PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

Design by Kommerz / Technique by Joris Lindhout

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  • 0131

  • Stedelijk Museum

    A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

    Tino Sehgal

    1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • The Artist’s Institute

    Carolee Schneemann

    Carolee Schneemann

    13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

    The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

  • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
  • Free admission
  • theartistsinstitute.org
  • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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  • 0623

  • mumok

    My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

    Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

    6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

    mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

  • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
  • €10–0
  • mumok.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 2530

  • EYE

    If We Ever Get to Heaven

    William Kentridge

    25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

    EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

  • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
  • €9/7,50
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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  • 2903

  • Centre Pompidou

    Le Corbusier – The measures of man

    Le Corbusier

    29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

    Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

  • Daily, 11am
  • €14–11
  • centrepompidou.fr
  • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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  • 0928

  • REDCAT

    The value in mathematics

    Falke Pisano

    9 May-28 Jun 2015

    REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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

  • Tue–Sun, 12-6pm
  • Free admission
  • redcat.org
  • 631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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  • 2028

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

    Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

    Ree Morton

    20 May-28 Sep 2015

    Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

  • Tensta konsthall

    Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

    Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

    23 May-27 Sep 2015

    Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

  • Wed–Sun, noon
  • Free admission
  • tenstakonsthall.se
  • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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  • 2325

  • Kunstverein

    A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff

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

    23 May-25 Jun 2015

    Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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

  • Wed–Sun; 1-5pm
  • Free admission
  • kunstverein.nl
  • Gerard Doustraat 132, 1073 VX Amsterdam
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  • 0212

  • Frascati Theater

    Intervention (Premiere 5 Jun)

    Naomi Velissariou

    2-12 Jun 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • In Intervention stellen twee beste vrienden, Ravi en Luna, zichzelf en elkaar de vraag wat het is om vandaag de dag een mens te zijn, om een meervoudige, veranderlijke identiteit te hebben. Een voorstelling over identiteitsconstructie op de grens tussen sitcom, gameshow en theater. Wat ontkennen we allemaal om maar niet gelabeld te worden? Om authentiek te zijn maar toch eigentijds? Om niet eenzaam te zijn maar wel autonoom? Om wars van clichés toch gewoon gelukkig te zijn?

  • 8pm
  • €15–11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 0406

  • Le festival (tjcc)

    Le Festival (tjcc)

    Sarah Van Hee, Myriam van Imschoot, a.o.

    4, 5 & 6 Jun 2015

    Théâtre de Gennevilliers, Gennevilliers (FR)

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  • The eight edition of Le Festival (tjcc), curated by Joris Lacoste, takes place on the big stage of Théâtre de Gennevilliers – a revue of wordy pieces and performances challenging language and speach. With contributions by, a.o., Sarah Van Hee and Myriam van Imschoot. For more information and the full programme, visit: theatre2gennevilliers.com

  • see programme
  • €24–7
  • theatre2gennevilliers.com
  • 41 avenue des Grésillons, 92230 Gennevilliers, FR
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  • 04

  • Holland Festival

    Yesterday Tomorrow

    Annie Dorsen

    4 Jun 2015

    Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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  • From Yesterday by The Beatles to Tomorrow from the musical Annie, Annie Dorsen’s performance Yesterday Tomorrow takes us on an exciting, unpredictable musical journey through space and time. In collaboration with Pierre Godard and IRCAM’s Greg Beller, she has devised an algorithm which uses ‘evolutionary computation’ to ensure that the path Yesterday Tomorrow takes is a different one every time. Yesterday Tomorrow is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €20/17,50
  • hollandfestival.nl
  • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
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  • 0426

  • HAU Hebbel am Ufer

    The Power of Powerlessness

    Jérôme Bel, Ivo Dimchev, Vlatka Horvat, Emke Idema, a.o.

    4-26 Jun 2015

    Hebbel am Ufer; HAU1, HAU3, Berlin (DE)

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  • With the series The Power of Powerlessness, HAU Hebbel am Ufer is focusing on the widely-sensed phenomenon of powerlessness. Using the means of theatre, the festival will open new perspectives which do not view powerlessness solely as weakness but also use it as the starting point for strategies of empowerment. For more information and the full programme, visit: hebbel-am-ufer.de

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  • see programme
  • hebbel-am-ufer.de
  • see programme
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  • 0406

  • Holland Festival

    manger

    Boris Charmatz, musée de la danse

    4, 5 & 6 Jun 2015

    Westergasfabriek; Zuiveringshal West, Amsterdam

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  • Known for his inventive, philosophical and socially sharp performances, the French choreographer Boris Charmatz continually develops new forms of dance. ‘manger’ is a simple concept, but nonetheless rich in the variety of its manifestations, ranging from a mundane act to one harbouring explicit sexual connotations and people eating themselves to death. Underneath all these forms, Charmatz has found his own basic form, which is geared towards the relation between the fingers and the mouth as well as to the voice. manger is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €22,50/19/17,50
  • hollandfestival.nl
  • Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB Amsterdam
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  • 0527

  • Hamburger Bahnhof

    Black Mountain (…)

    Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

    5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

    Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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  • The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain rose to fame on account of its progressive teaching methods and the many prominent figures who taught and studied there. Its influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century was enormous; the performatisation of the arts, in particular, that emerged as from the 1950s derived vital impetus from the experimental practice at Black Mountain. The exhibition traces the history of this university experiment in its main outlines.

  • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
  • €14–6,50
  • smb.museum
  • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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  • 0607

  • Het Veem Theater

    prelude on love, a snake research – workshop ‘awakening’

    Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio

    6 & 7 Jun 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Intrigued by the movements of the snake, choreographer, dancer and writer Robert Steijn travelled to Mexico City to learn more about the mythical flying snake Quetzalcoatl. Instead he met flamenco dancer Ricardo Rubio. When he saw him dance Robert knew he found the ‘snake’. This June Het Veem Theater hosts Steijn and Rubio for a week, at the end of which they share their practise in a two-day workshop, and present a work in progress version of their duet. The workshop is intended for dancers, actors, performances artists and people interested in the body and the force of sexuality disconnected from its cultural conventions.

  • Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
  • €60 (2-day workshop)
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0607

  • De Appel arts centre, TAAK

    Surrounding Education

    Mônica Hoff, Yoeri Meessen, Priscila Fernandes, a.o.

    6 & 7 Jun 2015

    TAAK, Amsterdam

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  • De Appel arts centre and TAAK are pleased to present the two-day program Surrounding Education, focusing on how certain notions of education and pedagogy have been merging with the artistic and curatorial fields. During this weekend, Mônica Hoff, Yoeri Meessen, Priscila Fernandes, Erick Beltrán, Ane Hjort Guttu, Frans-Willem Korsten and Juan Canela will delve into the limits and boundaries of these neighbor disciplines by sharing their experiences and most recent projects. Reservation required: reservation@deappel.nl

  • Sat, 3pm; Sun, 11am
  • €15; RSVP
  • deappel.nl
  • Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam
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  • 0613

  • MOCA

    Tongues Untied

    Marlon Riggs, John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a.o.

