PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 1902

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

    Kazimir Malevich

    19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

  • M HKA

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

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

    25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

  • Whitney Museum

    Rituals Of Rented Island

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

    31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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

  • Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm; Fri, 1-9pm
  • $20/16/0
  • whitney.org
  • 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Str., NY 10021, USA
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  • 0716

  • Arnolfini

    Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

    Joëlle Tuerlinckx

    7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

    Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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

  • 11am-6pm
  • Free admission
  • arnolfini.org.uk
  • 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, United Kingdom
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  • 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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  • 2613

  • Mediamatic

    FACELESS. Seduction, surveillance, privacy

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

    26 Jan-13 Apr 2014

    Mediamatic, Amsterdam

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

  • Wed-Sun, 1-6pm
  • €5/3
  • mediamatic.net
  • VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam
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  • 2822

  • If I Can’t Dance icw. Ellen de Bruijne prj.

    Inner Stage Poster – presentation

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    28 Jan-22 Feb 2014

    Ellen de Bruijne projects, Amsterdam

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

  • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 13pm-6pm
  • Free admission
  • edbprojects.nl
  • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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  • 0128

  • Kunstverein

    Political Therapy

    Valentina Desideri

    1-28 Feb 2014

    Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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  • During the months December, February, April and June, Valentina Desideri will give Political Therapy at Kunstverein. Political Therapy deals with problems of a political nature and creates the conditions to develop other languages to talk about and live through politics. Its practice develops as it happens. Neither the therapist nor the patient is responsible for any kind of ‘solution’ to the problem. Instead, the problem is treated as an occasion for language to develop, for speculation to happen and for politics to be felt. You can book an individual session by mailing your name and preferred month(s) to office@kunstverein.nl.

  • €35/25
  • kunstverein.nl
  • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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  • 03

  • Sandberg Inst. icw. Goethe-Institut

    The Sandberg Series – Sarah Vanhee

    Sarah Vanhee

    3 Feb 2014

    Goethe-Institut, Amsterdam

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  • The Sandberg series is an ongoing lecture series which explores the idea of ‘autonomy’ and ‘making’ while simultaneously addressing the social and economical roles and implications of these traditional parameters of art production. The program is structured around custom modules that investigate the realms of language, image, object and performance production and representation. Today’s speaker is Sarah Vanhee (°1980, Belgium). The artistic practice of Sarah Vanhee is linked to performance, visual art and literature.

  • 7.30pm
  • €5/3
  • goethe.de
  • Herengracht 470, 1017 CA Amsterdam
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  • 0509

  • Het Veem Theater

    /S ITE S\

    Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

    5-9 Feb 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • /S ITE S\ is an audio-visual performance, a mind-site, in which the spectator becomes his own archaeologist. Understanding the chronology of past activity means engaging introspectively. Natural forces, like different phenomena of water, air, electricity and mainly sound substances, are used as excavation forces to induce this state of attention. /S ITE S\ is about trying to meticulously understand our present place. By practicing reversed archaeology we are choosing, from the disclosed traces and relics, what to deliberately place on-site and  leave behind as our present: for it to be buried in time, and only found in a millenary-distant future.

  • 8.30pm; Sun (9 Feb) at 4pm
  • € 15/12/10/7/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408-410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0519

  • EYE Film Institute

    The New Moroccan Cinema: Meet the Director

    Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi, a.o.

    5 Feb-19 Mar 2014

    EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam

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  • EYE Film Institute presents a series on contemporary Moroccan cinema in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and writer Fouad Laroui, winner of the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle in 2013. The programme, which includes weekly screenings of the work of seven major Moroccan filmmakers, runs from 5 February to 19 March. All directors will be present. A retrospective discussion with author Abdelkader Benali is scheduled for 5 March.

  • every Wednesday at 4.15pm
  • €10/8,50/7,50
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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  • 0608

  • Frascati Theater

    There is a discussion, een monoloog

    Nieuw West/Marien Jongewaard

    6, 7 & 8 Feb 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • There is a discussion, een monoloog gets its title from the work ‘There is a discussion’ by conceptual artist Ian Wilson. By writing these words and publishing them, Wilson generates discussion, opinion, inventiveness – and that is what Marien Jongewaard also aims for in his work.

  • 9pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • De Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0813

  • de Appel arts centre

    Asco (exhibition)

    artists collective Asco

    8 Feb-13 Apr 2014

    De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

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  • An exhibition revolving around the Chicano collective Asco, who from 1972 through 1987 realized numerous interventions in public spaces. Asco’s performances in and around East LA resembled scenes from movies that were never made – or fashion shoots, or promotional images of rock bands. They called some of these No Movies. Their actions were done without notice or permission in a public spaces fraught with political and racial tensions, and sometimes under police curfews; the imagery they used was linked to fantasy and fiction. Asco always remained on a dangerous political edge. Realized in cooperation with Nottingham Contemporary and CAPC Bordeaux.

  • Tue-Sat, 12-8pm; Sun, 12-6pm
  • €7/4,50
  • deappel.nl
  • Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT Amsterdam
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  • 1112

  • NBprojects

    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    11 & 12 Feb 2014

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €18/15/10
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, NL
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  • 13

  • If I Can't Dance

    By Any Other Name

    Emily Roysdon

    13 Feb 2014

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • If I Can’t Dance proudly presents the second chapter of By Any Other Name, a new performance project by Emily Roysdon, presented in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The piece is an international two-year commission in which Roysdon undertakes the development of a vocabulary around the term ‘to discompose’. Roysdon’s collaborators for this chapter are Eleanor Bauer, Babi Badalov, Jesper Stromback Eklund, Katinka Marac, and students of the If I Can’t Dance workshop of the Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ. Two sessions of thirty participants will be held at 5pm and 8pm. Reservation is essential: reservations@stedelijk.nl

  • 5pm & 8pm
  • Entrance to museum
  • reservations@stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 14

  • NBprojects

    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    14 Feb 2014

    De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €19
  • goudseschouwburg.nl
  • Boelekade 69, 2806 AE Gouda, NL
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  • 15

  • Chassé Theater

    Cantatas

    Raimund Hoghe

    15 Feb 2014

    Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)

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  • Music plays a central role in Raimund Hoghe’s oeuvre, not only as a partner in dialogue or a support for the dance and movement, but also as to create a world, to supply the coordinates that place the performance in a time and space. In addition to waltz music, romantic pop songs and popular songs, in the past Hoghe has used musical classics from the history of dance. Hoghe plans to work in a similar way in his new group performance Cantatas. Although Bach’s cantatas will play a central role, Hoghe also makes use of music by other composers and the selected cantatas have are both religious and secular.

