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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  • 1631

  • 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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  • 0515

  • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

    Andrea Büttner. 2

    An­drea Bütt­n­er

    5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

    Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

  • Tue–Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €9/7/6
  • museum-ludwig.de
  • Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
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  • 0607

  • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

    31st Bienal de São Paulo

    Yael Bartana, Bik Van der Pol, a.o.

    6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

    Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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  • The title of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, How to (…) things that don’t exist, is a poetic invocation of art’s capacities, of its ability to reflect and act upon on life, power and belief. The sentence, neither a question nor a proposition, entangles, through art, the mystical and spiritual side of life with political and social ideals – all this in a constantly changing world. It intends to communicate optimism about the possibilities of art today – an optimism that echoes that of the Bienal and the projects within it. For the full programme visit: 31bienal.org

  • Tue, Thu, Fri, 9am–7pm; Wed, Sat, 9am–10pm
  • Free admission
  • 31bienal.org
  • Ibirapuera Park, Gate 3, 04094-000 São Paulo, Brazil
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  • 2711

  • Museion

    Soleil politique

    Raimund Abraham, Robert Breer, KP Brehmer, Marcel Broodthaers, a.o.

    27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

    Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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  • Soleil politique examines the role of the museum in the urban environment by looking back at the Museion’s history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. The exhibition includes models, sculptures, short films, documents and other medium, from major and well-known artists, along with the participation of lesser-known artistic practices.

  • Tue-Sun, 10am–6pm; Thu, 10am–10pm
  • €6/3,5/3
  • museion.it
  • Via Dante 6, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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  • 0201

  • MoMA PS1

    Retrospective

    Xavier Le Roy

    2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

    MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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  • MoMA PS1 presents Retrospective, the inaugural US museum survey of French artist and choreographer Xavier Le Roy. Realized in the galleries by a team of performers who continuously recycle and transform Le Roy’s past solo work the exhibition opens up expanded opportunities for interaction within the museum. In his reconfiguration of the conventionally linear form of the retrospective as an accumulative mid-career survey, Le Roy brings his past works to life by consolidating and reimagining them into a new whole.

  • Thu-Mon, noon–6pm; Tue and Wed, closed
  • $10/5
  • momaps1.org
  • 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
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  • 1801

  • GfZK

    Creativity Exercises

    Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

    18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

    Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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  • How people learn, what they know and how it influences their personality, their behaviour and their position in society, is examined from various different perspectives. With a focus on Eastern Europe, “Creativity Exercises” presents historical and contemporary artistic projects that experiment with alternative forms of learning. The exhibition, workshops and lectures look into the inquiring quality of creativity, which is at the same time subversive and constructive: artistic approaches that challenge a wider view of learning, and related social, economic and institutional conditionalities, are introduced and activated.

  • Tue-Fri, 2-7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm
  • €8/5/4/3
  • gfzk-leipzig.de
  • Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
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  • 2529

  • Extra City

    Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

    Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

    25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

    Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

  • Tue-Sun; 10am–5pm
  • Free admission
  • extracitykunsthal.org
  • Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 2508

  • La Ferme du Buisson

    The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

    Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

    25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

    La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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  • The exhibition Lives of Performers is a tribute to the legendary American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. The films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and performances, created by a number of artists, question the concept of “liveness”. Born in 1934 and one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theatre, Rainer has been a major influence on subsequent generations of artists. After applying to choreography the results of her research into everyday interplay between the private and the political, she then transposed them into her film work.

  • Wed-Sun; 2–7.30pm
  • Free admission
  • afermedubuisson.com
  • Allée de la Ferme 77186, Noisiel, France
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  • 3122

  • Tropenmuseum

    Grand Parade

    Jompet Kuswidananto

    31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

    Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

  • Tue-Sun, 10am–5pm
  • €12,50/11,50/8/4
  • tropenmuseum.nl
  • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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  • 0128

  • BAK

    In the Stomach of the Predators

    Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

    1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

    BAK, Utrecht (NL)

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  • In the Stomach of the Predators, a two-part exhibition by Berlin-based artists, curators, and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, explores the predatory logic of advanced capitalism. Stemming from their joint research in the last several years concerning the privatization of the commons through the cases of seeds, land rights, and intellectual property, these two distinct bodies of work employ the methods and languages of theatrical and filmic stagings (Creischer) and pictorial tableaux (Siekmann).

  • Wed-Sun; 12-6pm
  • €4
  • bakonline.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 0128

  • BAK

    In the Stomach of the Predators

    Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

    1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

    BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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  • In the Stomach of the Predators, a two-part exhibition by Berlin-based artists, curators, and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, explores the predatory logic of advanced capitalism. Stemming from their joint research in the last several years concerning the privatization of the commons through the cases of seeds, land rights, and intellectual property, these two distinct bodies of work employ the methods and languages of theatrical and filmic stagings (Creischer) and pictorial tableaux (Siekmann).

  • Wed-Sun, noon–6pm
  • €4/2/0
  • bakonline.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 22

  • Van Abbemuseum

    Confessions of the Imperfect

    Fernando García-Dory, Liam Gillick, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, a.o.

    22 Nov 2014

    Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

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  • Confessions of the Imperfect is an exhibition on art, design, life and work, structured as a practical and experiential survey of the modern world. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of historical material, design and contemporary art projects to reflect on but also to use. It takes its title from the Romantic art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, who in Stones of Venice (1869), presented a holistic and ecological view on the relation between art and life as a perpetual and necessary struggle with human imperfection.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am–5pm
  • €18/12/9/6
  • vanabbemuseum.nl
  • Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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  • 2220

  • Rongwrong

    Absent-minded young typist

    Sadie Benning, Xavier Boussiron, Karl Holmqvist, a.o.

    22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

    Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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  • “As we wake we lift up our screens, from wooden floors. Nested in nervous palms, they are moist and glowing with inner backlit powers; we slide the unclock. Light and short-sighted, humming tunes in hot showers, double soaked, steamy glasses. We share thoughts, eyelids, kisses, playful kicks and ashtrays. Mornings come and mornings go, restless dials and coffee trials. None of us is fully present…” Many years before he was affected by a stroke, which left him with a severe aphasia, French poet and translator Valéry Larbaud wrote Rldasedlrad les dlcmhypbdf.

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • rongwrong.org
  • Binnen Bantammerstraat n.2, 1011 CK Amsterdam
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  • 2220

  • Hollybush Gardens

    Sunflower Sutra and A.E.I.O.U

    Ei Arakawa, Karl Holmqvist

    22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

    Rise Projects and Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

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  • Two new exhibitions Sunflower Sutra at Rise Projects and A.E.I.O.U. at Hollybush Gardens by Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist will open simultaneously in two different parts of London. The brutalist former residential building in Holland Park that houses Rise Projects offers an intriguing setting where the two collaborating artists will build up more of a stage-set installation where they will be filming during the preparatory stages of the exhibition. At Hollybush Gardens the finished video will be shown as a large-scale projection together with a collection of related items, art works, drawings and sculpture.

  • Multiple venues
  • Free admission
  • hollybushgardens.com
  • Multiple venues
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  • 2703

  • If I Can't Dance

    Performance Days

    Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova, Emily Roysdon, a.o.

    27 Nov-3 Dec 2014

    Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is proud to present Performance Days, a seven-day festival dedicated to performance that takes place from 27 November–3 December. It will showcase the complete If I Can’t Dance programme of Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication, with four new artist commissions by Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova and Emily Roysdon, four research projects by Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczysnki, Sven Lütticken and Grant Watson, and a programme of presentations and lectures. For the full programme and tickets, visit www.ificantdance.org.

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  • See programme
  • ificantdance.org
  • Ruysdaelkade 2, 1072 AG Amsterdam
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  • 0103

  • Theater Kikker

    Ende der Zukunft

    Truus Bronkhorst, Marc Vanrunxt, Kristel van Issum

    1, 2 & 3 Dec 2014

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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  • Truus Bronkhorst is de eminence grise van de Nederlandse moderne dans. Ze is de zestig al gepasseerd, maar ze staat nog altijd op het podium, uiterst gedreven en vol hartstocht. Voor Ende der Zukunft vervolgt ze de samenwerking met de Belgische choreograaf Marc Vanrunxt (met wie ze vorig seizoen het succesvolle She was a Visitor maakte), maar ook choreografe Kristel van Issum versterkt het team. Met dit duet maken ze een nieuwe voorstelling in een lange reeks van krachtige, persoonlijk geladen dansproducties.

  • 8pm
  • €15/12/11
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 02

  • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

    Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972

    Andrea Fraser

    2 Dec 2014

    De Balie, Amsterdam

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  • Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 is a performance developed by Fraser from a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between several men discussing the importance of feminist struggles to men, how they respond or fail to respond to their sisters, their anxieties, and their struggles. Fraser transcribed and edited the broadcast and performs as all four participants, re-enacting in her own performance their struggle to experience empathy across the boundaries of gender identity. This performance is part of If I Can’t Dance’s Performance Days programme.

  • 8pm
  • €17,50
  • debalie.nl
  • Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
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  • 02

  • Sarma

    Oral Site: Artist publications in a digital environment

    Julien Bruneau, Alexander Schellow, David Weber-Krebs, a.o.

    2 Dec 2014

    Erg’s gallery, Brussels (BE)

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  • Oral Site is an online platform for expanded publications. It proposes an experimental approach to the documentation, study, dissemination and creation of art works. Supported by an innovative software, it allows for contributions of artists active in a vast array of practices, most of them foreign to “net art” as such. Each one employs this instrument informed by his/her own perspective, and explores the possibilities of artists publications in a digital environment. (To visit Oral Site click here).

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • galerie.erg.be
  • Rue du Page, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 0214

  • NYU Steinhardt

    Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter

    Printed Matter, Inc.

