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

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  • If I Can't Dance

    The Black Box Penny Arcade Peep Show/ The Drumhead

    Gerry Bibby

    1 Oct-5 Jan 2014

    12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (FR) (12 Sept 2013-5 Jan 2014)

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  • At the Biennale de Lyon Gerry Bibby presents three new works as an extension of his ongoing project for If I Can’t Dance’s programme of Commissions for Edition V. Since the opening of Edition V, Bibby has installed himself as a shifting functionary within the ongoing ‘backstage’ operations of If I Can’t Dance, touring as a production assistant. This proximity through work has informed the creation of a frankenstinean cast of characters for Bibby’s forthcoming book project. These figures will make their first appearance at the Biennale, taking form as reassembled emoticon punctuations, silk banners and with Bibby’s ongoing use of crowd control posts.

  • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat; Sun, 11am-7pm
  • €13/7
  • biennaledelyon.com
  • MAC Lyon, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
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  • Museum Ludwig Köln

    Louise Lawler. Adjusted

    Louise Lawler

    11 Oct-20 Jan 2014

    Museum Ludwig Köln, Köln (DE)

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  • Louise Lawler’s photographs of works of art in museums, private collections, at auctions, or in storage emphasize the aspects that we usually fail to notice. They show just how much the meaning of art is shaped by its context, surroundings, and arrangement – and that there is no impartial way to present art. The Museum Ludwig has granted the artist total access to its building for her first large retrospective in Germany. The exhibition comprises around 80 works, which are positioned throughout the entire building, thus engendering surprising situations through their encounters with the Museum Ludwig’s permanent collection.

  • Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €10/7/0
  • museenkoeln.de
  • Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany
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  • 1902

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

    Kazimir Malevich

    19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’, with selections from the Khardzhiev and Costakis collections, the largest survey in twenty years devoted to the work of the Russian avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935). The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Malevich’s work outside of Russia, which was the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum in 1989. ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’ is a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, as well as the culmination of 2013 as the year celebrating Dutch-Russian relations in the Netherlands.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm
  • €20/7,50/5/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2516

  • M HKA

    Meeting Points 7: Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

    25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival focused on the contextualized presentation of art from the Arab World. Meeting Points 7 is a series of successive exhibitions taking place in several cities of Europe, Asia and the Arab world: Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beirut, Cairo and Vienna. Taking its title from revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon’s book Wretched of the Earth, written in 1961 as a reflection on Algeria’s liberation from French colonial rule, the exhibition forays into interlaced subjects of revolt, forms of neo-colonialism, counter-revolution, co-optation, and counterstrategies for subverting oppressive infrastructures.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9pm
  • €8/4/1
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 3102

  • Whitney Museum

    Rituals Of Rented Island

    Ericka Beckman, Theodora Skipitares, Julia Heyward, a.o.

    31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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  • This exhibition illuminates a radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan, or what filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith called “Rented Island,” and still remains largely unknown today. Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art.

  • Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm; Fri, 1-9pm
  • $20/16/0
  • whitney.org
  • 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Str., NY 10021, USA
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  • 0103

  • If I Can't Dance

    Inner Stage (seminar)

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    1, 2 & 3 Dec 2013

    Beirut, Cairo (EG)

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  • Following a residency and research period at the new art initiative and exhibition space Beirut, in Cairo, Snejanka Mihaylova will be leading a seminar, Inner Stage, on 1, 2 and 3 December. The seminar focuses on working closely with a group of participants over three intensive days, and is developed on the basis of research into the Nag Hammadi library that Mihaylova is conducting while staying in Egypt. The seminar takes place in the context of Beirut’s current inquiry into alternative educational models and its Imaginary School programme. Write to office@beirutbeirut.org if you have an interest to join the seminar.

  • office@beirutbeirut.org
  • 11 Road 12, Mahmoud Sedky, Agouza, Cairo EG
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  • Casco

    What do we have in common(s)?

    M. Lewandowska, J. Roberts, a.o.

    1 Dec 2013

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Teijn Aud.), Amsterdam

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  • The notion of “commons” has suffered from an inflationary application, particularly in the area of network theory, according to one of the symposium contributors, art historian John Roberts. This symposium is an occasion to investigate this view further, while at the same time looking into the concrete practice of “commoning” within the field of art and art institutional practices. The latter includes the Indonesian notion of Bersama-sama that refers to having a shared goal or aspirations or the space or group for them, to be introduced by director of KUNCI and cultural theorist Nuraini Juliastuti in collaboration with Rotterdam-based artist Reinaart Vanhoe.

  • 10am-5pm
  • reservation required
  • reservations@stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    3 Dec 2013

    Theater Ins Blau

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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.

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  • theaterinsblau.nl
  • Haagweg 6, 2301 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
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  • 0304

  • Het Veem Theater

    TRAVAIL

    Alma Söderberg

    3 & 4 Dec 2013

    HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE); HAU 3

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  • Swedish choreographer and performer Alma Söderberg is using fragments of text and imagery that she has cut out from the newspaper in order to pay attention to whatever is at hand, avoiding any censorship. As a result of that: music, language and dance; beats, lyrics and moves become tools to work.

  • 8pm
  • €16,50/9,90
  • hebbel-am-ufer.de
  • HAU 3: Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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  • 03

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    3 Dec 2013

    Theater De Omval, Diemen (NL)

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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.

  • 8.30pm
  • €16,50/15
  • theaterdeomval.nl
  • Ouddiemerlaan 104
, 1111 HL Diemen, The Netherlands
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  • 04

  • Skånes Konstfören.

    PME-ART (band night)

    Jacob Wren

    4 Dec 2013

    Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE)

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  • PME-ART, headed by Jacob Wren, asks questions regarding memory, history, things that may or may not exist, songwriting, the Internet and popular culture. From 1985 to 2004, PME-ART co-artistic director Jacob Wren wrote songs. Lots and lots of songs. Then he completely stopped. At the time not very many people heard them. In a way, because hardly anyone heard them, we might say that these songs don’t yet exist. Every Song I’ve Ever Written is a project about memory, history, things that may or may not exist, songwriting, the internet and pop culture. Jacob Wren will perform all his songs during this evening. Five local bands will interpret Jacob Wren’s songs.

  • 6-10pm
  • Free admission
  • inkonst.com
  • Brageg. 15, Malmö, Sweden
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  • 0407

  • Bâtard Festival

    Bâtard 2013

    Henry Andersen, Julien Berberat, Anne Breure, a.o.

    4-7 Dec 2013

    Beursschouwburg, Brussel (BE)

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  • Bâtard 2013 will be largely influenced by the selected artists. They are asked to work together in order to create an environment that would suit their work. This seemingly practical form of cooperation raises a lot of artistic questions and challenges the relation between the artists themselves, their works and finally the spectators. Besides the fact that the artists are selected by the artistic team of Bâtard based on their proposals, they are given the map of concerns and are asked to react.

  • 4-6 Dec, 2-5.30pm; 5-7 Dec, 7-11pm
  • €10/8
  • batard.be
  • Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussel (BE)
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  • 0607

  • Het Veem Theater

    Flip Sides

    Zhana Ivanova

    6 & 7 Dec 2013

    Les Urbaines – Festival des Creations Emergentes, Lausanne (CH)

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  • Considering how our lives are largely driven by notions of worth and purpose, visual artist Zhana Ivanova has been concentrating on things that have been rendered marginal and useless. She has been making lists of everything that appears to no longer fulfil its initial function. Her lists include a sizeable range – from broken objects to abandoned cities, from minor gestures to redundant feelings and ideas; she tries to be thorough. In Flip Sides Ivanova introduces items from her lists and makes an effort to put them to good use. As items are presented, ordered and connected they begin to resonate in unexpected manners.

  • 8.30pm
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  • urbaines.ch
  • Rue Saint-Martin 9, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • Het Veem Theater

    APNEA

    Rodrigo Sobarzo

    6, 7 & 8 Dec 2013

    Les Urbaines – Festival des Creations Emergentes, Lausanne (CH)

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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.