  • 8.30pm
  • €37,80/29,80/20,80
  • chasse.nl
  • Claudius Prinsenlaan 8, 4811 DK Breda, NL
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  • 16

  • If I Can't Dance

    Emma’s

    Emily Roysdon

    16 Feb 2014

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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  • Following the performance presentation at Stedelijk Museum earlier in the week, Emily Roysdon will feature within the second session of the If I Can’t Dance Emma’s series. Held Sunday 16 February at 5pm, the session will open a dialogue with Roysdon, led by Vivian Ziherl, as a station within her ongoing development of the key concept ‘to discompose’. The term marks a field of enquiry, a speculation into the ordering of theatrical space, audience orientation and institutional structures. This presentation is one of several gatherings with If I Can’t Dance’s artists of Edition V, including Snejanka Mihaylova, Gerry Bibby and Sara van der Heide.

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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  • 18

  • Frascati Theater

    Black Bismarck

    andcompany&Co

    18 Feb 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • The Berlin-based “ghostbusters” of andcompany&Co began to search for colonial ghosts: an area of allotment gardens, several rows of streets, even a whole city district and a well-known supermarket chain are still being haunted today – nearly 100 years after the official end of the German colonial period. An underground station near the “Reichskanzlerpalais” seems to be the entrance to the underworld. Ruler Bismarck, who did not come to peace in Friedrichsruh, stalks around as “the white man”: White man, what now?

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • De Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1920

  • DeSingel

    Air

    Vincent Dupont, a.o.

    19 & 20 Feb 2014

    DeSingel, Antwerp (BE)

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  • In this new project Dupont examines how voice and movement influence one another and can lead to a trance. His inspiration for this was Jean Rouch’s film ‘Les tambours d’avant’.

  • 8pm
  • €18/14/8
  • desingel.be
  • Desguinlei 25, B 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 1922

  • Het Veem Theater

    /S ITE S\

    Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

    19-22 Feb 2014

    Jan van Eyck Academie (Open Studios), Maastricht (NL)

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  • /S ITE S\ is an audio-visual performance, a mind-site, in which the spectator becomes his own archaeologist. Understanding the chronology of past activity means engaging introspectively. Natural forces, like different phenomena of water, air, electricity and mainly sound substances, are used as excavation forces to induce this state of attention. /S ITE S\ is about trying to meticulously understand our present place. By practicing reversed archaeology we are choosing, from the disclosed traces and relics, what to deliberately place on-site and  leave behind as our present: for it to be buried in time, and only found in a millenary-distant future.

  • t.b.a.
  • janvaneyck.nl
  • Academieplein 1 6211KM Maastricht
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Appropriation and Dedication

    Reading Group

    19 Feb 2014

    If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

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

    In tijden van crisis

    Tomas Hendriks

    20 Feb 2014

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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  • In In tijden van crisis Tomas Hendriks observes parliamentary and commission meetings – the habitat of Brussels politicians. He leads us through a web of streets, inner courts, corridors and meeting rooms in the parliament. In this macrocosm tensions arise between the individual and the city, which lead to a situation of overall uncertainty.

  • 8.30pm
  • €7/5
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Auguste Ortsstr. 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • WIELS

    Franz Erhard Walther

    Franz Erhard Walther

    21 Feb-11 May 2014

    WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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  • Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition offers an in-depth look at an influential German artist whose pioneering work straddles minimalist sculpture, conceptual art, abstract painting, and performance all while positing fundamental questions about the conventional idea of the artwork as an immutable, obdurate pedestalor wall-bound thing. Bringing together pivotal works made between the 1950s and the present, this exhibition focuses on Walther’s ability to transform notions of objecthood and perception through drawings, paintings, fabric sculptures, participatory forms, languagebased works, photographic documentation and archival material.

  • Wed-Sun, 11am -6pm
  • €8/5/3/1,25/0
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2223

  • Het Veem Theater

    SAYA IKAN/I AM A FISH/IK BEN EEN VIS

    Lily Kiara

    22 & 23 Feb 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • SAYA IKAN/I AM A FISH is a poetic performance about the resonance of the colonial history of the Dutch East Indies on three generations of Dutch-Indonesians. From the desire to connect and find unity, Liliy Kiara made a piece about migration, choices, perceptions and the rising of questions. SAYA IKAN was first performed in Het Veem Theater in October 2012. Since then, the piece has been seen on different stages. For the reprise in Het Veem Theater she will be accompanied by musician Michael Moore, playing alt clarinet and base clarinet.

  • 8.30pm; Sun (23 Feb) at 4pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408-410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Kaaitheater

    Soul Food #8: Philippe Quesne

    Philippe Quesne

    22 Feb 2014

    Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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  • Art is all very well, but who is the artist who thinks it all up, where does he get his inspiration from and how does he translate this into a gripping scene, a haunting text, a meaningful movement? Questions major and minor, answers profound and light-hearted, these will be dished up to you at Soul Food, together with a tasty bite and a good glass of wine. Afterwards you plunge into the performance in a satisfied and happy mood. Hostess for the Soul Food evenings is the journalist Anna Luyten.

  • 6pm
  • €12, excl. perf. ticket
  • kaaitheater.be
  • 20 square Sainctelette, 1000 Brussels, BE
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  • Vooruit

    Méduses

    Vincent Glowinski

    26 & 27 Feb 2014

    Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)

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  • Human Brush is a video display for the graphic tracking and marking of movement. Gestures traces and draws. A camera installed vertically above the stage captures the performer’s movements. Images are processed in realtime, overlaid, and retro-projected on the main screen on stage. The performer’s movements draw primitive living morphologies and architectures. Are we these forms’ designers, or are there primitive patterns guiding our movements?

  • n/a
  • n/a
  • vooruit.be
  • Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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  • NBprojects

    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    27 Feb 2014

    Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

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

  • 8.15pm
  • €21/18
  • rotterdamseschouwburg.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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      Letters

      There are certain things that occupy me lately. They are snippets of thoughts, fireflies of concerns and the ever-unfinished ghost hunt.

      1. I love the name of Simon Vicenzi’s part of the DasArts Block couple of years ago. Joe Kelleher mentored the Block; Simon was guiding one part of it. I was touched and taken into several directions at once when I encountered the title:

      Without a care in the world.