    2 Dec-14 Feb 2015

    80WSE gallery, New York (USA)

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  • 80 WSE Gallery is pleased to present Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter, an exhibition chronicling the thirty-nine year history of iconic artist’s book organization Printed Matter, and subsequently the larger history of artists’ book production from the 1970’s through the present. Please note the 80WSE gallery will be closed for winter break December 20th – January 5th.

  • Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6pm
  • Free admission
  • steinhardt.nyu.edu
  • 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY (USA)
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  • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

    Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower

    Alex Martinis Roe

    3 Dec 2014

    Location (t.b.a.) in Utrecht (NL)

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  • Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower is a twenty-minute performance around the intertwining histories of Anna Maria van Schurman, the first female university student in Europe, who attended Utrecht University in the seventeenth century, and the development of one of the foremost Women’s Studies research schools in Europe at the same university. A group of performers, all current or former students of Gender Studies in Utrecht, speak a ‘political diagramme’ composed of layered and partial accounts of this trans-historical community. This performance is part of If I Can’t Dance’s Performance Days programme.

  • 8pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • suzanne@cascoprojects.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Het Veem Theater

    Idioter

    Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

    3 & 4 Dec 2014

    MDT, Stockholm (SE)

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

  • 8pm
  • 180/90/50 kr
  • mdtsthlm.se
  • Slupskjulsvägen 30, 11149 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Bâtard festival

    Bâtard festival

    Emke Idema, Orion Maxted, a.o.

    3-6 Dec 2014

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • “In order to define our curatorial stance for this edition of the Bâtard festival, we – young artist-curators – saw a lot of artworks. We also read all kinds of texts: about the role of artists, about the role of curators, about art, the world, science, love and anger. We then proceeded to decide on which artists to select for this edition of the Bâtard festival. We made a choice for artists whose works kept coming up in our discussions, kept being brought up as examples for our ideas, and had somehow become walls for our curatorial practice to lean on.”

  • 10am-5pm
  • €10/8/5
  • batard.be
  • Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 0507

  • Fondation Les Urbaines

    Les Urbaines

    Sonja Jokiniemi, Manolis Tsipos, a.o.

    5, 6 & 7 Dec 2014

    Multiple venues, Lausanne (CH)

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  • During three days, Les Urbaines will take you on a journey of discovery through the cultural practices of today. The festival is a laboratory for adventurous aesthetics, bringing together 40-odd performances, installations, shows, exhibitions, projections and concerts – all completely free. For the full programme, visit: urbaines.ch

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  • Free admission
  • urbaines.ch
  • Multiple venues, Lausanne, Switzerland
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  • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

    5: ECHO

    Nicole Beutler

    5 Dec 2014

    Parktheater, Eindhoven (NL)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €19,50/17
  • parktheater.nl
  • Theaterpad 1, 5615 EN Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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  • 0513

  • workspacebrussels

    Working Title Platform #08 – doorreizen

    Federico Acal, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Christian Bakalov, a.o.

    5-13 Dec 2014

    Multiple venues, Brussels (BE)

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  • In collaboration with Kaaitheater, Rosas, Ultima Vez and Les Brigittines, workspacebrussels accompanies a wide variety of emerging artists to develop their work or to carry out research. The Working Title Platform not only provides a vivid insight into the many projects currently under development, it also creates a unique meeting place for artists, professionals and the public to engage with each other. Have a taste of what’s cooking! For the full programme, visit: workspacebrussels.be

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  • €7/5
  • workspacebrussels.be
  • Multiple venues, Brussels, Belgium
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  • 06

  • Het Veem Theater

    Idioter

    Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

    6 Dec 2014

    PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)

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

  • 10pm
  • €5/3
  • pact-zollverein.de
  • Bullmannaue 20a, 45327 Essen, Germany
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  • 06

  • Witte de With

    Slash: Hybrid Ecologies and Audiences Today

    Buyvid, Anna Early, James Eastham, a.o.

    6 Dec 2014

    Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)

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  • Taking Dutch born, Beijing based curator/dealer/art historian/artist/translator/publisher Hans van Dijk (1946-2002), currently the subject of Witte de With’s exhibition Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, as a point of departure, this symposium will investigate what happens when cultural sector divisions—such as public/private, commercial/non-for-profit, academic/non-academic and so forth—bleed. Although the latest financial crisis has passed, a new generation of cultural producers and institutions has come of age in, and was similarly forged by, this downturn.

  • 1pm
  • €10/5
  • wdw.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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  • 07

  • Castrum Peregrini & Prince Claus Fund

    Art for Memory

    Karen Berned, Orestes Bermudez Rojas

    7 Dec 2014

    Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

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  • The evening is a collaboration between Castrum Peregrini and the Prince Claus Fund. It is part of Culture in Action: Prince Claus Awards Week. Karen Bernedo and Orestes Bermudez Rojas will present their work and enter into a conversation with N.N. about the role of art in collective memory processes. Moderator: Renée Turner, director Piet Zwart Institute.

  • 7pm
  • €5/3/0
  • castrumperegrini.org
  • Herengracht 401, 1017 BP Amsterdam
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  • 07

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A Broadcast / Looping Pieces

    Tim Etchells

    7 Dec 2014

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • The core of the piece A Broadcast / Looping Pieces is a live remixing by Etchells of pages from his notebook – actually a chaotic Microsoft Word file in which the artist has, over many years, accumulated fragments of text, ideas, overheard conversation, cut-and-paste-excerpts from newspaper articles and web pages, writings, drafts, quotations, and other notes. Selecting passages from this textual scrapbook, Etchells winds, intercuts, weaves, and collides language – frequently looping and repeating on individual lines, at other times editing and re-writing on the fly, creating dialogues, juxtapositions, and ambiguous collisions.

  • 4-5pm
  • Entrance fee + €2,50
  • reservations@stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 0818

  • Allepo

    STRIKE PREPARATION CAMP

    Sophie Klimis, Erdem Gunduz, a.o.

    8-18 Dec 2014

    Aleppo, Brussels (BE)

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  • Well beyond the notion of performing arts, performance can perhaps simply be thought of as any act that can modify the coordinates of the given, an act that begins with the refusal to stay in one’s proper place, to go along with the normal flow of things (…). In a time of strikes, Aleppo opens for ten days a Strike preparation camp: ten days of workshops, encounters, screenings, readings on the power of an interruption.

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  • aleppo.eu
  • Rue de l'Ecuyer 50, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 09

  • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

    5: ECHO

    Nicole Beutler

    9 Dec 2014

    Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €17,50/15,50/13,50
  • toneelschuur.nl
  • Lange Begijnestraat 9, 2011 HH Haarlem
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  • 10

  • Vrankrijk

    WTF Wednesday Queer Night

    Drag Queers Amsterdam (host)

    10 Dec 2014

    Vrankrijk, Amsterdam

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  • WTF evening every Wednesday. Hosted by Drag Queers Amsterdam. Every Wednesday brings a new theme and performance celebrating visible queer cultural diversity. WTF Wednesday creates safe queer space with a mixture of visual and performance artists, musicians and local drag kings and queens. Each week brings a variety of entertainment including films, live bands, performance.

  • 10pm
  • Free admission
  • vrankrijk.org
  • Spuistraat 216, 1012 VT Amsterdam
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  • 1113

  • NBprojects

    NBcollection – Theater Kikker

    Nicole Beutler

    11, 12 & 13 Dec 2014

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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  • Nicole Beutler makes genre-busting performances, combining dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to create unique works of art. After five years of intensive productivity, it’s time for a retrospective. Our mini-festival NBcollection brings together those works that respond to one another with respect to form and content. It might be anything from a dance performance to visual arts or a pop concert, but there’s an identifiable artistic signature to be found throughout Beutler’s oeuvre, which she has developed over the years with her close circle of collaborators. With: 1: SONGS; 2: DIALOGUE WITH LUCINDA; 3: THE GARDEN; and 4: STILL LIFE.

  • 7.30pm
  • €25/19/17/14
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 11

  • Goldsmiths

    Tom Vague: ‘Vague Post-Punk Memoirs’

    Gavin Butt, Kodwo Eshun, Mark Fisher

    11 Dec 2014

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London (UK)

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  • Tom Vague: ‘Vague Post-Punk Memoirs’ is part of ‘Post-Punk Then and Now’ – Goldsmiths’ Visual Cultures Public Programme. ‘Post Punk Then and Now’ consists of a series of lectures, in-conversations and film screenings exploring post-punk’s popular modernist search for the new in the very broadest of contexts. The series will take in the changing cultural and political conditions between the 1970s and the 21st century.

  • 5-7pm
  • Free admission
  • gold.ac.uk
  • New Cross, London SE14 6NW, United Kingdom
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  • 1213

  • Frascati Theater

    FRASLAB 4

    Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, Riina Maidre, a.o.

    12 & 13 Dec 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Frascati zet aanstormend talent in de etalage. Twee keer per jaar krijgen vier theater- en dansmakers bij Frascati de mogelijkheid te werken aan een korte voorstelling en deze proeve te tonen aan een (professioneel) publiek. Elke avond een triple bill met twee Fraslab-presentaties, plus een korte voorstelling van aanstormend talent uit binnen- en buitenland – met onder meer This is a snake van Riina Maidre en Higher and higher van Tchelet Pearl Weisstub.

  • 7.30pm; 8.30pm; and 9.30pm
  • €15
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 12

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

    Pindorama

    Lia Rodrigues, Companhia de Danças

    12 Dec 2014

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Prins Claus Laureaat 2014 Lia Rodrigues is een Braziliaanse danseres en choreograaf die woont en werkt in Maré, een van de grootste favela’s in Rio de Janeiro. Ze was al eens eerder in Amsterdam, tijdens Julidans 2011 met Pororoca. Nu is Pindorama in de schouwburg te zien. In die voorstelling creëert Rodrigues met een minimum aan middelen een voortdurend veranderend fysiek en spiritueel landschap dat meandert tussen maagdelijkheid en verwoesting.

