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Five people going on a journey together. Starting point: here and now. Final destination: yet to be announced.
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VIA Collective is a multinational theatre company based in London. The group formed on the Advanced Theatre Practice MA at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. The collective is distinctive, as it is a cooperative made up with both scenographers and performers that are passionate about generating visually and physically charged work.

So why are we asking for your help? The creative process for our new show is set to take place both in London and in Iceland. As the UK chapter is approaching its final leg, we are getting ready for a new and exciting chapter overseas. We have been invited for a residency in Jon Sigurdsson Museum in Iceland, where we will devise the final layer of our performance and work with local theatre makers. But this journey is not a cheap one: the travel costs are not covered, and they are added to our modest production budget, which also has to cover rehearsal spaces, set design, costumes, lighting, props and one bottle of whiskey.

This is where YOU come into the picture! We invite you to join our journey by supporting us in the making. Any donation will be a tremendous contribution for this dream to come true. And we DREAM BIG! We have a great selection of treats and tokens for every donation, crafted especially for you. Let’s go on this journey together.

FLEET is an actual journey between climates and atmospheres, lands and minds, which sets out to find what happens when a canon of bodies run through the Universe. Where every body is a planet in space, this will be a venture that transcends the perimeters of our dimension. Have you ever wondered what it is to ‘leave an explorer behind’? Or what it is like to be an orbiting planet? Or how many pairs of shoelaces it would take to walk to China? These days, when virtual reality overpowers genuine physical experiences – we look to ‘go’ and bring an outdoor travel indoors.


VIA Members

Rakel Dimar ICELAND/ FRANCE
An actress, trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and an Associate Artist of Frost Theatre Company. Half French and half Icelandic, Rakel grew up mainly in Denmark and lived in big cities all over the world. Credits include Prometheus by Secret Cinema, Faust at the English National Opera and Totally Together by Chain Reaction Theatre Company. Film and Television credits include Vaxandi Tungl, Londoners and Poison. 

Zlil-hen Saks ISRAEL
An actress (Seminar Hakibutzim School of the Arts) turned a writer (Stage Center) turned a devisor (Central School of Speech and Drama). Carrying Argentinean roots and an Israeli flavor, 90's spirit and an abstract mind. Trained in Action Theatre, I improvise with voice, movement and text to create a shared imagery. A girl standing between lions and tigers and bears takes a bow.

Vjera Orbanic CROATIA/ ITALY
A performer that started her theatre journey at the age of 10. Since then this path took her to many different stations; Graduated in Theatre and performative arts from La Sapienza University of Rome and is currently finishing her MA in devised theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 
Loves physical theatre, Pina Bausch 
Loves physical theatre, Pina Bausch
Loves physical theatre, Pina Bausch and REPETITION 

Shanna May Breen IRELAND
An Irish born scenographic devisor living in London. Graduated from Dartington College of Arts in 2008, with a specialism in micro performative environments. Shanna is mainly concerned with the visual architecture, palette and texture of performance. She loves people smartly dressed in lines, brightly coloured plastic animals and heavy black velvet. She doesn't like crocodiles.

Yoli Seker ISRAEL
An Israeli actor, theatre maker, writer and journalist. Studied acting in Seminar Hakibutzim drama school and Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Played in shows spreading across numerous genres and fields. Worked as a senior editor in Israel’s biggest newspaper. Has musical dreams on a regular basis, and may soon have enough songs recorded half asleep into an iPhone to put on a dream generated album.

Risks and challenges

FLEET. is set to be presented at a major London venue at the beginning of September 2014. We are currently in negotiation with several theatres for this purpose, and being backed by the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – one of London’s leading performance arts establishments – We are confident in our ability to accomplish our goals.
We have formed an affiliation with several organizations both in Iceland and in the UK, and with their artistic and financial support we are assured that the show will be realized and promoted to large and diverse audiences.

On a personal note, we see this as the first chapter of a long and fruitful relationship as a devising company. We have formed on a basis of shared artistic visions, and believe that a successful process will send us on a very meaningful adventure together.

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    Will you marry us? You get a BEHIND THE SCENES DVD, and a super-amazing-hand-made picture of your miniature traveling self somewhere on the globe! and needless to say, all the other gifts are yours.

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    YOU ARE GOD. Please be a parent to us all. In addition to all of the above you will get an executive producer credit, a special on stage thank you in our premier, and a workshop by members of VIA Collective for you and 25 of your friends. Did we thank you already? THANK YOU!

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