      2. I posted as my status last week:
      “Happiness is a word expelled from discourse on art. Yet somehow the most accurate and persistent in my fb wordings tonight, sharing the /S ITE S\ event.

      Happiness.

      The state of being delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing.
      Characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy.
      Favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky.
      Apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, or ideas.

      Says the dictionary.com. I affirm.”

      S ITE S

      3. While on the topic: I discovered that I have a favorite facebooker. His name is Jacob Wren, an artist, a writer and a prolific fb poster. I don’t manage to read all his posts, but whether it’s a mix of songs or an article on Yvonne Rainer, there is always something I can relate to or something new I will discover. Quite beautiful. His blog is also worth a visit www.radicalcut.blogspot.ca
      4. I gave a lecture a week ago in the Stedelijk museum on what sounded as an insanely wide topic of Body in visual arts from 60ties till today. I picked a few works and threw a few words in the air about them.
      Then I wanted that the whole 30 min lecture becomes this very February Performance Platform Letter.
      Unchanged, unedited, with its unclean talking manner.
      I wanted the lecture to perform again, yet without my body and voice being present.
      I wanted that reading audience floats away or picks just a passage or two.
      But than I got pretty accurate feed back from my co-editors that they understand the intention but that the text is difficult to read.
      Some great proposition on how to edit the lecture entered my inbox. I was grateful, yet stubborn. So I changed the letter altogether.
      5. Still on the topic. In my lecture I mentioned:
      – I will be thinking of understanding and non-understanding.

      I also noted:
      – I am interested in notions of accessibility, availability and allowing.
      I didn’t elaborate much on neither in the lecture; I was rather using them as dramaturgical placeholders for the unavoidable: that we wont always understand, that not everything will be accessible at all times and that there is a limit to what we allow.
      These notions are the ones that persist lately both in my daily work and in my ponderings, probably triggered by the dangerous simplifications formulated in the demand for ‘more accessible content’ in arts.

      6. January was an insane month. There were so many great things to visit, or miss because it was overlapping with another great thing. I missed a few things this weekend because the November flu finally caught me – patient bastard.
      7. February goes on in an upbeat mode of great works all around.
      Against an expected ‘good mode of conduct’ of recommending others’ work (well, our agenda is full of great recommendations in the first place – go visit it!), hereby I will invite you to the work that I await with excitement.
      Already for four years, every February, Rodrigo Sobrazo de Larraechea brings a work in Het Veem Theater.
      The new work /S ITE S\ is an audiovisual installation developed during his residency at Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
      In it a continuous sound and light seeps upwards towards nothing else but a state of happiness.
      Very peculiar work.
      Very beautiful work.

      See you in February!

      Bojana Mladenovic

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      • 0105

      • If I Can't Dance

        The Black Box Penny Arcade Peep Show/ The Drumhead

        Gerry Bibby

        1 Oct-5 Jan 2014

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

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

      • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat; Sun, 11am-7pm
      • €13/7
      • biennaledelyon.com
      • MAC Lyon, 81 Quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
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      • 1120

      • Museum Ludwig Köln

        Louise Lawler. Adjusted

        Louise Lawler

        11 Oct-20 Jan 2014

        Museum Ludwig Köln, Köln (DE)

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

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

      • Stedelijk Museum

        Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

        Kazimir Malevich

        19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

        Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

      • M HKA

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

        Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

        25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

        M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

      • Whitney Museum

        Rituals Of Rented Island

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

        31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

        Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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

      • Wed, Thur, Sat, Sun: 11am-6pm; Fri, 1-9pm
      • $20/16/0
      • whitney.org
      • 945 Madison Ave. at 75th Str., NY 10021, USA
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      • 0716

      • Arnolfini

        Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

        Joëlle Tuerlinckx

        7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

        Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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

      • 11am-6pm
      • Free admission
      • arnolfini.org.uk
      • 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, United Kingdom
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      • 04

      • NBprojects

        Shirokuro

        Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

        4 Jan 2014

        Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)

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

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

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        9 & 10 Jan 2014

        fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam (DE)

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

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

      • Theater Frascati

        Route 9 & 10 Januari (Compleet)

        Johannes Bellinkx, Julian Hetzel, Rebekka de Wit

        9 & 10 Jan 2014

        Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

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

      • MoMA PS1

        La Substance, but in English

        Mårten Spångberg, a.o.

        10, 11 & 12 Jan 2014

        MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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

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

      • Tanzquartier Wien

        Performer/Performer/ Audience/Mirror

        Donelle Woolford, a.o.

        10 Jan 2014

        Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • Free admission
      • tqw.at
      • Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
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      • 11

      • Het Veem Theater

        Infanten

        Jolika Sudermann

        11 Jan 2014

        Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern (CH)

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

      • 6.30pm
      • €20/15/10
      • dampfzentrale.ch
      • Marzilistrasse 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
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      • 13

      • De Brakke Grond

        Film en hersenen in digitale tijden

        Patricia Pisters

        13 Jan 2014

        Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        A Talk

        Jolika Sudermann, Alma Söderberg

        14-17 Jan 2014

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

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

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

      • Theater Frascati

        Hideous (wo)men

        Toneelgroep Oostpool

        14-17 Jan 2014

        Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

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

      • DAS Graduate School

        An Evening of Performances

        Open Weekend

        17 Jan 2014

        DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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

      • 8pm
      • Free admission
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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      • 17

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        17 Jan 2014

        De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €14,50/13,50/12
      • lievevrouw.nl
      • Lieve Vrouwestr. 13, 3811 BP Amersfoort, the Netherlands
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      • 17

      • UvA; ASCA

        Dramaturgies of Performance

        Katharina Pewny, Gabriele Klein, a.o.

        17 Jan 2014

        University of Amsterdam; ASCA, Amsterdam

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

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

        A Day in the Life of DasArts

        Open Weekend

        18 Jan 2014

        DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

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

        Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Marta Ziólek, a.o.

