The Great Abnerio & Friends Tour
Tuesday March 1st 2011
Wednesday March 9th 2011
With contributions by: 
Abner Preis
Curated by: 
Gerben Willers
As part of his solo exhibition The Adventures of The Great Abnerio at Rotterdam's Showroom MAMA, and after a successful stop-off at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Abner Preis continues touring the Netherlands from 1 till 9 March with The Great Abnerio & Friends Tour.
During the tour, literally to the far corners of the Netherlands, The Great Abnerio brings to life the adventures of this fictional character in different stories shall be told, video screened and popcorn cooked. The audience is actively involved in the stories and together with The Great Abnerio they make a sculpture in which everyone's hope, love and precious memories come together. At each venue the sculpture shall be ceremonially buried to form a lasting memory of the event.

The solo exhibition The Adventures of The Great Abnerio by the storyteller Abner Preis runs until 13 March at Showroom MAMA. Abner Preis tells stories, one on one or for large groups, with positive, childlike storylines. He builds sets and actively involves the audience in his stories by creating a warm sense of belonging. The main character in this exhibition, The Great Abnerio, is a circus strongman with his own travelling show in which he recounts tales of his superhero adventures, his friends and the magic he has learned on the way. For The Adventures of The Great Abnerio, Abner Preis creates an "interactive story experience based on friendship, fantasy, magic and, most importantly, storytelling."

1 March: 08:00 P.M. Schunck* Heerlen
2 March: 08:00 P.M. W139 Amsterdam
3 March: 08:00 P.M. MU Eindhoven
5 March: various times between 08:00 P.M. and 02:00 A.M. Ro Theater/Showroom MAMA Museum Night Rotterdam
6 March: 04:00 P.M. 21 Rozendaal Enschede
9 March: 08:00 P.M. NP3 Groningen

Tour managers: Susan Callaars and Gerben Willers