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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mediamatic

    FACELESS. Seduction, surveillance, privacy

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

    26 Jan-13 Apr 2014

    Mediamatic, Amsterdam

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

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

    Inner Stage Poster – presentation

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    28 Jan-22 Feb 2014

    Ellen de Bruijne projects, Amsterdam

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

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

    It’s January, the perfect time for clearing the clutter; throwing out old ideas makes space for new ones. Let’s embrace the unexpected, the uncanny performance, the rearrangement of what we thought solid and unchangeable. Structures are opening up. New histories are evolving.
    THE-WOLF
    The term ‘performance’ holds a promise: the risk of the real, the risk of the live experience, the seduction of the live, the risk of shared space, the risk of a shared time, the risk of a shared movement, the risk of potential failure, the risk of the unknown, the risk of physical commitment to a common experience.
    Performance is an invitation to a common future, to a shaping of what is not yet there. Performance is a process of producing ‘world’ and meaning together. Performance needs the Other to come to life.
    Nicole Beutler
    PS: My tip for those in Vienna is ABeCedarium Bestiarium by Antonia Baehr at Tanzquartier Vienna on 24 & 25 January. Wish I could be there.
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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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    • 0103

    • If I Can't Dance

      Inner Stage (seminar)

      Snejanka Mihaylova

      1, 2 & 3 Dec 2013

      Beirut, Cairo (EG)

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

    • office@beirutbeirut.org
    • 11 Road 12, Mahmoud Sedky, Agouza, Cairo EG
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    • 01

    • Casco

      What do we have in common(s)?

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

      1 Dec 2013

      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Teijn Aud.), Amsterdam

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

    • 10am-5pm
    • reservation required
    • reservations@stedelijk.nl
    • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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    • 0304

    • Het Veem Theater

      TRAVAIL

      Alma Söderberg

      3 & 4 Dec 2013

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

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

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

    • NBprojects

      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      3 Dec 2013

      Theater Ins Blau

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

    • t.b.a.
    • t.b.a..
    • theaterinsblau.nl
    • Haagweg 6, 2301 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
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    • 03

    • NBprojects

      Antigone

      Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

      3 Dec 2013

      Theater De Omval, Diemen (NL)

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

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

    • Skånes Konstfören.

      PME-ART (band night)

      Jacob Wren

      4 Dec 2013

      Skånes Konstförening, Malmö (SE)

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

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

    • Bâtard Festival

      Bâtard 2013

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

      4-7 Dec 2013

      Beursschouwburg, Brussel (BE)

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

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

    • Het Veem Theater

      Flip Sides

      Zhana Ivanova

      6 & 7 Dec 2013

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

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

    • 8.30pm
    • t.b.a.
    • urbaines.ch
    • Rue Saint-Martin 9, CH-1003 Lausanne, Switzerland
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    • 0608

    • Het Veem Theater

      APNEA

      Rodrigo Sobarzo

      6, 7 & 8 Dec 2013

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

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

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

    • NBprojects

      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      6 Dec 2013

      Schouwburg Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €17,50/12,50
    • mssa.nl
    • Koningsplein 12, 6811 BV Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    • 06

    • UvA; ASCA

      Around Bruno Latour: An Inquiry into the Actuality of Animism

      Erik Bordeleau

      6 Dec 2013

      University Theatre, Amsterdam

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

    • 2pm
    • Free admission
    • asca.uva.nl
    • Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18, 1012 CP Amsterdam
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    • 0607

    • NBprojects

      1: SONGS

      Nicole Beutler, performed by Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

      6 & 7 Dec 2013

      TsEKh, Moskou (RU)

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

    • t.b.a.
    • t.b.a.
    • tsekh.ru
    • Perevedenovskiy per. 18, entr.1, 105082 MS, Russia
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    • 0622

    • Redcat

      A Reading that Writes – a Physical Act II

      Yael Davids

      6-22 Dec 2013

      Redcat, Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

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

    • Arnolfini

      Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

      Joëlle Tuerlinckx

      7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

      Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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