  • Fri: 8pm; Sat: 7.30pm; Sun: 6pm
  • t.b.a.
  • www.urbaines.ch
  • Rue Saint-Martin 9, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • 06

  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    6 Dec 2013

    Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (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
  • €17,50/12,50
  • mssa.nl
  • Koningsplein 12, 6811 BV Arnhem, The Netherlands
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  • 06

  • UvA; ASCA

    Around Bruno Latour: An Inquiry into the Actuality of Animism

    Erik Bordeleau

    6 Dec 2013

    University Theatre, Amsterdam

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  • Presentation by guest speaker in the upcoming session of the Film and Philosophy seminar is Erik Bordeleau, postdoctoral fellow at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Bruno Latour’s ‘principle of irreduction’ (1984) has been influential in the development of object oriented ontologies and has recently been fiercely debated among speculative realism circles. Bordeleau revisits key concepts and issues marking Latour’s research trajectory, focusing more specifically on his contribution to the recent surge of interest for the question of animism in art, cinema and beyond through his discussion of (dis)enchantment and modernity, factishes and belief, etc.

  • 2pm
  • Free admission
  • asca.uva.nl
  • Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, 1012 CP Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects

    1: SONGS

    Nicole Beutler, performed by Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

    6 & 7 Dec 2013

    TsEKh, Moskou (RU)

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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 Sanja Mitrovic 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.

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  • tsekh.ru
  • Perevedenovskiy per. 18, entr.1, 105082 MS, Russia
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  • Redcat

    A Reading that Writes – a Physical Act II

    Yael Davids

    6-22 Dec 2013

    Redcat, Los Angeles, CA (US)

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  • For her first major U.S. presentation, ‘A Reading that Writes – a Physical Act II’, Amsterdam-based artist Yael Davids develops a new performance together with Los Angeles-based dance artist Taisha Paggett, which takes place within the gallery installation. Combining movement and text, the performers activate the elements of the installation, manipulating the arrangement of objects — wooden structures, ropes, and large glass panes. Simultaneously, other participants will rearrange the glass panes in response to the text and the architecture of the gallery. Gallery performances take place on 6 Dec, 8pm and 8 Dec, 4.30pm.

  • Tue-Sat, 12-6pm; perf. on 6 and 8 Dec.
  • Free admission
  • redcat.org
  • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (US)
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  • 0716

  • Arnolfini

    Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

    Joëlle Tuerlinckx

    7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

    Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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  • Arnolfini presents a major solo project by Joëlle Tuerlinckx. The most comprehensive presentation of her work in the UK to date, ‘Wor(l)d(k) in progress?’ offers an overview of the artists’ practice from the past 20 years, along with newly produced works. For the exhibition, Tuerlinckx revisits several of her past projects and integrates elements of these in a new installation that serves as an overview of the artist’s career to date.

  • 11am-6pm
  • Free admission
  • arnolfini.org.uk
  • 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, United Kingdom
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  • NBprojects

    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    10 Dec 2013

    Kannon Dance, St.-Petersburg

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  • The literal meaning of the Japanese title Shirokuro is ‘white-black’. Shirokuro defines contrasts. Darkness accentuates light. Sound accentuates silence. The idea of hell delineates heaven. Playfulness is intensified by confrontation with directness. Galina Ustvolskaja’s compositions Piano Sonata No. 6 and No. 5 are the beating heart of Shirokuro. Dancer Mitchell-Lee van Rooij, pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, choreographer Nicole Beutler and lighting designer Jean Kalman have created a work of such precision and unrelenting energy that it challenges the audience to face their own existential contrasts.

  • t.b.a.
  • t.b.a.
  • kannondance.ru
  • Ul. Dekabristov, 34, St.-Petersburg, Russia
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  • 10

  • UvA; Theatre Studies

    Lecture: Performing Tranquility

    Dr. Jan Lazardzig

    10 Dec 2013

    UvA; University Theatre, Amsterdam

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  • Performing Tranquility will look at the entanglement of theater and police in eighteenth and nineteenth century German theatre. Against the backdrop of the theatre reform movement which strives to re-define theatre as the performance of a literary text (thus making it accessible to theater censorship), Dr. Jan Lazardzig (Associate Professor, Theatre Studies, UvA) shall focus primarily on the (stoic) concept of tranquility. How is tranquility conceptualized both as an aesthetic as well as a political category? What does it mean to be “tranquil” in the public sphere of the theater and beyond? What could the aesthetics of non-tranquility in this context look like?

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • asca.uva.nl
  • Nieuwe Doelenstr. 16, 1012 CP Amsterdam
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    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    11 Dec 2013

    Gruitpoort, Doetinchem (NL)

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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.

  • 8pm
  • €18/16/12,50
  • gruitpoort.nl
  • Hofstraat 2, 7001 CD Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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  • 1113

  • Theater Frascati

    I lived my myth in Greece

    Manolis Tsipos

    11, 12 & 13 Dec 2013

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • A lecture-performance on cultural debts and financial desires. In 2005, at the aftermath of the ‘Athens 2004 Olympic Games’, the Greek National Tourism Organization EOT launched a successful campaign with the general title Live Your Myth in Greece. Today, 5 years after the European Debt Crisis started showing its teeth in Greece, it is perhaps high time we learned the true story of the Crisis, as a story in fact driven by desire which – although manifested as a complex system of money transactions – has been set up the melancholic currencies of contemporary Europe.

  • 9.30pm
  • €5
  • theaterfrascati.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1214

  • Workspacebrussels

    Working Title Platform #07

    Various artists

    12, 13 & 14 Dec 2013

    Brigittines, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • Workspacebrussels Brussels is a Brussels based organisation that supports young artists through an intensive residency program, co-productions and coaching of emerging creations and research projects. Promising results of the residency program are presented twice a year, in June and December at the Working Title Platforms (WTP). These platforms are a collection of research projects, presentations of work in progress, finished performances and installations, and can be extended with salons and workshops.

  • Ahmed Khaled, Albert Quesada, a.o.
  • €6/4 per performance
  • workspacebrussels.be
  • multiple venues
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    12 Dec 2013

    De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (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
  • €14/13/11/10/7/6
  • denwevorst.nl
  • Willem-II str. 49, 5038 BD Tilburg, The Netherlands
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    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    12 Dec 2013

    Theater De Blauwe Kei, Veghel (NL)

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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.

  • 8.30pm
  • €16
  • blauwekei.nl
  • Stadhuisplein 7, 5461 KN Veghel, The Netherlands
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  • Performance Platf.

    The Drunken Couple by Jan Steen

    The Performance Platform editorial board

    12 Dec 2013

    Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

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  • Following the Performance Platform November Letter (see editorial) you are invited to gather, watch and discuss Jan Steen’s The Drunken Couple. It is exhibited in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the Gallery of Honour on the first floor. The Performance Platform editorial board is looking forward to meeting your there on Thurday 12 December at four in the afternoon.

  • 4pm–5pm
  • €15/7,50/0
  • rijksmuseum.nl
  • Museumstraat 1
, 1071 XX Amsterdam

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  • Het Veem Theater

    THE STUFF IDIOTER IS MADE OF

    Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

    12 & 13 Dec 2013

    Beursschouwburg vzw, Brussels (BE)

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  • Alma Söderberg will develop a choreographic score involving sound, language and movement. Hendrik Willekens will be making perspective drawings. Both of them will be playing a sampling and drum machine. The final result will be a performance where sound and image are created live in front of the audience. During Working Title Platform (WTP07) in December 2013 they will show THE STUFF IDIOTER IS MADE OF, an exhibition of drawings, collages, songs, texts and movements.

  • Tue: 7.30pm; Fri: 8.45pm
  • €7
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    13 Dec 2013

    Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)

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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.

  • 8.30pm
  • €12/10
  • degrotepost.be
  • Hendrik Serruyslaan 18A, 8400 Oostende, België
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    17 & 18 Dec 2013

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (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
  • €17/15/12/10
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Stuff

    Norberto Llopis Segarra

    18 Dec 2013

    Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona (ES)

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  • Stuff is a performance about the distances between object and subject. Getting away from the purely symbolic side of the objects, the performers explore the folly of feeling concern by the objects, the folly of feeling traversed by the objects, the folly of being an object, the folly of making connections between objects or between people and the objects.