  • 5pm and 9pm
  • €22,50/17,50
  • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 12

  • Het Veem Theater

    []remoTe sense[]

    Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

    12 Dec 2014

    Kaaistudio's, Brussels (BE)

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  • After APNEA (2013) and /S ITE S\ (2014) Rodrigo Sobarzo presents []remoTe sense[], a performance installation that premieres in February 2015. The installation explores and mines the different ways of visualizing data within the space. []remoTe sense[] is a space, an architectural ‘site’, a landscape of salt with a biotope of living organisms, a drone, a radar used at sea. From a high remote chamber in the middle of the room these elements are, remotely, controlled and brought in contact with each other.

  • 9pm
  • €5/3
  • workspacebrussels.be
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Vaakstraat 81, Brussels, Belgium
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  • 1620

  • Frascati Theater

    Stand up, lie down

    Roy Peters, Rob de Graaf

    16-20 Dec 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Een vrolijke satire met een scherp randje. Vijf homo’s denken dat ze leuk moeten zijn. Dapper en vol bravoure beginnen ze aan een avondje bashing en grappenmakerij. In deze arena geldt het recht van de grootste mond. Hoeveel eelt moet je tegenwoordig op je ziel hebben om overeind te blijven?

  • 9pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • Het Veem Theater

    SO SORRY

    Noha Ramadan, Lea Martini, Olivia Reschkofsky, a.o.

    18 Dec 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • SO SORRY is curated as a two-part event consisting of the performance Deeply Really Truly (Martini/Ramadan 2013) and the conversation piece Host Club. Deeply Really Truly is a performance of public apology speeches collected from the last three decades. Host Club additionally gives stage to a discussion of more personal, local and current issues. The derivation point for this part of the evening is the topic of public apologies in the local Dutch context. Special guests: social anthropologist Markus Balkenhol and performance artist Quinsy Gario.

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

    NBcollection – Korzo Theater

    Nicole Beutler

    18 Dec 2014

    Korzo Theater, The Hague (NL)

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  • Nicole Beutler makes genre-busting performances, combining dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to create unique works of art. After five years of intensive productivity, it’s time for a retrospective. Our mini-festival NBcollection brings together those works that respond to one another with respect to form and content. It might be anything from a dance performance to visual arts or a pop concert, but there’s an identifiable artistic signature to be found throughout Beutler’s oeuvre, which she has developed over the years with her close circle of collaborators. With: 1: SONGS and 5: ECHO + introduction and side programme.

  • 7.15pm
  • €24/16
  • korzo.nl
  • Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE The Hague, The Netherlands
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      Letters

      Once every few months it is my turn to write you a letter. This December it is my pleasure to give way to a dear colleague and friend Silvia Bottiroli to speak. My desire to go silent and invite Silvia to write us the Letter is located somewhere between my current deep need to listen rather than speak, and the Performance Platform’s desire to open its letters to a carefully selected range of voices that at once widen and make more specific the ways of performance we explore and propose.
      Silvia was practically unavoidable as the first guest for three simple reasons: as the artistic director of the Santarcangelo Festival in Italy, she has, in the course of only three years, made one of the most sensible curatorial gestures in the realm of performance festivals in Europe today (go visit the next edition in 2015). Secondly, I read her writings with ease, the same ease with which I followed her entire festival programme this year (see our July 2014 picks). Lastly, she speaks politics, philosophy and poetry all at the same time. Three things deserving no less than all our attention.
      In the name of the Performance Platform editorial team I already wish you a good start to 2015, and leave you in the good hands of our guest, Silvia Bottiroli.
      Warmly,
      Bojana Mladenovic
      .
      A very special time
      Silvia Bottiroli
      The end of the year is a very special time, inviting us to close some chapters—even some books—to make room for the new, to linger in all forms of affect and closeness and to recharge.
      There are a few words, somehow related to this mood, seemingly harmless and yet quite complex, that this time suggests to think about and articulate again, and that also operates as an invitation to discover certain places, certain frames.
      Maintenance
      Mierle Laderman Ukeles wrote her Manifesto for Maintenance Art in 1969—an iconic year, a moment after that was also, in many respects, a moment before. The artist writes here about the difference between two systems—development and maintenance—associating some words with each of them:

      Development: pure individual creation; the new; change; progress; advance; excitement; flight or fleeing.
      Maintenance: keep the dust off the pure individual creation; preserve the new; sustain the change; protect progress; defend and prolong the advance; renew the excitement; repeat the flight.

      These latter lines tackle a crucial and complex notion, that which keeps together repetition, insistence, protection, duration, renewal. What is that which, in our practices, needs to be repeated? Where should we insist (once) more? What is asking to be protected in order to last? What needs to be renewed?
      Doing again. Starting again. Continuing. We’re very far away from Beckett’s “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” This is not about failure. On the contrary, this is about the patience of construction, a patience nourished by trust, endless commitment, time. And of course that’s an invitation to be humble too, giving up on some elementary desires of the ego and on the idea—so neoliberal and yet so fascinating for all of us art people—that we need to do more and better, to speed up, to produce something always new, to continiously move on.
      This is not about failure, this is about creating the conditions for imagining the world as possibly different from how we already know it—a highly political imagination, then—and for experimenting more, in terms of practices (artistic, curatorial, theoretical, institutional, research practices), of inner disposition, of thought.
      A good place to visit in December if you wish to take time is, as usual in this period of the year, PAF (www.pa-f.net), where the Winter Update Meeting will take place from December 26 to January 5.
      Cohabitation
      A few days ago Aleppo, a Laboratory for Experiments in Performance and Politics based in Brussels, opened its space with a public invitation to participate to three work tables about cohabitation:

      We wake up every morning in a world cohabited by others. We can even say, each of us is born here and still, every morning we suddenly find ourselves in the same space. To cohabit is neither to live together nor simply to coexist. Cohabitation starts from being present together in a space. However, cohabitation means to share a space without sharing the way we live in it… We do not live in the world in the same way plants do. Probably we cannot share something with a piece of marble or the rocks; but we still cohabit the world with them: and damn, the outcome of our relation is sometimes great… Maybe cohabitation, rather than a goal, is simply an initial condition.

      The idea of ‘cohabitation’ may sound easygoing and pleasant for some, but it is actually edgy and very demanding, if we take it radically and assume all the consequences of ‘being present together in a space.’
      Furthermore, thinking cohabitation is a possible way to get out from a certain idea of sharing that—let’s confess it—is quite ideological, deeply untrue, and often unable to be an agent of change. On the contrary cohabitation, which also implies a space for dissensus and conflict, and does not exclude power games and asymmetric relations, is an actual productive entity. It is entangled with negotiation, but not necessarily with compromise, and with difference much more than with diversity. It can be violent, or at least very dangerous (how not to think of Joseph Beuys and the coyote in I Like America and America Likes Me). It generates precariousness and invites us to acknowledge and eventually inhabit all kinds of gaps, including the ones between art and politics—the distances that the inequalities of real politics make, and that art with its shifts can transform into something productive.
      You can join in and practice cohabitation between artistic and philosophical research, theory and reality, in Brussels, on December 10–18, for the first Imaginary School of Aleppo (www.aleppo.eu)
      Future
      Maintenance and cohabitation also trigger ideas of the future, a certain desire to imagine it and to lean out to it. Remembering, with Rebecca Solnit, that:

      the future is indeed dark, which is the best thing it could be; and that, in the end, we always act in the dark. The effects of your actions may unfold in ways you cannot foresee or even imagine.

      The courage to stand, unbalanced, on the edge of what we know, and over the unknown, is probably the best thing we can wish for ourselves as individuals, citizens, artists, curators, activists, producers, thinkers… We act in the dark. And notwithstanding that the darkness is a catchy and charming concept (another famous quote from Solnit invites us to “let the door open towards the dark”) what we might focus on at this very special time is action.
      We’re living in “interesting times,” as Slavoj Žižek among others keeps reminding us. Our times are complex, scary, exciting, hard. We could easily stay and dwell in a kind of criticality, an embedded production of thoughts, but maybe it’s time to rid ourselves of some hesitations and habits, to take into account the complexity of the world altogether and yet to make a gesture, to embody a bright inner disposition, and to act.
      This very special time invites us to make a wish, and this is the wish I make for you, for myself, for us together. The words are borrowed, we can even hear the music while reading them again, yet they are new and exist only for you and me right now.

      I, I wish you could swim / Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim / Though nothing, nothing will keep us together / We can beat them, for ever and ever.

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      • 1631

      • 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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      • 0723

      • Bienn. Architettura

        Lucius Burckhardt and Cedric Price – a stroll through a fun palace

        Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

        7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

        Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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      • Within the Biennale’s context of re-examining the fundamentals of architecture over the past centrury, the Swiss Pavilion focuses on the English architect Cedric Price (1925-2003) and the Swiss sociologist Lucius Burckhardt (1934-2003), two great visionaries whose work resonates with and continues to inspire new generations in the 21st century. A dramaturgy – conceived by Asad Raza and Tino Seghal with Herzog & de Meuron, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dorothea von Hantelmann, and Philippe Parreno – envelopes Price’s and Burckhardt’s production, selecting drawings from the archive and re-presenting them to the public.

      • Daily, 10am-6pm
      • €30/25/22/20/15
      • labiennale.org
      • Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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      • 2202

      • CCA Singapore

        Theatrical Fields

        Judith Barry, Stan Douglas, Joan Jonas a.o.

        22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

        Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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      • First exhibited in Bildmuseet of Umea, and curated by Ute Meta Bauer with Anca Rujoiu, Theatrical Fields explores the use of theatrical elements as an artistic method to challenge conventional representations of reality and linear histories. The exhibition brings together major video installations: Voice off by Judith Barry (US), Suspiria by Stan Douglas (CA), Lines in the Sand by Joan Jonas (US), Vagabondia by Isaac Julien (UK) and X Characters/ RE(hers)AL by Constanze Ruhm (AT).