        18 & 19 Jan 2014

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

      • Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 4pm
      • €15/12/10/5
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 22

      • If I Can't Dance

        Appropriation and Dedication

        Reading Group

        22 Jan 2014

        If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

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

      • AAA Festival

        The human body – confrontations

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

        24 Jan 2014

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Teijin Auditorium

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

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

      • Tanzquartier Wien

        Abecedarium Bestiarium

        Antonia Baehr

        24 & 25 Jan 2014

        Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €18
      • tqw.at
      • Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna, Austria
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      • 25

      • De Brakke Grond

        Lizzie Borden

        Abattoir Fermé, RITS & NONA

        25 Jan 2014

        De Brakke Grond Amsterdam

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €12/8,50/7
      • brakkegrond.nl
      • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 26

      • If I Can't Dance

        Snejanka Mihaylova at Emma’s

        Snejanka Mihaylova

        26 Jan 2014

        If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Mediamatic

        FACELESS. Seduction, surveillance, privacy

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

        26 Jan-13 Apr 2014

        Mediamatic, Amsterdam

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

      • Wed-Sun, 1-6pm
      • €5/3
      • mediamatic.net
      • VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam
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      • 2822

      • If I Can’t Dance icw. Ellen de Bruijne prj.

        Inner Stage Poster – presentation

        Snejanka Mihaylova

        28 Jan-22 Feb 2014

        Ellen de Bruijne projects, Amsterdam

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

      • Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 13pm-6pm
      • Free admission
      • edbprojects.nl
      • Rozengracht 207 A, 1016 LZ Amsterdam
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      • 31

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        31 Jan 2014

        Corrosia, Almere (NL)

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

      • 9.30pm
      • €16/15/14/13
      • corrosia.nl
      • Stadhuisplein 2, 1315 HT Almere Stad, NL
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        • 0716

        • Arnolfini

          Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

          Joëlle Tuerlinckx

          7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

          Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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

        • 11am-6pm
        • Free admission
        • arnolfini.org.uk
        • 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, United Kingdom
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        • 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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        • 2613

        • Mediamatic

          FACELESS. Seduction, surveillance, privacy

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

          26 Jan-13 Apr 2014

          Mediamatic, Amsterdam

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

        • Wed-Sun, 1-6pm
        • €5/3
        • mediamatic.net
        • VOC-kade 10, 1018 LG Amsterdam
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        • 0519

        • EYE Film Institute

          The New Moroccan Cinema: Meet the Director

          Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi, a.o.

          5 Feb-19 Mar 2014

          EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam

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        • EYE Film Institute presents a series on contemporary Moroccan cinema in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and writer Fouad Laroui, winner of the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle in 2013. The programme, which includes weekly screenings of the work of seven major Moroccan filmmakers, runs from 5 February to 19 March. All directors will be present. A retrospective discussion with author Abdelkader Benali is scheduled for 5 March.

        • every Wednesday at 4.15pm
        • €10/8,50/7,50
        • eyefilm.nl
        • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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        • 0813

        • de Appel arts centre

          Asco (exhibition)

          artists collective Asco

          8 Feb-13 Apr 2014

          De Appel arts centre, Amsterdam

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        • An exhibition revolving around the Chicano collective Asco, who from 1972 through 1987 realized numerous interventions in public spaces. Asco’s performances in and around East LA resembled scenes from movies that were never made – or fashion shoots, or promotional images of rock bands. They called some of these No Movies. Their actions were done without notice or permission in a public spaces fraught with political and racial tensions, and sometimes under police curfews; the imagery they used was linked to fantasy and fiction. Asco always remained on a dangerous political edge. Realized in cooperation with Nottingham Contemporary and CAPC Bordeaux.

        • Tue-Sat, 12-8pm; Sun, 12-6pm
        • €7/4,50
        • deappel.nl
        • Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT Amsterdam
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        • 2111

        • WIELS

          Franz Erhard Walther

          Franz Erhard Walther

          21 Feb-11 May 2014

          WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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        • Franz Erhard Walther’s exhibition offers an in-depth look at an influential German artist whose pioneering work straddles minimalist sculpture, conceptual art, abstract painting, and performance all while positing fundamental questions about the conventional idea of the artwork as an immutable, obdurate pedestalor wall-bound thing. Bringing together pivotal works made between the 1950s and the present, this exhibition focuses on Walther’s ability to transform notions of objecthood and perception through drawings, paintings, fabric sculptures, participatory forms, languagebased works, photographic documentation and archival material.

        • Wed-Sun, 11am -6pm
        • €8/5/3/1,25/0
        • wiels.org
        • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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        • 01

        • The Ex

          The Ex Festival

          The Ex, Thurston Moore, Fendika, a.o.

          1 Mar 2014

          Paradiso, Amsterdam

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        • The adventurous, innovative Dutch band The Ex celebrates a five day festival (February 26 – March 2) in five main venues all over The Netherlands, simply called The Ex Festival. Not retrospective, but primarily forward-looking and adventurous. Among the many, very different guests invited, are young new bands, improvising legends, musicians and dancers from Ethiopia and a lot more. For more information about The Ex Festival, visit: theex.nl

        • 6.30pm
        • €20
        • paradiso.nl
        • Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam
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        • 02

        • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

          Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen

          René Pollesch (Dir.)

          2 Mar 2014

          Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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        • Voor Glanz und Elend der Kurtisanen (‘Pracht en ellende van de courtisanes’) pakte regisseur René Pollesch het gelijknamige boek van Balzac van de plank – al diende het slechts losjes als inspiratie voor een voorstelling over schijn en zijn – één van Pollesch’ lievelingsthema’s. In de tijd van Balzac, zegt de regisseur, was het sociale leven een spel van ‘mooie gebaren’. Tegenwoordig ben je verplicht openheid te geven over je ‘ware’ gevoelens.” In het kielzog van een kritiek van het moderne menselijke gedrag, gaat Glanz und Elend ook over het Leven, de Liefde en het Theater.

        • 7.30pm
        • €35/32.50/27.50/20
        • http://ssba.nl
        • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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        • 05

        • AHK

          Voice – Script – Public

          Wendelien van Oldenborgh

          5 Mar 2014

          AHK; Nederlandse Filmacademie, Amsterdam

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        • Every other Wednesday night the Master’s department of the Film Academy invites guests to come and give a lecture. Speakers can be film makers, visual artists, composers but also philosophers, scientists or film theoreticians. Today’s lecturer is Wendelien van Oldenborgh. She develops works, using the cinematic format as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation. In her lecture, and on the basis of her recent works, she will discuss her method of producing as well as look into some of the questions that the various works raise in terms of the relation between the cinematic, the theatrical and reality.

        • 7.30pm
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • ahk.nl
        • Markenplein 1, 1011 MV Amsterdam
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        • 07

        • NBprojects

          1: SONGS

          Nicole Beutler, performed by Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

          7 Mar 2014

          The Riley Theatre, Northern School of Cont. Dance, Leeds (UK)

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

        • 7.30pm
        • £6.50/5.50
        • juncturedance.com
        • 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 4BH, United Kingdom
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        • 0709

        • Kunsthaus Bregenz

          Bibby/Blightman Weekend (forum)

          Frédérique Bergholtz, Gerry Bibby, a.o.