  • 8.30pm
  • €12/10/8
  • mercatflors.cat
  • Lleida, 59., 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Appropriation and Dedication

    Reading Group

    18 Dec 2013

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance’s Reading Group started in 2006 and has been taking place monthly ever since. The Reading Group is a gathering of artists, critical thinkers, writers and various other readers from in- and outside the field of contemporary art, who come together to discuss new topics and directions in performative art practice and their relation to social and political issues. The Reading Group’s monthly reading material is currently accruing through investigation into the thematic of Appropriation and Dedication. In December we’re reading texts by Fred Moten and Claire Bishop. If you are interested to participate, please send an email to info@ificantdance.org.

  • Free admission
  • info@ificantdance.org
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    20 Dec 2013

    Korzo, Den Haag (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
  • €16/12,50/10/7,50
  • korzo.nl
  • Prinsestraat 42
, 2513 CE Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Letters

Performance Platform has been on air for two months, the landscapes of December and January are appearing in the calendar, and they are being inhabited with the activities and events that each editorial team member has decided to pick and draw attention to.
As the editorial team, we have been exploring this gesture of inclusion, and realize that when the aim is not to be exhaustive, you never exclude. When we make our choices we highlight them although these events are hardly ever “seen and approved”. Picking an event means inviting each other and our explorative readers to join in. Rather than promoting a product, it provokes curiosity. Curiosities.
Sometime in October we had an editorial meeting. That’s when we discussed the performances, lectures, exhibitions and other events that we want to include in the agenda. Frédérique Bergholtz, from If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, had proposed a couple of exhibitions and expressed why according to her, they belonged in our Performance Platform agenda. As she elaborated on the Louise Lawler solo show at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, I felt a trigger. I was hearing about this visual artist for the first time and learnt that she’s been around for more than 30 years. She uses existing objects, mostly artworks hanging in collectors’ interiors, in storerooms or galleries. She rearranges them, brings them together in new contexts, or frames the way they are already placed or left behind, with her photo camera. Her playful, often poetic or eccentric interventions make visible the underlying mechanisms of the art world. All this instantly attracted my attention; apparently it appealed to my interests. Probably because of the performative gesture of her arrangements and the associative institutional critique. Yes, I have a hunch for meta-art. Most probably there are also other reasons that I am not aware of. Luckily the show is on until 26th January, so I planned a trip to Cologne during the Christmas holidays later this month. Lawler got free access to the whole collection; visiting the exhibition will be a discovery trip through the building.
The above could be described as an “ideal Performance Platform user experience”: not only being triggered by a suggestion, but actually getting away from that computer and going out to see the real thing. I hope one of my January picks can also provoke this sort of user’s experience.
Hideous (wo)men by Boogaerdt & VanderSchoot, two makers who trained at the Amsterdam mime school, collaborated with Susanne Kennedy, who graduated from the directing department at the Amsterdam Theatre School. It’s the third part of their series of Visual Statements, addressing the society of the spectacle and the role of visual culture in our everyday lives. Sexualization and Disneyfication have been their previous themes, and in both shows the typical visual matrixes (peepshow and fairytale garden) served as environments for durational sequences of spooky scenes with alienating masks and troubling interactions, often challenging gender patterns.
In Hideous (wo)men, the topic seems more abstract: the selfless individual. The setting looks like a TV studio, the text is a playbacked soap script and the situation is presented as an experiment. The press reacted in various ways: one critic refused to apply the star system, because he found it so incomprehensible that he could not identify its qualities (or lack of them), another started stating that this is probably a revolutionary, completely new way of making theatre (but also inconsequential, unfinished and incomprehensible) and a third one labeled it as an uncomfortable and intriguing performance. He ended with: “it sure is visual and it might be a statement. The question is ‘which one’?” Although Hideous (wo)men is not called performance, I wonder how the “performance” mindset can influence our way of relating to and reading this show. Could this spectator’s attitude be more appropriate for the work? What else appears when we approach it from that angle? What are our expectations? We have three weeks in January to see it in Amsterdam. It’s already on tour around the Netherlands until mid-February. And there might be more discoveries in our agenda pages, so please browse through the events and see whether any of the descriptions, names or locations sparks the curiosity that is already inside you.
Barbara Van Lindt
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  • If I Can't Dance

    The Black Box Penny Arcade Peep Show/ The Drumhead

    Gerry Bibby

    1 Oct-5 Jan 2014

    12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (FR) (12 Sept 2013-5 Jan 2014)

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  • At the Biennale de Lyon Gerry Bibby presents three new works as an extension of his ongoing project for If I Can’t Dance’s programme of Commissions for Edition V. Since the opening of Edition V, Bibby has installed himself as a shifting functionary within the ongoing ‘backstage’ operations of If I Can’t Dance, touring as a production assistant. This proximity through work has informed the creation of a frankenstinean cast of characters for Bibby’s forthcoming book project. These figures will make their first appearance at the Biennale, taking form as reassembled emoticon punctuations, silk banners and with Bibby’s ongoing use of crowd control posts.

  • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat; Sun, 11am-7pm
  • €13/7
  • biennaledelyon.com
  • MAC Lyon, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
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  • 0103

  • Rongwrong

    And how are you otherwise?

    Ulises Carrión, Adrian Piper, Taocheng Wang

    1 Oct-3 Nov 2013

    Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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  • Rongwrong, a space for art and theory based in Amsterdam, is presenting a new exhibition, titled “And how are you otherwise?” including work by Ulises Carrión, Olivia Dunbar, Martin Laborde, Adrian Piper, and Taocheng Wang.
    “On some days chance meetings on the street just don’t seem right. You vaguely recognize the faces, you try to recall their names. As the conversation hardly takes off, a lot goes on in your mind. Implicit, codified idioms – hesitating between a handshake or a kiss on the cheek. Am I smiling too much – shall I part my hair behind? And how should I begin? (…)”

  • Sat, Sun: 2–6pm; or by appointment
  • Free admission
  • rongwrong.org
  • Binnen Bantammerstraat n.2, 1011 CK Amsterdam
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  • 0103

  • Tropenmuseum

    Escher Meets Islamic Art

    M.C. Escher

    1 Oct-3 Nov 2013

    Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (12 July-3 Nov 2013)

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  • The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam takes a fresh look at the world-famous Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher. The exhibition ‘Escher Meets Islamic Art’ examines for the first time ever the way in which Escher was inspired by Islamic art. Prize exhibits from the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag are displayed alongside the finest examples of Escher’s drawings and graphic art.

  • Tue-Sun: 10am–5pm
  • €12/8
  • tropenmuseum.com
  • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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  • 1120

  • Museum Ludwig Köln

    Louise Lawler. Adjusted

    Louise Lawler

    11 Oct-20 Jan 2014

    Museum Ludwig Köln, Köln (DE)

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  • Louise Lawler’s photographs of works of art in museums, private collections, at auctions, or in storage emphasize the aspects that we usually fail to notice. They show just how much the meaning of art is shaped by its context, surroundings, and arrangement – and that there is no impartial way to present art. The Museum Ludwig has granted the artist total access to its building for her first large retrospective in Germany. The exhibition comprises around 80 works, which are positioned throughout the entire building, thus engendering surprising situations through their encounters with the Museum Ludwig’s permanent collection.

  • Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €10/7/0
  • museenkoeln.de
  • Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany
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  • 1902

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

    Kazimir Malevich

    19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’, with selections from the Khardzhiev and Costakis collections, the largest survey in twenty years devoted to the work of the Russian avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935). The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Malevich’s work outside of Russia, which was the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum in 1989. ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’ is a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, as well as the culmination of 2013 as the year celebrating Dutch-Russian relations in the Netherlands.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm
  • €20/7,50/5/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2516

  • M HKA

    Meeting Points 7: Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

    25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival focused on the contextualized presentation of art from the Arab World. Meeting Points 7 is a series of successive exhibitions taking place in several cities of Europe, Asia and the Arab world: Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beirut, Cairo and Vienna. Taking its title from revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon’s book Wretched of the Earth, written in 1961 as a reflection on Algeria’s liberation from French colonial rule, the exhibition forays into interlaced subjects of revolt, forms of neo-colonialism, counter-revolution, co-optation, and counterstrategies for subverting oppressive infrastructures.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9pm
  • €8/4/1
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 3102

  • Whitney Museum

    Rituals Of Rented Island

    Ericka Beckman, Theodora Skipitares, Julia Heyward, a.o.