      • Tue-Sun, noon–7pm; Fri, noon–9pm
      • Free admission
      • gillmanbarracks.com
      • Blk 43 Malan Rd., Singapore 109443, Singapore
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      • 0416

      • TENT

        The Value of Nothing

        Pricila Fernandes, Antonia Hirsch, Oblique International, Clare Fontane, a.o.

        4 Sep-16 Nov 2014

        TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

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      • On Thursday 4 September, at 5pm, TENT Rotterdam opens The Value of Nothing with five newly commissioned projects, a group exhibition, Fieldwork Residencies, and an in-depth public program in which local and international artists reflect on our current economies and value systems. The Value of Nothing springs from long-term research initiated by TENT into shifts in thinking about value and economy, and the role that art can play therein. In the aftermath of the global economic crisis increasingly urgent questions arise that are related to neoliberal values seeping into almost every aspect of our lives.

      • Tue-Sun, 11am–6pm
      • €5/2,50
      • tentrotterdam.nl
      • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands
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      • 0515

      • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

        Andrea Büttner. 2

        An­drea Bütt­n­er

        5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

        Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

      • Tue–Sun, 10am-6pm
      • €9/7/6
      • museum-ludwig.de
      • Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
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      • 0607

      • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

        31st Bienal de São Paulo

        Yael Bartana, Bik Van der Pol, a.o.

        6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

        Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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      • The title of the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, How to (…) things that don’t exist, is a poetic invocation of art’s capacities, of its ability to reflect and act upon on life, power and belief. The sentence, neither a question nor a proposition, entangles, through art, the mystical and spiritual side of life with political and social ideals – all this in a constantly changing world. It intends to communicate optimism about the possibilities of art today – an optimism that echoes that of the Bienal and the projects within it. For the full programme visit: 31bienal.org

      • Tue, Thu, Fri, 9am–7pm; Wed, Sat, 9am–10pm
      • Free admission
      • 31bienal.org
      • Ibirapuera Park, Gate 3, 04094-000 São Paulo, Brazil
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      • 2711

      • Museion

        Soleil politique

        Raimund Abraham, Robert Breer, KP Brehmer, Marcel Broodthaers, a.o.

        27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

        Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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      • Soleil politique examines the role of the museum in the urban environment by looking back at the Museion’s history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. The exhibition includes models, sculptures, short films, documents and other medium, from major and well-known artists, along with the participation of lesser-known artistic practices.

      • Tue-Sun, 10am–6pm; Thu, 10am–10pm
      • €6/3,5/3
      • museion.it
      • Via Dante 6, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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      • 0201

      • MoMA PS1

        Retrospective

        Xavier Le Roy

        2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

        MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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      • MoMA PS1 presents Retrospective, the inaugural US museum survey of French artist and choreographer Xavier Le Roy. Realized in the galleries by a team of performers who continuously recycle and transform Le Roy’s past solo work the exhibition opens up expanded opportunities for interaction within the museum. In his reconfiguration of the conventionally linear form of the retrospective as an accumulative mid-career survey, Le Roy brings his past works to life by consolidating and reimagining them into a new whole.

      • Thu-Mon, noon–6pm; Tue and Wed, closed
      • $10/5
      • momaps1.org
      • 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
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      • 1801

      • GfZK

        Creativity Exercises

        Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

        18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

        Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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      • How people learn, what they know and how it influences their personality, their behaviour and their position in society, is examined from various different perspectives. With a focus on Eastern Europe, “Creativity Exercises” presents historical and contemporary artistic projects that experiment with alternative forms of learning. The exhibition, workshops and lectures look into the inquiring quality of creativity, which is at the same time subversive and constructive: artistic approaches that challenge a wider view of learning, and related social, economic and institutional conditionalities, are introduced and activated.

      • Tue-Fri, 2-7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm
      • €8/5/4/3
      • gfzk-leipzig.de
      • Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
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      • 2529

      • Extra City

        Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

        Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

        25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

        Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

      • Tue-Sun; 10am–5pm
      • Free admission
      • extracitykunsthal.org
      • Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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      • 2508

      • La Ferme du Buisson

        The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

        Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

        25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

        La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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      • The exhibition Lives of Performers is a tribute to the legendary American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. The films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and performances, created by a number of artists, question the concept of “liveness”. Born in 1934 and one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theatre, Rainer has been a major influence on subsequent generations of artists. After applying to choreography the results of her research into everyday interplay between the private and the political, she then transposed them into her film work.

      • Wed-Sun; 2–7.30pm
      • Free admission
      • afermedubuisson.com
      • Allée de la Ferme 77186, Noisiel, France
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      • 3001

      • Institut für Raumexperimente

        Festival of Future Nows

        Olafur Eliasson

        30 Oct-1 Nov 2014

        New National Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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      • During its five years of operation from 2009 to 2014, the Institut für Raumexperimente, under the direction of Olafur Eliasson and in affiliation with the Berlin University of the Arts, served as an internationally recognized model project for art pedagogy and research. To mark the conclusion of this era, the Festival of Future Nows will take place at the Neue Nationalgalerie from October 30th to November 1st, 2014, bringing together works by former participants and fellows, associated artists, and guest lecturers.

      • Thurs, 8pm–10pm; Fri-Sat, 10am–10pm
      • Free admission
      • futurenows.net
      • Potsdamer Straße 50, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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      • 3101

      • Het Veem Theater

        PEOPLE IN A FIELD

        Simon Tanguy

        31 Oct-1 Nov 2014

        Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH)

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      • The title PEOPLE IN A FIELD evokes different images; kids on a playground, workers on the land, soldiers at a front, or simply, a handful of people thrown in an undefined space. PEOPLE IN A FIELD is a mosaic choreography in four parts, tracing the epic quest of five performers. Simon Tanguy explores the physical translation of the infinite amount of information streamed through our bodies at all times. Multiplicity is key to Tanguy’s work and relates to his desire for a non-systematic way of being and thinking, both in life and dance.

      • 8pm
      • CHF45/35/23
      • dampfzentrale.ch
      • Marzilistrasse 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
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      • 3122

      • Tropenmuseum

        Grand Parade

        Jompet Kuswidananto

        31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

        Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

      • Tue-Sun, 10am–5pm
      • €12,50/11,50/8/4
      • tropenmuseum.nl
      • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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      • 01

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        1 Nov 2014

        Museumnacht Amsterdam; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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      • On this year’s opening night of Museumnacht, Nicole Beutler presents a fragment of 4: STILL LIFE, in which she 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.

      • 7pm
      • €18,50 (passe-partout)
      • museumnacht.nl
      • Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam
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      • 01

      • SPILL Festival

        Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains

        Ron Athey

        1 Nov 2014

        Town Hall, Cornhill (UK)

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      • Messianic Remains continues Ron Athey’s exploration of the continuation of his own post-AIDS body. Previous installments were done in collaboration with the late Lawrence Steger, who died of AIDS during the midlate 1990s, and in the new millennium with London-based artist Dominic Johnson. As in earlier works in the series, Athey rides the grandiose myth of enlightenment that only the face of death may reveal. Ron Athey is an iconic figure in the development of contemporary art and performance. In his frequently bloody portrayals of life, death, crisis, and fortitude in the time of AIDS, Athey calls into question the limits of artistic practice.

      • 9.30pm
      • £10/5
      • spillfestival.com
      • Cornhill, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1DH, United Kingdom
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      • 0128

      • BAK

        In the Stomach of the Predators

        Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

        1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

        BAK, Utrecht (NL)

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      • In the Stomach of the Predators, a two-part exhibition by Berlin-based artists, curators, and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, explores the predatory logic of advanced capitalism. Stemming from their joint research in the last several years concerning the privatization of the commons through the cases of seeds, land rights, and intellectual property, these two distinct bodies of work employ the methods and languages of theatrical and filmic stagings (Creischer) and pictorial tableaux (Siekmann).

      • Wed-Sun; 12-6pm
      • €4
      • bakonline.org
      • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 0128

      • BAK

        In the Stomach of the Predators

        Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

        1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

        BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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      • In the Stomach of the Predators, a two-part exhibition by Berlin-based artists, curators, and theorists Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann, explores the predatory logic of advanced capitalism. Stemming from their joint research in the last several years concerning the privatization of the commons through the cases of seeds, land rights, and intellectual property, these two distinct bodies of work employ the methods and languages of theatrical and filmic stagings (Creischer) and pictorial tableaux (Siekmann).

      • Wed-Sun, noon–6pm
      • €4/2/0
      • bakonline.org
      • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 03

      • DAS Graduate School

        Lecture by Claudia Bosse

        Claudia Bosse

        3 Nov 2014

        Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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      • Claudia Bosse shares her thoughts and methods with regard to the main project she currently is working on. The collective title of these artistic works is (katastrophen 11/15) ideal paradise, a project of trans-medial research and transmission in different artistic approaches about the constructed chronology of events. This lecture is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places (Visit link or see “+”).

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Buiksloterweg 5c, 1031 CC Amsterdam
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      • 04

      • Het Veem Theater

        A Talk

        Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

        4 Nov 2014

        Goethe Institut, Wyoming Building, New York (USA)

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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!

      • 7pm
      • Free admission
      • goethe.de
      • 5 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003, USA
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      • 04

      • Frascati Theater

        A Broadcast/Looping Pieces

        Tim Etchells

        4 Nov 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • The heart of this mesmerising work is a live remixing of pages from Etchells notebook – a computer document in which, over the years, he has gathered texts of many different kinds. Fragments of overheard conversation, cut-paste quotations direct from newspaper articles and web pages, ideas for performances, rough drafts, and other notes sit side by side in this textual scrapbook. For the performance Etchells selects, intercuts and remixes material from these texts, creating a torrent of language that often loops and repeats on individual lines, editing and re-writing on the fly, creating new dialogues and juxtapositions.

      • 8.30pm
      • €11/7,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 05

      • Het Veem Theater

        A Talk

        Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

        5 Nov 2014

        Pratt Institute, New York (USA)

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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!