    6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.

  • Tue-Sat, 11am
  • Free admission
  • moca.org
  • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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  • 07

  • Het Veem Theater

    prelude on love, a snake research – performance presentation

    Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio

    7 Jun 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Intrigued by the movements of the snake, choreographer, dancer and writer Robert Steijn travelled to Mexico City to learn more about the mythical flying snake Quetzalcoatl. Instead he met flamenco dancer Ricardo Rubio. When he saw him dance Robert knew he found the ‘snake’. This June Het Veem Theater hosts Steijn and Rubio for a week, at the end of which they share their practise in a two-day workshop, and present a work in progress version of their duet – in the format of an installation, a landscape in duration with dance, songs, and reflections.

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

    Because sometimes if you swim again across the pacific it starts to make sense (Part 1)

    SNDO graduates

    9 & 10 Jun 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • SNDO 4 is graduating. The students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) of the AHK are showing their work in Frascati Theater in two programs in two nights. We will get to witness all seven students as they make their final step into the professional field. What awaits them there? What is special for this graduation year 2015? What are they expecting from the future and which alternatives can be explored? Part 1 shows presentations of Jija Sohn, Oneka von Schrader, and Burkhard Körner.

  • 8pm
  • €9–5,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • SNDO

    Because sometimes if you swim again across the pacific it starts to make sense (Part 2)

    SNDO graduates

    12 & 13 Jun 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • SNDO 4 is graduating. The students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) of the AHK are showing their work in Frascati Theater in two programs in two nights. We will get to witness all seven students as they make their final step into the professional field. What awaits them there? What is special for this graduation year 2015? What are they expecting from the future and which alternatives can be explored? Part 2 shows presentations of Aleksandra Lemm, Paula Chaves, Giuseppe Vincent Giampino, and Riccardo Guratti.

  • 8pm
  • €9–5,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • Impulse Theater Festival

    Silent University Ruhr

    Ahmet Ögüt

    12-19 Jun 2015

    Dezentrale, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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  • What kind of knowledge do we allow, what are the boundaries of free exchange? The Silent University, initiated by the Kurdish artist Ahmet Ögüt is an autonomous platform of exchange for academics, who can’t share their knowledge and skills as teachers due to their status of residence or because their degrees are not recognized. Knowledge that was silenced is being heard again. Silent University Ruhr is presented as part of Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

  • Fri, Sat, Thurs, Fri, 5.30pm; Sun, 7.30pm
  • Free admission
  • festivalimpulse.de
  • Leineweberstr. 15-17, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr, DE
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  • DAS Graduate School

    DasArts First-Year Presentations

    first-year Master students

    13 & 14 Jun 2015

    DasArts, Amsterdam

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  • Two evenings. Nine first-year Master students draw a line after their research time. What did they come across in their artistic investigations? Cross their timelines in live encounters! With: Nina Boas, Eleana Alexandrou, Noah Voelker, Enkidu Khaled, Ogutu Muraya, Lucia Marneanu, Mor Shani, Aline Benecke, and Astrit Ismaili. For more information and the full programme, visit: facebook.com/dasartsmasteroftheatre. Admission to the events is free, please reserve: dasarts@ahk.nl.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • ahk.nl
  • Havikslaan 20, 1021 EK Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects

    The Big Unknown (…) (Premiere 16 Jun)

    Nicole Beutler and Mime School graduates (AHK)

    16, 17 & 18 Jun 2015

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Men and women on a square, in business suits. Grey, black and white. Each of them a little individualistic, yet in general the differences remain trivial. The order seems perfect. Outwardly. Inside other forces are at work. Lunacy always lurks about. Together with the graduation year of the Mime School (AHK) Nicole Beutler develops ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’; a performance about breaking through frames. As one organism the four musical performers tests their ideas about freedom, the invisible, and the unpredictable. For more information and the full tour schedule, visit [+] or nbprojects.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €15–5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • Holland Festival

    Un jour

    Massimo Furlan

    17 & 18 Jun 2015

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Massimo Furlan returns to the Holland Festival with Un Jour, a performance about dying, the disappearance of the body and the return as a ghost or spirit. Created in collaboration with his dramaturge and writer Claire Ribaupierre, Furlan deals with the belief in invisible entities, the possible interaction between the worlds of the dead and the living and the strong emotions that can bridge these worlds. Un Jour is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €23/19/17.50
  • hollandfestival.nl
  • Nes 63 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • KONTAKT

    Thirty One

    Pawel Althamer, Mária Bartuszová, Walter Benjamin, a.o.

    17 Jun-21 Jul 2015

    National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KV)

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  • The exhibition Thirty One presents works that play an integral part in European art history but claim an exceptional status within a politically heterogeneous terrain. With Thirty One, the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina hosts a distinctive overview of the works in the Kontakt Art Collection, which have been arranged and assembled by its director, Erzen Shkololli, in accordance with the concept by Petrit Halilaj and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The number of artists corresponds with the opening days of the exhibition and is meant to be a starting point from which to facilitate new, unanticipated approaches to the collection that will lead to a concept for a future exhibition.

  • Tue–Sun, 10am
  • n/a
  • galeriakombetare.com
  • rr. Agim Ramadani, 60, Prishtina, Kosovo
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  • Sandberg Instituut

    Graduation show 2015

    Sandberg Instituut graduates

    18-21 Jun 2015

    Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam

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  • The Sandberg Instituut invites you to this year’s graduation show, from 18 to 21 June at the Burgerweeshuis in Amsterdam. The exhibition will be officially opened by director Jurgen Bey on Thursday 18 June at 3pm. The presentation shows the work of students graduating from our five permanent departments, as well as from two temporary programmes. Besides the exhibition, there will be many special events, including performances, lectures and guided tours. For more information and the full programme, visit sandberg.nl

  • Thu, 3pm; Fri–Sun, 11am
  • €3
  • sandberg.nl
  • IJsbaanpad 1–5, 1076 CV Amsterdam
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  • TENT.

    Precarious Pedagogies: Knowledge production in the age of cognitive capitalism

    dr. Joost de Bloois

    18 Jun 2015

    TENT., Rotterdam (NL)

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  • If we think of new modes of art education in the given situation, should we fall back on formats and models of action that we already know, or should we think in terms of a new logic of action? Can we still think in terms of opposing forces, like classes for instance, or should we consider the forces at play in terms of a logic that can better be described as a form of liquid logic? Precarious Pedagogies (…) is a public lecture and debate with dr. Joost de Bloois (UvA), and is presented as part of Priscila Fernandes’ current exhibition in TENT. Reservations: office@tentrotterdam.nl

  • 8pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • tentrotterdam.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, NL
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  • 1821

  • ZAIK

    KATALYST festival 2015

    Gertjan Fransiscus, Katie Duck, a.o.