    31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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  • This exhibition illuminates a radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan, or what filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith called “Rented Island,” and still remains largely unknown today. Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art.

  • Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm; Fri, 1-9pm
  • $20/16/0
  • whitney.org
  • 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Str., NY 10021, USA
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  • 3102

  • Theater Frascati

    The Paper-Ensemble

    Jochem van Tol, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Klara Alexova

    31 Oct-2 Nov 2013

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • The Paper-Ensemble is a music ensemble founded in 2007 by Jochem van Tol, and has worked with performers such as Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti. This musical performance is also a visual sound installation, made up of sculptural paper instruments that arose out of a research project on sound, listening and composition. Previous locations for Paper-Ensemble performances include Hiroshima and Prague.

  • 9:30pm
  • Free admission
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0102

  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE (Dutch premiere)

    Nicole Beutler

    1 & 2 Nov 2013

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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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.

  • 8pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0103

  • Het Veem Theater

    White

    Diego Gil

    1, 2 & 3 Nov 2013

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • The title stands for “white magic”, reclaiming the word magic in an attempt to re-animate, both critically and sensibly, our modes of approaching topics we are concerned with. With short demonstration acts, the two performers invoke across their bodies the affective resonances of nature, money, technology and other such concerns. “White” is a performance made of kinaesthetic rituals exploring the transmission of the political quality inherent in aesthetic gestures. Deviating from the usual statements in the arts, the political and the poetical are considered two movements of expression that activate the affective relation we have for the things we care for in this world.

  • 1 & 2 Nov. 8.30pm; 3 Nov. 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Witte de With

    ritual of queer rituals

    AA Bronson, Ron Athey, François Chaignaud, a.o.

    2 Nov 2013

    Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • ritual of queer rituals gathers a group of artists and thinkers to conduct, perform, and discuss queer rituals in an event that explores the intersections of queer self-representation, spirituality, and the politics of the body. Featuring rituals as interventions, performances and performative lectures, ritual of queer rituals is both a celebration and critical space to discuss the role that queer rituals play today.

  • 5.10pm
  • Reservation required
  • reservations@wdw.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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  • 03

  • DAS Graduate School

    DasArts & Frascati present: Family Theatre Workshop

    Vivi Tellas, young theatre makers

    3 Nov 2013

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • The ‘great theatrical themes’ in family history: love, death, appearance, deception, secrets and betrayal are investigated by young theatre makers and their family during a one week workshop with theatre maker Vivi Tellas. Is one’s own family the first theatre we go to? Is it the first theatre we perform in? Do family members behave the same way inside and outside the family? Is this acting? Why do members of the same family have different versions about what happened?

  • t.b.a.
  • t.b.a
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 05

  • Toneelac. Maastr.

    Performance Festival Maastricht

    Students, alumni Theatrical Perf. dept.

    5 Nov 2013

    Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL)

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  • Students and alumni of the Theatrical Performance of the Toneelacademie Maastricht organise their first performance festival. For the full programme, visit performance-maastricht.org

  • 10.30am
  • Free admission
  • Lenculenstraat 31-33, 6211 KP Maastricht, NL
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  • DAS Graduate School

    Public interventions

    DasArts participants

    6 & 7 Nov 2013

    Locations throughout Amsterdam

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  • Unannounced and woven deeply into the fabric of everyday life, these interventions will take their inspiration from actions by other artists from times past, as recounted by Gavin Kroeber during his presence at Dasarts the week before. Following Ant and Edit’s pedagogical concept of ‘authorized plagiarism’, participants will be given carte blanche to reinterpret these actions, bringing them urgently into the now, as we look towards an uncertain future. Please see everynerve.wordpress.com for times and locations.

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  • Vervloessem/Tuchman

    State of the Arts

    Gosie Vervloessem & Einat Tuchman

    6 & 7 Nov 2013

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • State of the Arts is an artist-driven Work Symposium, which aims to generate a gathering of artists to engage in lectures and debates. It endeavours to assemble versatile voices examining the position of art in society and the concomitant Belgian political cultural context. The purpose of the symposium is to trigger awareness, inspiration for action, and stimulate thought for future artistic framework scenarios.

  • Nov 6, 6pm; Nov 7, 9pm
  • Reservation required
  • stateoftheartsbe@yahoo.com
  • Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Infanten

    Jolika Sudermann

    7-10 Nov 2013

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Together with performers Dwayne Toemere and Hilde Labadie, artist Jolika Sudermann started the project Infanten in 2012. Guided by their fascination for the motoric and open vision of the world of infants, they started the process by observing 1- till 3-year-olds in a crèche. From the findings, they created a set of rules, that afterwards in the studio served as a guideline for their own ‘ride back’. While letting go of things that are physically preventing them to find the toddler motoric, in Infanten, the performers are also confronted with the set of mental obstacles: consciousness, self-censorship and knowledge.

  • 7 – 9 Nov. 8.30pm; 10 Nov. 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Beursschouwburg

    France Distraction

    France Distraction

    8 Nov 2013

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • France Distraction feels like you came to celebrate the boss’s birthday in a company manufacturing experimental team-building devices, and everybody decided to have fun with the stock (not your average party). Belinda Annaloro, Antoine Defoort, Julien Fournet, Halory Goerger, Sébastien Vial* transform Beursschouwburg for a few weeks into a giant ‘live installation’ France Distraction. France Distraction is a series of installations around which the audience can move freely. Some feature interventions such as small performances, lectures or concerts that take place at specific moments, given by five performers.

  • 8.30pm
  • €7/5/1,25
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • If I Can't Dance

    By Any Other Name

    Emily Roysdon

    9 & 10 Nov 2013

    STUK kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)

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  • By Any Other Name is a new performance by the American, Stockholm-based, artist Emily Roysdon and continues her ongoing work at the edge of the curatorial and dramaturgical. Drawing together an expanding troupe of choreographers, writers, artists and musicians/composers, By Any Other Name is conceived as a two-year-long process, segmented by chapters that take form as text, image, object, and performance. Following a first text-oriented chapter at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (on 31 October), the second chapter in Playground Festival at STUK in Leuven will feature ‘players’ including artist Babi Badalov and the choreographer Eleanor Bauer.

  • 9 Nov, 8pm; 10 Nov, 7pm
  • €10/6
  • playgroundfestival.be
  • Naamsestraat 96, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    14 Nov 2013

    Theater Zuidpool, Antwerp (BE)

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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.

  • 8pm
  • €12/9
  • zuidpool.be
  • Lange Noordstraat 11 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • LADA

    A Year of Publications

    Ron Athey, Tim Etchells, Raimund Hoghe, a.o.

    14 Nov 2013

    The White Building, Unit 7, London (UK)

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  • In 2013, the Live Art Development Agency (LADA) has published or co-published fourteen books and DVDs. LADA invites you to join to celebrate these publications, including: major new books by or about Ron Athey, Tim Etchells and Raimund Hoghe; the second edition of Programme Notes and the Live Art Almanac Volume 3; co-publications with artists, including Alexandrina Hemsley & Jamila Johnson-Small, Rajni Shah Projects and Forest Fringe; I See a Fake Moon Rising, edited and compiled by Maddy Costa, co-published by In Between Time and Live Art UK; and new publication partnerships with Intellect and Oberon Books.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • White Bldg, Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN, UK
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    15 Nov 2013

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (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
  • €15/12
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, Nederland
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Five Sisters (performance, seminar, book launch)

    Guy de Cointet & Eric Orr

    15 & 16 Nov 2013

    OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen (CN)

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  • On 15 and 16 November 2013, If I Can’t Dance is presenting the restaging of the play Five Sisters (1982) by Guy de Cointet, created in collaboration with Eric Orr at OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal in Shenzhen, China. Five Sisters, performed by Einat Tuchman, Veridiana Zurita, Adva Zakai and Violeta Sanchez and with a light design by Elizabeth Orr, is a play that embodies the West Coast culture of health and beauty. It presents the story of five sisters, who busy themselves with the problems and pleasures of modern life on a Sunday afternoon. On the occasion of the performance a Mandarin translation of the publication Five Sisters will appear.