          7, 8 & 9 Mar 2014

          KUB Arena of the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (AT)

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        • If I Can’t Dance will be the focus of a one-evening programme to be held Friday March 7 within the Bibby/Blightman Weekend (March 7-9), organised by KUB Arena of the Kunsthaus Bregenz. The programme of talks, screenings, readings and performative presentations is held as a moment of public research and event-making within the ongoing exhibition of commissioned works by Gerry Bibby and Juliette Blightman. Director Frédérique Bergholtz and curator Vivian Ziherl will discuss the unique commissioning structure of If I Can’t Dance, facilitated by Scott Cameron Weaver as part of KUB Arena’s ongoing focus on new exhibition formats.

        • t.b.a.
        • €9/6,50
        • kunsthaus-bregenz.at
        • Karl-Tizian-Platz, 6900 Bregenz AT, Austria
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        • 07

        • Perdu

          Tussen herinneren en vergeten

          Myriam van Imschoot, Ernst van Alphen, a.o.

          7 Mar 2014

          Perdu, Amsterdam

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        • Onze werelden zijn opgebouwd uit herinnering. Gebeurtenissen uit het verleden hebben ons ‘getekend’ of ‘gevormd’, en hebben zich een plek toegeëigend in het verhaal dat we over onszelf vertellen. Ondertussen houdt ergens ons eigen verhaal op en vervolgt het zich in de ander en in alle vormen waarin ons sociale en maatschappelijke leven uiting krijgt. Wie vragen over het persoonlijke geheugen stelt, betreedt tegelijk het domein van de collectieve herinnering. Tijdens dit programma ligt de aandacht bij dat wat zich in de marge van het geheugen bevindt. Hoe moeten we de architectuur van het herinneren eigenlijk voor ons zien?

        • 8.30pm
        • €10/5
        • perdu.nl
        • Kloveniersburgwal 86, 1012 CZ Amsterdam
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        • 07

        • Subbacultcha!

          Subbacultcha! Night in De Balie

          Planningtorock, Berlin Creamcake, a.o.

          7 Mar 2014

          De Balie, Amsterdam

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        • Subbacultcha!, het onafhankelijke multidisciplinaire muziek- en cultuur platform, nodigt Planningtorock uit. Het magazine Girls Like Us neemt het nachtprogramma voor haar rekening. Met avant disco van Kristy Fenton, booty and beats van DJ Boris Becker en een mix van elektronisch, klassieke pop cuts, bass en R&B door het duo Creamcake.

        • 10pm
        • €15.89
        • debalie.nl
        • Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
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        • 08

        • Het Veem Theater

          OUTSIDE THE BOX – Komuna // Warszawa

          Komuna // Warszawa

          8 Mar 2014

          Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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        • This March Het Veem Theater is hosting Komuna // Warszawa, who will research the burning issue of public. Komuna // Warszawa brings to Amsterdam a multidisciplinary team consisting of theatre performers, musicians, visual artists and academics. Using artistic strategies they plan to trace back the lost audience and detect the local context in which Het Veem Theatre exists. Het Veem Theater welcomes Komuna // Warszawa in the context of Outside the Box – a year long research project of six European art spaces.

        • 8.30pm
        • €7/5
        • hetveemtheater.nl
        • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        • 08

        • NBprojects

          Shirokuro

          Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

          8 Mar 2014

          KORZO, The Hague (NL)

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

        • 8.30pm
        • €16/12,50/10/7,50
        • korzo.nl
        • Prinsestraat 42, 2513 CE, The Hague, NL
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        • 0812

        • SAVVY Contemporary

          Rendez-vous: sortie de mon corps

          Mathieu K. Abonnenc, Hicham Benohoud, a.o.

          8-12 Mar 2014

          SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin (DE)

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        • How do we see fables of the West through our contemporary eyes? How do we feel them through our contemporary bodies? In Rendez-vous : sortie de mon corps, the body becomes a territory spoken through by a chorus of voices: a place where struggles of the past, forgotten narratives and events can reemerge, and where a blending between biography and allegory, or the personal and the historical, can be witnessed, if not enacted. This exhibition posits the idea of a body outside itself, escaped from its own life story. A body no longer the site of identity, but a terrain equally inhabited by intimacy, familiarity, strangeness and the unknown.

        • Wed to Sat, 3-8pm
        • Free admission
        • savvy-contemporary.com
        • Richardstraße 20, 12043 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
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        • 09

        • If I Can't Dance

          Emma’s – book launch of Matt Mullican’s Pure Projection Landscapes

          Vanessa Desclaux, Will Holder

          9 Mar 2014

          If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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        • If I Can’t Dance and San Serriffe present Matt Mullican’s Pure Projection Landscapes, a publication on Matt Mullican’s hypnosis performances that includes a selected overview of Mullican’s works on paper. The launch will include a lecture by curator Vanessa Desclaux and a reading by Will Holder. The launch is the third occasion of Emma’s, a series of gatherings at the If I Can’t Dance headquarters that offers intimate presentations and conversations emerging from our current programme in an informal setting with drinks, snacks and music. For this presentation a selection of books from the San Serriffe art book shop in Amsterdam will be offered for sale.

        • 5pm
        • Free admission
        • ificantdance.org
        • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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        • 11

        • Fabrica

          Death is certain

          Eva Meyer-Keller

          11 Mar 2014

          Fabrica, Brighton (UK)

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        • Death is Certain, a performance reflecting on the fragility of flesh and the individuality of the deaths that await us. In the performance Eva Meyer-Keller has installed sweet cherries as her protagonists. They are being individually and relentlessly killed in a way which turns the everyday into something more brutal.

        • 7pm
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • sickfestival.com
        • 40 Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG, United Kingdom
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        • 1112

        • Monty.kultuurfakt.

          Wagner & Ligeti (premiere)

          Albert Quesada

          11 & 12 Mar 2014

          Monty.kultuurfaktorij, Antwerp (BE)

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        • How does the organized noise of music evoke images, and does it turn those images into thought? But also, how does our thought structure our perception of music? How does our own knowledge regarding a piece enrich our experience of it? Wagner & Ligeti is a piece about music and its meaning. It explores how the structures, repetitions, and temporal interplays of orchestral music come to embody and communicate ideas.