    18-21 Jun 2015

    Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Cologne (DE)

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  • ZAIK präsentiert die dritte Ausgabe des KATALYST festivals. An vier Tagen wird ein spannendes Crossover-Programm gezeigt mit Tanz-Performance-Comedy-Improvisation-Workshop-Konzerten und Gesprächsrunden. Eine Plattform geschaffen für und mit Künstlern und Publikum und bietet einen unkonventionellen Austausch über und mit Kunst, Kultur und Lebensart. Neu in der der Ausgabe 2015 beginnt das Katalyst Festival am Donnerstag 18.06. mit einer offenen Diskussion über: “Wie teilt sich Tanz und Musik, Raum“. Am Freitag startet das Bühnenprogramm.

  • see programme
  • €43–0
  • orangerie-theater.de
  • Volksgartenstraße 25, 50677 Cologne, Germany
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  • 1826

  • Platform-Scenography

    Between Realities

    Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, a.o.

    18-26 Jun 2015

    2015 Prague Quadrennial, Prague (CZ)

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  • Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, Carly Everaert, Katja Heitmann, Julian Hetzel, Vinny Jones, Rick van der Linden, Maarten van Otterdijk, Hieke Pars, Eva Schippers, and Florian de Visser are invited to take part of Between Realities, the Dutch entry to the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. Between Realities is an ongoing research in the public space of Praha 1, the city centre of Prague. It consists of small scale interventions, cartographic explorations and public discussions with the audience and local and international guests. For more information and the full programme visit: betweenrealities.nl

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  • see programme
  • betweenrealities.nl
  • Praha 1, the city centre of Prague, Czech Republic
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  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    19 Jun 2015

    Vondelpark Openluchttheater, Amsterdam

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

  • 9pm
  • €5; RSVP
  • openluchttheater.nl
  • Vondelpark 5a, 1071 AA Amsterdam
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  • 1921

  • Holland Festival

    Cullberg Ballet – HIGHLIGHTS

    Trajal Harrell, Eszter Salamon

    19, 20 & 21 Jun 2015

    Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

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  • Trajal Harrell and Eszter Salamon are both choreographers who like to play around with the fascinating interplay between the performer and the audience, between the one dancing and the one watching. Harrell mixes voguing, house and contemporary dance and will present a new work for four dancers. Salamon will stage a new version of her choreography Reproduction for eight dancers. Cullberg Ballet – HIGHLIGHTS is presented as part of Holland Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: hollandfestival.nl

  • 8.30pm
  • €25/20/17,50
  • hollandfestival.nl
  • Leidsekade 90, 1917 PN Amsterdam
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  • ITs Festival

    ITs Festival Amsterdam – Opening Manifestation

    De Schaduwploeg, Off Stage

    19 Jun 2015

    De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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  • Dear fellow student, spectator, artist, politician, passer-by, teacher, policy maker! Whoever you are, wherever you are from – We are the Shadow Group and we have taken over the OPENING, HEART and END of this year’s ITs Festival. We are a group of students that came together last year to witness the festival and reflect upon it. This year, part of the festival is in OUR hands. We are very much looking forward to seeing the festival as an opportunity to engage, discuss, question with you, and to explore in many different ways what this new generation of graduating performing artists is about.

  • 9pm
  • Free admission
  • itsfestivalamsterdam.com
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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  • Impulse Theater Festival

    Images that mean the world

    Monika Gintersdorfer, Joy Kristin Kalu, a.o.

    20 Jun 2015

    VHS Mülheim, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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  • The conference Images that mean the world raises the question about the limits of representation in politics as well as in the media and at the theater: How can we develop new forms of representation, which aren’t a permanent repetition of artificial boundaries? Which forms of structural empowerment and redistribution are possible? What are the limits of speaking out for somebody, of somebody, as someone different – and where is it an adequate medium of learning to understand? Images that mean the world is presented as part of the Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

  • 11am–6pm
  • Free admission
  • festivalimpulse.de
  • Bergstraße 1-3, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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  • Impulse Theater Festival 2015

    Der Ur-Forst

    Hendrik Quast, Maika Knoblich

    20 Jun 2015

    Ringlokschuppen, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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  • The German forest isn’t yet out of the woods. Even if acid rain is merely an anecdote from the 1980s, the trees are still vegetating and they don’t recover. Hendrik Quast & Maika Knoblich cut down a sick German oak in the forest of Mülheim and erect it again in the safe art space of the open air stage in front of the Ringlokschuppen. The pedunculate oak is festively supported by a choir and the skilled chainsaws of a professional carving club. A durational performance that begins in the afternoon and ends after midnight. Der Ur-Forst is presented as part of Impulse Theater Festival 2015. For more information and the full programme, visit: festivalimpulse.de

  • 6pm
  • Free admission
  • festivalimpulse.de
  • Am Schloß Broich 38, Mülheim an der Ruhr
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  • De Vleeshal

    Violent Incident

    Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, a.o.

    20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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  • ‘Violent Incident’ takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. Combining three works from the M HKA collection, including the video by Nauman, with several artists not in the collection, the show explores the perverting of our intimacies; the transformation of affect and emotional excess into technical form, as strategies of industrial, institutional critique. Goodbye letters turned into art market machines, claustrophobically formal texts built to declare love, a correspondence course in how to see and draw better are considered as the results of and solutions to institutional indebtedness.

  • Tue–Sun, 1-5pm
  • Free admission
  • vleeshal.nl
  • Zusterstr. 7, 4331 KG Middelburg, NL
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  • De Vleeshal

    On False Tears and Outsourcing

    Cally Spooner

    21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

    De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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  • On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, Cally Spooner will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every three weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by the artist, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project presents choreographed instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy. The show runs parallel to and in dialogue with the group exhibition Violent Incident at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak.

  • Tue-Sun, 1pm
  • Free admission
  • vleeshal.nl
  • Markt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
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  • DAS Graduate School

    DasArts Master Proof Projects

    Bojan Djordjev, Alexander Giesche, Ana Wild

    22, 23 & 24 Jun 2015

    Dansmakers aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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  • This year’s DasArts Master Proof Projects will be presented at Dansmakers Amsterdam, close to DasArts. Bojan Djordjev (Future Read in Concrete and Stone), Alexander Giesche (Yesterday You Said Tomorrow) and Ana Wild (La Traviata and the Beginning of the End) will perform on 22, 23 & 24 June. Admission to the events is free, please reserve: dasarts@ahk.nl. For more information and the full programme, visit: facebook.com/dasartsmasteroftheatre.

