23 aug


In Italy Door Anneke Verschave

Last summer we visited Marina di Modica, a little place at the lowest side of Italy!  From there we travelled to some amazing cities in the province of Ragusa. We attended a theater play in the theater of Noto and visited the amazing laghetti di Cavagrande!

We are now happy to show you what a great stay we had at Casa Del Mar Sicilia … For any bookings contact the family Spadaro at casadelmarsicilia.com.

26 apr

VIDEO! From House of Colours to Village of Colours – Project Pitch

In Belgium Door Giuseppe Cardia

How we can make a difference in Europe’s Refugee Crisis if only we respect each other’s differences…

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. As a result of this lots of people are leaving the asylum centers today… Just like the rest of Europe, Belgium is struggling to cope with the influx and needs solutions to deal with resettling people. Hilde Stockman, founder of the non-profit organization House of Colours is setting up brand new projects and for this she is looking for crowd funding!

Watch now Pivokio’s newest video, a Project pitch for House of Colours! Voices by members and friends of House of Colours vzw, like Hilde Stockman and Giuseppe Cardia. Thanks to Roberta Fai to support us with new ideas on ECO building. Shot and edited by Anneke Verschave and thanks for the music by David Schacherl – Morning milk!

17 okt

Meeting People – Let’s show them what we’ve got! European Disability Arts Festival, Malta 2015

In Malta Door Anneke Verschave

Last June an amazing group of people with learning difficulties started to create a theater performance at St James Cavalier Center of Creativity in Valetta, Malta.

On the first day Belgian Director Stefan Perceval starts by saying that he wants to mix the performances of the different countries. The subject will be ‘meeting’. What does ‘meeting’ mean to you? Can anyone find an image that shows what ‘meeting’ means to you?   One participant, Aldi explains: ‘Meeting means ‘friendship to me’ ‘Okay’, asks Stefan, ‘How can we make an image of ‘friendship’? Who wants to be friends with Aldi? Several participants join in.

In the afternoon, Stefan Perceval continues to collect the raw material of the participants. Some participants have a strong idea of what they want to perform (stories, songs, poems, dance…), other participants are more shy and need a little push to perform. Stefan Perceval tries to find a way to integrate all the ideas and to involve as many participants as possible. During this afternoon, differences in points of view and some tensions emerge, also due to the tight time frame.

At the end of the first day all artists receive an official invitation to meet and greet on a garden party at the British High Commissioner’s in celebration of the Magna Carta.

The second day is the day of the show! After a morning of final rehearsals parents come up to see how the artists put all the pieces together. At the end of the day Art-is welcomes Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, the President of Malta.

The Disability Arts Festival is the final meeting of the two-year project called ART-is which is funded with support from the European Commission through Grundtvig Partnership under the Lifelong Learning Programme. It brings together several European partners, who are artists with learning difficulties and arts organisations from different European countries!

Directed by Stefan Perceval and Marit Stocker. Music coordination by Alex Otterlei. Tekst written by Kris De Visscher. Video directed, camera & editing by Anneke Verschave. Subtitles by Giuseppe Cardia, Alessandro Castaldo and Rοdrigo Gonzalez.

Thanks to all the organisators and participants at the festival including The Opening Doors Board, Directors and volunteers, The Opening Doors Theatre Group, The Opening Doors Dance Group,  (Joanne Butterworth, Justin Spiteri, Kevin White, Leanne Fenech, Sarah Linda Polidano, Brian Gauci, Sandra Mifsud, Nicole Cuschieri, Charlotte Stafrace, Janitha Stubbs, Anthony Attard, Lou Ghirlando, Anna Formosa, Rachel Calleja, Ilona Attard, David Borg, Veronika Stivala, Darryl Formosa, Coryse Borg, Zoe Camilleri, Stefania Cateranella, Valentina Azzopardi, Martina Georgiana, Estzer Joo, Jason Abdilla, Laura Musicat, Edward Tabone Valetta, Redeemer Chetcuti, Andrew Spiteri Debono, Caroline Bajada, Steve White, David Bezzina, Priscilla Vella, Josephe Fenech, Maryjo Abela, Daniel Micallef, Silvana Cassar, Christine Farrugia, Jean Paul Fenech, Peter Fenech, Maria Mifsud, Saviour Pace, Andria Spiteri).

