PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

Performance Platform is a website and web app listing public activities from five different organisations based in Amsterdam: Dasarts, If I Can't Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, NBprojects, School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and Veem House for Performance. In addition, Performance Platform calls attention to other performance-related events in the city and abroad.

Performance Platform is an entirely subjective, while broadly oriented mapping of the performance landscape. Besides being a user-friendly list serve, the platform aims to highlight pathways through the city, facilitating new discoveries across the various institutions where (performing) arts take place. Far from attempting an all-encompassing survey of the field, the platform’s organisers include information concerning performance-related activities that have captured our imagination: mainly in Amsterdam—to strengthen the local scene—but also elsewhere in the world.

Every month, the five partners come together to discuss preferred landmarks within Amsterdam’s performance field, unfamiliar artists, or events that arouse curiosity. We draw attention to the things that are already here, close-by, but which are perhaps overlooked, inconspicuous or as yet unnoticed. We don’t shy away from ‘big and famous’ either. Every month a new landscape of artistic activity arises—full of not-yet-visible links and possible interconnections, new perspectives, viewpoints and secret gardens.

Those who subscribe to the Performance Platform, get a monthly Letter in their inbox. The goal of this Letter is not to inform, nor to bring any 'news'. Until 2016, each month, in a rotating manner, Barbara Van Lindt, Anne Breure, Nicole Beutler, Frédérique Bergholtz and Bojana Mladenovic, have been presenting the platform’s readership with topics, ideas or people connected to their most current interest. In 2016, a new editorial board composed of Isobel Dryburgh, Maria Rößler, Marjolein Vogels, Annick Kleizen and Simon Asencio was invited to bring in their diversely informed perspectives and to continue the momentum initiated by the five ladies who artistically lead the Performance Platform’s constitutive organisations. Sometimes staying as close as to articulating excitement or concern from the life of the organisations, at other times drawing attention to complex and elaborate projects of others, the editorial board also occasionally extends the invitation to a guest to speak on its behalf.

Each Letter marks a point in time in which the thoughts and ideas on or around performance situate themselves rather freely in poetic, semi- or non-academic, invigorating, careless, engaged, frivolous and pertinent performance discourses at once.

The history and traditions of performance lie in the twentieth century. Today, this provides references, concepts, presentation modes, curatorial models, theoretical and philosophical ideas that infuse life in many different scenes. For us—a venue and production house, a dance company, a visual arts institute, a Bachelor Studies for Choreography and a training programme for Masters of Theatre—approaching the arts from a disciplinary angle does not correspond to the way we work, think and talk. Performance allows another perspective: less sticking to orthodoxy within disciplines, more addressing qualities of presence, the experience of an event, and the politics of show and tell.

English is the language most used in this international community and is therefore the one we have chosen to carry the Performance Platform contents.

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

Filled with voices during the year; old and new, young and established, coming from the arts and beyond, coming from Amsterdam and abroad. Always exploring what performance can and should be in movement, time, and discourse; questioning what we take as given, performing new proposals for ways of looking, and taking us on journeys to unknown worlds. Veem stands as a house for performance, dance, and discourse for making and presenting radical, daring, and experimental work.

We do this by producing and presenting performances on the cross-disciplinary field of dance, theatre, visual arts, cinematography, and music from new makers and by inviting work of international influential artists.
We do this in connections with schools and institutions with whom we share fascinations and this field. (i.a. SNDO, Mime, Amsterdam Master of Choreography and DasArts; Stedelijk Museum, SPRING, ICK, Oude Kerk, Nieuwe Grond – Theater Festival)
We do this in discourse by organising exchanges of thought, booklaunches, debates and salons.
We do this in going outside and working at, and with, other spaces and places.
We do this with you – the audience, artists, and all curious minds out there. The doors are open! Be welcome.

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an association dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. If I Can’t Dance initiates, produces and presents projects with artists, curators and researchers on the basis of long-term collaborations. These projects are presented (inter)nationally through a network of partner institutions.

If I Can’t Dance works along the systematic of collaboration. It doesn’t have a ‘house’, but instead produces projects and programmes that have different manifestations in different institutions within the Netherlands and abroad. One of our networks is Corpus, a European consortium for performance production including the partners Tate Modern and Playground Festival (STUK, Museum M).

If I Can’t Dance’s programme is structured in two-year editions, comprising of artist commissions, research commissions, as well as discursive activities including a monthly reading group. Each edition, defined by a certain field of investigation, engages a group of associated practitioners and institutional partners and unfolds along a travelling trajectory. Previous editions examined theatricality (Edition I), feminism (Edition II) masquerade (Edition III), affect (Edition IV), and appropriation in conjunction with dedication (Edition V) in contemporary visual art.

For Edition VI (2015–2016), If I Can’t Dance takes the notions of ‘Event and Duration’ as the field of research for its biannual programme of Commissions, Performance in Residence projects, reading groups, seminars and workshops. The programme of Commissions includes the production and presentation of new work by artists Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard. If I Can’t Dance also continues its Performance in Residence programme, approaching performance-related practice through production-led research, with four new projects by Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart, and Vivian Ziherl.

Since its inception in 2005, If I Can't Dance explores performance practice in visual art, set within the wider scope of both stage arts and feminism. Our relationships with practitioners to this day are informed by our ongoing interest in current and past theatre and dance practices and the manifestations of feminist discourse in art production.

The programme of If I Can’t Dance is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Cultural Programme of the European Union (Corpus) and the municipality of Amsterdam.

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

NBprojects is a vehicle for the artistic and curatorial projects of choreographer Nicole Beutler and her associates.

NBprojects is motivated by the desire to find, and propose, alternatives to fixed ideologies. It seeks to articulate the instability of the rational, create conditions for encounters and reflection within an artistic practice that naturally goes beyond the borders of constructed disciplines such as theatre, visual art, music, dance and performance. This motivation leads to performance/ dance/ theatre projects, to various forms of cross-disciplinary collaborations, as well as to the curating of conferences, lectures, festivals and the annual summer academy: WE LIVE HERE.

Nicole Beutler studied Fine Arts in Germany and Dance and Choreography at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO), part of the Amsterdam Theatre School. Parallel to creating dance/performance pieces, she was a member of the theatre-maker’s collective LISA. After five years of existence as discursive framework and production platform, LISA came to an end. Nicole set up her own organisation: NBprojects. Propelled by the fundamental desire to ‘bring people together’, with NBprojects she continues the search for links and connections across the field and beyond.

NBprojects is joining the Performance Platform in order to expose existing artistic pathways across the city of Amsterdam and beyond its borders, to mark a landscape of affinities and potential connections and to relate individual practices to the larger context.

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

DasArts is a master’s degree course within the Theatre School of the Amsterdam School of Arts. The programme is based on eighteen years of experience as an educational, production-based and research-orientated hybrid. Our two-year, question based, residential master’s programme functions as a laboratory and aims to improve the artistic competences of its international students.

Artists studying at DasArts define both their goals and the research methods they plan to adopt. Although the focus is placed on individual development, our main educational strategies are derived from the learning potential of encounters: significant collisions with peers, guest teachers and staff and the fostering of professional intimacy. In other words, the degree to which you are able to provide insights into your working processes to a group of colleagues and/or an audience (often comprised of professionals).

DasArts is an acknowledged master of theatre. Theatre is the backdrop: its history and conventions, the traditions and the avant-garde spirit. Performance is part of this legacy. Since this lively contemporary international scene of practitioners and theoreticians creates a cross-cultural critical environment, DasArts consciously brings it into its program: via guest teachers, advisors or mentors, the students themselves, or the books housed in the library.

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

The SNDO—School for New Dance Development (School voor Nieuwe Dansontwikkeling in Dutch)—offers a full time four-year professional education course leading to a bachelor's degree in Art – Choreography. The school was founded in 1975 as an attempt to find new directions for dance next to the existing forms and styles that dominated the field. After forty years, the SNDO remains inquisitive, open minded, and in the foreground of progressive developments in the fields of dance and performance. In the curriculum, the school establishes the conditions from which the creativity of the student can emerge. Reflection on the specific qualities of dance and performance as art forms is developed, and awareness of the body and the artistic implications of working with it take precedence.

The SNDO has built an international reputation and has students from more than forty different countries. The staff and guest teachers are also international, and courses are taught in English. This international reputation, its strong image (inevitably followed by some myths!), and its excellent pool of alumni, all continue to contribute to its development and renewal, challenging and expanding upon established ways of making choreographies and performances. It is only possible to achieve this through the combination of an articulate vision on art, society, and education, and the translation of this vision into the school structure and the curriculum. Throughout the years one thing has remained constant—that which is expected from its students, the SNDO poses as a task to itself: continuous critical self-examination, experimentation, renewal, and the contemporaneity and progressiveness of its programme.

Over and above its core curriculum, the SNDO does this through active and critical dialogue with contemporary themes and politics within the profession; stimulating and initiating new developments and research in the area of dance and performance; by offering intensive courses and symposia, and by producing articles that can contribute to further development in the field. The SNDO collaborates with a number of local and international organizations from the fields of dance, performance, visual arts, and education: theatres Frascati and Het Veem, the fine arts institute If I Can’t Dance in Amsterdam and HZT from Berlin.

Like any educational structure, the SNDO is further recognized and enriched by the work of its alumni. Many teachers, dancers, and choreographers work in the international field. Within the large working community names such as Sasha Waltz, Martin Nachbar, Thomas Lehmen, Ivana Müller, or Nicloe Beutler stand as already established and recognized choreographers alongside more recent forces such as Alma Söderberg, Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea, Vincent Riebeek, Florentina Holzinger, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Simon Tanguy, Marta Ziólek, and Simon Asencio, to name just a few recent graduates.

The SNDO is part of de Theaterschool at the AHK—Amsterdam School of the Arts, and is accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
  • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 0719

  • Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

    Real Humans

    Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson

    7 Feb-19 Apr 2015

    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (DE)

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  • The Real Humans exhibition presents works by Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, and Jordan Wolfson, three young American artists, who each in their own way reflect on the conditions of what it means to be a human being in their multimedia pieces.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm
  • €6–0
  • kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de
  • Grabbeplatz 4, D-40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
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  • 1302

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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  • When Carolee Schneemann entered the neo-avant garde of the 1960s, the materials available to artists had expanded up to an ironic limit: it seemed that a body could use everything but itself. In turning to the body as a material, Schneemann broke this basic conservatism and the taboo of erotic introspection that it had tacitly barred from art’s ongoing project of reflexivity. From February 13th to August 2nd, the Artist’s Institute will dedicate its program to Carolee Schneemann’s expanded conception of the body as a material, exploring its extensions and versatility.

  • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
  • Free admission
  • theartistsinstitute.org
  • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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  • 1403

  • Wiels

    Body Talk

    Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, a.o.

    14 Feb-3 May 2015

    Wiels, Brussels (BE)

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  • Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the early 1990s. Bringing together artists from different regions of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2031

  • Serralves Museum

    Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation

    Monika Sosnowska

    20 Feb-31 May 2015

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (PT)

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  • The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major survey of the sculptural works of Monika Sosnowska. ‘Architectonisation’ has been conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the Serralves Museum designed by Álvaro Siza. Presented over seven of its largest galleries, the Museum atrium and the exterior Pátio da Adelina in a progression of installations and objects made between 2003 and the present, the exhibition reveals in breathtaking form the elaboration of an artist who thinks sculpture.