  • 7pm and 9pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • dansmakers.nl
  • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, 1021 KP Amsterdam
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  • Berliner Festspiele

    Gonzo. The Making-of

    Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

    25 Jun-5 Jul 2015

    Haus der Berliner Festspiele; Parking Level, Berlin (DE)

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  • The duo Holzinger/Riebeek is renowned for its radically physical and strongly aestheticizing performances. With reference to the Gonzo genre (familiar to us from the fields of pornography and journalism), where the camera operator becomes part of the event, they attempt to project the spectators into events at a film location in the contemporary wilderness of a parking level. While the audience is given several perspectives of the actors’ actions, the production’s reality is revealed. ‘Gonzo. The Making-of’ is presented as part of the Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs programme 2015.

  • 25 Jun, 6pm; 26 Jun-5 Jul, 7pm
  • €10/8
  • berlinerfestspiele.de
  • Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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  • Belluard Fest. 2015

    Beheld (Alone) Weisslingen

    Graeme Miller

    25 Jun-4 Jul 2015

    Belluard Tower; Ground floor, Fribourg (CH)

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  • Each year a few migrants who have hidden in the wheelbays of aircraft fall to ground as the undercarriage is lowered. They fall into the country, town, suburbs, and gardens that surround major airports, disrupting the stable identity of the place where they land and creating a collision of identity and social geography. In 2010 two women from Weisslingen discover the body of a man in a ravine in the forest that lay under the flight path to Zurich airport. Now in 2015 Graeme Miller has visited and recorded this site. Miller’s installation Beheld invites the audience, in an act of witness, into an intimate encounter with the location and its significance.

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  • Free admission
  • belluard.ch
  • Derrière-les-Remparts 14, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Maumaus

    Heimo Zobernig

    Heimo Zobernig

    26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

    Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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  • Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with a light touch and an economy of means.

  • Wed-Sun, 3pm
  • ticket price: n/a
  • http://www.maumaus.org
  • Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisbon, PT
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  • Kunstverein Hildesheim

    THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

    Dan Graham, a.o.

    27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

    Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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  • Die Ausstellung THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me) – benannt nach einem Punksong der Headcoats – beschäftigt sich mit Ritualen des Feierns und deren gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke von internationalen Künstler_innen, die sich mit Feier- und Musikkulturen befassen und nach den kulturellen Ursprüngen, Freiräumen und Abgründen von „guten Zeiten“ fragen. Dabei geht es auch um die Auseinandersetzung mit Sub- und Fankulturen, um Musik als soziales Phänomen und deren identitätsstiftende Kraft.

  • Wed, 6pm; Sat, 2pm; Sun, noon
  • €3–1,50
  • kunstverein-hildesheim.de
  • Am Kehrwieder 2, D-31134 Hildesheim, DE
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  • Over Het IJ Festival

    The Office of Lost Time

    Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

    29 Jun-10 Jul 2015

    Station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam

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  • With The Office of Lost Time Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky make lost time special, the moments in between of the passers-by,  especially by creating room for imagination, imaginative powers and intimacy. The office is open on weekdays, from 4 to 8pm, and offers an unexpected feeling of home. The Office of Lost Time is presented as part of Over Het IJ Festival 2015, for more information and the full programme, visit: overhetij.nl

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • overhetij.nl
  • Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam
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      Letters

      An attempt to attend an event.
      Make It Work.
      The agenda of the month of June tells us in a glance: busy weeks are ahead, as schools come up with presentations and graduations and the festival season is in full swing. This overview probably provokes that feeling of being torn between the wish (or obligation) to attend several events on one day or weekend. Performance events start to compete with private appointments or simply the need to rest. One relief: more and more often, one can attend from a distance, with interruptions and from a lazy chair. At this moment, streaming is rather exceptional, it is set up when an event draws from a global field of interest and clearly has an international character. This wonder of technology recently has allowed us to follow events like the Artist Organizations International symposium in HAU to Musée de la Danse in Tate. Streaming marks the exclusivity of the event and offers those without a ticket a generous insight. A framed, edited and therefore limited insight, of course. That’s what I realized during the last days, when, sadly unable to attend the Make It Work project in Paris, I had to grasp the event without live streaming. I had to collect documentation and reports myself and ended up with ten different windows opened on my computer screen; as many perspectives on the same event.
      I hereby share with you my self-made dossier, fragmented, but with more angles than a live stream editors’ gaze.

      In the suburb of Paris, at Philippe Quesne’s theatre Nanterre-Amandiers, the research group of the SciencesPo University, SPEAP (under direction of philosopher Bruno Latour) functions as ‘academy in residence’. The students, lecturers and the team of the theatre share a concern about climate change, and they have become conversation partners. Together they set up Make It Work, a political, diplomatic, scientific, pedagogical and artistic experience. For 3 days 200 students from all over the world took part in a simulation of the international conference on climate change, the COP21. The real COP21 will take place in Paris, in the autumn of 2015. The students divided themselves into 41 delegations. Each participant took on a specific identity, a perspective, attitude and character that was brought into the negotiations. The format, bringing the orthodox, sovereign State Parties of the United Nations climate negotiations into direct talks with non-State delegations (such as Forests, Cities, Sahara and Oceans), questions territoriality, sovereignty and negotiating assets. It served as a potential innovative blueprint for future multilateral talks. > See short video portraits where the delegates are presenting their goal for the summit. Unlike at the real climate summits, at Make It Work, the audience was welcome for guided tours round the delegations’ areas and public lectures, as well as for an opening and closing ceremony.

      This “Theatre of Negotiations” was not meant to be about faking, even less about mocking what such a conference could be. Acting in order to understand, to take action and to transform, that was the goal. > A radio inverview with Latour and Frédérique Aït-Touati on France Culture, in the heat of the event and clearly enthusiastic. They sketch the process—more then half a year of preparations—and how the envisioned impact of introducing invisible, normally mute characters (like forests, indigenous people, the internet, …) affects the negotiations beyond their imagination. They have also included economic powers into the equation, which has made the discussion even more complex and challenging: franceculture.fr/emission-la-suite-dans-les-idees-climat-la-grande-simulation-2015-05-30