        • 8.30pm
        • €16/12/10
        • monty.be
        • Montignystraat 3, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
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        • 13

        • If I Can't Dance

          Emma’s – “Office Service”

          Gerry Bibby

          13 Mar 2014

          If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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        • Come down to If I Can’t Dance Thursday 13 March at 9pm for ‘Office Service’, an evening of drinks and literary morsels taking a behind-the-scenes look at the characters of work, both on and off stage. The evening is held as the fourth Emma’s session in which Gerry Bibby presents, (with compliments from the kitchen) an intermediate course in the development of his new book of fiction ‘The Drumhead’. Full table service will be provided and visitors are encouraged to bring a passage of prose or poems in which your favorite characters roll up their sleeves, punch-in, log-on, take a smoke-break or otherwise dance against the rhythms of the daily grind.

        • 9pm
        • Free admission
        • ificantdance.org
        • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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        • 1315

        • Stedelijk Mus., a.o.

          Collecting Geographies – Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art

          James Clifford, a.o.

          13, 14 & 15 Mar 2014

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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        • Against the backdrop of globalization today, museums for modern and contemporary art in the West are inclined to pay serious attention to the acquisition and presentation of art from all over the world, beyond the still prevalent dominance of European and North American art. Given, on the one hand, the extreme concentration of internationally operating art institutions in Western Europe and the United States, and the often radically different self-understanding of non-Western art institutions on the other, the institutional claims to the global need to be reviewed, contextualized and contested.

        • t.b.a.
        • €100
        • stedelijk.nll
        • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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        • 14

        • Muziekgeb. aan het IJ

          Alvin Lucier

          Ives ensemble

          14 Mar 2014

          Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, Amsterdam

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        • De Amerikaanse componist en klankonderzoeker Alvin Lucier (1931) geldt sinds de vroege jaren 70 als een van de belangrijkste vertegenwoordigers van klankwetenschap en muziek. In zijn werk maakt Lucier gebruik van bijzondere akoestische fenomenen als resonantie en interferentie (letterlijk ‘storing’). Hiermee schept hij wonderlijke luisteravonturen die tijdens en rondom dit concert centraal staan.

        • 8.15pm
        • €27/21,50/10
        • muziekgebouw.nl
        • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR, Amsterdam
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        • 1415

        • Frascati Theater

          All ears

          Kate McIntosh

          14 & 15 Mar 2014

          Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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        • Prick up your ears and be carried away by a revitalizing stream van sounds, stories and thoughts. Everyday sounds like the scraping of a chair or tearing paper are sampled and recycled as an audio backdrop. Against this backdrop, born storyteller McIntosh leads us through parables about birds and traffic flows, fragments about crowd control and language and jokes about politics and group dynamics. While dry British humour alternates with unexpected insights, in the background the big questions loom up: who are we without one another? How can we come together? And what is needed to collectively change course as a society?

        • 9pm
        • €15/11,50
        • frascatitheater.nl
        • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 1516

        • Cinedans

          Cinedans – Point Taken 4 (premiere)

          Barbara Makkinga (Dir.) with Toer van Schaijk (Choreog.), a.o.

          15 & 16 Mar 2014

          EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam

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        • The Point Taken project supports the making of a short dance film by new film director and choreographer partnerships. It is an initiative of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund and the Performing Arts Fund in collaboration with public service broadcaster NTR and Cinedans. For this fourth edition of Point Taken three Dutch-based director-choreographer teams each made a film, and they will all premiere at Cinedans. All three films will have a repeat screening on 16 March from 10.30am, followed by a Q&A featuring all the directors and choreographers.

        • 4.30pm; 16 March, 10.30am
        • €10/8,50/7,50
        • eyefilm.nl
        • IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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        • 1923

        • Rietveld Uncut, a.o.

          Voice ~ Creature Of Transition

          Studium Generale Rietveld Academie, Rietveld Uncut

          19-23 Mar 2014

          De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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        • By looking into theory, literature, film, theater, (visual) art, popular culture and society at large, the 800 bachelor students in art and design at the Rietveld Academie will be invited to ask themselves what vistas the phenomenon of ‘voice’ is offering us at the dawn of the 21st century. In March they will leave the academy for a five day-long ‘residency’ at the Brakke Grond. Rietveld Uncut will kick off with an energetic and experimental line up of performative projects and installations realised by the students. Next to that Studium Generale Rietveld Academie invited 4 acclaimed curators to each inaugurate a discursive and performative program of one day.

        • Mon-Fri, 11am–6pm; Sat-Sun, 1pm-6pm
        • n/a
        • brakkegrond.nl
        • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 19

        • If I Can't Dance

          Appropriation and Dedication

          Reading Group

          19 Mar 2014

          If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

        • Free admission
        • info@ificantdance.org
        • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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        • 20

        • NBprojects

          Antigone

          Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

          20 Mar 2014

          Centre Athena, Auray (FR)

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

        • 8.30pm
        • €16
        • auray.fr
        • Place du Gohlérez, 56400 Auray, France
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        • 2022

        • BUDA

          BUDA VISTA #4: Performing the Rollercoaster

          Nada Gambier, Diederik Peeters, a.o.

          20, 21 & 22 Mar 2014

          Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)

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        • BUDA VISTA bundelt een paar keer per jaar werk van kunstenaars die bij kunstencentrum BUDA aan de slag zijn (geweest). Sommige projecten hebben al een hele tournee achter de rug, anderen zijn kraakverse creaties. In deze vierde editie van BUDA VISTA presenteert BUDA podiumproducties die zo dicht aanleunen bij andere media of disciplines dat we soms niet meer zeker weten wàt we zien: een voorstelling, dat is zeker, maar misschien is het tegelijk ook een film, soundtrack, tentoonstelling, concert of een hoogst zintuiglijke of fysieke ervaring. Niets is écht wat het lijkt.

        • €33/30/25
        • budakortrijk.be
        • Kapucijnenstraat 10, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
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        • 2226

        • Het Veem Theater

          IDIOTER

          Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

          22-26 Mar 2014

          Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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        • Alma develops a choreographic score for voice and movement; playing with syllables, intonations, cadenzas, gestures; a dream language, a game of intensity and flow. The viewer gets sucked in to The Rhythm. Hendrik makes a perspective drawing. He draws geometrical landscapes disappearing in a single vanishing point. They both make music on electronic instruments. The final result is a concert-performance and a drawing, which are created live in front of the audience.