  • Tue-Frid, 10am-5pm; Sat, Sun, 10am-7pm
  • €8,50–0
  • serralves.pt
  • Rua D. João de Castro, 210, 4150-417 Porto, PT
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  • 0623

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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  • Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, amongst others.

  • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
  • €10–0
  • mumok.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 1204

  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: SO SO SORRY

    Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, a.o.

    12 Mar-4 Apr 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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  • SNDO 2 presents 7 pieces from 7 makers at Studio 6.02 at de Theaterschool Amsterdam. Part 1: 12, 13, 14 March with Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, Juan Pablo Cámara, Estefano Romani. Part 2: 2, 3, 4 April with Andrea Zavala Folache, Chengbei Duan, Tea Teearu.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • ahk.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • 1320

  • SARIEV Project Space

    Voin de Voin

    Voin de Voin

    13 Mar-20 Apr 2015

    SARIEV Project Space, Plovdiv (BG)

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  • In his second solo exhibition at Sariev Contemporary, Voin de Voin takes on the speculations surrounding the tetrad of consecutive “blood moons” (full lunar eclipses) in 2014 and 2015 and the Apocalypse as foretold by the ancient prophets, building on commonly held notions, languages, visual and narrative clichés to introduce his theory of the advent of the post-apocalyptic Mental Age.

  • by appointment
  • n/a
  • sariev-gallery.com
  • 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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  • 2017

  • WIELS

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    20 Mar-17 May 2015

    WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museal space. The choreographer does not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethinks it as a nine weeks long exhibition, accessible to the public and continuously performed during regular opening hours.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2718

  • Louis Hothothot, Kulter Amsterdam

    Urgent Care Of Identity

    Heath Bunting, Jonas Staal, Louis Hothothot, Orly Almi, a.o.

    27 Mar-18 Apr 2015

    A-Lab, Amsterdam

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  • If artists are doctors of the society, could exhibitions be the diagnosis, treatment and therapy? From different angles and situations, artists deconstruct identities which are tools of oppression and domination; they question the alignment of hierarchies and power, and knowledge of ethics. Moreover, the analysis of crisis, diagnosis of society, and experience and knowledge of artists’ research will be shared in the exhibition with the hope that spectators will be inspired about the way of “Government of Self” (Michel Foucault). Urgent Care Of Identity is a thematic contemporary art exhibition reflecting identity crises under globalization.

  • Tue–Sat, 10am
  • €5
  • hothothot.berta.me
  • Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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  • 02

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    2 Apr 2015

    L'arc – scene nationale, Le Creusot (FR)

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  • Antigone, the first collaborative work by choreographer Nicole Beutler and theatre maker Ulrike Quade, is a visual adaptation of the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442BC. The co-directors couple the themes explored by the original with current issues, focusing on the question of how free our actions truly are. Antigone weighs up the two sisters’ ideas. It’s not easy to take sides with one or the other. What is good; what is evil? Their internal motives are revealed in a manipulative game played between performers and puppets.

  • 8.30pm
  • €20–10
  • larcscenenationale.fr
  • François Mitterrand, BP 5, 71201 Le Creusot, France
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  • 0203

  • Kaaitheater

    Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church [L]

    Trajal Harrell

    2 & 3 Apr 2015

    Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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  • New York, early 1960s. In Greenwich Village a group of dancers and choreographers – Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton and others – invent postmodern dance. The artists are white, middle-class members of the artistic elite. They introduce everyday, ‘authentic’ movements into the dance idiom. At the same time, the voguing dance style starts in the ballrooms of Harlem, a form of dance practised by African-Americans and Latinos, gays and transsexuals. Although voguing is very ‘pop’, it is also looking for ‘real’ movement. Antigone Sr. is the culmination of Harrell’s work. He examines the relationship between the voguing tradition and classical Greek theatre.

  • 8.30pm
  • €16/12/8
  • kaaitheater.be
  • Sainctelettesquare 18-20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 0312

  • Obscure Times

    Precariat

    Bas Lengemann, Marilou Stive, Emma Bienfait

    3-12 Apr 2015

    Vondelbunker, Amsterdam

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  • ‘Ugliness’. That which evokes awareness or a deep sense of revulsion or uncertainty in which it disrupts a previously accepted aesthetic ideal painfully. It can be seen as a culturally determined or an individual response. However this ugliness can additionally evoke a sense of pity, indignation, instinct of rebellion and solidarity. In the exhibition Precariat, artists Bas Lengemann, Marilou Stive and Emma Bienfait will present their take on the matter of this uncertainty––’ugliness’.

  • all day
  • Free admission
  • vondelbunker.nl
  • Vondelpark 8, 1071 AA Amsterdam
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  • 04

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, faBULEUS

    4 Apr 2015

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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  • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

  • 7pm
  • €16/10/8,50
  • tweetakt-kaap.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 0714

  • Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

    Public Collection

    Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş

    7-14 Apr 2015

    Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)

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  • The new work of Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş Public Collection approaches art history from the moment of the appearance of the public museum as an institution that archives, historicizes, collects cultural items and reflects on society. The focus of this new work is to challenge the idea of a material collection which stands as a cornerstone for the very concept of the museum. Without attempting an exhaustive overview, it consists of enacting and actualizing significant artworks and events (both iconic and forgotten) using only a few human bodies.

  • 3pm
  • Free admission
  • artmuseum.pl
  • ul. Emilii Plater 51, 00-124 Warsaw, Poland
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  • 08

  • World Minimal Music Festival

    Terry Riley & Friends

    Terry Riley, a.o.

    8 Apr 2015

    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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  • Op de openingsavond van het World Minimal Music Festival worden verschillende werken van special guest en minimal music-componist van het eerste uur Terry Riley gespeeld. Dé twee klassieke minimal werken waarmee hij zijn naam vestigde: In C uit 1964 en A Rainbow in Curved Air. Dit laatste werk componeerde hij in de zomer van 1967. De tijd van de hippies, ‘summer of love’, het jaar van The Doors, Jimi Hendrix en The Beatles. Het werk ademt de sfeer van die tijd: love, peace, niets is te gek. Naast zijn ‘oerwerken’ in dit concert ook de wereldpremière van Rileys allernieuwste compositie: Children of Gaza dat hij speciaal voor dit festival componeerde.

  • 8.15pm
  • €28,50–23
  • muziekgebouw.nl
  • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
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  • 10

  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    10 Apr 2015

    De Kunstmin, Dordrecht (NL)

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  • In 4: STILL LIFE choreographer Nicole Beutler distils elements from the long history of partner dance. Onstage are a woman and a man. Their physicality and actions are guided by the principles of body geometry, and the geometry of space and light. All the elements of the piece are interdependent and composed musically in space and time; leading or following, merging or interfering, distant or intimate. 4: STILL LIFE is a court dance, a mating dance, a play, a ‘Lichtspiel’, a ritual. Beutler drew inspiration from the early twentieth-century Bauhaus movement for this ‘mechanical ballet’ dance duet.

  • 8.30pm
  • €15
  • kunstmin.nl
  • Sint Jorisweg 76, 3311 PL Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 1011

  • Het Veem Theater

    PREMIERE

    Maria Hassabi

    10 & 11 Apr 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • A premiere, a highly anticipated event, represents the moment in which artworks, often created, conceived and rehearsed in private spaces, are presented to the public for the first time, the first meeting with the audience: the viewer and critic. Maria Hassabi’s dance performance PREMIERE, which debuted in 2013 at the Kitchen in New York, takes its time to explore the notion of the ‘premiere’ itself. It addresses the expectations of viewership by calling attention to beginnings and endings in performance based works.

  • 8.30pm
  • €15/10
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 1003

  • Rietveld School of Art & Design

    Wonder & Wander

    students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

    10 Apr-3 May 2015

    Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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  • With Wonder & Wander, an annual collaboration between Oude Kerk and the Rietveld Academie, more than 50 students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design present performances, installations, videos and sculptures in the church in Amsterdam. This year the students have the interior of the church and the many or (not) present objects as a starting point for their work. During the ‘beeldenstorm’ much of the Catholic imagery has disappeared from the Oude Kerk. Some projects involve reconstructing now missing elements, while others work and respond to the situation. All this from a contemporary perspective.

  • Mon–Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1pm-5.30pm
  • €7,50/5
  • facebook.com
  • Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
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  • 1011

  • Melkweg

    RuPaul’s Drag Race

    Adore Delano, The Bianca Del Rio, Alaska Thunderfuck, a.o.

    10 & 11 Apr 2015

    Melkweg, Amsterdam

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  • Al zes seizoenen lang vechten de beste drag performers in de immens populaire talentenjacht RuPaul’s Drag Race om de felbegeerde kroon van ‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’. Maar liefst drie winnaressen en vier sickening fan favorites komen naar Glamsterdam, serving ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ in de ultieme Battle Of The Seasons. Een avond vol runway-realness, sassy shade, en lifesaving lip-syncs. Dus haal die hakken uit de kast, zet je pruik in de krullers en plak die nepwimpers op je oogleden. Of kom lekker als jezelf, immers: ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’

  • 8pm
  • €35 + membership
  • melkweg.nl
  • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam
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  • 1112

  • NRW KULTUR, a.o.

    Show me the world

    Rolf Abderhalden, Jelili Atiku, a.o.

    11 & 12 Apr 2015

    Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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  • In joint cooperation with, among others, the SPIELART Fest. Munich and the Goethe Institute, the NRW KULTURsekretariat organizes an international symposium on the practice and methodology of curating in a networked world. Intensive discourse on curatorial concepts in a global artistic and cultural dialogue is still in its infancy in the areas of theatre and dance. It is therefore that the multi-part project Show me the world is dedicated to issues and questions regarding a global ethic of organising or the consideration of migration, but also cultural fashions, preconceptions and exoticism or ethnocentricity and eurocentricity.

  • Sat, 2-6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • nrw-kultur.de
  • Am Schloß Broich 38, 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr, DE
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  • 1415

  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    14 & 15 Apr 2015

    Bora Bora, Århus (DK)

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  • In 4: STILL LIFE choreographer Nicole Beutler distils elements from the long history of partner dance. On stage are a woman and a man. Their physicality and actions are guided by the principles of body geometry, and the geometry of space and light. All the elements of the piece are interdependent and composed musically in space and time; leading or following, merging or interfering, distant or intimate. 4: STILL LIFE is a court dance, a mating dance, a play, a ‘Lichtspiel’, a ritual. Beutler drew inspiration from the early twentieth-century Bauhaus movement for this ‘mechanical ballet’ dance duet.

  • 8pm
  • DKK150–50
  • bora-bora.dk
  • Valdemarsgade 1, 8000 Århus, Denmark
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  • 1518

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

    Antigone

    Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, a.o.

    15-18 Apr 2015

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Antigone’s brothers Polyneikes and Eteokles are engaged in a bloody struggle for power that ends in both their deaths. Their uncle, King Kreon, considers Polyneikes to be a traitor to his country and does not alow for him to be buried. Antigone will not stand for this and refuses this command, thereby putting her own life at risk. Ivo van Hove directs his version of Antigone, from the Greek playwriter Sophokles, which is set in a world in crisis at the international acclaimed London Barbican Theatre. His Antigone will show us how unreasonable law and order can be.