      “This project takes its origin in the belief that the failure and procrastination of these conferences on climate change are the consequence of representation issues: representations of the problems at stake and representations of the different communities of people and beings on earth involved in such UN conferences. To represent is also at the base of theatre, and it seemed appropriate to work with and within a theatre, its structure as well as its environment, to rethink the machinery of a procedure in charge of no less than every life form on earth. A tragedy is at play, and what better place to address it?”
      Philippe Quesne decided to inverse the use of the theatre building. Together with the Berlin based architecture office Raumlabor, the spatial design for the participants and audience had been conceived. The entrance of the theatre became the huge back door, accessible by crossing a park. Preparation and negotiating spaces were designed in order for visitors to get a glimpse. For opening and closing sessions, big theatre effects were used in the big hall: smoke, props, loud music reinforcing a dramatic sense of urgency—but maybe also giving room for irony. The footage that is available includes rehearsal and the official moments—I have the impression that everything was in fact a rehearsal, a pre-enactment and the event itself.
      > The Facebook page of Nanterre-Amandiers offers links to articles and video documentation. Interesting is the Day 2 video, a conversation between the Vice President of the conference (performed by a student, I’m pretty sure) and his interlocutor (whose identity is not revealed). They discuss the speech that the Vice President is writing: how it can have “a new eloquence”, how can it be effective to a broader public?
      > See: nanterre-amandiers.com/2014-2015/make-it-work-le-theatre-des-negociations/videos
      On the website cop21makeitwork.com a lot of information is collected, produced by embedded (and involved) reporters and participants. We recognize the narrative structure of a classic Hollywood film: from the huge challenge at the start to the “They did It!”—euphoria in the end. Prior to the real negotiations, as an exercise, the 41 delegations had to collectively decide upon the menu for the closing dinner and that took a long time. The tone was set. > More inside information: cop21makeitwork.com/news/latest
      A more experimental blog, hosted by SPEAP participants, where you can find transcripts of speeches—if in the middle of a sentence the text stops, let’s consider that a sign of urgency: live.dcfvg.com/en/translations
      > See in this graph how the delegations have evolved during the conference, where the heated discussions took place, which delegations got rather insulated: live.dcfvg.com/en/delegations
      Last post, with the result: they reached an agreement! The text of the closing agreement however, I did not find yet. > For the summary: cop21makeitwork.com/2015/06/cop21-make-it-work-reaches-universal-climate-deal-to-protect-the-planet
      An outsider’s eye, found on e-flux conversations. A critical questioning of the use of theatrical tools, thereby focusing rather on Bruno Latour instead of considering Philippe Quesne’s approach of theatrical representation. > See: conversations.e-flux.com/t/live-coverage-speap-bruno-latour-s-paris-climat-2015-make-it-work-may-29-31/1795
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      Bruno Latour on site of the simulation. Image credit: Philippe Quesne.
      I sent someone to Paris, an observer, a future DasArts student. Her report will come later, but here’s a fragment of the email she sent me today: “It was a fascinating weekend, I think it was an interesting study in expectation and managing expectation. There were so many vested interests and desires that parties had surrounded the simulation, the students in the negotiation acted as almost an organism surrounded by people that could no longer act on the organism. At least that’s how it felt from my perspective. Very educational for me in terms of how ‘real’ negotiations work, the students almost ‘over performed’ in this regard, it seems for many of them they were more interested in pre-enacting the official processes because it was their potential futures, where as many of the parties surrounding them such as SPEAP were looking for them to engage, unravel and innovate new processes in order to address the perceived failures of these existing methods of negotiations.This twitter account is quite a good record! > See: twitter.com/cop21miw” 
      More information on the program of SPEAP (programme of experimentation in arts and politics at SciencesPo Paris). Unfortunately applications deadline for next year was… last weekend. > See: blogs.sciences-po.fr/speap-eng

      And for the rest of the month of June, see you in a theatre space in Amsterdam, with or without air conditioning, in the prestigious Holland Festival or at one of the many student presentations in which all members of Performance Platform are in one way or another involved.

      All best,
      Barbara

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      • Stedelijk Museum

        A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

        Tino Sehgal

        1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

      • The Artist’s Institute

        Carolee Schneemann

        Carolee Schneemann

        13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

        The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

      • Wiels

        Body Talk

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

        14 Feb-3 May 2015

        Wiels, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Serralves Museum

        Monika Sosnowska: Architectonisation

        Monika Sosnowska

        20 Feb-31 May 2015

        Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto (PT)

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

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

      • mumok

        My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

        Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

        6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

        mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

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

      • WIELS

        Work/Travail/Arbeid

        Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

        20 Mar-17 May 2015

        WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Rietveld School of Art & Design

        Wonder & Wander

        students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

        10 Apr-3 May 2015

        Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

        EXPLORER / Prometheus ontketend

        Urland, CREW, a.o.

        22 Apr-2 May 2015

        Rotterdamse Schouwb., Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

      • EYE

        If We Ever Get to Heaven

        William Kentridge

        25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

        EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

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

      • DE BRAKKE GROND

        THIS IS NOT MY VOICE SPEAKING

        Ant Hampton, Britt Hatzius

        28 Apr-2 May 2015

        De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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

      • Centre Pompidou

        Le Corbusier – The measures of man

        Le Corbusier

        29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

        Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

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

      • Frascati Theater

        Car Deconstruction

        Dina Roncevic

        30 Apr-2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        Imaginary Friends

        Sarah van Lamsweerde, Brian D. McKenna

        1 & 2 May 2015

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Muziekgeb. aan 't IJ

        Online Radio Festival

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

        1 & 2 May 2015

        Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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

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

      • ANTARTICA ANTARTICA

        BLACK CIRCUS

        Performance night

        1 May 2015

        Vrankrijk, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Frascati Theater

        4ULTIMATE

        Vincent Riebeek

        2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Frascati Theater

        Operville

        Ivo Dimchev

        2 May 2015

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Dead Darlings

        Dead Darlings 8 – anonymous art auction

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

        2 May 2015

        Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Akademie der Künste der Welt

        Performing Marxist Heritage

        TkH – Walking Theory

        5 May 2015

        King Georg, Cologne (DE)

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

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

      • Institut Français

        Orte des Unermesslichen

        Marita Tatari, Jean-Luc Nancy

        6 May 2015

        Institut Français Berlin, Berlin (DE)

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

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

      • Supercopy Fest.

        Splitter

        Billy Roisz, Anat Stainberg

        7-10 May 2015

        zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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

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

      • Waag Society

        FASC lectures

        Jens Hauser, Frank Theys, a.o.

        8 May 2015

        Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        A P N E A

        Rodrigo Sobarzo

        8 May 2015

        #FIDCU /Teatro Solís, Montevideo (UY)

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

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

      • DAS Graduate School

        The Time We Share – #1 Between witness and spectator

        Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink, a.o.