      • t.b.a.
      • Free admission
      • pratt.edu
      • 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA
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      • 0607

      • NBprojects

        Liefdesverklaring

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

        6 & 7 Nov 2014

        De Studio, Antwerp (BE)

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

      • 8pm
      • €12/7
      • destudio.com
      • Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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      • 0608

      • LUMA Foundation, CCS Bard

        The Future Curatorial What Not and Study What? Conundrum

        Annie Fletcher, a.o.

        6, 7 & 8 Nov 2014

        CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson (USA)

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      • Given the extraordinary expansion of curatorial research and its surrounding debates, the focus of this international conference, organized collaboratively by four of the world’s most prominent curatorial programs asks not “what is next” but rather the more urgent and durable question of “what futures?” This is a question asked with deliberate intention to carry forward the various critical projects framed within curatorial production of the last two decades.

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      • n/a
      • bard.edu
      • Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000, USA
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      • 07

      • DAS Graduate School

        Performing Politics in Space

        Claudia Bosse, DasArts students

        7 Nov 2014

        Grootlab at Overhoeks (next to Eye), Amsterdam

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      • Artist Claudia Bosse has given the DasArts participants in the workshop Performing Politics in Space an assignment to investigate an unused architectural site – a sleeping space, a sleeping beauty or an abused one – in Amsterdam North. On the 7th of November the DasArts participants are presenting the outcome of the workshop Performing Politics in Space led by Bosse. This presentation is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places.

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Overhoeksplein, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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      • 07

      • NBprojects

        1: SONGS

        Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

        7 Nov 2014

        Grand Theatre Groningen, Groningen (NL)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €16/14/11/8
      • grandtheatregroningen.nl
      • Grote markt 35, 9711 LV Groningen, The Netherlands
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      • 09

      • DutchCulture

        Resistance Or Rituals: Performing Arts and Social Change

        Peter Sellars, Frie Leysen, a.o.

        9 Nov 2014

        Compagnietheater, Amsterdam

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      • Stichting Praemium Erasmianum en DutchCulture organiseren in samenwerking met het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds en het Conservatorium Amsterdam een publieksprogramma over podiumkunsten en maatschappelijke verandering. Een avond rond Frie Leysen, winnaar van de Erasmusprijs 2014.

      • 7.30pm
      • €10/5
      • dutchculture.nl
      • Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX Amsterdam
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      • 1316

      • Playground Festival

        Playground Festival 2014

        Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Alexandra Pirici, Markus Schinwald, a.o.

        13-16 Nov 2014

        Museum M & STUK Arts Centre, Leuven (BE)

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      • Playground Festival 2014 presents daily ongoing live acts and installations by Manuel Pelmus & Alexandra Pirici, Markus Schinwald, Paul Hendrikse, Ellie Ga, Radio Arte Mobile, Alexandre Singh + AMVK & Marc Vanrunxt. Next to those, there will be performances by Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Marthe Ramm Fortun, Béatrice Balcou, Guy De Cointet, Ellie Ga, Meryem Bayar, Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko and Julian Hetzel. More information will follow soon.

      • t.b.a.
      • t.b.a.
      • playgroundfestival.be
      • Multiple venues
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      • 1415

      • Tanztendenz

        STANDPUNKT.e – Welcome To My World

        Nicole Beutler, a.o.

        14 & 15 Nov 2014

        Schwere Reiter, Munich (DE)

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      • Together with a number of long-term collaborators Nicole Beutler resides in Munich for a week. They will develop an installation based on the tracks that the work has left behind in recent years. Light, space, costumes, performance, video and sound coexist. The installation is an echo of earlier works, looking for unexpected new content, potential similarities and collisions.
        With Nicole Beutler (choreography/direction), Hillary Blake Firestone and Alice Pons (performance), Minna Tiikkainen (lighting design), Gary Shepherd (music) and Anja Beutler (photography).

      • 8.30pm
      • €15/10
      • tanztendenz.de
      • Dachauer Straße 114, 80636 Munich, Germany
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      • 1516

      • Het Veem Theater

        Gerro, Minos and Him

        Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner

        15 & 16 Nov 2014

        NEXT Arts Festival; Le Gymnase CDC, Roubaix (FR)

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      • Gerro, Minos and Him is about three men thrown into an empty room, trying to figure out a way to spend their time together. Here the game starts, right in front of the audience. Here they delve into an on-going transformation of bodies and relationships. Using exclusively what is there – their imagination, their own bodies, and both those of their partners and the audience – they extract themselves from the actual room of the theatre to shape fictional spaces that collide with the empty stage and in-between themselves.

      • 5pm
      • €10/8
      • nextfestival.eu
      • 5 rue du Général Chanzy, Roubaix 59100, France
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      • 1923

      • Het Veem Theater

        The Performance Formerly Known As Performance or Camouflaging Kelly

        Lisa Vereertbrugghen

        19-23 Nov 2014

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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      • The Performance Formerly Known As Performance or Camouflaging Kelly explores the relation between camouflage and identity. Camouflage is the method or result of concealing. By making things or people appear to be part of their natural surroundings, it belongs to both the realms of invisibility and exposure. It is the strategy of disguising a subject by exposing it as something else and rendering it unseen in plain sight.

      • Wed-Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 4pm
      • €15/12/10/5
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 1921

      • NBprojects

        Liefdesverklaring

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

        19, 20 & 21 Nov 2014

        Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

      • 9.30pm
      • €13/9,50/7,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 2021

      • DAS Graduate School

        Talking with Places – Student Presentations

        DasArts students

        20 & 21 Nov 2014

        DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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      • After eight weeks of discovering, discussing, reflecting and being embedded, the students will give a theatrical presentation based on their experiences in Amsterdam North. This presentation is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places.

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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      • 2022

      • Het Veem Theater

        APNEA

        Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

        20, 21 & 22 Nov 2014

        Warehouse 2, Tel Aviv (IL)

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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.

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      • choreographers.il
      • Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel
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      • 21

      • NBprojects

        1: SONGS

        Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

        21 Nov 2014

        Theater Walhalla, Rotterdam (NL)

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

      • 9pm
      • €12,50
      • theaterwalhalla.nl
      • Sumatraweg 9-11, 3072 ZP Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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      • 22

      • Van Abbemuseum

        Confessions of the Imperfect

        Fernando García-Dory, Liam Gillick, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, a.o.

        22 Nov 2014

        Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

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      • Confessions of the Imperfect is an exhibition on art, design, life and work, structured as a practical and experiential survey of the modern world. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of historical material, design and contemporary art projects to reflect on but also to use. It takes its title from the Romantic art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, who in Stones of Venice (1869), presented a holistic and ecological view on the relation between art and life as a perpetual and necessary struggle with human imperfection.

      • Tue-Sun, 11am–5pm
      • €18/12/9/6
      • vanabbemuseum.nl
      • Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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      • 2220

      • Rongwrong

        Absent-minded young typist

        Sadie Benning, Xavier Boussiron, Karl Holmqvist, a.o.

        22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

        Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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      • “As we wake we lift up our screens, from wooden floors. Nested in nervous palms, they are moist and glowing with inner backlit powers; we slide the unclock. Light and short-sighted, humming tunes in hot showers, double soaked, steamy glasses. We share thoughts, eyelids, kisses, playful kicks and ashtrays. Mornings come and mornings go, restless dials and coffee trials. None of us is fully present…” Many years before he was affected by a stroke, which left him with a severe aphasia, French poet and translator Valéry Larbaud wrote Rldasedlrad les dlcmhypbdf.

      • 6pm
      • Free admission
      • rongwrong.org
      • Binnen Bantammerstraat n.2, 1011 CK Amsterdam
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      • 2220

      • Hollybush Gardens

        Sunflower Sutra and A.E.I.O.U

        Ei Arakawa, Karl Holmqvist

        22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

        Rise Projects and Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

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      • Two new exhibitions Sunflower Sutra at Rise Projects and A.E.I.O.U. at Hollybush Gardens by Ei Arakawa and Karl Holmqvist will open simultaneously in two different parts of London. The brutalist former residential building in Holland Park that houses Rise Projects offers an intriguing setting where the two collaborating artists will build up more of a stage-set installation where they will be filming during the preparatory stages of the exhibition. At Hollybush Gardens the finished video will be shown as a large-scale projection together with a collection of related items, art works, drawings and sculpture.

      • Multiple venues
      • Free admission
      • hollybushgardens.com
      • Multiple venues
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      • 2703

      • If I Can't Dance

        Performance Days

        Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova, Emily Roysdon, a.o.

        27 Nov-3 Dec 2014

        Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

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      • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is proud to present Performance Days, a seven-day festival dedicated to performance that takes place from 27 November–3 December. It will showcase the complete If I Can’t Dance programme of Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication, with four new artist commissions by Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova and Emily Roysdon, four research projects by Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczysnki, Sven Lütticken and Grant Watson, and a programme of presentations and lectures. For the full programme and tickets, visit www.ificantdance.org.

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      • ificantdance.org
      • Ruysdaelkade 2, 1072 AG Amsterdam
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      • 2729

      • NBprojects

        5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        27, 28 & 29 Nov 2014

        Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €19/15,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 27

      • Stedelijk Museum

        The Secret Museum

        Hito Steyerl

        27 Nov 2014

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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      • The lecture performance The Secret Museum deals with the relationship between politics, the mass production of art, and the funding that glues them together. In May 2013, Hito Steyerl presented I Dreamed a Dream (Part 1) at the Stedelijk. Following this presentation, the Stedelijk commissioned Steyerl’s performance lecture as part of the 13th Istanbul Biennial, which took I Dreamed a Dream (Part 1) as its main point of departure: Is the Museum a Battlefield? Now Steyerl pursues the series with The Secret Museum.