  • Wed–Fri, 8.30pm; Sat, 4pm and 8.30pm
  • €50–15
  • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 1518

  • Ciupke/Till Gbr, a.o.

    Undo, redo and repeat

    Christina Ciupke, Anna Till, a.o.

    15-18 Apr 2015

    Sophiensaele, Berlin (DE)

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  • The project Undo, redo and repeat investigates five artistic positions from 20th century dance, mirrored by those who curate, program, remember, and administer it and also keep it alive by spreading the word. Ciupke and Till question to what extend the knowledge of former dances by Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss, Dore Hoyer, Pina Bausch, and William Forsythe had on us. In what ways and by what means is dance history written and disseminated by those people whose specific knowledge is then passed on to others? What happens in the spaces in between these processes of passing on knowledge? What gaps occur, and how do they make space for new influences?

  • 8pm
  • €14/9
  • sophiensaele.com
  • Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
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  • 15

  • COIN

    Reading Group: Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter

    Jane Bennett

    15 Apr 2015

    UvA; location t.b.a., Amsterdam

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  • On April 15th the Amsterdam-based OSZW (Dutch research school of Philosophy) research group COIN will be discussing Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. Jane Bennett is an innovative political theorist – Vibrant Matter focuses on the agency of material things. Names like Latour and Adorno pop up regularly. RSVP: tom.kayzel@xs4all.nl

  • 1pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • facebook.com
  • t.b.a.
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  • 1618

  • ArtEZ School of Dance, a.o.

    Beyond ballet why and how conference

    Anne Affourtit, Nicole Beutler, a.o.

    16, 17 & 18 Apr 2015

    Multiple venues in Arnhem (NL)

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  • Beyond ballet why and how is an international conference, initiated by education, partnered by the dance profession. The aim of Beyond is to stimulate discourse on dance and dance education in a broader social context. Experts from the world of dance, but also external professionals are invited to present their unique perspective. During this conference, Nicole Beutler will present an excerpt from her piece 5: ECHO, in which she will enter a dialogue with the history of dance. For the full programme of the conference, visit: beyondbwh.com

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  • beyondbwh.com
  • Multiple venues in Arnhem, The Netherlands
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  • 18

  • Elena Khurtova, Marie Ilse Bourlanges

    Disclosing

    students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

    18 Apr 2015

    Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

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  • In the intimacy of Castrum Peregrini’s first floor apartments, nine students of the Inter-Architecture department of the students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design invite you to take part in Disclosing. Through installations, new narratives and series of actions, they will carefully reveal to the audience the hidden stories embedded in materials and our constructed environment, following a free interpretation of a Salon. Disclosing is a one-day event with the works of Naama Aharony, Mai-Loan Gaudez, Niels Hendriks, Paz Ma, Daniel Schwartz, Yaniv Schwartz, Mayra Sérgio, Izabela Stepska, and Alice von Alten.

  • 4pm
  • n/a
  • facebook.com
  • Herengracht 401, 1017 BP Amsterdam
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  • 18

  • BAK

    How to Sort out the Many Ambiguities of the Concept of Anthropocene

    Bruno Latour, a.o.

    18 Apr 2015

    Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht (NL)

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  • BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, and the Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, are pleased to invite you to a lecture by philosopher Bruno Latour, followed by a response by anthropologist Anna Tsing. Part of the Anthropocene Observatory project currently on view at BAK, this gathering centers around the so-called Anthropocene thesis that identifies our present time as a geological epoch defined by human disturbance of Earth’s ecosystems. Bruno Latour discusses the use—and many ambiguities—of the hybrid, novel, and yet unstable concept of the Anthropocene as one informed by the disciplines of geology, philosophy, theology, and social science.

  • 11am
  • €5
  • stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl
  • Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht, NL
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  • 2024

  • Het Veem Theater

    3forMTD 2015

    students of the SNDO and MTD

    20-24 Apr 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • 3forMTD has become part of the tradition of Het Veem Theater to give students from various programs of the Amsterdam Theaterschool (AHK), a platform to show their work outside the school. Core of the project is the collaboration between two dance departments of the Amsterdam Theaterschool (AHK). The 3rd year students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) get a carte blanche to create choreography for the 2nd year dancers of the Music Theatre Dance (MTD) program.

  • 8pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 2126

  • Xing

    Live Arts Week IV

    Claudia Triozzi, Xavier Le Roy, a.o.

    21-26 Apr 2015

    Multiple venues in Bologna (IT)

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  • Xing presents the fourth edition of Live Arts Week, based at Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, together with a week-long special project at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. The festival hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions. Live Arts Week does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use.

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  • liveartsweek.it
  • Multiple venues in Bologna, Italy
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  • 21

  • Julidans

    Shadows remain silent

    Hooman Sharifi (choreogr.)

    21 Apr 2015

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Choreographer Hooman Sharifi addresses the social dynamic and the place of the individual in the collective machinery in his piece Shadows remain silent. He is always interested in social constructions and politics and in how people relate to each other. The Norwegian-Iranian choreographer Hooman Sharifi’s work is physical and powerful. It shifts between theatre, dance and visual art. Sharifi has a background in street dance and hip hop, and his work explores the feelings and structures that lie concealed behind hierarchies, violence, power and abuse.

  • 8pm
  • €32,50–15
  • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 22

  • Frascati Theater

    El Otro (The Other)

    Theatro Niño Proletario

    22 Apr 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • El Otro (The Other) is based on the book Stroke of the Soul by Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz and writer Diamela Eltit, the play focuses on the theme of love, the possibility of love in a psychiatric hospital. Through a succession of images, bodies, babbling and interjections, immersed in this indefinite place, El Otro explores the question of emotional survival in the today’s world.

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 22

  • Het Veem Theater

    Context Night: Table Talk with Maria Hassabi

    Maria Hassabi

    22 Apr 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • For the last stop in the programme Het Veem Theater opens her doors again for a concluding Context Night during which the developments and artistic practise of Maria Hassabi are further unpacked, and the audience – among which a young generation of dance and perfromance makers – gather around round tables to talk about the role of the city of Amsterdam as an artistic biotope for performance-art and dance.

  • 8.30pm
  • €10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 2202

  • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

    EXPLORER / Prometheus ontketend

    Urland, CREW, a.o.

    22 Apr-2 May 2015

    Rotterdamse Schouwb., Rotterdam (NL)

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  • 1994. Het jaar van de eruptie van The World Wide Web. De belofte. The point of no return. We staan AAN. We transcenderen naar CYBERIA. Ontketend. The time has come to seek new levels of reality. EXPLORER/Prometheus ontketend is het middenpaneel van ‘De Internet Trilogie’, een voorstellingsreeks over de opkomst, expansie en grenzeloze belofte van het internet. Het metamodernistische performance collectief URLAND (NL) en CREW (BE) van pionier/kunstenaar Eric Joris maken een RE-ENACTMENT van de initiële belofte uit ‘94.

  • 9pm; 26 April, 5.30pm
  • €12–9
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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  • 2325

  • NBprojects

    NBcollection

    Nicole Beutler

    23, 24 & 25 Apr 2015

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • Nicole Beutler makes genre-busting performances, combining dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to create unique works of art. After five years of intensive productivity, it’s time for a retrospective. The mini-festival NBcollection brings together those works that respond to one another with respect to form and content. It might be a dance performance, visual arts or a pop concert, but there’s an identifiable artistic signature to be found throughout Beutler’s oeuvre, developed over the years with her close circle of collaborators. For the full programme and tickets, visit: frascatitheater.nl

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  • €15–7
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 2325

  • XING

    Bergman in Uganda (Italian premiere)

    Markus Öhrn

    23, 24 & 25 Apr 2015

    Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna (IT)

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  • With Bergman in Uganda, Swedish artist Markus Öhrn introduces us to a new kind of folk storyteller that has emerged in recent years: veejays. These are people who work in makeshift cinema halls in slums and remote villages. Their art consists of directly translating movies for the local audience. Öhrn came up with the idea of showing the films of Ingmar Bergman in this particular cultural context. With his back to the big screen, Öhrn filmed the narrators issuing words and explanations of the complex introspections on European culture and lifestyle that are so emblematic of Bergman’s work. Bergman in Uganda is presented as part of Live Arts Week IV.

  • 7pm
  • €20/15/10
  • liveartsweek.it
  • Via Massimo D'Azeglio, 41 Bologna, Italy
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  • 24

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    24 Apr 2015

    LCC De Mol, Lier (BE)

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  • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

  • 8.15pm
  • €15
  • lierscultuurcentrum.be
  • Aarschotsesteenweg 3, 2500 Lier, Belgium
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  • 2425

  • Tanzquartier Wien

    (Un)conference – Imaginary Relationships

    Jacob Bilabel, Kerstin Evert, Janez Janša, a.o.

    24 & 25 Apr 2015

    Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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  • Against the background of various social transformation processes between autonomy and participation, between self-organisation and efforts at good governance, between neoliberal promises and uncertainties in relation to current social contracts and compatibilities, their spaces and thereby possible areas of action and alliances, Un)conference would like to offer a space for discussion about social and economic realities as well as the existing and imaginary sustainability around models and networks of performers/dancers and their co-players.

  • 10am
  • Free admission
  • tqw.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 2530

  • EYE

    If We Ever Get to Heaven

    William Kentridge

    25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

    EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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  • EYE presents If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge achieved renown with his remarkable animations, charcoal drawings and installations. He is also active as an opera and theatre director. It is for the first time that such an extensive exhibition featuring a number of installations by Kentridge has been presented in the Netherlands. Specially for EYE, he developed More Sweetly Play the Dance, a frieze of moving images measuring some 45 meters in length. In addition to this new work, EYE is presenting three other large works by William Kentridge.

  • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
  • €9/7,50
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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  • 2802

  • DE BRAKKE GROND

    THIS IS NOT MY VOICE SPEAKING

    Ant Hampton, Britt Hatzius

    28 Apr-2 May 2015

    De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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  • In a group of two, three or four, you move through a space full of old audio and film equipment. A voice acts as a manual; the members of the group must work together to switch the machines on and off in order to allow the production to continue. Theatre-maker Ant Hampton is known for his ‘autoteatro’ works: productions without actors set in motion by the audience themselves. This interactive form makes his work an ideal experience during Hack / Play, a month in which we re-write the rules. Besides THIS IS NOT MY VOICE (…), that will take place in de Brakke Grond, the works OK OK and Etiquette can be experienced in various locations in Amsterdam.
  • Every half hour from 7pm to 21.30pm
  • €7
  • brakkegrond.nl
  • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 28

  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR IN THE FIELD OF GLORY (I)

    Paula Chaves, Burkhard Körner, Riccardo Guratti

    28 Apr 2015

    Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

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  • Within the frame of exchange between choreography schools SNDO Amsterdam and HZT Berlin, as in past years, graduates of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development present their final projects at the Uferstudios in Berlin. The programme is divided in two parts (28 and 30 April) and presents the works of seven SNDO graduates. Conversely, the graduates of the BA Dance, Context, Choreography will present their works at the Het Veem Theatre in Amsterdam in September 2015.