        • 8.30pm; Sun 23 March at 4pm
        • €7/5
        • hetveemtheater.nl
        • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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        • 2526

        • Het Veem Theater

          Japan

          Simon Tanguy

          25 & 26 Mar 2014

          Maison de la Danse, Lyon (FR)

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        • In this solo, Simon Tanguy explores the whole physical and poetical vocabulary of agony. Agony is the combat just before death. Always ready, to die and to live. Tanguy returns to the question of expressionism, a return to the spectacular, but in movement.

        • 10pm
        • €10
        • maisondeladanse.com
        • 8 avenue Jean Mermoz, 69008 Lyon, France
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        • 2627

        • Festival Cement

          Cie. Covar: tot de stilte erop volgt

          Els Roobroeck, Hans Stubbe, a.o.

          26 & 27 Mar 2014

          Verkadefabriek, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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        • De hypnotiserende muziek van Han Stubbe vermengd met de zwoele stem van Els Roobroeck doen je bijna vergeten dat Tot de stilte erop volgt een serieus thema behandelt: de illusie van het maakbare leven. Een politica staat voor een radicale keuze: een levensbedreigende operatie ondergaan die haar carrière redt of luisteren naar haar innerlijke stem die naar een waarachtiger leven lijkt te leiden. Scènes, waarin de vrouwelijke hoofdpersoon op haar eigen absurde manier haar plotselinge ziekte (tinnitus) te lijf gaat, wisselen af met serieuze innerlijke monologen.

        • 26 March, 9pm; 27 March, 7pm and 10pm
        • €13,50/12,50/7,50
        • festivalcement.nl
        • Boschdijkstraat 45, 5211 VD 's-Hertogenbosch, NL
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        • 2606

        • Siemens Stiftung

          I’M HERE (installation)

          Julian Hetzel

          26 Mar-6 Apr 2014

          Zona Microcentro, Buenos Aires (AR)

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        • The project CHANGING PLACES/ESPACIOS REVELADOS exchanges the interior of the theatre for the wide scenery of the capital. Abandoned residential and commercial buildings, imposing empty banks, a railroad bridge over the Riachuelo, and terraces high above the city, as well as walls and facades in public places are converted into a stage by outstanding theater and performance artists. Even if social issues are omnipresent in the public space, they come closer to us through location transformation. With his installation “I’M HERE,” Julian Hetzel enables an encounter with a homeless person whom he moves off the streets into an empty house.

        • Thurs, Fri: 5-10pm; Sat, Sun: 3-10pm
        • Free admission
        • siemens-stiftung.org
        • Edificio Lanusse, San Martín 236, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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        • 28

        • If I Can't Dance

          It’s Moving from I to It – ‘The Play’

          Tim Etchells with FormContent

          28 Mar 2014

          If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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        • On Friday 28 March If I Can’t Dance and FormContent present It’s moving from I to It – The Play, a new performance written and directed by Tim Etchells. The performance takes the form of a dialogue that opens up an imaginary space for performance. The play is performed by actors Jennifer Pick and Bruno Roubicek and takes place in the setting of If I Can’t Dance’s premises on Westerdok 606-608 – Please RSVP to bookings@ificantdance.org. Space is limited.

        • t.b.a.
        • Free admission; RSVP
        • ificantdance.org
        • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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        • 29

        • Frascati Theater

          Laaroussa

          Sofiane and Selma Ouissi

          29 Mar 2014

          Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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        • The siblings Sofiane and Selma Ouissi were trained at the dance academy of Tunis. With their productions based on daily life they have become leading choreographers in today’s Arabic dance world. For Laaroussa they spent a long period in the Tunisian village of Sejnane to meet the inhabitants and get to know their artisan industry. The village women are creative ceramists; a skill passed on from mother to daughter. With their hands they break stone, mix colour pigments, and mould clay to form sculptures and bowls. These movements are placed in a new context on stage, by the duo choreographers.

        • 8.30pm
        • €17/13,50
        • frascatitheater.nl
        • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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        • 29

        • De Brakke Grond

          M, a reflection (hommage aan Marianne Van Kerkhoven)

          Kris Verdonck

          29 Mar 2014

          De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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        • In de voorstelling M, a reflection neemt beeldend kunstenaar en theatermaker Kris Verdonck de teksten van de Duitse auteur Heiner Müller als uitgangspunt met als inzet het intrigerende thema van de ander, de vijand. De mens heeft een vijand nodig, de lotsverbondenheid van meester en slaaf. In zijn leven maakte Müller verschillende politieke regimes mee: fascisme, communisme, (neo-)kapitalisme. Hij was getuige van het uiteenvallen van Duitsland én van de hereniging, van de Koude Oorlog én van het tijdperk na 1989.

        • 7pm
        • €16/12,50/11
        • brakkegrond.nl
        • Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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          Close sidenote

          Performance Exhibition programme

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

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

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

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

          Tell/Sell, a common story
          – Sarah van Lamsweerde

          Exhibition:
          28 January – 01 February 2014

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


          Inner Stage Poster
           Snejanka Mihaylova

          Exhibition:
          28 January – 22 February 2014

          Presentation:
          Friday 14 February, 6pm


          Apocalyptic visions
           Momu & No Es

          Exhibition:
          22 – 25 January 2014

          Performance:
          Saturday 25 January, 7pm

           
          Close sidenote

          Shirokuro

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

           

          Shirokuro
          Tour January – February 2014

          – Nicole Beutler & Tomoko Mukaiyama


          4 January, 8.30pm
          Chassé Theater, Breda

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


          14 January, 8.30pm
          Toneelschuur Haarlem

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


          11 & 12 February, 8.30pm
          Theater Kikker, Utrecht

          Tickets: €18/15/10
          theaterkikker.nl


          14 February, 8.30pm
          De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda

          Tickets: €19
          goudseschouwburg.nl


          27 February, 8.15pm
          Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam

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

           
          Close sidenote

          PNEU – Performing New Europe

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

          Check out the full programme here

           
          Close sidenote

          Performance Exhibition programme

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

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

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

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

          Tell/Sell, a common story
          – Sarah van Lamsweerde

          Exhibition:
          28 January – 01 February 2014

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


          Inner Stage Poster
           Snejanka Mihaylova

          Exhibition:
          28 January – 22 February 2014

          Presentation:
          Friday 14 February, 6pm


          Apocalyptic visions
           Momu & No Es

          Exhibition:
          22 – 25 January 2014

          Performance:
          Saturday 25 January, 7pm

           
          Close sidenote

          5 Days Off

          Each year, during the beginning of March, groups of musicians and visitors from all over Europe and the United States arrive in Amsterdam to participate in this electronic music festival. Inspired by Belgium’s 10 Days Off festival, 5 Days Off is the first multi-day indoor dance event in the Netherlands. It has grown out of a fairly small festival in the Amsterdam Melkweg into a true city-wide festival, which now also involves Paradiso and De Balie.