The Creative Ways Partners in Spain (Ana Varela Vizcaino, Maria del Carmen Parapar Garcia, Jose Manuel Ulla Sanmiguel, Jose Vicente Otero Ferandez, Sabela Lopez Vazquez, Catuxa Pereira Cacheda),

in Germany (Axel Frund, Alexander Braun, Karin Poad, Tristan Poad, Alexander Poad, Caroline Mielke, Lia Mielke, Tanja Boklubas),

the Art-is Partners of Belgium (Evi Hermans, Els Govers, Jessica Cuyvers, Yvette Van Hees, Mariano Ranuncoli, Ben Mannaerts, Fons De Block, Marlene Stans, Anny Camps, An Verstraeten, Gerda Cox, Sara Plessers, Peter Bosmans, Alex Otterlei, Marit Stocker, Stefan Perceval, Kris Visscher),

of Finland (Sanne Tornikosti, Ossi Peuraharju, Sari Hiltunen, Niina Perander), Iceland (lfhildur Stefansdottir, Svandis Ragna Sigurdardottir, Olafur Hauksson, Sigudur Gislason, Gudlaug E Jonatansdottis, Erla Bjork Sigmundsdottis, Axel Benediktsson, Larus Sigurdsson),

of Poland (Katarzyna Diana Marek, Aleksandra Stenka, Patryk Jozwik, Marta Powlowska, Katarzyna Gontarczyk, Jadwiga Luczak),

of Spain (Rodrigo Gonzalez, Noemi Diaz, Adolfo Palacios, Jesus Diaz, Marta Cobos, Enrique Gonzales, Marcos Lazaro)

of Turkey (Umit Cevre, Erhan Ariturk, Cahit Ergun, Mahir Okay, Bayram Erkol, Fatih Ariturk, Nedim Dincklan, Selami Cetinkol, Cuneyt Canbolat, Ferhat Kokolan, Mehmet Sami Cetinkol)

and out of UK, StayUp late and Heart and Soul (Susannah Hall, Mikey Reynolds, Fraser Caygill, Berhana Wells, Daniel Wakeford, Maria Stacey, Paul Richard, Barry Wakeford, Carol Wakeford, Madeline Denny, Kate Ogden, Lizzie Moore, Mark Williams, Richard Pheonix, Catherine Dunne, Tilley Hughes and the piggie Dell, Lizzie Emeh, Wayne Taylor and Aldean Blair).



16 okt

Chocolate World Machinery Production

In Belgium Door Anneke Verschave

It was a great experience to witness the production of a line of chocolate processing machines, all manufactured by the Belgian company Chocolate World!

Produced by Veerle Steppé.  Directed, shot and edited by Anneke Verschave. Music by U Can Unlearn Guitar. Lunesta Brand: Thank You For The Music.


08 jul

Agora Hostel

In Italy Door Anneke Verschave

Traveling to Catania, we found a great place to sleep, eat and drink….   Music by Ipercussonici ‘Sicily’. Directed, shot and edited by Anneke Verschave.



In the center of Catania, Sicily, in the shadow of mount Etna… We had a great stay at Agora Hostel..  With special thanks to the people of the fish market!

Nel centro di Catania, Sicilia, all’ombra del monte Etna, abbiamo avuto un soggiorno fantastico all’ostello Agorà.  Eravamo entusiasti di realizzare un video promozionale per l’ostello e abbiamo trovato della musica straordinaria che ci ha aiutato a realizzarlo! Grazie a Ipercussonici per la musica e un ringraziamento speciale alla gente del mercato del pesce, siete fantastici!


27 jun

European Disability Arts Festival

In Geen categorie Door Anneke Verschave

NL.. This year Pivokio was invited on the last event of the European Disability Arts Festival in Valetta, Malta.

After an amazing weekend,  in which 8 different European countries came together and created a beautiful performance, we are now editing the pieces to videos!

Watch now our first edit in which we let you taste already a small part of the show…

Performed by Art-is during the Malta meeting. Directed by Stefan Perceval and Marit Stocker. Music coordination by Alex Otterlei. DoP, camera and edited by Anneke Verschave.

To be continued in the next weeks!



27 jun

European Disability Arts Festival

In Malta Door Anneke Verschave


ART-is (Inclusion and Self-development of adults with learning disabilities through the ARTs, 2014-2015) is a project who has been funded with support from the European Commission (GRUNDTVIG – Lifelong Learning Programme).  





18 mei


In Greece Door Anneke Verschave

In Athens we ran into a very special shop! We met a man, selling very old and rare books! His name is Nasos. He brings us into the ancient literature of Greece. He will be our Bookinist!  Μαυροκορδάτου 9 – Athens +30 21 0330 0543

Watch now our promo portrait for Bookinist!  Music by Radio Birdman ‘Alien Skies’. Camera & edit by Anneke Verschave.