  • 7pm
  • €4
  • hzt-berlin.de
  • Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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  • 2903

  • Centre Pompidou

    Le Corbusier – The measures of man

    Le Corbusier

    29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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  • The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to grasp the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

  • Daily, 11am
  • €14–11
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 30

  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR (…) (II)

    Giuseppe Vincent Giampino & Oneka von Schrader, Aleksandra Lemm, Jija Sohn

    30 Apr 2015

    Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

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  • Within the frame of exchange between choreography schools SNDO Amsterdam and HZT Berlin, as in past years, graduates of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development present their final projects at the Uferstudios in Berlin. The programme is divided in two parts (28 and 30 April) and presents the works of seven SNDO graduates. Conversely, the graduates of the BA Dance, Context, Choreography will present their works at the Het Veem Theatre in Amsterdam in September 2015.

  • 7pm
  • €4
  • hzt-berlin.de
  • Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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  • 3002

  • Frascati Theater

    Car Deconstruction

    Dina Roncevic

    30 Apr-2 May 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • For three days, Frascati 3 will become a workshop where artist Dina Roncevic will teach a group of girls how to disassemble two motorbikes with their own hands. An unusual, cheerful installation, fascinating in its simplicity and unaffectedness. Car Deconstruction is presented in the frame of FRASCATI ISSUES: Mr. Mrs. Mx.

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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Letters

Dear reader,

Writing a Performance Platform Letter is always an exercise that, willingly or not, splits the writer between generosity towards the community, colleagues, and events from the art field (and by art field I mean anything and everything artists and art institutions work on—therefore also the field of politics, economy, culture, social conundrums) and bringing to the reader’s attention the concerns and programmes connected to the institutions the editorial board members artistically lead.

Following the Performance Platform’s collaborative mode of operating, and staying faithful to a spirit of investigation and thorough consideration, the platform’s partnership now comes to include, besides the four initiators—NBprojects, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Het Veem Theater, DasArts—also the SNDO, the School for New Dance Development. I have been at the artistic helm of this organization since September 2014 and I am in an inspiring and investigative mode regarding the school.
Besides the many interesting conversations I have these days, and next to the daily work and the evening performance watching*, every night I read one article/essay/interview/note from the book Unlocking the space that these words sit in, edited by Jeroen Fabius, SNDO alumnus and teacher and artistic director of the Amsterdam Master of Choreography. This book, published in 2009, is a collection of traces, stories, and histories from within the field of contemporary dance in North America and Europe from the 1950s until its publishing. Rather than pretending to or assuming historical accuracy or overview, the book is dedicatedly focussed on the SNDO. Through the voices of its previous artistic directors, teachers, and alumni it touches on discourses that may at times scratch the eardrum of a choreography or performance studies scholar, or any discourse-sensitive practitioner, today. By giving space to articles as they were when they came into being, the book paints developments in the field somewhat more accurately and generously than many a critical analysis or academic paper on the contemporary dance field today.
I am excited and humbled by the discoveries this almost fairytale mode of reading brings about. Before falling asleep every night, reading something that may or may not be true transports me to other worlds and times. In those worlds I hear these voices, some I recognize, some I compare to the ones from another past—that of me being a contemporary dancer and choreographer in Belgrade in the 1990s—I recognize the smell of the dance studios, and the fairytale amplifies the conversations on ‘expressing oneself’ and reminds me of its relevance and its highly problematic status within dance discourses and practices, which in many places remain strong to this day.
But the book triggers something even more exciting, beyond the frenzy of fantasy mixed with memory, the book confirms my hunch, the one that brought me to the SNDO, that the school is busy with a continuous searching and investigating mode of operation that leads to fearless reinventing of itself. Its deep commitment to the art of choreography is hardly to be found in acquiring a technique or embodying one of the many dance ideologies but rather by actually demanding from itself that which it asks from its students: to critically examine its role, function, and status at all times; to look for openings rather than settling within its known world; to trust the students more than any pre-existing idea; to shape-shift, to discuss, to resist, to dream, to dare.
In its 40 years of existence the SNDO is—whether one is aware of it or not—everywhere. It has brought to the world teachers, artists, researchers, and innovators that are curious, open-minded, rebellious, critical, and uncompromisingly proposing difference.
How this difference might be critically examined is something I look forward to exploring with the students teachers, SNDO team and our partners in the coming time.
Beyond the SNDO universe, March has brought a rich and important programme to Amsterdam—the Studium Generale of the Rietveld Academy in De Brakke Grond, Fraslab in Frascati, the Stedelijk brought Gayatri Spivak to UvA, and Mårten Spångberg was in conversation with Jacques Rancière in de Balie. In Brussels Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker premiered Work/Travail/Arbeid in Wiels, Impossible Futures asked many questions, and, and, and.

April goes on full force—if Performance Platform manages to bring to your attention some of the many possible performance itineraries, our hearts are full and our minds are set on the right course.

With kind regards, also from Barbara, Frédérique, Anne and Nicole!

Yours,

Bojana

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*March and April are peak months for the SNDO student festivals and public presentations. I would be doing an injustice to our students if I failed to bring their work to the world’s attention:

3forMTD 2015

— 20 & 21 + 23 & 24 April
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR IN THE FIELD OF GLORY

— 28 April
Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

30 April
Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

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  • 0515

  • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

    Andrea Büttner. 2

    An­drea Bütt­n­er

    5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

    Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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  • The largest room in the Mu­se­um Lud­wig is di­vid­ed in­to two parts, one light and the other dark. In the dark space An­drea Bütt­n­er is show­ing her lat­est video in­s­tal­la­tion, Piano De­struc­tions. Fea­tured here is his­tor­i­cal foo­tage of per­for­mances in which artists — al­most exlu­sive­ly men — de­stroy pianos; as well as a per­for­mance of her own, in which nine fe­male pian­ists play pie­ces by Schu­mann and Chopin in chorus. Two forms of in­ter­act­ing with the piano are jux­ta­posed. This con­fron­ta­tion al­lows for re­newed re­flec­tion on gender issues, on per­for­mance art and the piano as its clas­si­cal prop — ma­nip­u­lat­ed and mal­treat­ed in ev­ery way imag­in­able.

  • Tue–Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €9/7/6
  • museum-ludwig.de
  • Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
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  • Extra City

    Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

    Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

    25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

    Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Complementing the exhibition at Extra City, Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around in the Braem Pavilion brings together works by Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, Hans van Houwelingen, Ann Veronica Janssens, Alon Levin, Dóra Maurer, Ciprian Muresan, Navid Nuur, Miklós Onucsán, Erin Shirreff and Paola Yacoub. It is organized in ‘concentric circles’ around a series of sculptures from the Middelheim Museum collection, which are particularly used in the installation of Ciprian Muresan.

  • Tue-Sun; 10am–5pm
  • Free admission
  • extracitykunsthal.org
  • Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 3122

  • Tropenmuseum

    Grand Parade

    Jompet Kuswidananto

    31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

    Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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  • View a unique art installation, specially made for the Tropenmuseum, by the in Asia renowned artist Jompet Kuswidananto, on display from 31 October. Jompet made his name with fascinating groups of life-size mechanical figures in the form of parades, which come into action like a real orchestra at set times. For the first time he’s bringing together these parades in the Great Hall of the Tropenmuseum, thereby creating a new art installation. In his work he shows a constantly changing world and the way in which the identity of individuals and groups change with it.

  • Tue-Sun, 10am–5pm
  • €12,50/11,50/8/4
  • tropenmuseum.nl
  • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
  • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 0719

  • Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

    Real Humans

    Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson

    7 Feb-19 Apr 2015

    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (DE)

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  • The Real Humans exhibition presents works by Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, and Jordan Wolfson, three young American artists, who each in their own way reflect on the conditions of what it means to be a human being in their multimedia pieces.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm
  • €6–0
  • kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de
  • Grabbeplatz 4, D-40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
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  • 1302

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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  • When Carolee Schneemann entered the neo-avant garde of the 1960s, the materials available to artists had expanded up to an ironic limit: it seemed that a body could use everything but itself. In turning to the body as a material, Schneemann broke this basic conservatism and the taboo of erotic introspection that it had tacitly barred from art’s ongoing project of reflexivity. From February 13th to August 2nd, the Artist’s Institute will dedicate its program to Carolee Schneemann’s expanded conception of the body as a material, exploring its extensions and versatility.

  • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
  • Free admission
  • theartistsinstitute.org
  • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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  • 1403

  • Wiels

    Body Talk

    Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, a.o.

    14 Feb-3 May 2015

    Wiels, Brussels (BE)

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  • Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the early 1990s. Bringing together artists from different regions of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2031

  • Serralves Museum

    Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation

    Monika Sosnowska

    20 Feb-31 May 2015

    Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (PT)

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  • The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major survey of the sculptural works of Monika Sosnowska. ‘Architectonisation’ has been conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the Serralves Museum designed by Álvaro Siza. Presented over seven of its largest galleries, the Museum atrium and the exterior Pátio da Adelina in a progression of installations and objects made between 2003 and the present, the exhibition reveals in breathtaking form the elaboration of an artist who thinks sculpture.

  • Tue-Frid, 10am-5pm; Sat, Sun, 10am-7pm
  • €8,50–0
  • serralves.pt
  • Rua D. João de Castro, 210, 4150-417 Porto, PT
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  • 2601

  • Sonic Acts Festival

    Sonic Acts Festival – The Geologic Imagination

    Jananne Al-Ani, John Foxx and Steve D’Agostino, a.o.

    26 Feb-1 Mar 2015

    Mutiple venues in Amsterdam

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  • Since its inception in 1994, the annual Sonic Acts festival has questioned, examined,assembled and exhibited contemporary and historical developments at the cutting edge of the arts, technology, music and science. Sonic Acts Festival – The Geologic Imagination examines how art and science map and document new insights, and how the changes and transformations that occur on a geological scale can become something humans can feel, touch, and experience. Sonic Acts invites artists and theorists to reflect on these transformations and make them imaginable. For the full programme and tickets, visit sonicacts.com

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  • Mutiple venues
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  • 0315

  • TNA, CCS

    Milo Rau/IIPM retrospective

    Milo Rau/IIPM

    3-15 Mar 2015

    Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers and Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Paris (FR)

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  • The Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers and the Centre Culturel Suisse Paris present the first major Milo Rau/IIPM retrospective in France. Considered as one of “Europe’s most sought-after” (La Libre Belgique) and “most controversial” (Der Freitag) directors working today, the Paris retrospective gathers 6 of Milo Rau’s most significant theatre & film productions. An overall view of IIPM’s artistic path and changing styles. The shows are accompanied by discussion panels, artist conversations and a seminar, focusing on the esthetics and political backgrounds of productions like Breivik’s Statement, The Moscow Trials or The Civil Wars.

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  • Multiple venues
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  • 0408

  • Het Veem Theater

    Black on Black

    Marta Ziólek

    4-8 Mar 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Black on Black is the title of a series of black paintings by the Russian artist Alexander Rodchenko. By using black paint as the base for these paintings, he found a way to create depth and to move beyond the canvas’ surface. The medium expands. “Nothing but painting exists.” The viewer gets sucked in. Using layers of black creates a tension between visibility and invisibility; it shifts the focus to material and motional aspects, to construction and form. Black creates discontinuity with the work; something is moving off the medium. Marta Ziólek’s Black on Black is a détournement on this way of thinking: a hijack into the blackness of motion and textually.