          Nowadays, 5 Days Off is an important cultural meeting with a reputation reaching far across the borders, giving its young public five days of nightclubbing, live shows and performances. Since 2001, the organization puts together a program which contains a strong mix of acknowledged names and upcoming talents from the Netherlands and abroad. The organization is continuously following the latest developments within the ever evolving music industry and club culture. The festival attracts more than twenty thousand visitors annually.

          Five nights in a row, the best artists will be performing in the Melkweg and Paradiso. In the past, 5 Days Off has featured performances by Daft Punk, The Gaslamp Killer, SBTRKT, Hudson Mohawke, Flying Lotus, Jeff Mills, Dizzee Rascal and Monolake. Before the nighttime program kicks off, the festival presents an Art program in De Balie. This is a diverse side program that gives a platform to other art disciplines like film, photography, media art, graphic design, fashion, and lifestyle. The festival will take place from Wednesday 5 to Sunday, March 9, 2014.

          Check out the full programme here

           
          Close sidenote

          Sick! Festival

          SICK! is a ground-breaking new festival exploring the physical, mental and social challenges of life and death and how we survive them (or don’t). Presenting an international, cross art-form programme of performance, film, public installations and debates, the festival seeks out new ways of talking about and dealing with difficult issues, ways that are unflinching, informed, irreverent and humane. It is a reflection on those experiences that are most personal to us, but which somehow connect us all as individuals with bodies, minds and lives that sometimes go wrong. SICK! shines a light on issues that often remain hidden, taboo or misunderstood in daily life exploring themes including adolescence, mental illness, ageing, abuse and death. It is also a celebration of survival, of individual resilience, medical knowledge and the social bonds that keep us going. In 2014 the festival will explore a range of issues including adolescence, mental illness, ageing and death.

          More information – sickfestival.com

           
          Close sidenote

          Cinedans 2014

          Cinedans – Dance on Screen Festival – is unique in the Netherlands and in the world. The central focus of the festival is on dance film. Cinedans sees the ideal dance film as a true synthesis between the two media of dance and cinematography. At Cinedans the emphasis lies on choreographies created specifically for the camera and on special film adaptations of existing dance performances.

          The festival also features a selection of special documentaries and retrospectives. Approximately 90 films from all over the world will be screened at this year’s festival. In addition to the film programme, Cinedans festival organises readings, panels and presents installations throughout the EYE.

          In the ever-changing media landscape, creators are increasingly seeking different ways to tell their stories. New media and modern technology have entered the scene bringing new possibilities and insights. Dance film is no longer ‘movement on the black screen’, with new forms being developed such as installations, video clips, interactive projects and more. Contemporary dance films are often autonomous art works with a language of their own and an expressiveness that cannot be pigeonholed. Cinedans closely follows these movements. In addition to the film programme, the festival focuses on various forms of crossover projects and media installations that involve movement.

          For more information about Cinedans 2014 (March 12–16, 2014), visit cinedans.nl

           
          Close sidenote

          Voice ~ Creature Of Transition

          In January, February and March 2014, through lectures, performances, master classes, reading groups, film screenings, a research-website and a 120 person choir, the Rietveld Academie will embark on a new, exhaustive artistic research collaboration. An increasing number of makers and thinkers, in sweeping and often groundbreaking ways are concerned with the phenomenon of “voice”. Numerous exhibitions, symposia and publications continue to be dedicated to the physical, mythical, psychoanalytic, political, philosophical, legal and performative potential of “voice”.

          Voice ~ Creature Of Transition will consist of two parts. Beginning with a preliminary research trajectory between January 8 and March 14, when a wide variety of guests from various disciplines and creeds will come to the Rietveld Academie and take the floor to share their knowledge and ideas with the community in an educational setting, while simultaneously objects, installations and performances will be developed by the students themselves.

          By looking into theory, literature, film, theater, (visual) art, popular culture and society at large, the 800 bachelor students in art and design at the Rietveld Academie will be invited to ask themselves what vistas ‘voice’ is offering us at the dawn of the 21st century.

          In March the students will all leave the academy for a five day “residency” at the Brakke Grond. Under the overriding title Voice ~ Creature Of Transition, Rietveld Uncut will kick off on Wednesday March 19 with an energetic and experimental line up of performative projects and installations realised by the students. Next to that Studium Generale Rietveld Academie invited 4 acclaimed curators (from Amsterdam, London, New York and Berlin/Prague) to each inaugurate a discursive and performative program of one day. In their scintillating company plus that of the artists, poets, musicians, writers, thinkers and activists they’ve teamed up with, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie will temporarily take over all spaces at the Brakke Grond and infuse them with a thought-provoking assemblage of voices.

          For more information visit: voicecreatureoftransition.rietveldacademie.nl

           
          Close sidenote

          Antigone

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

          Antigone
          Tour March – April 2014

          – Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade


          20 March, 8.30pm
          Auray Centre Athena, Auray (FR)

          www.auray.fr


          19 April, 8.30pm
          Frouard Festival, Geoconde (FR)

          www.tgpfrouard.fr


          22 April, 8.30pm
          Festival les Moissons, Lyon (FR)

          Festival les Moissons d’avril


          23 + 24 April, 8.30pm
          Theatre Bourg en Bresse (FR)

          www.theatre-bourg.com/Antigone.html


          29 April, 8.30pm
          Theatre du fil de l’eau, Paris

          www.theatredelamarionnette.com

           
          Close sidenote

          Festival Cement

          Festival Cement is het podium voor de nieuwe generatie Nederlandse en Vlaamse theatermakers, choreografen en schrijvers. Tijdens het festival presenteren de makers zich aan een publiek van (inter)nationale professionals, theater- en dansliefhebbers. Festival Cement vindt elk voorjaar plaats in ’s-Hertogenbosch, met de Verkadefabriek als festivalhart.

          Voor meer informatie en het programma van Festival Cement 2014 (26 t/m 29 maart 2014): festivalcement.nl