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

      Shirokuro

      Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

      10 Dec 2013

      Kannon Dance, St.-Petersburg

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

    • t.b.a.
    • t.b.a.
    • kannondance.ru
    • Ul. Dekabristov, 34, St.-Petersburg, Russia
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    • UvA; Theatre Studies

      Lecture: Performing Tranquility

      Dr. Jan Lazardzig

      10 Dec 2013

      UvA; University Theatre, Amsterdam

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

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

      Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

      11 Dec 2013

      Gruitpoort, Doetinchem (NL)

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

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

      I lived my myth in Greece

      Manolis Tsipos

      11, 12 & 13 Dec 2013

      Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

    • 9.30pm
    • €5
    • theaterfrascati.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      12 Dec 2013

      De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (NL)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €14/13/11/10/7/6
    • denwevorst.nl
    • Willem-II str. 49, 5038 BD Tilburg, The Netherlands
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      Antigone

      Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

      12 Dec 2013

      Theater De Blauwe Kei, Veghel (NL)

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

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

      The Drunken Couple by Jan Steen

      The Performance Platform editorial board

      12 Dec 2013

      Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

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

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

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    • Workspacebrussels

      Working Title Platform #07

      Various artists

      12, 13 & 14 Dec 2013

      Brigittines, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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

    • Ahmed Khaled, Albert Quesada, a.o.
    • €6/4 per performance
    • workspacebrussels.be
    • multiple venues
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    • 1213

    • Het Veem Theater

      THE STUFF IDIOTER IS MADE OF

      Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

      12 & 13 Dec 2013

      Beursschouwburg vzw, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

      13 Dec 2013

      Cultuurcentrum De Grote Post, Oostende (BE)

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

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

      Nicole Beutler

      17 & 18 Dec 2013

      Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €17/15/12/10
    • theaterkikker.nl
    • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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    • Het Veem Theater

      Stuff

      Norberto Llopis Segarra

      18 Dec 2013

      Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona (ES)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €12/10/8
    • mercatflors.cat
    • Lleida, 59., 08004 Barcelona, Spain
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    • 18

    • If I Can't Dance

      Appropriation and Dedication

      Reading Group

      18 Dec 2013

      If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

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

      Nicole Beutler

      20 Dec 2013

      Korzo, Den Haag (NL)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €16/12,50/10/7,50
    • korzo.nl
    • Prinsestraat 42
, 2513 CE Den Haag, The Netherlands
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    • If I Can't Dance

      The Black Box Penny Arcade Peep Show/ The Drumhead

      Gerry Bibby

      1 Oct-5 Jan 2014

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

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

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

      Louise Lawler. Adjusted

      Louise Lawler

      11 Oct-20 Jan 2014

      Museum Ludwig Köln, Köln (DE)

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

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

    • Stedelijk Museum

      Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde

      Kazimir Malevich

      19 Oct-2 Feb 2014

      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

    • M HKA

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

      Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, a.o.

      25 Oct-16 Feb 2014

      M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

    • Whitney Museum

      Rituals Of Rented Island

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

      31 Oct-2 Feb 2014

      Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA)

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

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

      Wor(l)d(k) in progress?

      Joëlle Tuerlinckx

      7 Dec-16 Mar 2014

      Arnolfini, Bristol (UK)

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

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

      Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

      4 Jan 2014

      Chassé Theater, Breda (NL)

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

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

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      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      9 & 10 Jan 2014

      fabrik Potsdam, Potsdam (DE)

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

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

    • Theater Frascati

      Route 9 & 10 Januari (Compleet)

      Johannes Bellinkx, Julian Hetzel, Rebekka de Wit

      9 & 10 Jan 2014

      Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

    • 7:30pm
    • €30/€15
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam ‎
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    • 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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    • 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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      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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    • 18

    • 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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      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      31 Jan 2014

      Corrosia, Almere (NL)

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

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

      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

      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