  • Wed-Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0407

  • Frascati Theater

    Clubbing

    Keren Levi, Tom Parkinson, De Coproducers

    4-7 Mar 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • In one way, Clubbing, a new work by long-term collaborators choreographer Keren Levi and composer Tom Parkinson, is simply an invitation to listen to movement, but it is far more than a formal experiment. Small gestures and tiny sounds accumulate over time to make a powerful and exquisitely tense environment. Violence hides just beneath the surface of a world created by six women with wooden clubs, percussion, cello and live sound effects. Activities and sounds are layered on top of each other: speech becomes music, notes become language, weapons become instruments.

  • 8pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0507

  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR IN THE FIELD OF GLORY

    graduate students SNDO

    5, 6 & 7 Mar 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Graduate students of the SNDO present their work in two parts, two weekends and two venues. Jija Sohn, Paula Chaves, Riccardo Guratti and Burkhard Körner show their work in Het Veem Theater; Aleksandra Lemm, Oneka von Schrader and Giuseppe Vincent Giampino present their work in Frascati. In autumn 2014, the students left the Netherlands for their internship period. They were looking beyond the borders of the school. There, in the unknown, they rediscovered dance, performance and choreography from different perspectives. Coming back from these experiences this new generation is ready to show their fresh understanding of dance and choreography.

  • 8pm
  • €11/7,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0620

  • WhyNot

    March 6, 13, 20: WhyNot x Van Gogh Museum

    Simon Tanguy, a.o.

    6-20 Mar 2015

    Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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  • With the WhyNot festival coming up this summer, WhyNot organizes three evenings with dance, performance and music in the Van Gogh museum on Friday 6, 13 and 20 March. With the launch of the pilot of the interactive performance app i_Perform and with the award-winning work of choreographer Simon Tanguy – Japan – WhyNot searches for a physical translation of Van Gogh’s complex inner emotions. WhyNot invites you to delve into the psyche of emerging choreographers, dancers, musicians and museum visitors while enjoying cocktails, visuals, a DJ and of course the works of Van Gogh himself. For the the full programme and tickets, visit: festivalwhynot.tumblr.com

  • 8pm and 9pm
  • €15/12/0
  • festivalwhynot.tumblr.com
  • Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam
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  • 0623

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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  • Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, amongst others.

  • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
  • €10–0
  • mumok.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 07

  • Wikipedia Art+Feminism group

    Wikipedia Art+Feminism group Edit-a-thon 2015

    Everybody is welcome

    7 Mar 2015

    Stedelijk Museum; library, Amsterdam

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  • Following last year’s massively successful edition, the Art+Feminism group has announced a second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, designed to start closing Wikipedia’s gender gap, for March 7. This year’s Edit-a-Thon will be a larger, more high-profile event than last year’s. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art are among the 55-plus satellite locations that will participate across the world, where participants will create and edit articles about female artists, feminist art scholarship, and feminist art movements. RSVP by filling out the registration form.

  • 1pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • nl.wikipedia.org
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 07

  • GIRLS LIKE US, a.o.

    UNFILTERED – A Party By Girls Like Us, Butcher’s Tears & The Side Room

    Echo & Seashell, a.o.

    7 Mar 2015

    Butcher’s Tears, Amsterdam

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  • UNFILTERED is back for an evening full of celebrating all things female! Zhala (live), Echo & Seashell (live), DJ lynnee Denise, DJ Mylou Oord, DJ Boris Becker, B2B DJ Chain with the DJ-workshop for women. Lost property presents: Masha Tupitsyn’s ‘Love Sounds’ (4-hour audio film). Cocktails by Byrthe Lemmens. Decoration by Felicia von Zweigbergk.

  • 8pm
  • €8
  • facebook.com
  • Karperweg 45, 1061CM Amsterdam
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  • 1115

  • Cinedans

    Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival

    Jirí Kylián, Sasha Waltz, Ann Van den Broek, a.o.

    11-15 Mar 2015

    EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam

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  • Cinedans – Dance on Screen is the biggest and most diverse dance film festival in the world, and it’s returning to the EYE in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 March 2015. Over the course of five days this twelfth edition of Cinedans will present the best new international dance films, documentaries and interactive installations. The festival programme includes documentaries on Jirí Kylián and Sasha Waltz as well as premieres from ISH choreographer Marco Gerris and director Ruben van Leer – the first to shoot a fictional film in CERN, the particle accelerator in Geneva.

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  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • 1214

  • Frascati Theater

    Fraslab 1

    Pedro Manuel, Marijn Brussaard

    12, 13 & 14 Mar 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Frascati showcases up-and-coming talent. Twice a year, four theatre and dance makers get the chance to develop a theatrical research lasting around 45 minutes and to show this to an audience (including professionals). Every evening a double bill consisting of two Fraslab presentations. This edition with Pedro Manuel (DasArts 2014), Marijn Brussaard (AHK Mime 2014), Matias Daporta (SNDO 2014), and Hilde Tuinstra (AHK Regie 2014).

  • 8pm
  • €7,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1204

  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: SO SO SORRY

    Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, a.o.

    12 Mar-4 Apr 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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  • SNDO 2 presents 7 pieces from 7 makers at Studio 6.02 at de Theaterschool Amsterdam. Part 1: 12, 13, 14 March with Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, Juan Pablo Cámara, Estefano Romani. Part 2: 2, 3, 4 April with Andrea Zavala Folache, Chengbei Duan, Tea Teearu.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • ahk.nl
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • 13

  • NBprojects

    LIEFDESVERKLARING

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, faBULEUS

    13 Mar 2015

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

  • 8.30pm
  • €15/12
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam
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  • 13

  • Will Holder, Alex Waterman

    Yes, But Is It Edible? (…)

    Will Holder, Alex Waterman

    13 Mar 2015

    De Rode Bioscoop, Amsterdam

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  • For this event, Will Holder and Alex Waterman will be reading duets from the operas of the late, great composer, Robert Ashley, in support of their book, ‘Yes, But Is It Edible? The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices’. Ashley, a distinguished figure in American contemporary music, holds an international reputation for his work in new forms of opera and multi-disciplinary projects. His recorded works are acknowledged classics of language in a musical setting. He pioneered opera-for-television. The operatic works of Robert Ashley are distinctly original in style, and distinctly American in their subject matter and in their use of American language.


  • 7pm
  • n/a
  • facebook.com
  • Haarlemmerplein 7, 1013 HP Amsterdam
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  • 1320

  • SARIEV Project Space

    Voin de Voin

    Voin de Voin

    13 Mar-20 Apr 2015

    SARIEV Project Space, Plovdiv (BG)

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  • In his second solo exhibition at Sariev Contemporary, Voin de Voin takes on the speculations surrounding the tetrad of consecutive “blood moons” (full lunar eclipses) in 2014 and 2015 and the Apocalypse as foretold by the ancient prophets, building on commonly held notions, languages, visual and narrative clichés to introduce his theory of the advent of the post-apocalyptic Mental Age.

  • by appointment
  • n/a
  • sariev-gallery.com
  • 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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  • 14

  • NBprojects

    1: SONGS

    Nicole Beutler

    14 Mar 2015

    Nottdance Festival 2015; Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham (UK)

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  • 1: SONGS is a solo performance presented as a concert, a Liederkreis, an existential exercise for a singing body. Theatre maker and performer Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti surrenders her voice to the intense words of tragic female figures from the history of theatre, figures such as Antigone, Medea and Gretchen. The suffering of the fictional heroines (and anti-heroines) repeatedly enters her very being as she sings, shouts and speaks. The symbiosis of contemporary electronic music composed by Gary Shepherd and texts from the literary canon forms the basis for a subtle but loud scream against the instability and the incalculable incalculability of our existence.

  • 8pm
  • £10–8
  • dance4.co.uk
  • Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF, UK
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  • 15

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

    An evening with… Katie Mitchell

    Katie Mitchell

    15 Mar 2015

    Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

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  • De Britse regisseur Katie Mitchell staat in 2015 centraal als ‘Brandstichter’ in de Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. Met vier grote voorstellingen en een uitgebreid randprogramma zal haar werk in februari en maart in de schouwburg te zien zijn. ‘Een evening with…’ is een avond waarin de Britse regisseur vertelt over haar thema’s, haar bronnen en haar inspiraties. Voor meer informatie over de vier voorstellingen en het randprogramma: stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €15
  • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 1829

  • Performatik 2015

    Performatik 2015: Breaking the frame

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a.o.

    18-29 Mar 2015

    Kaaitheater arts center and other venues in Brussels (BE)

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  • The fourth edition of Performatik, the Brussels performance art biennale, seeks out the boundaries, unravels codes and stimulates meetings between performance arts and visual art. The binding element is the live event, the meeting between audience and performer, in the here and now. Performatik 2015 presents performances, exhibitions and talks by over 35 artists and curators.

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  • kaaitheater.be
  • Multiple venues in Brussels, Belgium
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  • 1921

  • Frascati Theater

    Fraslab 2

    Matías Daporta, Hilde Tuinstra

    19, 20 & 21 Mar 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Frascati showcases up-and-coming talent. Twice a year, four theatre and dance makers get the chance to develop a theatrical research lasting around 45 minutes and to show this to an audience (including professionals). Every evening a double bill consisting of two Fraslab presentations. This edition with Pedro Manuel (DasArts 2014), Marijn Brussaard (AHK Mime 2014), Matias Daporta (SNDO 2014), and Hilde Tuinstra (AHK Regie 2014).

  • 8pm
  • €7,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • WIELS

    Work/Travail/Arbeid

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

    20 Mar-17 May 2015

    WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museal space. The choreographer does not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethinks it as a nine weeks long exhibition, accessible to the public and continuously performed during regular opening hours.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
  • €8–0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 20

  • Tilt as part of Spectra

    Day for Night (Total Eclipse of Equinox Sun)

    Andrea Božic i.c.w. the Sun, the Moon, the Earth and the weather

    20 Mar 2015

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  • For the 20th of March, the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern, Andrea Božic has prepared a special spectacle titled ‘Day for Night (Total Eclipse of Equinox Sun)’. The piece features a total eclipse of the Sun that will turn day into night at the moment of the same length of day and night in the whole world. The eclipse of the sun will interrupt this equilibrium of light and darkness. The performance is a once in a 500.000 years event. Search for your location for the visibility in your area here. For the seats distribution overview, click here and here.

  • 9:30am CET
  • Free admission
  • choreographyinvestigations.blog
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  • 21

  • (im)Possible Futures

    EUROPA EUROPA

    Ful & The Knife

    21 Mar 2015

    Theaterzaal Vooruit, Ghent (BE)

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  • Don’t expect a concert by The Knife. For ‘Europe Europe’ the Swedish electric duo is collaborating with activist art group Ful. The show is an anti-nationalistic cabaret that wants to address the European policy on immigration and human rights. It turns into a tribute to refugees hassled by human traffickers, cameras, barbwire and police violence. The message is: away with walls, away with borders, no one is illegal.