        9 May 2015

        La Bellone, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • REDCAT

        The value in mathematics

        Falke Pisano

        9 May-28 Jun 2015

        REDCAT, Los Angeles (USA)

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

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

      • Centrale Fies icw Viafarini

        LIVE WORKS Performance Act Award_Vol.3

        Open call

        12 May 2015

        Centrale Fies, Dro (IT)

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

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

      • Kunstenfest.desarts

        Corps Diplomatique

        Halory Goerger

        13, 14 & 15 May 2015

        Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        Read-in Cinema

        Emily Kocken & look-a-likes

        14-17 May 2015

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • NBprojects

        LIEFDESVERKLARING

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, faBULEUS

        15 & 16 May 2015

        STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)

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

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

        2: Dialogue With Lucinda

        Nicole Beutler

        16 May 2015

        STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)

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

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

      • Bains Connective

        RECOmmerce #1

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

        16-31 May 2015

        Place Saint-Denis, Forest (BE)

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

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

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Memento Park (Dutch Premiere)

        Thomas Bellinck / Steigeisen & KVS

        18 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

        Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

        Ree Morton

        20 May-28 Sep 2015

        Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

      • Tensta konsthall

        Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

        Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

        23 May-27 Sep 2015

        Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

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

        Idioter

        Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

        23 May 2015

        Shadok, Strasbourg (FR)

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

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

      • SPRING

        Sculpting Fear (Premiere)

        Julian Hetzel

        23 & 24 May 2015

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • Kunstverein

        A Studio in Hand-Reading: Charlotte Wolff

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

        23 May-25 Jun 2015

        Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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

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

      • SPRING icw Subbacultcha

        SPRING & Subbacultcha present…

        Planningtorock, Vessel, The Stress

        24 May 2015

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Rosas danst Rosas

        Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

        25 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

        26 May 2015

        Kopergietery, Ghent (BE)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €10/8/6
      • kopergietery.be
      • Blekerijstraat 50, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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      • NBprojects i.c.w. ICKamsterdam

        5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        28 May 2015

        Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • AMCh

        (Some) Shapes of Our Thoughts

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

        28, 29 & 30 May 2015

        Dansmakers A'dam, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Kaleidoskop

        Photographic Exhibition by Ema Discordant

        Ema Discordant

        29 & 30 May 2015

        Kaleidoskop, Berlin (DE)

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

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

        Open call for PERFORMANCY FORUM

        Panoply Performance Laboratory

        31 May 2015

        Panoply Performance Lab., New York (USA)

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

      • Deadline to apply is May 31
      • panoplylab.org
      • 104 Meserole St, Brooklyn, New York 11206, USA
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        • 0131

        • Stedelijk Museum

          A year at the Stedelijk: Tino Sehgal

          Tino Sehgal

          1 Jan-31 Dec 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

        • The Artist’s Institute

          Carolee Schneemann

          Carolee Schneemann

          13 Feb-2 Aug 2015

          The Artist’s Institute, New York (USA)

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

        • Wed-Sun, noon-6pm
        • Free admission
        • theartistsinstitute.org
        • 163 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA
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        • 0623

        • mumok

          My Body is the Event – Vienna Actionism and International Performance

          Günter Brus, Hermann Nitsch, a.o.

          6 Mar-23 Aug 2015

          mumok, Vienna (AT)

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

        • Mon, 2pm; Tue-Sun, 10am
        • €10–0
        • mumok.at
        • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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        • 2530

        • EYE

          If We Ever Get to Heaven

          William Kentridge

          25 Apr-30 Aug 2015

          EYE Film Instituut, Amsterdam

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

        • Sat-Thu, 11am-7pm; Fri, 11am-9pm
        • €9/7,50
        • eyefilm.nl
        • IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam
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        • 2903

        • Centre Pompidou

          Le Corbusier – The measures of man

          Le Corbusier

          29 Apr-3 Aug 2015

          Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)

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

        • Daily, 11am
        • €14–11
        • centrepompidou.fr
        • Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
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        • 2028

        • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

          Be a Place, Place an Image, Imagine a Poem

          Ree Morton

          20 May-28 Sep 2015

          Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)

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

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

        • Tensta konsthall

          Here We LTTR: 2002–2008

          Emily Roysdon, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, a.o.

          23 May-27 Sep 2015

          Tensta konsthall, Spånga (SE)

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

        • Wed–Sun, noon
        • Free admission
        • tenstakonsthall.se
        • Taxingegränd 10, 163 04 Spånga, Sweden
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        • 0527

        • Hamburger Bahnhof

          Black Mountain (…)

          Richard Buckminster Fuller, John Cage, a.o.

          5 Jun-27 Sep 2015

          Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (DE)

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        • The Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart presents the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany devoted to the legendary Black Mountain College. Founded in 1933 in North Carolina, USA, Black Mountain rose to fame on account of its progressive teaching methods and the many prominent figures who taught and studied there. Its influence upon the development of the arts in the second half of the 20th century was enormous; the performatisation of the arts, in particular, that emerged as from the 1950s derived vital impetus from the experimental practice at Black Mountain. The exhibition traces the history of this university experiment in its main outlines.

        • Tue-Sat, 10am; Sun, 11am
        • €14–6,50
        • smb.museum
        • Invalidenstraße 50-51, 10557 Berlin, Germany
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        • 0613

        • MOCA

          Tongues Untied

          Marlon Riggs, John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a.o.

          6 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          MOCA Pacific Design Center, California (USA)

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        • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, presents Tongues Untied, an exhibition titled after the landmark film by poet, activist, and artist Marlon Riggs. Tongues Untied presents a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection by John Boskovich, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others, alongside Riggs’s deeply personal and lyrical exploration of black gay identity in the United States. Made during a historical period marked by the onset of the AIDS crisis, the works navigate desire, love, loss, and mourning to engage and question sexual and political repression, expression, and deviation.

        • Tue-Sat, 11am
        • Free admission
        • moca.org
        • 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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        • 1721

        • KONTAKT

          Thirty One

          Pawel Althamer, Mária Bartuszová, Walter Benjamin, a.o.

          17 Jun-21 Jul 2015

          National Gallery of Kosovo, Prishtina (KV)

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        • The exhibition Thirty One presents works that play an integral part in European art history but claim an exceptional status within a politically heterogeneous terrain. With Thirty One, the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina hosts a distinctive overview of the works in the Kontakt Art Collection, which have been arranged and assembled by its director, Erzen Shkololli, in accordance with the concept by Petrit Halilaj and Hans Ulrich Obrist. The number of artists corresponds with the opening days of the exhibition and is meant to be a starting point from which to facilitate new, unanticipated approaches to the collection that will lead to a concept for a future exhibition.

        • Tue–Sun, 10am
        • n/a
        • galeriakombetare.com
        • rr. Agim Ramadani, 60, Prishtina, Kosovo
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        • 2030

        • De Vleeshal

          Violent Incident

          Rosa Aiello, Bernadette Corporation, Andrea Fraser, a.o.

          20 Jun-30 Aug 2015

          De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL)

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        • ‘Violent Incident’ takes its title from Bruce Nauman’s 1986 video work. Combining three works from the M HKA collection, including the video by Nauman, with several artists not in the collection, the show explores the perverting of our intimacies; the transformation of affect and emotional excess into technical form, as strategies of industrial, institutional critique. Goodbye letters turned into art market machines, claustrophobically formal texts built to declare love, a correspondence course in how to see and draw better are considered as the results of and solutions to institutional indebtedness.