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  • eventbrite.com
  • Enping Road, Nanshan District, SZ 518053, China
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    16 Nov 2013

    AINSI, Maastricht (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
  • €16
  • theateraanhetvrijthof.nl
  • Vrijthof 47, 6211 LE Maastricht, Nederland
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  • Performa 13

    Cage Unrequited

    William Pope. L

    16 Nov 2013

    Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, New York (USA)

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  • Iconic performance artist Pope.L’s (formerly William Pope.L, b. 1955, Newark, NJ; lives and works in Chicago) Cage Unrequited is a 25-hour marathon reading of John Cage’s edited anthology, Silence: Lectures and Writings (1961) by over 80 invited collaborators. The performance functions as a refuge, proposing a relationship between the earlier artist’s ideas of indeterminacy, mysticism and chance and the work of contemporary black artists.

  • 10.58am
  • Free admission
  • 13.performa-arts.org
  • 107 Suffolk St #312, New York, USA
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  • Sarma

    Salon Enchanting Scores

    Isabelle Stengers, Arnaud Halloy & Julien Bruneau

    18 Nov 2013

    Kaaistudio's, Brussels (BE)

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  • In the framework of a workshop around Enchanting Scores the workplace Sarma organizes one of its salons on new practices and discourses in the arts and in the world at large. Choreographer and visual artist Julien Bruneau, anthropologist Arnaud Halloy and philosopher Isabelle Stengers set up a conversation on trance and relational practices between magic, science and the arts. Afterwards the audience will be invited to work with these ideas and perspectives in a scored collective thinking process.

  • 7pm
  • Reservation required
  • sarma.be
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstr. 81, 1000 BXL, BE
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Appropriation and Dedication

    Reading Group

    20 Nov 2013

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance’s Reading Group started in 2006 and has been taking place monthly ever since. The Reading Group is a gathering of artists, critical thinkers, writers and various other readers from in- and outside the field of contemporary art, who come together to discuss new topics and directions in performative art practice and their relation to social and political issues. The Reading Group’s monthly reading material is currently accruing through investigation into the thematic of Appropriation and Dedication. In November we’re reading texts by Adrian Piper and Emma Hedditch. If you are interested to participate, send an email to info@ificantdance.org.

  • Free admission
  • info@ificantdance.org
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    21 Nov 2013

    Kunstencentrum De Werf, Brugge (BE)

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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
  • €12/9/7
  • dewerf.be
  • Werfstraat 108, 8000 Brugge, Belgium
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  • NICA

    Richard J. Williams: Sex and Buildings

    Richard Williams

    22 Nov 2013

    Room F022, Bushuis, Amsterdam

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  • Our sexual lives are framed by buildings of one kind or another. Our bedrooms, or hotels we have stayed in, or less conventionally perhaps a club, or the back seat of a car: all these spaces might condition the way we think about sex. This public lecture and masterclass will explore the relationship between sex and buildings, drawing on Richard Williams’s recently published book of the same title. To register for the masterclass (strict limit of 20 places), please email nica-fgw@uva.nl. No advance registration is required for the public lecture.

  • 2pm, Masterclass; 5pm, public lecture
  • Free admission
  • nica-fgw@uva.nl
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam, NL
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    22 Nov 2013

    Cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt (BE)

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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.

  • 7.30pm
  • €16
  • ccha.be
  • Kunstlaan 5, B-3500 Hasselt, Belgium
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Composing Through Words

    Sarah van Lamsweerde, Ruth Beal, Nicole Bachmann, a.o.

    23 Nov 2013

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Composing Through Words is a Het Veem Theater event initiated and curated by Fleur van Muiswinkel. The event brings together the performance work of six renowned national and international artists of recent generation including Sarah van Lamsweerde, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Ruth Beale, Nicole Bachmann, Rosie Heinrich and the jazz band Tight Jans+2. Their works explore the influence of written text and spoken word on our daily understanding of our surroundings, reality and social conventions.

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

    Nicole Beutler

    24 Nov 2013

    NEXT Arts Festival, Kortijk (BE)

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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.

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  • nextfestival.eu
  • Kapucijnenstraat 10, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
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  • Theater Frascati

    She was a visitor

    Marc Vanrunxt, Truus Bronkhorst & Jan Martens

    27-30 Nov 2013

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • Sometimes, suddenly there is a spark. Truus Bronkhorst, Marc Vanrunxt & Jan Martens – three dance makers of varying ages and backgrounds – got to know one another last year while working on the Frascati production Bis. All three of them love honest, uncompromising dance. Dance of a defiant beauty that stimulates the audience, that is not afraid of emotion, but also challenges the intellect. Their latest project is a solo performance for Truus Bronkhorst that continues the series of dance productions they have made since the 1980s and which, thanks to their power and the radicalism of their formal language, are still engraved in the memories of many.

  • 9pm
  • €15 /11,50
  • theaterfrascati.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    1: SONGS

    Nicole Beutler, performed by Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

    28 Nov 2013

    The Basement, Brighton (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 Sanja Mitrovic 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
  • thebasement.uk.com
  • 24 Kensington Str., Brighton, SSX, BN1 4AJ, UK
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  • ASCA

    Is Thought Action?

    Keynote lectures: Sut Jhally, Rosalind Gill

    28 & 29 Nov 2013

    ASCA – University of Amsterdam

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  • Under the catchphrase “Is Thought Action?” the NICA/ASCA conference aims to investigate that anxiety, which in 2013 appears as acute as it did thirteen years ago, and to channel it into a productive dialogue. Our goal is to explore and critique points of tension between academic practice in the humanities and the wider world in the broadest sense. For more information, visit: asca.uva.nl

  • Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam
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  • 2829

  • Het Veem Theater

    TRAVAIL

    Alma Söderberg

    28 & 29 Nov 2013

    NORDWIND Festival, Dresden (DE)

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  • Swedish choreographer and performer Alma Söderberg is using fragments of text and imagery that she has cut out from the newspaper in order to pay attention to whatever is at hand and avoid any censorship. As a result of that: music, language and dance; beats, lyrics and moves become tools to work.

  • t.b.a.
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  • nordwind-festival.de
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Laboratoire Agit-Art (Symposium)

    Souleymane B. Diagne, Elizabeth Harney, Jan Goossens, a.o.

    29 Nov 2013

    Tate Modern, London (UK)

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  • Tate Modern and If I Can’t Dance organize a two-part symposium on the collective Laboratoire Agit-Art. Founded in 1973 in Dakar, Senegal, Laboratoire Agit-Art is a collective of artists, dramatists, performers, poets and filmmakers led by poet/artist Issa Samb, El Hadji Sy, and Babacar Traoré. The fist part of the symposium, led by Tate curators Elvira Dyangani Ose and Catherine Wood, will take place in Tate Modern on 29 November with contributions by a.o. Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Elizabeth Harney and Jan Goossens. The second part will take place with If I Can’t Dance in Amsterdam March next year.

  • t.b.a.
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  • tate.org.uk
  • Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
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  • Het Veem Theater

    80 Words

    Sarah van Lamsweerde

    29 Nov 2013

    Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • 80 Words is a project about what happens to a language when there are only 80 words to speak it. Are words still a reliable currency, now that “freedom of speech” suffers from heavy inflation? What happens to the imagination when communication is reduced to the minimum? Can (self)censorship be a good thing? Will scarcity reactivate us? It’s a time of clipping; it is a time of skipping; it is a time of cutting.

  • t.b.a.
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  • wdw.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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  • Krets

    PME-ART (solo show)

    Jacob Wren

    29 Nov 2013

    Krets, Malmö (SE)

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  • PME-ART, headed by Jacob Wren, asks questions regarding memory, history, things that may or may not exist, songwriting, the Internet and popular culture. From 1985 to 2004, PME-ART co-artistic director Jacob Wren wrote songs. Lots and lots of songs. Then he completely stopped. At the time not very many people heard them. In a way, because hardly anyone heard them, we might say that these songs don’t yet exist. ‘Every Song I’ve Ever Written’ is a project about memory, history, things that may or may not exist, songwriting, the internet and pop culture. Jacob Wren will perform all his songs during one evening.