  • 9pm
  • €20
  • impossiblefutures.be
  • Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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  • 22

  • Beursschouwburg

    Het is theater zoals te voorzien en te verwachten

    Jan Fabre/Troubleyn

    22 Mar 2015

    Beursschouwburg vzw, Brussels (BE)

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  • 1982 was a golden year. Not only did Fase by Rosas premiere in Beursschouwburg, but also Jan Fabre got his Het is theater zoals te voorzien en te verwachten was out in the world. This was to become Fabre’s controversial and much debated invasion into the theatre world. In the 1982 version, eight actors perform day-to-day activities nonstop for eight hours, the duration of a normal working day. Driven to exhaustion, they gradually open up. In that way, reality is given a place on stage, instead of fiction. With his re-enactment, the theatre artist wants to challenge a new audience, in a new era.

  • 3pm–11pm
  • €25/20
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
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  • Performatik 2015

    Sans titre (Belgian premiere)

    Xavier Le Roy

    24 & 25 Mar 2015

    Kaaitheater arts center, Brussels (BE)

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  • Sans titre is a three-pronged performance: lecture, concert and dance performance. It changes the (social or aesthetic) rules of the game and observes how slowly a new equilibrium emerges. In so doing Xavier Le Roy develops a theme that fascinates him: that we need rules, but equally we need to change them. Sans titre is presented as part of the fourth edition of Performatik, the Brussels performance art biennale.

  • 8.30pm
  • 6/12/8
  • kaaitheater.be
  • 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • SNDO

    SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR IN THE FIELD OF GLORY

    graduate students SNDO

    26, 27 & 28 Mar 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Graduate students of the SNDO present their work in two parts, two weekends and two venues. Aleksandra Lemm, Oneka von Schrader and Giuseppe Vincent Giampino present their work in Frascati; Jija Sohn, Paula Chaves, Riccardo Guratti and Burkhard Körner show their work in Het Veem Theater. In autumn 2014, the students left the Netherlands for their internship period. They were looking beyond the borders of the school. There, in the unknown, they rediscovered dance, performance and choreography from different perspectives. Coming back from these experiences this new generation is ready to show their fresh understanding of dance and choreography.

  • 7pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 27

  • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

    Western society

    Gob Squad

    27 Mar 2015

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • Returning to their fascination with technology, this time Gob Squad zoom our camera directly into the centre of the western home. By exploring the internet’s remote darkness, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world. There’s a party going on. Family, friends and strangers are all being held together by a karaoke machine: alone together and together alone. Western Society is a portrait of civilisation in the 21st century, like a frame through which we can peep into the living room of an unknown family, and recognize ourselves.

  • 8.15pm
  • €21–18
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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  • Louis Hothothot, Kulter Amsterdam

    Urgent Care Of Identity

    Heath Bunting, Jonas Staal, Louis Hothothot, Orly Almi, a.o.

    27 Mar-18 Apr 2015

    A-Lab, Amsterdam

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  • If artists are doctors of the society, could exhibitions be the diagnosis, treatment and therapy? From different angles and situations, artists deconstruct identities which are tools of oppression and domination; they question the alignment of hierarchies and power, and knowledge of ethics. Moreover, the analysis of crisis, diagnosis of society, and experience and knowledge of artists’ research will be shared in the exhibition with the hope that spectators will be inspired about the way of “Government of Self” (Michel Foucault). Urgent Care Of Identity is a thematic contemporary art exhibition reflecting identity crises under globalization.

  • Tue–Sat, 10am
  • €5
  • hothothot.berta.me
  • Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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  • 29

  • CSAV/FAR

    Application deadline: XXI CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory

    Yvonne Rainer and Andrea Kleine

    29 Mar 2015

    Villa Sucota, Como (IT)

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  • CSAV – Artists Research Laboratory is a project where dialogue and exchange among artists of different generations and nationalities stand at the heart of a unique artistic and learning experience. The lab is open to sixteen young artists of all nationalities, selected among the applicants by a jury. The programme lasts twenty-five days during which the participants attend a daily workshop activity and theoretical seminars run by the invited artists, the director, the curator and guest lecturers. To apply, fill in this application form page. The application and all required materials must be sent by the 29th of March 2015.

  • Application deadline
  • www.fondazioneratti.org
  • Via per Cernobbio 19, 22100 Como, Italy
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  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    31 Mar 2015

    Espace 600, Grenoble (FR)

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  • Antigone, the first collaborative work by choreographer Nicole Beutler and theatre maker Ulrike Quade, is a visual adaptation of the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442BC. The co-directors couple the themes explored by the original with current issues, focusing on the question of how free our actions truly are. Antigone weighs up the two sisters’ ideas. It’s not easy to take sides with one or the other. What is good; what is evil? Their internal motives are revealed in a manipulative game played between performers and puppets.
The puppets were made in Japan especially for this production by Watanabe Kazunori in the bunraku theatre tradition.

  • 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • €13–2
  • www.espace600.fr
  • 97 gal. de l'Arlequin, 38100 Grenoble, FR
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      • Stedelijk Museum

        A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

        Tino Sehgal

        1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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      • The first major survey of the German/British artist Tino Sehgal marks the new directorate of Beatrix Ruf. Taking place in 2015, the overview unfolds in 12 chapters. Conceived as a consecutive series of presentations, the exhibition features different work from Sehgal’s oeuvre each month, enacted in a different gallery space. Sehgal’s twelve-part survey is not only a prelude to a fresh approach to using the building under the new directorship but also an innovative re-envisioning of the exhibition as phenomenon.

      • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
      • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
      • stedelijk.nl
      • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 1302

      • The Artist’s Institute

        Carolee Schneemann

        Carolee Schneemann

        13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

        The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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      • When Carolee Schneemann entered the neo-avant garde of the 1960s, the materials available to artists had expanded up to an ironic limit: it seemed that a body could use everything but itself. In turning to the body as a material, Schneemann broke this basic conservatism and the taboo of erotic introspection that it had tacitly barred from art’s ongoing project of reflexivity. From February 13th to August 2nd, the Artist’s Institute will dedicate its program to Carolee Schneemann’s expanded conception of the body as a material, exploring its extensions and versatility.

      • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
      • Free admission
      • theartistsinstitute.org
      • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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      • 1403

      • Wiels

        Body Talk

        Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, a.o.

        14 Feb-3 May 2015

        Wiels, Brussels (BE)

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      • Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists addresses issues of feminism, sexuality and the body, as they play themselves out in the work of a generation of women artists from Africa active since the early 1990s. Bringing together artists from different regions of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object.

      • Wed-Sun, 11am–6pm
      • €8–0
      • wiels.org
      • Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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      • 2031

      • Serralves Museum

        Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation

        Monika Sosnowska

        20 Feb-31 May 2015

        Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (PT)

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      • The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents a major survey of the sculptural works of Monika Sosnowska. ‘Architectonisation’ has been conceived in dialogue with the architecture of the Serralves Museum designed by Álvaro Siza. Presented over seven of its largest galleries, the Museum atrium and the exterior Pátio da Adelina in a progression of installations and objects made between 2003 and the present, the exhibition reveals in breathtaking form the elaboration of an artist who thinks sculpture.

      • Tue-Frid, 10am-5pm; Sat, Sun, 10am-7pm
      • €8,50–0
      • serralves.pt
      • Rua D. João de Castro, 210, 4150-417 Porto, PT
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      • 0623

      • mumok

        My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

        Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

        6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

        mumok, Vienna (AT)

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      • Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) is presenting its collection focus on Vienna Actionism in the context of international developments in performance-based art. Whereas previous mumok shows of Vienna Actionism always concentrated on the pictorial artifacts of the movement’s main protagonists, the focus of this exhibition is on the performative aspects of their creative work. Actions by Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, Otto Muehl, and Rudolf Schwarzkogler will be contrasted with works by significant international practitioners of performance art, with works by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Chris Burden, Jon Grigorescu, amongst others.

      • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
      • €10–0
      • mumok.at
      • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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      • 2017

      • WIELS

        Work/Travail/Arbeid

        Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

        20 Mar-17 May 2015

        WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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      • What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? This question is the point of departure for Work/Travail/Arbeid. In response, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reimagines her piece Vortex Temporum for the radically different temporal, spatial, and perceptual conditions of a museal space. The choreographer does not simply bring a dance performance into a new kind of space, but rethinks it as a nine weeks long exhibition, accessible to the public and continuously performed during regular opening hours.

      • Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
      • €8–0
      • wiels.org
      • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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      • 1003

      • Rietveld School of Art & Design

        Wonder & Wander

        students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

        10 Apr-3 May 2015

        Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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      • With Wonder & Wander, an annual collaboration between Oude Kerk and the Rietveld Academie, more than 50 students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design present performances, installations, videos and sculptures in the church in Amsterdam. This year the students have the interior of the church and the many or (not) present objects as a starting point for their work. During the ‘beeldenstorm’ much of the Catholic imagery has disappeared from the Oude Kerk. Some projects involve reconstructing now missing elements, while others work and respond to the situation. All this from a contemporary perspective.

      • Mon–Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1pm-5.30pm
      • €7,50/5
      • facebook.com
      • Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
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      • 2202

      • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

        EXPLORER / Prometheus ontketend

        Urland, CREW, a.o.

        22 Apr-2 May 2015

        Rotterdamse Schouwb., Rotterdam (NL)

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      • 1994. Het jaar van de eruptie van The World Wide Web. De belofte. The point of no return. We staan AAN. We transcenderen naar CYBERIA. Ontketend. The time has come to seek new levels of reality. EXPLORER/Prometheus ontketend is het middenpaneel van ‘De Internet Trilogie’, een voorstellingsreeks over de opkomst, expansie en grenzeloze belofte van het internet. Het metamodernistische performance collectief URLAND (NL) en CREW (BE) van pionier/kunstenaar Eric Joris maken een RE-ENACTMENT van de initiële belofte uit ‘94.

      • 9pm; 26 April, 5.30pm
      • €12–9
      • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
      • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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      • 2530

      • EYE

        If We Ever Get to Heaven

        William Kentridge

        25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

        EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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      • EYE presents If We Ever Get to Heaven, an exhibition with work by the celebrated South African artist William Kentridge (Johannesburg, 1955). Kentridge achieved renown with his remarkable animations, charcoal drawings and installations. He is also active as an opera and theatre director. It is for the first time that such an extensive exhibition featuring a number of installations by Kentridge has been presented in the Netherlands. Specially for EYE, he developed More Sweetly Play the Dance, a frieze of moving images measuring some 45 meters in length. In addition to this new work, EYE is presenting three other large works by William Kentridge.

      • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
      • €9/7,50
      • eyefilm.nl
      • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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      • 2802

      • DE BRAKKE GROND

        THIS IS NOT MY VOICE SPEAKING

        Ant Hampton, Britt Hatzius

        28 Apr-2 May 2015

        De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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      • In a group of two, three or four, you move through a space full of old audio and film equipment. A voice acts as a manual; the members of the group must work together to switch the machines on and off in order to allow the production to continue. Theatre-maker Ant Hampton is known for his ‘autoteatro’ works: productions without actors set in motion by the audience themselves. This interactive form makes his work an ideal experience during Hack / Play, a month in which we re-write the rules. Besides THIS IS NOT MY VOICE (…), that will take place in de Brakke Grond, the works OK OK and Etiquette can be experienced in various locations in Amsterdam.
      • Every half hour from 7pm to 21.30pm
      • €7
      • brakkegrond.nl
      • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 2903

      • Centre Pompidou

        Le Corbusier – The measures of man

        Le Corbusier

        29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

        Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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      • The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to grasp the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition.

      • Daily, 11am
      • €14–11
      • centrepompidou.fr
      • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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      • 3002

      • Frascati Theater

        Car Deconstruction

        Dina Roncevic

        30 Apr-2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • For three days, Frascati 3 will become a workshop where artist Dina Roncevic will teach a group of girls how to disassemble two motorbikes with their own hands. An unusual, cheerful installation, fascinating in its simplicity and unaffectedness. Car Deconstruction is presented in the frame of FRASCATI ISSUES: Mr. Mrs. Mx.

      • 6pm
      • Free admission
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 0102

      • Het Veem Theater

        Imaginary Friends

        Sarah van Lamsweerde, Brian D. McKenna

        1 & 2 May 2015

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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      • In 2013, The Netherlands celebrated their long-standing relationship with Russia. The historical ties commemorated in this Friendship-year were gradually challenged by a growing number of incidents. Critical comments and calls for boycott were heard. These objections were laid aside with the argument that (cultural) exchange provides the rare opportunity to ‘open up dialogue’. Sarah van Lamsweerde and Brian McKenna travelled to Russia to see what would happen if artistic exchange took place on a peer-to-peer level. Now, at their return to Amsterdam they present Imaginary Friends in Het Veem Theater.

      • 7pm
      • €20/15/12/5
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 0102

      • Muziekgeb. aan 't IJ

        Online Radio Festival

        Dean Blunt, Laurel Halo, Gigi Masin, a.o.

        1 & 2 May 2015

        Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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      • The Online Radio Festival celebrates the worldwide rise and musical diversity of internet radio stations. For the first time, the festival brings like-minded independent radio stations from various cities together, to create a collective marathon broadcast – live from the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Witness 30 hours of forward thinking music, with DJ sets and live acts curated by the radio stations during the evenings, and specialist shows and panel talks during the day. The whole festival will also be streamed live via onlineradiofestival.net and the participating radio stations.

      • Fri, 7pm; Sat, 6am
      • €15
      • muziekgebouw.nl
      • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
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      • 01

      • ANTARTICA ANTARTICA

        BLACK CIRCUS

        Performance night

        1 May 2015

        Vrankrijk, Amsterdam

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      • Clown on strike/ Mom skipped work for coming and perform/ bunch of Austrian superstars/ finally the full set of Doppelgangers!!/ and mooOOOore. All the benefits go to Squatting Legal Funds.

      • 9pm
      • Donation
      • vrankrijk.org
      • Spuistraat 216, 1012 VT Amsterdam
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      • 02

      • Frascati Theater

        4ULTIMATE

        Vincent Riebeek

        2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • Four men put their best foot forward. The centrepiece and motivation behind their locking horns is a single woman, for whose favours they compete. A fascinating mating ritual, which in turn has to compete for the audience’s attention with the webcam porn that streams simultaneously into the theatre.

      • 10.30pm
      • Free admission
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 02

      • Frascati Theater

        Operville

        Ivo Dimchev

        2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • The enfant terrible of the performance scene is back. With his muscular physique and striking falsetto voice as his instrument, he forms the radiant heart of an adventure for several singers and performers. Operville is a brazen reassessment of the idea of ‘opera’, full of improvisation and musical digressions. Operville is presented as part of Frascati Issues: Mr.Mrs.Mx (30 April – 2 May). For the full programme with a.o. Florentina Holzinger, Dina Roncevic, Eisa Jocson, Dries Verhoeven, Tinkebell, Boogaerdt&VanderSchoot, Davy Pieters, and Brian Lobel, visit: frascatitheater.nl

      • 8.30pm
      • €15/11,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 02

      • Dead Darlings

        Dead Darlings 8 – anonymous art auction

        Eva Schippers, Johannes Schwartz, Kali Rose, a.o.

        2 May 2015

        Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

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      • Dead Darlings is an anonymous and subversive art auction exploring the complex love triangle between artist, artwork, and collector. A Dead Darling refers to a work that an artist is pleased with or may be emotionally attached to, but must be eliminated because it does not fit into his/her work as a whole. Whether finished, or in some intermediate stage of production, the work has been abandoned – killed – yet somehow remains dear to the artist. In an effort to resurrect these lost works we invite artists to give us a work that qualifies as a Dead Darling.

      • 7pm
      • Free admission
      • deaddarlings.nl
      • Looiersgracht 60, 1016 VT Amsterdam
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      • 05

      • Akademie der Künste der Welt

        Performing Marxist Heritage

        TkH – Walking Theory

        5 May 2015

        King Georg, Cologne (DE)

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      • TkH – Walking Theory is a collective from Belgrade whose members are theorists and artists coming from the fields of performance theory and practice, theater, cinema, and visual arts. A second group of the collective, Sinisa Ilic, Katarina Popovic, and Bojan Djordjev will present the ongoing research project Marxist Heritage which is departing from a “phantom memory of Marxism” as experienced after the collapse of socialist Yugoslavia, actualized in a critique of contemporary capitalism and concretized in lecture-performances, reading groups, discussions, collective working sessions, and contextually specific labour actions.

      • 8pm
      • €3
      • kinggeorg.de
      • Sudermanstr. 2, 50670 Cologne, Germany
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      • 06

      • Institut Français

        Orte des Unermesslichen

        Marita Tatari, Jean-Luc Nancy

        6 May 2015

        Institut Français Berlin, Berlin (DE)

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      • Aus Anlass der Buchveröffentlichung Orte des Unermesslichen – Theater nach der Geschichtsteleologie [Marita Tatari (Hsg.), diaphanes, Zürich 2014], wird mit Jean-Luc Nancy über die Gegenwart unserer Zivilisation als eine Mutation unseres Bezugs zu den Zwecken diskutiert: in Hinsicht auf die Medientheorie, die Praxis darstellender Künste und ihre ästhetische Reflexion.

      • 7pm
      • free admission
      • institutfrancais.de
      • Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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      • 0710

      • Supercopy Fest.

        Splitter

        Billy Roisz, Anat Stainberg

        7-10 May 2015

        zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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      • Splitter is an audiovisual concert performance with a kaleidoscopic blend of live performers/ operators, video, comics, text and music. It is centred around a woman who normally acts according to the social code of the culture she lives in. One day she stops dancing the social dance. And at that moment she “splits”. Splitter explores the split: the ability to exist in parallel situations – to behave according to an expected social code and at the same time to maintain a hidden private narrative. Splitter is presented in the frame of Supercopy – Festival der Samplingkultur.

      • 8pm
      • €15/12/10
      • zeitraumexit.de
      • Hafenstrasse 68, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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      • 08

      • Waag Society

        FASC lectures

        Jens Hauser, Frank Theys, a.o.

        8 May 2015

        Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

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      • This evening will be the concluding event of The Future of Art and Science Collaborations, a project started in the Fall of 2013, set out to investigate the collaborative aspects of the interactions between the arts and sciences. Apart from the two lectures by Frank Theys and Jens Hauser, a publication will be announced as a result from the lengthy series of workshops and events. The publication will complement the presentations of Theys and Hauser in the sense that it focuses on the collaboration itself, focusing on what works and what doesn’t in art and science collaborations.

      • 7.30pm
      • Free admission
      • waag.org
      • Sarphatiestraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam
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      • 08

      • Het Veem Theater

        A P N E A

        Rodrigo Sobarzo

        8 May 2015

        #FIDCU /Teatro Solís, Montevideo (UY)

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      • Immersion is the main focus in APNEA: the creation of a space in suspension, as though underwater; physically and mentally suspended. Deprived of the presence of any water, sound waves become the substitute of the liquid element. Aiming to ‘immortalize’ the body by means of air privation, specifically during water submersion, we are seeking to dive into a temporal territory. To arrive to that place of discomfort created by the lack of oxygen and water pressure. To dwell that state and unfold a performative event that will confront us with what it is normally taken for granted: the vital and constant presence of air all around us.

      • 9.30 pm
      • t.b.a.
      • fidcu.com
      • Reconq. s/n esq. Bartolomé Mitre. Ciudad Vieja, UY
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      • 09

      • DAS Graduate School

        The Time We Share – #1 Between witness and spectator

        Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, a.o.

        9 May 2015

        La Bellone, Brussels (BE)

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      • When we see a performance, something is happening in front of us. What defines us as witnesses or as spectators of this particular event? This question opens the festival’s programme of reflection. This first session will not merely focus on the act of looking, but will investigate the indirect impact of arts in society and discuss whether we can somehow be a witness to things of which we were not a spectator? Three artistic research institutions have each been invited to curate an afternoon of reflection during this year’s Kunstenfestivaldesarts. DasArts kicks off the series during the opening weekend.

      • 1pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • kfda.be
      • Rue de Flandre 46, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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      • 0928

      • REDCAT

        The value in mathematics

        Falke Pisano

        9 May-28 Jun 2015

        REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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      • Falke Pisano’s new commission considers the notion of ‘ethnomathematics’ with works that examine the cultural construct of mathematical practice. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures, diagrams and text pieces that approach issues such as exchange, measurement, design, navigation and calculation, and how methods and applications of these notions vary in different contexts. Her diagrammatic works expose a loop, in which shifting abstract sculptural forms are conceived directly in relation to written and spoken language, implying an ongoing and morphing production of meaning.

      • Tue–Sun, 12-6pm
      • Free admission
      • redcat.org
      • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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      • 12

      • Centrale Fies icw Viafarini

        LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award_Vol.3

        Open call

        12 May 2015

        Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)

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      • The competition LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award is open to a wide range of emerging performative actions. Nine projects selected by LIVE WORKS will be invited to participate in a production residency at Centrale Fies from 1 to 10 July 2015. The performances produced will be presented during the 35th edition of the Drodesera Festival of Performing Arts. On this occasion, the nine finalists will be evaluated by a jury who will select the winner. The winning artist will be offered a €1000,– prize and the possibility of an additional residency phase at Centrale Fies. For more information, visit: centralefies.it.

      • centralefies.it
      • Località Fies 1, Dro (TN), Italy
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      • 1315

      • Kunstenfest.desarts

        Corps Diplomatique

        Halory Goerger

        13, 14 & 15 May 2015

        Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (BE)

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      • In 1972, NASA sent a golden record into space to testify to life on Earth. In 2015, Halory Goerger is taking up the torch and developing a spatial programme for the performing arts. Two years after his phenomenal Germinal, created in collaboration with Antoine Defoort, the artist is sending a theatre company through space and time – let’s say ten thousand years away – with one script and one mission: to create, rehearse and perform a show. Corps Diplomatique is a bold exercise in science fiction on the survival of our civilisation, a zany, but rigorously documented reverie of an artist who is as intelligent as he is adventurous. Presented in the frame of Kunstenfestivaldesarts.