      • 9.30pm
      • Entrance fee + €2,50
      • stedelijk.nl
      • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 28

      • NBprojects

        TEDx Amsterdam – 5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        28 Nov 2014

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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      • TEDxAmsterdam organizes the annual Dutch counterpart of the famous inspiration conference in the United States. Thinkers, doers, and a large crowd come together with one goal: Ideas Worth Doing. During the conference, innovative thinkers give short presentations of up to 18 minutes, around a central theme. This years theme is ‘somewhere in time’. Nicole Beutler will present an excerpt from her piece 5: ECHO, in which she enters into a dialogue with the history of dance.

      • 9am-10pm
      • Invitation only
      • tedxamsterdam.com
      • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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      • 28

      • Volksbühne Berlin

        Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972

        Andrea Fraser

        28 Nov 2014

        Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (DE)

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      • Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972 is a performance developed by Fraser from a 1972 live radio broadcast of a dialogue between several men discussing the importance of feminist struggles to men, how they respond or fail to respond to their sisters, their anxieties, and their struggles. Fraser transcribed and edited the broadcast and performs as all four participants, re-enacting in her own performance their struggle to experience empathy across the boundaries of gender identity. (In collaboration with Galerie Nagel Draxler).

      • 8pm
      • €15/10
      • volksbuehne-berlin.de
      • Linienstraße 227, D-10178 Berlin, Germany
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          • 0515

          • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

            Andrea Büttner. 2

            An­drea Bütt­n­er

            5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

            Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

          • Tue–Sun, 10am-6pm
          • €9/7/6
          • museum-ludwig.de
          • Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
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          • 2711

          • Museion

            Soleil politique

            Raimund Abraham, Robert Breer, KP Brehmer, Marcel Broodthaers, a.o.

            27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

            Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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          • Soleil politique examines the role of the museum in the urban environment by looking back at the Museion’s history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. The exhibition includes models, sculptures, short films, documents and other medium, from major and well-known artists, along with the participation of lesser-known artistic practices.

          • Tue-Sun, 10am–6pm; Thu, 10am–10pm
          • €6/3,5/3
          • museion.it
          • Via Dante 6, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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          • 1801

          • GfZK

            Creativity Exercises

            Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

            18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

            Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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          • How people learn, what they know and how it influences their personality, their behaviour and their position in society, is examined from various different perspectives. With a focus on Eastern Europe, “Creativity Exercises” presents historical and contemporary artistic projects that experiment with alternative forms of learning. The exhibition, workshops and lectures look into the inquiring quality of creativity, which is at the same time subversive and constructive: artistic approaches that challenge a wider view of learning, and related social, economic and institutional conditionalities, are introduced and activated.

          • Tue-Fri, 2-7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm
          • €8/5/4/3
          • gfzk-leipzig.de
          • Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
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          • 2529

          • Extra City

            Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

            Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

            25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

            Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

          • Tue-Sun; 10am–5pm
          • Free admission
          • extracitykunsthal.org
          • Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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          • 2508

          • La Ferme du Buisson

            The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

            Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

            25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

            La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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          • The exhibition Lives of Performers is a tribute to the legendary American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. The films, photographs, sculptures, paintings and performances, created by a number of artists, question the concept of “liveness”. Born in 1934 and one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theatre, Rainer has been a major influence on subsequent generations of artists. After applying to choreography the results of her research into everyday interplay between the private and the political, she then transposed them into her film work.

          • Wed-Sun; 2–7.30pm
          • Free admission
          • afermedubuisson.com
          • Allée de la Ferme 77186, Noisiel, France
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          • 3122

          • Tropenmuseum

            Grand Parade

            Jompet Kuswidananto

            31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

            Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

          • Tue-Sun, 10am–5pm
          • €12,50/11,50/8/4
          • tropenmuseum.nl
          • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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          • 22

          • Van Abbemuseum

            Confessions of the Imperfect

            Fernando García-Dory, Liam Gillick, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, a.o.

            22 Nov 2014

            Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

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          • Confessions of the Imperfect is an exhibition on art, design, life and work, structured as a practical and experiential survey of the modern world. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of historical material, design and contemporary art projects to reflect on but also to use. It takes its title from the Romantic art critic and social reformer John Ruskin, who in Stones of Venice (1869), presented a holistic and ecological view on the relation between art and life as a perpetual and necessary struggle with human imperfection.

          • Tue-Sun, 11am–5pm
          • €18/12/9/6
          • vanabbemuseum.nl
          • Bilderdijklaan 10, 5611 NH Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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          • 0214

          • NYU Steinhardt

            Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter

            Printed Matter, Inc.

            2 Dec-14 Feb 2015

            80WSE gallery, New York (USA)

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          • 80 WSE Gallery is pleased to present Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter, an exhibition chronicling the thirty-nine year history of iconic artist’s book organization Printed Matter, and subsequently the larger history of artists’ book production from the 1970’s through the present. Please note the 80WSE gallery will be closed for winter break December 20th – January 5th.

          • Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6pm
          • Free admission
          • steinhardt.nyu.edu
          • 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY (USA)
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          • 0131

          • Stedelijk Museum

            A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

            Tino Sehgal

            1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

            Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

          • Daily, 10am-6pm; Thurs 10am-10pm
          • € 15/7,50/3,50/0
          • stedelijk.nl
          • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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          • 0829

          • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

            5: ECHO (January tour)

            Nicole Beutler

            8-29 Jan 2015

            Multiple venues in a.o. Tilburg, Rotterdam, and Breda (NL)

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          • In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with the history of dance. Past, present and future flow into each other in this magical ritual. 5: ECHO has two parts. Part one is inspired by the radical performative work by Koert Stuyf and Ellen Edinoff, who blew up the conventions of the art of dance in the Netherlands in the 70’s. For part two Beutler reworked the choreography Vermiljoen (1978, Bianca van Dillen, Dansproduktie) creating a piece for six dancers as collective body in a ritualistic journey, oscillating between past, present and a potential future. For more information and the full January tour schedule, visit “+” or follow this link.

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          • nbprojects.nl
          • Multiple venues
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          • 0911

          • Artist Organizations International

            Artist Organisations International

            Florian Malzacher, Jonas Staal, Joanna Warsza

            9, 10 & 11 Jan 2015

            HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin (DE)

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          • Artist Organizations International (AOI) brings together around thirty-five representatives of organizations from all over the world founded by artists which confront today’s crises in politics, economy, education, immigration or ecology. Artist Organizations International explores the current shift from artists working in the form of temporary, precarious projects to building long-term structures. Which specific artistic value and power do such organisations have? And what could be their concrete impact when connecting their various political and social struggles?

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          • t.b.a.
          • hebbel-am-ufer.de
          • Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin, Germany
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          • 0910

          • Kaaitheater

            Built to Last

            Damaged Goods / Meg Stuart & Münchner Kammerspiele

            9 & 10 Jan 2015

            Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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          • In Built to Last, Meg Stuart lays bare the ultimate human condition: longing and powerlessness, ambition and ignorance, the grandeur of a concept and the humility of mankind. In Built to Last Meg Stuart works for the first time with existing classical music. The sound recording, a historical meta-composition by music dramaturge Alain Franco, acts as a time machine. Each of the tracks, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven, Iannis Xenakis and Arnold Schönberg amongst others, reflects an overwhelming sense of monumentality.

          • 8.30pm
          • €16/12/8
          • kaaitheater.be
          • 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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          • 0910

          • Kaaitheater

            A History of Editing: Editing History – on the soundtrack in ‘Built to Last’

            Alain Franco

            9 & 10 Jan 2015

            Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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          • For her first creation using classical music, Built to Last (2012), choreographer Meg Stuart invited music dramaturge Alain Franco to collaborate with her. In his talk Franco gives his personal view of monumentality and stability in society and in music. Our culture is very attached to constancy and depends on continuity across generations. Franco critically examines the cultural function of music and classicism and explains his non-chronological selection and juxtaposition of music in Built to Last.

          • 7pm
          • Free admission; RSVP
          • kaaitheater.be
          • 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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          • 1017

          • If I Can't Dance

            How We Behave

            Grant Watson (curator)

            10-17 Jan 2015

            Nottingham Contemporary; The Space, Nottingham (UK)

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          • How We Behave, curated by Grant Watson and commissioned by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, is inspired by an interview of the same name with Michel Foucault published in Vanity Fair in 1983, in which Foucault asked – why can’t life be ‘the material for a work of art?’ In more than fifty interviews, conducted in New York, São Paulo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and Amsterdam, the project explores how people shape their lives. Presented is a selection of these filmed portraits shown alongside material relating to the overall project which will provide the setting for discussion on Foucault’s concept of life as a work of art.

          • Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm
          • Free admission
          • nottinghamcontemporary.org
          • Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, United Kingdom
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          • 10

          • If I Can't Dance

            I See/La Camera: I (Book launch)

            Jacob Korczynski

            10 Jan 2015

            Art Metropole, Toronto (CA)

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          • On 10 January from 3–5pm I See/La Camera: I, published by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, will be presented at Art Metropole in Toronto, with an introduction by its author and editor, Jacob Korczynski. I See/La Camera: I is the outcome of an extensive research project into Babette Mangolte’s film The Camera: Je, La Camera: I (1977), and Lucy Lippard’s novel I See/You Mean (1979). It investigates the relationship between the subjective role of the camera in Mangolte’s film and the simultaneous exploration of text and image in Lippard’s novel, situating both works in the context of feminist strategies of self-portraiture.