  • 5-10pm
  • Free admission
  • inkonst.com
  • Kristianstadsg. 16, Malmö, Sweden
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    30 Nov 2013

    Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)

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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
  • €14/12
  • www.malpertuis.be
  • Stationstraat 25, 8700 Tielt, Belgium
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  • If I Can't Dance

    The Black Box Penny Arcade Peep Show/ The Drumhead

    Gerry Bibby

    1 Oct-5 Jan 2014

    12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (FR) (12 Sept 2013-5 Jan 2014)

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  • At the Biennale de Lyon Gerry Bibby presents three new works as an extension of his ongoing project for If I Can’t Dance’s programme of Commissions for Edition V. Since the opening of Edition V, Bibby has installed himself as a shifting functionary within the ongoing ‘backstage’ operations of If I Can’t Dance, touring as a production assistant. This proximity through work has informed the creation of a frankenstinean cast of characters for Bibby’s forthcoming book project. These figures will make their first appearance at the Biennale, taking form as reassembled emoticon punctuations, silk banners and with Bibby’s ongoing use of crowd control posts.

  • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat; Sun, 11am-7pm
  • €13/7
  • biennaledelyon.com
  • MAC Lyon, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
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  • Museum Ludwig Köln

    Louise Lawler. Adjusted

    Louise Lawler

    11 Oct-20 Jan 2014

    Museum Ludwig Köln, Köln (DE)

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  • Louise Lawler’s photographs of works of art in museums, private collections, at auctions, or in storage emphasize the aspects that we usually fail to notice. They show just how much the meaning of art is shaped by its context, surroundings, and arrangement – and that there is no impartial way to present art. The Museum Ludwig has granted the artist total access to its building for her first large retrospective in Germany. The exhibition comprises around 80 works, which are positioned throughout the entire building, thus engendering surprising situations through their encounters with the Museum Ludwig’s permanent collection.

  • Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €10/7/0
  • museenkoeln.de
  • Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, Germany
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  • 1902

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

    Kazimir Malevich

    19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’, with selections from the Khardzhiev and Costakis collections, the largest survey in twenty years devoted to the work of the Russian avant-garde pioneer Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935). The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam holds the largest collection of Malevich’s work outside of Russia, which was the subject of a large-scale exhibition at the museum in 1989. ‘Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde’ is a tribute to the artist and his contemporaries, as well as the culmination of 2013 as the year celebrating Dutch-Russian relations in the Netherlands.

  • Daily, 10am-6pm
  • €20/7,50/5/0
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2516

  • M HKA

    Meeting Points 7: Ten thousand wiles and a hundred thousand tricks

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

    25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Meeting Points is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts festival focused on the contextualized presentation of art from the Arab World. Meeting Points 7 is a series of successive exhibitions taking place in several cities of Europe, Asia and the Arab world: Zagreb, Antwerp, Hong Kong, Moscow, Beirut, Cairo and Vienna. Taking its title from revolutionary philosopher Frantz Fanon’s book Wretched of the Earth, written in 1961 as a reflection on Algeria’s liberation from French colonial rule, the exhibition forays into interlaced subjects of revolt, forms of neo-colonialism, counter-revolution, co-optation, and counterstrategies for subverting oppressive infrastructures.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9pm
  • €8/4/1
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 3102

  • Whitney Museum

    Rituals Of Rented Island

    Ericka Beckman, Theodora Skipitares, Julia Heyward, a.o.

    31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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  • This exhibition illuminates a radical period of 1970s performance art that flourished in downtown Manhattan, or what filmmaker and performance artist Jack Smith called “Rented Island,” and still remains largely unknown today. Working in lofts, storefronts, and alternative spaces, this group of artists, with backgrounds in theater, dance, music, and visual art, created complex new forms of performance to embody and address contemporary media, commercial culture, and high art.

  • Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm; Fri, 1-9pm
  • $20/16/0
  • whitney.org
  • 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Str., NY 10021, USA
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  • Arnolfini

    Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

    Joëlle Tuerlinckx

    7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

    Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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  • Arnolfini presents a major solo project by Joëlle Tuerlinckx. The most comprehensive presentation of her work in the UK to date, ‘Wor(l)d(k) in progress?’ offers an overview of the artists’ practice from the past 20 years, along with newly produced works. For the exhibition, Tuerlinckx revisits several of her past projects and integrates elements of these in a new installation that serves as an overview of the artist’s career to date.

  • 11am-6pm
  • Free admission
  • arnolfini.org.uk
  • 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, United Kingdom
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    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    4 Jan 2014

    Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)

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  • The literal meaning of the Japanese title Shirokuro is ‘white-black’. Shirokuro defines contrasts. Darkness accentuates light. Sound accentuates silence. The idea of hell delineates heaven. Playfulness is intensified by confrontation with directness. Galina Ustvolskaja’s compositions Piano Sonata No. 6 and No. 5 are the beating heart of Shirokuro. Dancer Mitchell-Lee van Rooij, pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, choreographer Nicole Beutler and lighting designer Jean Kalman have created a work of such precision and unrelenting energy that it challenges the audience to face their own existential contrasts.

  • 8.30pm; 7.45pm conversation
  • €19,80/13,80
  • chasse.nl
  • Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4811 DK Breda, the Netherlands
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  • 0910

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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    9 & 10 Jan 2014

    fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam (DE)

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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.

  • 8pm
  • €12/10
  • fabrikpotsdam.de
  • Schiffbauergasse 10, D-14467 Potsdam, DE
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  • 0910

  • Theater Frascati

    Route 9 & 10 Januari (Compleet)

    Johannes Bellinkx, Julian Hetzel, Rebekka de Wit

    9 & 10 Jan 2014

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • Johannes Bellinkx – For your own good. Bellinkx maakt een bewegings-etude rond het absurde mechanisme waarbij geweld vrijwillig wordt ingezet met het doel te ‘beveiligen’. Een duet schijn-vechten tussen mensen en drones; I’m not here says the void – Julian Hetzel. The surfaces of things are their true (and only) nature. Depth is just a surface illusion. Reality is an invention of the observer; Rebekka de Wit – Ik weet er te weinig van. In haar soloproject onderzoekt De Wit het intellectuele klimaat in de grote steden tijdens de voorbije eeuwen. Ze trok naar Berlijn, Parijs, Wenen en New York, op zoek naar keerpunten in de intellectuele geschiedenis.

  • 7:30pm
  • €30/€15
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam ‎
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  • MoMA PS1

    La Substance, but in English

    Mårten Spångberg, a.o.

    10, 11 & 12 Jan 2014

    MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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  • La Substance, but in English is a large scale dance performance with eight dancers, a singer and a group of performers. All participants inhabit and produce a landscape that, over four and a half hours, transforms into an endless but indeterminable entity, a palpability without properties, an irritation on the body or a dream without content. The dance is slow, almost invisible and it leaves the audience alone. It is a dance of dancing itself. It is magic calmly falling apart leaving only a shared loneliness.

  • Fri-Sat, 2-6:30pm; Sun, 4-8:30pm
  • $12/10
  • momaps1.org
  • 22-25 Jackson Ave., LIC, NY, USA
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  • Tanzquartier Wien

    Performer/Performer/ Audience/Mirror

    Donelle Woolford, a.o.

    10 Jan 2014

    Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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  • Performer/Performer/Audience/Mirror is a re-enactment of the pioneering performance Performer/Audience/Mirror (1975) by the US concept artist Dan Graham. The »reproduction« appears within the performance – it follows exactly the same choreography as the original, but as a pas de deux. The figure of the Afro-American New York artist Donelle Woolford – an invention of the artist Joe Scanlan – plays with the institutional prestige politics of the art business, with the socio-political implications of ethnicity and gender.

  • 8.30pm
  • Free admission
  • tqw.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Infanten

    Jolika Sudermann

    11 Jan 2014

    Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern (CH)

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  • Together with performers Dwayne Toemere and Hilde Labadie, artist Jolika Sudermann started the project Infanten in 2012. Guided by their fascination for the motoric and open vision of the world of infants, they started the process by observing 1- till 3-year-olds in a crèche. From the findings, they created a set of rules, that afterwards in the studio served as a guideline for their own ‘ride back’. While letting go of things that are physically preventing them to find the toddler motoric, in Infanten, the performers are also confronted with the set of mental obstacles: consciousness, self-censorship and knowledge.