      • Wed & Fri, 8.30pm; Tue, 6pm
      • €16/13
      • kfda.be
      • Rue Royale Sainte-Marie 22, 1030 Brussels, BE
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      • 1417

      • Het Veem Theater

        Read-in Cinema

        Emily Kocken & look-a-likes

        14-17 May 2015

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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      • Read-In Cinema is a serial, a mini drama in three episodes. Ten people read from a script together. Their voices are different, just like their age; but their appearance seems identical. (Imperfect) clones; reproduced after an original design that cannot be identified anymore. Emily Kocken spread her portrait through the city: ‘searching for look-a-likes’. Discussions rose about who did or did not look like her. Those that recognized themselves in her, sent their portrait to prove the resemblance. So, Emily found her doubles. The artist’s external features become ‘common good’, and her identity is both underlined and erased.

      • Thu-Sat, 7pm; Sun, 1pm
      • €20/15/10
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 1516

      • NBprojects

        LIEFDESVERKLARING

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, faBULEUS

        15 & 16 May 2015

        STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)

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      • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

      • Fri, 8.30pm; Sat, 5pm
      • €10/6
      • stuk.be
      • Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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      • NBprojects

        2: Dialogue With Lucinda

        Nicole Beutler

        16 May 2015

        STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)

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      • Fascinated by the radical and deceptively simple minimalism of Lucinda Childs’ early work, Beutler chose to remake two of her silent dance pieces, Radial Courses (1976) and Interior Drama (1977), setting the latter to a specially composed work by DJ/producer Gary Shepherd. Radial Courses is based on three movement sequences in a constantly shifting, circulatory composition. In Interior Drama five dancers conform to an apparently perfect system, moving in repetitive patterns. Beutler’s reinterpretations centre on the individual dancer’s efforts and responsibilities within the group patterns, revealing parallel realities and the ritualistic qualities of both dances.

      • 8.30pm
      • €10/6
      • stuk.be
      • Naamsestraat 96, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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      • 1631

      • Bains Connective

        RECOmmerce #1

        Zeljko Blace, Oonagh Duckworth, Stephan Goldrajch, a.o.

        16-31 May 2015

        Place Saint-Denis, Forest (BE)

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      • RECOmmerce is a project set in and around the Saint-Denis Square in Forest, Brussels and developed in the frame of the ‘Contrat de Quartier Abbaye’. The uniting theme running through the RECOmmerce programme is the use of public space by contemporary artists and the active participation of local inhabitants in the projects proposed for the event. Rather than through a confrontational stance, RECOmmerce wants to raise awareness of the ecology and economy in which we are living by proposing playful and imaginative artistic initiatives as possible catalysts for exchange and change.

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      • Free admission
      • bains.be
      • Place Saint-Denis, 1190 Forest, Belgium
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      • 18

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Memento Park (Dutch Premiere)

        Thomas Bellinck / Steigeisen & KVS

        18 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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      • In 1917, tire and bomb manufacturer Michelin publishes an illustrated battlefield guide of the Marne region. With the guide in their hands, the first tourists visit the area in the middle of the war. Once the war is over, the Flemish Fields are incorporated in the succesful frontline series. As soon as Great-Britain lifts its travel restrictions and the railway system is sufficiently repaired, holiday pioneer Thomas Cook & Son organizes the first group holidays to the former battlefront. In Memento Park, Steigeisen investigates the area of tension between wars of then and now, between violence and tourism, between history and politics.

      • 8pm
      • €27,50–10
      • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
      • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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      • 2028

      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

        Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

        Ree Morton

        20 May-28 Sep 2015

        Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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      • The work of Ree Morton (Ossining, NY, 1936 – Chicago, 1977) can be found in the specific art scene in the USA around 1970, characterised by a strong reaction to Abstract Expressionism, via Minimal art, on the one hand, and Conceptual art and Pop art on the other. Different hard-to-classify movements materialised and were defined by Lucy Lippard as “Eccentric Abstraction”, or, for instance, Post-minimalism and phenomenological and performative practices inclined towards ritualism, animism and the body. The show devoted to the artist in the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía aims to represent a new landmark in the study of her work.

      • Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am
      • €8–0
      • museoreinasofia.es
      • 52 Santa Isabel Street, 28012, Madrid, Spain
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      • 2327

      • Tensta konsthall

        Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

        Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

        23 May-27 Sep 2015

        Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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      • In the Spring of 2014, the four editors of LTTR’s fifth issue, Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, and Ulrike Müller gathered around the archive. The groundbreaking and playfully rigorous work of LTTR will now be exhibited for the first time and activated at Tensta konsthall. The exhibition Here We LTTR: 2002-2008 includes the group’s five issues of the journal as well as photographs and other documentation of LTTR’s social energy. Local and international guests connected to LTTR and to queer art, activism, and research, will guide a series of walk-throughs in the exhibition.

      • Wed–Sun, noon
      • Free admission
      • tenstakonsthall.se
      • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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      • 23

      • Pôle Sud

        Idioter

        Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

        23 May 2015

        Shadok, Strasbourg (FR)

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      • In Idioter Alma Söderberg and Hendrik Willekens work together. They create a concert performance where the music supports Alma’s way to intensely play with rhythm and Hendrik’s geometric landscape drawings. First of all there will be music. Idioter is a noisy electronic concert with a strong rhythmical drive. It flirts with concrete music and concrete poetry. Secondly Idioter consists of Hendrik’s drawings. He draws geometrical landscapes disappearing in a single vanishing point. He draws this drawing over and over again, thus expanding the landscape to a theme; again and again you find yourself drawn into the same nothingness.

      • 4pm
      • Free admission
      • pole-sud.fr
      • Presqu'île Malraux, 67076 Strasbourg, France
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      • 2324

      • SPRING

        Sculpting Fear (Premiere)

        Julian Hetzel

        23 & 24 May 2015

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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      • These days, there’s an app for everything: for the weather, for finding love, for finding the way home. No need for anyone to get lost, be alone, or get wet. Everything is under control. Everything is in the Cloud. In spite of today’s total transparency, the great unknown remains a mystery. And that is something we fear. We fear the unknown, strangers, the future… Sculpting Fear is a visual performance in which Julian Hetzel tries to find a form to express these fears. And so he literally creates a storm. Sculpting Fear is presented in the frame of SPRING Performing Arts Festival.

      • Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 9pm
      • €15/10/0
      • springutrecht.nl
      • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 2325

      • Kunstverein

        A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff

        Liudvikas Buklys, Céline Condorelli, Valentina Desideri, a.o.

        23 May-25 Jun 2015

        Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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      • Dr. Charlotte Wolff (1897–1986) read the palms of André Breton, Man Ray, Maurice Ravel, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, Cecil Beaton and Aldous Huxley. She read their character in their hands and their palms also figure in her now rare and exceptional book Studies in Hand-Reading (1936). But reading always happens between at least two: the reader and what is read – be it books, palms, objects, people, artworks. ‘A Studio in Hand-Reading’ is an exhibition, a studio, a study and a display of artworks and their author’s hands.

      • Wed–Sun; 1-5pm
      • Free admission
      • kunstverein.nl
      • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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      • 24

      • SPRING icw Subbacultcha

        SPRING & Subbacultcha present…

        Planningtorock, Vessel, The Stress

        24 May 2015

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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      • SPRING & Subbacultcha present an afterparty for Julian Hetzel’s Sculpting Fear. What better way to end a festival day full of cutting edge theatre and modern dance than throwing a party with music that’s so contemporary, no one’s really sure how to dance to it? Exactly. You might want to spend some time in front of a mirror inventing new moves, because we have both Vessel – AKA the destroyer of eardrums – performing live, and a special dj set by Planningtorock. From Utrecht The Stress will perform!

      • 10pm
      • €5/0
      • springutrecht.nl
      • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 25

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Rosas danst Rosas

        Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

        25 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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      • Rosas danst Rosas consists of four dancers in rapport with one another and five chapters full of intense physical energy. The drive in this body machine is tempered by a series of ‘very familiar, everyday movements’: the abstraction then changes into a series of small, concrete emotional narratives which the spectator recognises and is moved by. The music by Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch was created simultaneously and in interaction with the choreography.

      • 8pm
      • €40–22,50
      • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
      • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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      • NBprojects

        LIEFDESVERKLARING

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

        26 May 2015

        Kopergietery, Ghent (BE)

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      • LIEFDESVERKLARING (Declaration of Love) by choreographer Nicole Beutler and playwright Magne van den Berg is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. LIEFDESVERKLARING turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

      • 8.30pm
      • €10/8/6
      • kopergietery.be
      • Blekerijstraat 50, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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      • 28

      • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

        5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        28 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)

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      • In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with the history of dance. Past, present and future flow into each other in this magical ritual. 5: ECHO has two parts. Part one is inspired by the radical performative work by Koert Stuyf and Ellen Edinoff, who blew up the conventions of the art of dance in the Netherlands in the nineteen seventies. For part two Beutler reworked the choreography Vermiljoen (1978, Bianca van Dillen, Dansproduktie) creating a piece for six dancers as collective body in a ritualistic journey, oscillating between past, present and a potential future.

      • 9pm
      • €20/10
      • springutrecht.nl
      • Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 2830

      • AMCh

        (Some) Shapes of Our Thoughts

        Alice Chauchat, Günther Wilhelm, Michael O'Connor, and Michelle Moura

        28, 29 & 30 May 2015

        Dansmakers A'dam, Amsterdam

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      • Choreographed by physical metaphors, imaged by staring eyes, individuated by groups, moved by Kafka’s words. The graduating participants of the Amsterdam Master of Choreography present outcomes from their research on dynamic relationships between language, body, image and states of consciousness. For more information and the full programme of presentations, visit: facebook.com

      • Thu, Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm and 7pm
      • €15–7,50
      • facebook.com
      • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, 1021 KP Amsterdam
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      • 2930

      • Kaleidoskop

        Photographic Exhibition by Ema Discordant

        Ema Discordant

        29 & 30 May 2015

        Kaleidoskop, Berlin (DE)

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      • In this age of rehashed motifs and overused signs, young photographer Emanuele Sturlese a.k.a. Discordant is showing with determination how can we find constantly expanding spaces. With humble creativity and suggestive brilliance, the artist finds himself in tension between pictorial ravine and photographic datum. Between figurative and still life. Between the stasis of an industrial landscape and the aseptic aesthetics of bodies in motion. Never decadent, never glossy, never, never pandering. Politically out of line. Politically incorrect, without rhetorics. Through codes in free fall, towards a disciplined, rigorous candour.

      • 7pm
      • n/a
      • kaleidoskop-art.com
      • Boddinstrasse 7, 12043 Berlin, Germany
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      • Panoply Perf. Lab

        Open call for PERFORMANCY FORUM

        Panoply Performance Laboratory

        31 May 2015

        Panoply Performance Lab., New York (USA)

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      • This PERFORMANCY FORUM will perform resistance to austerity, to withholding, and the systematic devaluing of creative labor. The event will be held on June 18. Deadline to apply is May 31. To respond to the open call, artists should apply in teams of two to panoplylab@gmail.com.

      • Deadline to apply is May 31
      • panoplylab.org
      • 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206, USA
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