          • 3pm
          • Free admission
          • artmetropole.com
          • 1490 Dundas Str. West, Toronto ON, CA, M6K 1T5
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          • 1028

          • Ellen de Bruijne Proj. icw Kunstverein

            Present

            Dorothé Orczyk (curator)

            10 Jan-28 Feb 2015

            Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam

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          • From 10 January – 28 February 2015 Ellen de Bruijne Projects, in collaboration with Kunstverein Amsterdam, will present different performances every week by the following artists: Kerstin Cmelka, Jeremiah Day, Uta Eisenreich & Eva Meyer-Keller, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, I’m with her records, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Erkka Nissinen, Janneke van Raaphorst, and Geo Wyeth. For more information and updates on the programme, visit: edbprojects.com

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          • edbprojects.com
          • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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          • 12

          • ICI Berlin

            Theory of the Gimmick (lecture)

            Sianne Ngai

            12 Jan 2015

            ICI Berlin, Berlin (DE)

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          • Extending her previous book’s focus on equivocal aesthetic categories (such as the merely “interesting”) and with an eye to the special difficulties posed by the very idea of an aesthetics of production (as opposed to reception), Sianne Ngai in this talk explores the repulsion that the gimmick produces and its ideological implications across a range of cultural forms, including a prestigious literary genre we might not immediately associate with such a compromised aesthetic device: the so-called philosophical novel or novel of ideas.

          • 7.30pm
          • Free admission
          • ici-berlin.org
          • Christinenstraße 18/19, Haus 8, D – 10119 Berlin, DE
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          • 1416

          • UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL

            Reggie Watts

            Reggie Watts

            14, 15 & 16 Jan 2015

            The Public Theater, New York (USA)

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          • The performer is present. In an attempt to channel the illusory presence of the artist, avowed disinformationist Reggie Watts invites you to sit across from him. But just for five minutes. Reggie Watts, internationally renowned vocalist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian/ improviser, amazes audiences with his unpredictable performances, which are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and looping pedals.

          • 14/01, 8pm; 16/01, 7pm
          • Free admission
          • publictheater.org
          • 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, USA
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          • 1617

          • Haus der Kulturen der Welt

            Radical Philosophy Conference 2015

            Fahim Amir, Claudia Aradau, a.o.

            16 & 17 Jan 2015

            Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE)

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          • For the first time, the Radical Philosophy Conference takes places in Germany and discusses topics such as Acceleration & the New, Artistic Strike, Secrecy & Surveillance, Queer Theory & Geopolitics, Pedagogization, Philosophy of the Essay-Film, Animalities, On Organization. For more information and the full programme, visit: hkw.de

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          • Free admission
          • hkw.de
          • John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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          • 1617

          • DAS Graduate School

            DasArts Open Weekend

            Agustina Muñoz and Leila Anderson, Mor Shani, Lucia Marneañu, Orion Maxted, Ahmed Khaled, a.o.

            16 & 17 Jan 2015

            DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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          • DasArts looks forward to welcoming you on the 16th and 17th of January 2015. As part of our Open Weekend, there will be performances by current DasArts students on both days. On 16 January at 8pm, Agustina Muñoz and Leila Anderson will present the performances they recently developed at DasArts. Mor Shani will show Ecclesiastes, the film he produced this semester. Saturday 17 January is a great occasion to discover more about the DasArts programme. Get to know the current students, alumni and the DasArts team. For more information and the full programme of performances, visit www.dasarts.nl

          • Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm-7pm
          • Free admission; RSVP
          • dasarts@ahk.nl
          • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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          • Het Veem Theater

            Knock down the entrance door of the cinema

            Esther Arribas, Matías Daporta

            17 Jan 2015

            Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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          • In Knock down the entrance door of the cinema artists Esther Arribas and Matias Daporta are making a movie. The audience is watching two of their recently made performances (South, and Funerals, welcome)  but are finding themselves at the same time on a film set, in which they operate as extras. Besides directing the film Esther and Matias thus also appear as artists (themselves) in the movie, that tells the story of Georgia – a murderer that kills artists. Knock down the entrance door of the cinema is a thriller that you don’t watch but become part of.

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

            A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-One Englishes

            Nicoline van Harskamp

            17 Jan-22 Feb 2015

            Onomatopee, Eindhoven (NL)

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          • In a solo exhibition at Onomatopee, Nicoline van Harskamp brings together three works in a new, still on-going series on the topic of the future of the English language. In collaboration with art institutions throughout Europe, each work will be conceived as an experiment on the different linguistic phenomena associated with the global use of spoken English, by people for whom the language is not their ‘mother tongue’. The opening programme (January 17, 4.30pm) features a live staging of A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-One Englishes, featuring Mark Bellamy, Cézanne Tegelberg, Claire King, Mark Kingsford and Ralph de Rijke.

          • Thurs-Sat, 1–5pm
          • Free admission
          • onomatopee.net
          • Hallenweg 1c, 5615 PP Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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          • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

            Built to Last

            Damaged Goods / Meg Stuart & Münchner Kammerspiele

            20 Jan 2015

            Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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          • In Built to Last, Meg Stuart lays bare the ultimate human condition: longing and powerlessness, ambition and ignorance, the grandeur of a concept and the humility of mankind. In Built to Last Meg Stuart works for the first time with existing classical music. The sound recording, a historical meta-composition by music dramaturge Alain Franco, acts as a time machine. Each of the tracks, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ludwig van Beethoven, Iannis Xenakis and Arnold Schönberg amongst others, reflects an overwhelming sense of monumentality.

          • 8pm
          • €37,50–20
          • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
          • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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          • Movement Research

            Studies Project: The Role of Class in Current Dance Practices

            Michelle Boulé, Jeanine Durning, a.o.

            20 Jan 2015

            Gibney Dance, New York (USA)

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          • Come listen in on a series of brief and intimate discussions with various teaching artists, addressing questions and ideas about dance and movement-based class through their own practices and histories. Afterwards, everyone present is invited to actively participate in smaller group conversations with an opportunity to share insights and proposals with the larger group.

          • 6.15pm
          • Free admission
          • gibneydance.org
          • 890 Broadway, Fifth Floor, NY, New York 10003, USA
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          • CFR, Goldsmiths

            Pathologies of the Perfect: Femininity as Competition in Neo-Liberal Times

            Angela McRobbie

            21 Jan 2015

            Goldsmiths; RHB Cinema, London (UK)

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          • More information will follow soon.

          • 5pm
          • Free admission
          • gold.ac.uk
          • New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, United Kingdom
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          • Frascati Theater

            RULE™

            Emke Idema

            23 & 24 Jan 2015

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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          • In Nederland leven naar schatting 150.000 mensen buiten de wet; zij hebben geen rechten. Hoe verhouden we ons tot dit onoverzichtelijk grote, maar urgente probleem? Als je geen activist of politicus bent, hoe kun je dan toch nadenken over migratie en illegaliteit? Hoe kun je bijdragen aan de situatie? Is er een betrokken ruimte mogelijk tussen sociaal-activisme en politieke macht in? RULE™ is een speels en theatraal platform rondom jouw persoonlijke politiek. Een theatrale ervaring, een ontmoetingsplek, een politieke speeltuin, een miniatuursamenleving.

          • 7.30pm
          • €15/11,50
          • frascatitheater.nl
          • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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          • NBprojects

            2: Dialogue With Lucinda

            Nicole Beutler

            24 & 25 Jan 2015

            Mercat De Les Flors, Barcelona (ES)

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

          • 8.30pm
          • €12
          • mercatdelesflors.cat
          • Lleida, 59, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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          • If I Can't Dance

            Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden

            Sara van der Heide

            24 Jan 2015

            International Film Festival Rotterdam; LantarenVenster 6, Rotterdam (NL)

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          • Sara van der Heide’s film Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam on Saturday 24 January at 7.15pm. Mother Earth Breathing: The Garden is a travelogue in form, colour and rhythm, of the artist’s repeated encounters with nature’s manifestations. Van der Heide speaks to our biological clock by showing a rhythmic montage of images of growth and decomposition that she filmed in her garden during one year. The film is part of Mother Earth Breathing, a work that encompasses a second film and a performance, and that was commissioned by If I Can’t Dance as part of Edition V (2013–2014).

          • 7.15pm
          • iffr.com
          • Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam, NL
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          • Frascati Theater

            Inventaris van onmacht

            Edit Kaldor, Andreas Bachmair, Jurrien van Rheenen, Kobbe Koopman, a.o.

            28 Jan-1 Feb 2015

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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          • Laten we beginnen bij het begin. Wat is er mis? Wat zou je willen veranderen, als je maar kon? In je eigen leven, in de maatschappij, in de wereld? Bij velen lijken gevoelens van verontwaardiging over kleine en grote misstanden tegenwoordig te stranden in onmacht. Theatermaakster Edit Kaldor besloot het potentieel tot verandering open te breken met een initiatief van onderaf.  In Nederland, Tsjechië, Duitsland en Polen organiseerde zij kleinschalige bijeenkomsten waarin stadgenoten uiteenlopende ervaringen van onmacht uitwisselden, even zovele kritische kanttekeningen bij de structuren waarin we leven.

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

            Experiment#3 – IMPRO JAM

            Fernando Belfiore

            30 Jan 2015

            Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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          • With his Experiment series choreographer Fernando Belfiore creates new spaces for interaction and mobilisation in the dance scene. The Experiments are encounters within a playful setting based on improvisation and interaction, and explore new formats of spectating and to focus on collective experience. After two previous editions, Fernando Belfiore creates a third encounter in Het Veem Theater. This time he works with and from the format of the Improvisation Battle, which is based on battle formats from dance styles and follows the idea of the improvisation jam.

          • 8pm
          • €10/7/5
          • hetveemtheater.nl
          • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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          • Kunsthalle Basel

            Ongoing Retrospective (Chapter 1)

            Zhana Ivanova

            30 Jan-15 Feb 2015

            Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (CH)

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          • Performance artist Zhana Ivanova (*1977) will have her first institutional solo show at Kunsthalle Basel. The nature of her performances often involves revealing, on the one hand, the underlying codes, rules, and structures in society, and, on the other hand, a form of prediction or future tense; thus her exhibition proposes to operate a bit like her work, revealing something about the codes, rules, and structures of exhibition making and setting those into an indeterminate future. Ongoing Retrospective reverses the typical nature of the retrospective—as something that comes at the end of an older artist’s career and looks back—since here we will start at the beginning of this young artist’s career and look forward.

          • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, Sun, 11am-5pm
          • n/a
          • kunsthallebasel.ch
          • Steinenberg 7, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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              Close sidenote

              Performance Days

              27 November–3 December 2014
              If I Can’t Dance at Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

              For the full programme and tickets, visit www.ificantdance.org.

              GERRY BIBBY, GREGG BORDOWITZ, ANDREA FRASER, SARA VAN DER HEIDE, JACOB KORCZYNSKI, LOUISE LAWLER, SVEN LUTTICKEN, CHUS MARTINEZ, ALEX MARTINIS ROE, SIDSEL MEINECHE HANSEN & FATIMA HELLBERG, BABETTE MANGOLTE, SNEJANKA MIHAYLOVA, FRED MOTEN, RACHEL O’REILLY, EMILY ROYSDON, GRANT WATSON

              If I Can’t Dance is pleased to announce that the full day-to-day programme of the Performance Days is now online and tickets can be purchased through our website for the afternoon and evening programmes.

              Performance Days is a seven-day festival in Amsterdam presenting four new artist commissions; by Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova, Emily Roysdon, and four new Performance in Residence projects; by Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczynski, Sven Lütticken, and Grant Watson. These study poetics and the voice; late 1970s feminist strategies with Lucy Lippard and Babette Mangolte; the work of Louise Lawler; and Michel Foucault respectively.

              These eight projects have been in development over the past two years, as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition V–Appropriation and Dedication (2013–2014). During the Days they are shared through new performances, presentations and conversations, and with an exhibition of materials that will assemble and disassemble according to the other demands on the space.

              The Days further include contributions by artists and speakers Andrea Fraser, Alex Martinis Roe, Chus Martínez, Sidsel Meineche Hansen with Fatima Hellberg, Babette Mangolte, Fred Moten and Rachel O’Reilly. The Amsterdam chapter of the If I Can’t Dance Reading Group will feature a special session led by Rachel O’Reilly.

              The Days also feature the launch of four publications accompanying the artist commissions, designed by Maureen Mooren, and four publications accompanying the Performance in Residence projects, designed by Will Holder. Each purchased ticket for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes comes with one free publication of your choice from these new series of books, and a passe-partout ticket comes with a complete series of four books.

              Art and design book shop San Serriffe will offer a special selection of titles corresponding with the festival.

              Performance Days is curated by Tanja Baudoin, Frederique Bergholtz and Vivian Ziherl.

              Partners
              Performance Days is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, Ammodo, VSB Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. With special thanks to SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain and SONSBEEK International Foundation.

              The Commissions and Performance in Residence projects are co-produced by various partner institutions, with specific works within the Performance Days presented in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Emily Roysdon) and with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory (Andrea Fraser and Alex Martinis Roe).

              The programme of If I Can’t Dance is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the municipality of Amsterdam. If I Can’t Dance is a member of Corpus and Performance Platform.

              TICKETS

              Tickets are €17,50,– and can now be purchased online, with limited availability. Each ticket comprises a full afternoon or an evening programme. Early bird passe-partouts are €60,– and comprise the full Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes. They can be purchased online only until 9 November.

              One free publication of your choice from If I Can’t Dance’s new Commissions or Performance in Residence series is included with each purchased ticket for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes (normal price: €15,–). A complete series (four books) comes with the passe-partout ticket.

              Buy tickets here

               
              Close sidenote

              DasArts – Talking with Places

              The new DasArts block ‘Talking with Places’ is now in full swing! Our students arrived from all over the world in the beginning of September. After two weeks of encounters with artists, alumni, and curators, all of whom took us to inspiring locations in Amsterdam and elsewhere, the autumn programme, known as a ‘block’, has started.

              For ten weeks, Talking with Places will address a general question from a very specific place. Less than two months ago, DasArts moved across the river and set foot in Amsterdam North. Talking with Places is about getting to know the new environment and responding to it through art. How can we turn a new place that at first sight seems like a non-place into home? North traditionally has been the ‘wrong side of the river’, but now things are changing and gentrification looms. This block will challenge its participants to intrude, discover and respond.

              The mentor of this block is journalist and former artistic director of the cultural hotspot Tolhuistuin, Chris Keulemans, assisted by Willemijn Lamp, dramaturge and director of the Read My World Festival. Their regular sparring partners are Sébastien Hendrickx and Lode van Piggelen. Among the guest lecturers are poet and essayist K. Schippers, artist Renzo Martens, sociologist Merijn Oudenampsen, philosopher Femke Kaulingfreks, director and curator Marike Splint and producer Sabine Pater.

              Read more about Talking with Places here

               
              Close sidenote

              Performance Days

              27 November–3 December 2014
              If I Can’t Dance at Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

              For the full programme and tickets, visit www.ificantdance.org.

              GERRY BIBBY, GREGG BORDOWITZ, ANDREA FRASER, SARA VAN DER HEIDE, JACOB KORCZYNSKI, LOUISE LAWLER, SVEN LUTTICKEN, CHUS MARTINEZ, ALEX MARTINIS ROE, SIDSEL MEINECHE HANSEN & FATIMA HELLBERG, BABETTE MANGOLTE, SNEJANKA MIHAYLOVA, FRED MOTEN, RACHEL O’REILLY, EMILY ROYSDON, GRANT WATSON

              If I Can’t Dance is pleased to announce that the full day-to-day programme of the Performance Days is now online and tickets can be purchased through our website for the afternoon and evening programmes.

              Performance Days is a seven-day festival in Amsterdam presenting four new artist commissions; by Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova, Emily Roysdon, and four new Performance in Residence projects; by Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczynski, Sven Lütticken, and Grant Watson. These study poetics and the voice; late 1970s feminist strategies with Lucy Lippard and Babette Mangolte; the work of Louise Lawler; and Michel Foucault respectively.

              These eight projects have been in development over the past two years, as part of If I Can’t Dance’s Edition V–Appropriation and Dedication (2013–2014). During the Days they are shared through new performances, presentations and conversations, and with an exhibition of materials that will assemble and disassemble according to the other demands on the space.

              The Days further include contributions by artists and speakers Andrea Fraser, Alex Martinis Roe, Chus Martínez, Sidsel Meineche Hansen with Fatima Hellberg, Babette Mangolte, Fred Moten and Rachel O’Reilly. The Amsterdam chapter of the If I Can’t Dance Reading Group will feature a special session led by Rachel O’Reilly.

              The Days also feature the launch of four publications accompanying the artist commissions, designed by Maureen Mooren, and four publications accompanying the Performance in Residence projects, designed by Will Holder. Each purchased ticket for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes comes with one free publication of your choice from these new series of books, and a passe-partout ticket comes with a complete series of four books.

              Art and design book shop San Serriffe will offer a special selection of titles corresponding with the festival.

              Performance Days is curated by Tanja Baudoin, Frederique Bergholtz and Vivian Ziherl.

              Partners
              Performance Days is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, Ammodo, VSB Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. With special thanks to SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain and SONSBEEK International Foundation.

              The Commissions and Performance in Residence projects are co-produced by various partner institutions, with specific works within the Performance Days presented in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Emily Roysdon) and with Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory (Andrea Fraser and Alex Martinis Roe).

              The programme of If I Can’t Dance is supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the municipality of Amsterdam. If I Can’t Dance is a member of Corpus and Performance Platform.

              TICKETS

              Tickets are €17,50,– and can now be purchased online, with limited availability. Each ticket comprises a full afternoon or an evening programme. Early bird passe-partouts are €60,– and comprise the full Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes. They can be purchased online only until 9 November.

              One free publication of your choice from If I Can’t Dance’s new Commissions or Performance in Residence series is included with each purchased ticket for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday programmes (normal price: €15,–). A complete series (four books) comes with the passe-partout ticket.

              Buy tickets here

               
              Close sidenote

              5: ECHO

              A coproduction of ICKamsterdam & NBprojects

              In 5: ECHO, choreographer Nicole Beutler enters into a dialogue with the history of dance. Past, present and future flow into each other in this magical ritual. Point and circle, echo and resonance, geometric forms in motion and a kaleidoscopic interplay of lines like a pumping heart in the centre stage.

              5: ECHO has two parts. Part one is inspired by the radical performative work by Koert Stuyf and Ellen Edinoff, who blew up the conventions of the art of dance in the Netherlands in the nineteen seventies. For part two Beutler reworked the choreography Vermiljoen (1978, Bianca van Dillen, Dansproduktie) creating a piece for six dancers as collective body in a ritualistic journey, oscillating between past, present and a potential future.

              5: ECHO is a solo performance, a film and a choreography for six dancers supported and propelled by the pumping electronic sound score by Gary Shepherd in a monumental, yet minimalist, space designed by Theun Mosk, lighting design by long term collaborator Minna Tiikkainen.

              Everything resonates: slowed-down time, dancing circles and glistening lizards on the balustrades… Before and after the performance you can dive into the archive that served as a source of inspiration for 5: ECHO. Let yourself be informed, watch the short documentary, listen to memories, browse old reviews and admire photographs from bygone days.

              Visit nbprojects.nl for more information.

              January Tour 2015


              8 January 2015, 8.30pm

              De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)
              Tickets: €15/12/7
              denwevorst.nl


              13 January 2015, 8.30pm

              De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)
              Tickets: €20
              goudseschouwburg.nl


              14 January 2015, 8.15pm
              (Introduction: 6.45pm)

              De Rotterdamse Schouwburg,
              Rotterdam (NL)
              Tickets: €21/18/10
              rotterdamseschouwburg.nl


              15 January 2015, 8.30pm

              Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten (NL)
              Tickets: €15,50
              lawei.nl


              20 January 2015, 8.15pm

              Theater de Veste, Delft (NL)
              Tickets: €12
              theaterdeveste.nl


              22 January 2015, 8.30pm

              Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)
              Tickets: €17,20/11.20
              chasse.nl


              29 January 2015, 8.30pm

              Theater Malpertuis, Tielt (BE)
              Tickets: €14/12/11
              malpertuis.be