  • 6.30pm
  • €20/15/10
  • dampfzentrale.ch
  • Marzilistrasse 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
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  • De Brakke Grond

    Film en hersenen in digitale tijden

    Patricia Pisters

    13 Jan 2014

    Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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  • Contemporary feature films are increasingly populated by lead characters suffering from schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder and other modern brain disorders. As consumers of films, we are increasingly – and more directly – experiencing what it is like in someone else’s head. Illustrated by excerpts from films, Patricia Pisters – professor at the Media Studies department of the University of Amsterdam and author of the book The Neuro-Image – will demonstrate that the medium of film is fundamentally related to the human brain. This lecture is in English.

  • 8.30pm
  • €6
  • brakkegrond.nl
  • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1417

  • Het Veem Theater

    A Talk

    Jolika Sudermann, Alma Söderberg

    14-17 Jan 2014

    Performing New Europe Festival 2014 (13-18 Jan 2014)

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  • What is the melody of a love story? With what sort of rhythm do we doubt each other? Do we dance differently when we tell each other secrets? We talk every day about all sorts of things. Sometimes it is to convey something that’s important to us, sometimes just to hear the sound of our own voice. Jolika Sudermann and Alma Söderberg observed and listened to conversations, their own and others. What they found was melody, gesture and rhythm. A Talk is a light but virtuoso game of word compositions and language improvisation, performed by a charming and refreshing female duo!

  • 6.45pm
  • tba
  • szene-salzburg.net
  • Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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  • 1417

  • Theater Frascati

    Hideous (wo)men

    Toneelgroep Oostpool

    14-17 Jan 2014

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • Bianca van der Schoot, Suzan Boogaerdt and Susanne Kennedy have together created the performance Hideous (Wo)men, an expressive and bold theatre production, moulded as a soap. Hideous (Wo)men experiments with the illusion of individual autonomy. The pressure to be a unique individual is very intense in our society. We believe we can be real and authentic individuals and shape our lives by the choices we make. But what if that’s not true? What if we’re just people wearing a mask and have learned to consider it our face?

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/13,50/15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • Weltkulturen Museum

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE

    Peggy Buth, Marie Angeletti, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a.o.

    16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

    Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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  • FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) is an account of certain disturbing ways of visualising human beings in the name of science; of the transformation of the human body into that of an object; of the fascination with the Other; of the passion for collecting; of the mission to preserve remote cultures for all eternity; of the need to find systems for that task. And it’s an account of the role that is ultimately always played by money and trade.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
  • € 7/3,50
  • weltkulturenmuseum.de
  • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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  • DAS Graduate School

    An Evening of Performances

    Open Weekend

    17 Jan 2014

    DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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  • We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our open weekend. Friday night is performance night. To find out more about the work being produced by the international theatre-makers currently studying at DasArts, join us for an evening of performances. Short works created in the past months, fragments or beginnings, but all bearing a signature, witnessing an interest and an artistic approach. Professionals, programmers and all curious people who do not necessarily want to apply are very much invited as well – reservations are appreciated.

  • 8pm
  • Free admission
  • dasarts@ahk.nl
  • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    17 Jan 2014

    De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (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
  • €14,50/13,50/12
  • lievevrouw.nl
  • Lieve Vrouwestr. 13, 3811 BP Amersfoort, the Netherlands
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  • UvA; ASCA

    Dramaturgies of Performance

    Katharina Pewny, Gabriele Klein, a.o.

    17 Jan 2014

    University of Amsterdam; ASCA, Amsterdam

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  • The PhD Symposium ‘Dramaturgies of Performance’ offers a platform for doctoral researchers to present and discuss their research, as well as a space for exchange with experienced scholars. Seven PhDs, both those that are in the midst of their research and at the very beginnings, have been invited. The symposium will be opened and closed by a lecture of a renowned scholar in the field of Performance Studies: Katharina Pewny and Gabriele Klein. The PhD Symposium is an initiative of Kati Röttger as coordinator of the Research Group on Performance and Media. All interested audience is welcome.

  • 10am
  • Reservation required
  • l.vanheugten@uva.nl
  • Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam
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  • DAS Graduate School

    A Day in the Life of DasArts

    Open Weekend

    18 Jan 2014

    DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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  • We look forward to welcoming prospective students to our open weekend. Each day is organised differently. On Saturday, there is space and time to discover the programme, to get to know the participants, its team. To have a conversation in the ‘curriculum room’. To watch our film about the specific Feedback Method we have developed. There will be participative ways to get to know some of the experiences that are part of our curriculum, and there will be a team busy with cooking a light meal.

  • 2-8pm
  • Free admission
  • dasarts@ahk.nl
  • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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  • 1819

  • Het Veem Theater

    BODY EYE or how to say what happened on 27th street in New York (…)

    Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Marta Ziólek, a.o.

    18 & 19 Jan 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • BODY EYE or how to say what happened on 27th street in New York in December 1963, is a collaboration between Lisa Vereertbrugghen and Marta Ziółek. BODY EYE or how to say researches the fictionalization of an actual event and the creative force of language in that process. The particular event is Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions made by Carolee Schneemann in 1963. Through a process of ‘fake testimony’ and by use of an interchangeable role-playing of Schneemann, a witness and a photographer, the historical event is exposed from multiple actual and imaginary, visual, physical and textual, perspectives.

  • Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Appropriation and Dedication

    Reading Group

    22 Jan 2014

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance’s Reading Group started in 2006 and has been taking place monthly ever since. The Reading Group is a gathering of artists, critical thinkers, writers and various other readers from in- and outside the field of contemporary art, who come together at our office on Westerdok to discuss new topics and directions in performative art practice and their relation to social and political issues. The Reading Group’s monthly reading material is currently accruing through investigation into the thematic of Appropriation and Dedication. If you are interested to participate, please send an email to info@ificantdance.org.

  • Free admission
  • info@ificantdance.org
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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  • 24

  • AAA Festival

    The human body – confrontations

    Bojana Mladenovic, Michel van der Aa, a.o.

    24 Jan 2014

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Teijin Auditorium

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  • A diverse programme of visual arts, music and debate. For more information and tickets, please visit: www.aaaserie.nl

  • 4pm
  • €5 + admission
  • reservations@stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 2425

  • Tanzquartier Wien

    Abecedarium Bestiarium

    Antonia Baehr

    24 & 25 Jan 2014

    Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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  • In Abecedarium Bestiarium the Berlin choreographer Antonia Baehr invited her friends to write compositions for her that are based on an ABC of extinct animals: D for Dodo, T for Tasmanian tiger, S for Steller’s sea cow… The authors choose an extinct animal that they feel a connection with. Thus choreographic miniatures are created in which they reflect their kinship to the selected animal, as well as their friendship with Antonia Baehr.

  • 8.30pm
  • €18
  • tqw.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • De Brakke Grond

    Lizzie Borden

    Abattoir Fermé, RITS & NONA

    25 Jan 2014

    De Brakke Grond Amsterdam

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  • Lugubere daden en een mediacircus van jewelste: de Lizzie Borden Case is één van de meest notoire moordzaken uit de Amerikaanse geschiedenis. Meer dan veertig keer werd er met een bijl op Andrew en Abby Borden ingehakt. Andrews kop ging eraf, en werd apart begraven. Hun dochter Lizzie was de enige verdachte maar werd vrijgesproken. Nog altijd wordt er gespeculeerd over wie de moorden heeft gepleegd. ‘Lizzie Borden’ is een geweldige uitdaging voor studenten en maakt deel uit van het parcours van de Masterstudenten Spel van RITS, School of Arts.

  • 8.30pm
  • €12/8,50/7
  • brakkegrond.nl
  • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Snejanka Mihaylova at Emma’s

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    26 Jan 2014

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution invites you to join us at Emma’s for the launch of Snejanka Mihaylova’s poster on Sunday 26 January at 5pm. The poster presents the introductory chapter of Mihaylova’s forthcoming publication in the form of a signature print. At the launch Mihaylova will be reading from the text. The poster is made in response to If I Can’t Dance’s invitation to its commissioned artists to produce a piece of merchandise and consider the role of materiality and economy within performance practice. It is produced in collaboration with graphic designer Phil Baber and artist Jeff Weber.