        • Tue–Sun, 1-5pm
        • Free admission
        • vleeshal.nl
        • Zusterstr. 7, 4331 KG Middelburg, NL
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        • 2130

        • De Vleeshal

          On False Tears and Outsourcing

          Cally Spooner

          21 Jun-30 Aug 2015

          De Vleeshal; Markt, Middelburg (NL)

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        • On False Tears and Outsourcing is the first institutional solo exhibition by Cally Spooner in the Netherlands. For her show, Cally Spooner will make a new series of devised, living gestures, which change every three weeks. The gestures mark the start of a long-term project by the artist, which considers the violence of being used as, and using, a Human Resource. The project presents choreographed instances in which language and emotional excess are extracted, then redeployed as strategy. The show runs parallel to and in dialogue with the group exhibition Violent Incident at Vleeshal Zusterstraat, curated by Cally Spooner and Roos Gortzak.

        • Tue-Sun, 1pm
        • Free admission
        • vleeshal.nl
        • Markt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
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        • 2505

        • Berliner Festspiele

          Gonzo. The Making-of

          Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek

          25 Jun-5 Jul 2015

          Haus der Berliner Festspiele; Parking Level, Berlin (DE)

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        • The duo Holzinger/Riebeek is renowned for its radically physical and strongly aestheticizing performances. With reference to the Gonzo genre (familiar to us from the fields of pornography and journalism), where the camera operator becomes part of the event, they attempt to project the spectators into events at a film location in the contemporary wilderness of a parking level. While the audience is given several perspectives of the actors’ actions, the production’s reality is revealed. ‘Gonzo. The Making-of’ is presented as part of the Berliner Festspiele – Foreign Affairs programme 2015.

        • 25 Jun, 6pm; 26 Jun-5 Jul, 7pm
        • €10/8
        • berlinerfestspiele.de
        • Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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        • 2504

        • Belluard Fest. 2015

          Beheld (Alone) Weisslingen

          Graeme Miller

          25 Jun-4 Jul 2015

          Belluard Tower; Ground floor, Fribourg (CH)

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        • Each year a few migrants who have hidden in the wheelbays of aircraft fall to ground as the undercarriage is lowered. They fall into the country, town, suburbs, and gardens that surround major airports, disrupting the stable identity of the place where they land and creating a collision of identity and social geography. In 2010 two women from Weisslingen discover the body of a man in a ravine in the forest that lay under the flight path to Zurich airport. Now in 2015 Graeme Miller has visited and recorded this site. Miller’s installation Beheld invites the audience, in an act of witness, into an intimate encounter with the location and its significance.

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        • Free admission
        • belluard.ch
        • Derrière-les-Remparts 14, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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        • 2613

        • Maumaus

          Heimo Zobernig

          Heimo Zobernig

          26 Jun-13 Sep 2015

          Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (PT)

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        • Heimo Zobernig articulates his art through objects in exhibitions, the exhibition itself, and by installing his exhibitions in a particular way, which allows him to appropriate the architectural aspects of the exhibition site. Zobernigʼs oeuvre creates a field of ambiguity between the work of art and the display system that we need to turn objects into art – display systems which become works of art in their own right in Zobernigʼs exhibition. By appropriating art historical discourse, he exposes the basic underlying narratives and ideological positions, thereby destabilizing and reinterpreting them with a light touch and an economy of means.

        • Wed-Sun, 3pm
        • ticket price: n/a
        • http://www.maumaus.org
        • Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A, 1750-105 Lisbon, PT
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        • 2709

        • Kunstverein Hildesheim

          THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me)

          Dan Graham, a.o.

          27 Jun-9 Aug 2015

          Kunstverein Hildesheim, Hildesheim (DE)

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        • Die Ausstellung THE GOOD TIMES (are killing me) – benannt nach einem Punksong der Headcoats – beschäftigt sich mit Ritualen des Feierns und deren gesellschaftlicher Bedeutung. Die Ausstellung zeigt Werke von internationalen Künstler_innen, die sich mit Feier- und Musikkulturen befassen und nach den kulturellen Ursprüngen, Freiräumen und Abgründen von „guten Zeiten“ fragen. Dabei geht es auch um die Auseinandersetzung mit Sub- und Fankulturen, um Musik als soziales Phänomen und deren identitätsstiftende Kraft.

        • Wed, 6pm; Sat, 2pm; Sun, noon
        • €3–1,50
        • kunstverein-hildesheim.de
        • Am Kehrwieder 2, D-31134 Hildesheim, DE
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        • 2910

        • Over Het IJ Festival

          The Office of Lost Time

          Olivia Reschofsky, Alice Pons

          29 Jun-10 Jul 2015

          Station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam

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        • With The Office of Lost Time Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky make lost time special, the moments in between of the passers-by,  especially by creating room for imagination, imaginative powers and intimacy. The office is open on weekdays, from 4 to 8pm, and offers an unexpected feeling of home. The Office of Lost Time is presented as part of Over Het IJ Festival 2015, for more information and the full programme, visit: overhetij.nl

        • 4pm
        • Free admission
        • overhetij.nl
        • Stationsplein, 1012 AB Amsterdam
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        • 0105

        • Rietveld School of Art & Design

          Graduation Show 2015

          Graduates of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

          1-5 Jul 2015

          Rietveld School of Art & Design, Amsterdam

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        • About 200 students of the departments inter-architecture, designLAB, Graphic Design, Fashion, Jewellery, TxT (Textile), Image & Language, Photography, Glass, Ceramics and VAV (Audiovisual) present their graduation work(s) in a five day exhibition with presentations, screenings, performances and events. For more information and the full programme, visit: rietveldacademie.nl

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        • Free admission
        • rietveldacademie.nl
        • Fred. Roeskestraat 96, 1076 ED Amsterdam
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        • 0203

        • Julidans

          Les Sylphides

          Nicole Beutler / nbprojects

          2 & 3 Jul 2015

          Julidans; Leidseplein (2 Jul) and Noordermarkt (3 Jul), Amsterdam

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        • Les Sylphides is a contemporary remake of the first abstract ballet ever (Michel Fokine, 1909), in which three dancers recall the essence of the piece. The piece, made by Nicole in 2007, was the first project in which she researched elements of collective dance history and shaped an existing choreography to her own needs. On 2 & 3 July, Les Sylphides is back with a special cast of five dancers for two performances during Julidans at two city squares: Leidseplein (2 July) and Noordermarkt (3 July). With: Claire Philippart, Ester Natzijl, Hillary Blake Firestone, Charlotte van den Reek, Nathalie Ho-Kang-You.

        • 7pm
        • Free admission
        • julidans.nl
        • Leidseplein and Noordermarkt, Amsterdam
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        • 0212

        • Over Het IJ Festival

          Framing

          Johannes Bellinkx, a.o.

