieces held in the studio 1 including the full sound system and microphones.

Video recording:

The course records the events each weekend and then places the videos on a web page for the participants to view and feedback. You need to go to Roman with your USB stick or hard drive to down load your event for viewing.


The course provides a promotional campaign gathering public out of local supporters and visitors in Amsterdam during the summer period using their social networking with a list of performances up dated weekly. The order of the pieces for each weekend needs to be set by the Wednesday of each week for the promotion.