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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  • 2613

  • Mediamatic

    FACELESS. Seduction, surveillance, privacy

    Marina Abramovic, Martin Backes, Jeremy Bailey, a.o.

    26 Jan-13 Apr 2014

    Mediamatic, Amsterdam

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  • This exhibition shows the trend to hide, alter or mask the face. A trend visible in art, fashion and the media since the turn of the century. From avant-garde masks to works that force open a dialogue with facial recognition software, surveillance cameras, and drones. An exhibition on seduction, surveillance and privacy. With 100+ artworks, workshops on anonymity as a form of rebellion, lectures and more.

  • Wed-Sun, 1-6pm
  • €5/3
  • mediamatic.net
  • VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam
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  • If I Can’t Dance icw. Ellen de Bruijne prj.

    Inner Stage Poster – presentation

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    28 Jan-22 Feb 2014

    Ellen de Bruijne projects, Amsterdam

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  • Snejanka Mihaylova’s Inner Stage poster, on display and for sale at gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects from 28 January – 22 February as part of their Performance Exhibition programme [+], presents the introductory chapter of Mihaylova’s forthcoming publication. The poster is made in response to If I Can’t Dance’s invitation to its commissioned artists to produce a piece of merchandise and consider the role of materiality and economy within performance practice. The poster will be presented at Ellen de Bruijne Projects on February 14th, at 6pm.

  • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 13pm-6pm
  • Free admission
  • edbprojects.nl
  • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    31 Jan 2014

    Corrosia, Almere (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.

  • 9.30pm
  • €16/15/14/13
  • corrosia.nl
  • Stadhuisplein 2, 1315 HT Almere Stad, NL
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    Close sidenote

    Five Sisters at OCAT Shenzen

    Tickets: eventbrite.com
    Mandarin subtitles

    If I Can’t Dance present its restaging of Guy de Cointet’s Five Sisters (1982) in China this November on the invitation of OCAT Shenzhen and as the 2013 edition of the programme ‘OCAT Performs’.

    In Five Sisters the affective wellbeing of five women is explored as they have changing, restless, encounters in their parental home. If I Can’t Dance’s restaging of Five Sisters has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States since its premiere in Amsterdam in 2011.

    On the occasion of its presentation in China, a seminar will be held exploring the biopolitics of the dissonant registers of ‘life’ and ‘lifestyle’ within Five Sisters, featuring presentations by philosopher Peter Pal Pelbart and artist Sara van der Heide among others. The seminar will be held as a matinee programme in conjunction with the performance of the piece on Saturday evening 16 November.

    The seminar will also launch a Mandarin translation of the If I Can’t Dance publication Five Sisters, collating materials from the research surrounding the first restaging of the play since its original appearance in 1982. Produced in collaboration with OCAT and Gold Wall Press, the Mandarin translation will include an appendix of source materials including the Five Sisters script by Guy de Cointet as well as T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, an excerpt from Herman Melville’s ‘Typee: A Romance of the South Seas’ and Susan Sontag’s ‘Notes on Camp’.

    The English Five Sisters publication will be available at the end of 2013, and includes contributions by Marie de Brugerolle, Snejanka Mihaylova, Elizabeth Orr, an excerpt from the original script and an annotated interview by Vivian Ziherl with performers Violeta Sanchez, Einat Tuchman, Adva Zakai, and Veridiana Zurita. This book is designed by Will Holder.

    For more information, visit www.ificantdance.org

     
    Close sidenote

    Performa 13

    Performa 13 is the only biennial dedicated to commissioning, presenting and exploring new visual art performance across disciplines. For three weeks Performa and a consortium of arts organizations will band together to transform New York City into the performance capital of the world. More than 100 separate events presented at over 40 venues will showcase new work in an innovative program, breaking down the boundaries between visual art, music, dance, poetry, fashion, architecture, graphic design, and the culinary arts. Presented in collaboration with a consortium of more than 50 arts institutions and over 50 curators.

    Founded by RoseLee Goldberg in 2004, Performa is the leading organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance in the history of twentieth-century art and to encouraging new directions in performance for the twenty-first century.

    For the complete programme of Performa 13, visit: 13.performa-arts.org

    Themes and historical anchor
    Our historical anchor this year is Surrealism, and the programming will reflect more than eighteen months of curatorial research and investigation on this topic. Performa 13 will address the legacy of Surrealism with such key inputs in modern and contemporary art as the liberation of the psyche, poetry, “the marvelous,” and artists’ engagement with politics.

    Central to the biennial will be the crucial role artists play to envision new kinds of citizenship for the twenty-first century by nurturing and championing new ways and desires to live together, wherever they may be. Idiosyncratic uses of the voice by performers will also be explored during the biennial; the disembodied voice, the voice as instrument of desire and menace, sound and song, and as a platform for the language of persuasion, coercion, seduction, and violence. 

     
    Close sidenote

    Shirokuro

    The literal meaning of the Japanese title Shirokuro is ‘white-black’. Shirokuro defines contrasts. Darkness accentuates light. Sound accentuates silence. The idea of hell delineates heaven. Playfulness is intensified by confrontation with directness. Galina Ustvolskaja’s compositions Piano Sonata No. 6 and No. 5 are the beating heart of Shirokuro. Dancer Mitchell-Lee van Rooij, pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, choreographer Nicole Beutler and lighting designer Jean Kalman have created a work of such precision and unrelenting energy that it challenges the audience to face their own existential contrasts.

     

    Shirokuro
    Tour January – February 2014

    – Nicole Beutler & Tomoko Mukaiyama


    4 January, 8.30pm
    Chassé Theater, Breda

    Tickets: €19,80/13,80
    chasse.nl


    14 January, 8.30pm
    Toneelschuur Haarlem

    Tickets: €20/18/16/10
    toneelschuur.nl


    11 & 12 February, 8.30pm
    Theater Kikker, Utrecht

    Tickets: €18/15/10
    theaterkikker.nl


    14 February, 8.30pm
    De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda

    Tickets: €19
    goudseschouwburg.nl


    27 February, 8.15pm
    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

    Tickets: €21/18/13,50
    rotterdamseschouwburg.nl

     
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    PNEU – Performing New Europe

    The second edition of Performing New Europe, a festival by SZENE Salzburg (Austria) taking place from the 13th until the 18th of January 2014, presents projects by new choreographers, theatre makers, film producers and visual artists from different countries. The six day long programme is spread all over different locations of Salzburg and shows works by an ambitious generation of artists, who are interconnected all over Europe. The festival includes dance, theatre, performances, concerts and installations.

    Check out the full programme here

     
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    Performance Exhibition programme

    Ellen de Bruijne Projects presents a performance exhibition programme, including amongst others Momu & No Es, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Snejanka Mihaylova, Erkka Nissinen and Falke Pisano.

    Tell/Sell, a common story
    – Sarah van Lamsweerde.
    This performance, especially created for a gallery context, will take the form of an auction, where instead of an art work, a story will be the subject of selling.

    Inner Stage Poster
    – Snejanka Mihaylova
    Snejanka Mihaylova’s Inner Stage Poster presents the introductory chapter of Mihaylova’s forthcoming publication in the form of a signature print of 100 copies. The development of her publication takes place over time, in tandem with the various stages of the project Inner Stage, and attempts to forge a closer bond between publishing and performance.

    Apocalyptic visions
    Momu & No Es are bringing their latest screening Performance Apocalyptic Visions; an adaptation of their performance “I’m sick of thinking that my dead friends have gone to the Canary Islands”. Apocalyptic Visions proposes a scenario to manifest and materialize leisure, images and actions that we consume as entertainment and spectacle, through an uninhibited attitude to cultural beliefs.

    Tell/Sell, a common story
    – Sarah van Lamsweerde

    Exhibition:
    28 January – 01 February 2014

    Performance dates:
    Thursday 30 January, 8pm
    Friday 31 January, 8pm
    Saturday 01 February, 4pm 


    Inner Stage Poster
     Snejanka Mihaylova

    Exhibition:
    28 January – 22 February 2014

    Presentation:
    Friday 14 February, 6pm


    Apocalyptic visions
     Momu & No Es

    Exhibition:
    22 – 25 January 2014

    Performance:
    Saturday 25 January, 7pm