          2-12 Jul 2015

          NLY-terrein; NDSM-werf, Amsterdam

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        • On an open air site the public looks at the landscape through an installation. Johannes Bellinkx determines the way we see things and offers a different perspective on apparently normal things. He subtly changes the landscape, manipulates and plays with what can and cannot be seen; with the suggestion of the invisible. With this he really focuses the attention of the public. Framing is about the human need to fit things in frames and to categorize them. It gives us the illusion that we can comprehend the world. Framing is presented as part of Over Het IJ Festival 2015, for more information and the full programme, visit: overhetij.nl

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        • €8–6,50
        • overhetij.nl
        • Tt. Neveritaweg 61, 1033 WB Amsterdam
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        • 0212

        • Festival Theaterformen

          STILL (The Economy of Waiting)

          Julian Hetzel

          2-12 Jul 2015

          Opernplatz, Hannover (DE)

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        • The container world created by STILL is carefully furnished with carpeting, seating accomodations, overhead lighting and wallpaper. It sounds, smells and tastes like the world out there. It is populated by creatures very similar to the people outside of the container – one is in an interim realm. There is nothing to do here except wait. Waiting is an excellent matrix for encounters with performers and other spectators because STILL is not always still: emotions can get heated when the system of values surrounding productivity and work is newly framed and can be negotiated between those involved. STILL is an invitation to waste time in a meaningful way.

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        • €7
        • theaterformen.de
        • 30159 Hannover, Germany
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        • 03

        • Julidans

          Mount Olympus: To glorify the cult of tragedy. A 24-h performance

          Jan Fabre / Troubleyn

          3 Jul 2015

          Stadsschouwburg; Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

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        • Jan Fabre has done everything imaginable onstage – and more. He now adds the marathon performance ‘Mount Olympus’ (Dutch premiere) to his list of achievements. For twenty-four hours, the main auditorium of Julidans becomes the mythical Mount Olympus, somewhere between forever and never, sleeping and waking, performance and reality. During the performance, you are permitted to enter and exit the auditorium, walk around, eat and drink.

        • 8.30pm
        • €65
        • julidans.nl
        • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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        • 0304

        • zeitraumexit

          just arrived – Young International Performance Art

          Igor Kuruga, Guido Marko, a.o.

          3 & 4 Jul 2015

          zeitraumexit, Mannheim (DE)

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        • ‘frisch eingetroffen’ (engl. ‘just arrived’) – Young International Performance Art is the platform for young and current performing art-positions far from the mainstream. The two-day festival at the Mannheim zeitraumexit shows performance, live-art, contemporary dance as well as crossing- and in-between positions of certain genres and media. A special curatorial interest lays in innovation and originality: artistic positions exploring new formats and aesthetics, which are experimental and do not mind a certain risk. For information and the full programme, visit: zeitraumexit.de

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        • €13–6,50
        • zeitraumexit.de
        • Hafenstrasse 68 68159 Mannheim, Germany
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        • 0312

        • Piet Zwart Institute

          HIGH-RISE

          Graduates of the MFA programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

          3-12 Jul 2015

          Hofpoort; 18th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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        • HIGH-RISE takes place on the 18th floor of the Hofpoort building, in a rough empty space surrounded by windows that offer a spectacular view out onto Rotterdam and beyond. The exhibition title is inspired by J.G. Ballard’s eponymous novel, in which characters band together and fight to establish a new hierarchy. With this fictional narrative lingering in mind, the arrangement of the artworks responds to the uncanny particularities of the host building and the ‘competition’ from concurrent exhibitions and activities happening on site. HIGH-RISE is presented as a celebration of this group of artists as its own ‘tribe’, whose careers are on the rise.

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        • Free admission
        • pzwart.nl
        • Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, NL
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        • 0409

        • Nicole Beutler, Andrea Božic, Marijke Hoogenboom

          WE LIVE HERE 2015

          Konstantina Georgelou, Inge Koks, a.o.

          4-9 Jul 2015

          Multiple venues in Amsterdam

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        • The summer academy WE LIVE HERE, platform for artistic encounters, marks its fifth anniversary this year! Besides the lab sessions for artists and thinkers, we are happy to invite you to this year’s public program; a lecture by Michiel van Hoogenhuyze on musical thinking, a book launch by Joe Kelleher, the open session DRAMATURGY AT WORK by Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa and Danae Theodoridou and two HOW DO YOU WORK? sessions in which we meet film directors/producers Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens and cultural programmer and initiator Radna Rumping. For more information: we-live-here.com

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        • we-live-here.com
        • Multiple venues in Amsterdam
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        • 0408

        • Stedelijk Museum

          Zero: Let Us Explore the Stars

          herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, a.o.

          4 Jul-8 Nov 2015

          Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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        • Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations, and performances: the Stedelijk Museum presents an historic survey of the innovative, international avant-garde artists’ group, ZERO. In the ’50s and ’60s, the ZERO artists’ group experimented with the most innovative materials and media. In 1962, the Stedelijk Museum staged the first museum presentation of ZERO. A few years later, a more comprehensive survey, Nul 1965, followed, a presentation widely considered as one of the movement’s highlights. Now, fifty years later, the Stedelijk is proud to present an historical survey that sheds light on how the network’s artists redefined the meaning and form of art forever.

        • Daily, 10am
        • €20–0
        • stedelijk.nl
        • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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        • 09

        • Julidans

          Double Bill: Los Angeles and Please me Please

          Noha Ramadan / Liat Waysbort

          9 Jul 2015

          Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam

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        • In ‘Los Angeles’ brengt Noha Ramadan (oud-student SNDO) live dans samen met actuele nieuwsbeelden, films uit de jaren negentig, fantasieën en toekomstdromen – beelden die we allemaal door elkaar heen met ons meedragen, als levende databases. ‘Please me Please’ van de Israëlische choreografe Liat Waysbort gaat over behagen en bevredigen. Danser Ivan Ugrin verbeeldt de perfecte mannelijke danser en zet al zijn kwaliteiten in om het publiek te verleiden, transformerend van dominante man naar onderdanige vrouw, van ballerina naar pornoster.

        • 9pm
        • €15–10
        • julidans.nl
        • Bos en Lommerweg 191, 1055 DT Amsterdam
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        • 0912

        • Queeristan

          Queeristan 2015 – Autonomous Festival for Radical Queer Politics

          Liz Allan, Josefin Arnell, Kareem Lotfy, a.o.

          9-12 Jul 2015

          Binnenpret, Amsterdam

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        • Queeristan is a DIY festival about exploring and countering the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity in an autonomous space that avoids capitalism, commercialization, heteronormativity, racism, sexism and transphobia. This year’s festival will focus on Racism, Feminism and Trans* issues. We want you to share your story. The full programme is now up on www.queeristan.org

        • see full programme
        • n/a
        • queeristan.org
        • Eerste Schinkelstraat 14, Amsterdam
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        • 09

        • Piet Zwart Institute

          Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically (…)

          Master Education in Arts programme of the Piet Zwart Institute

          9 Jul 2015

          Hofpoort; 13th floor, Rotterdam (NL)

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        • As part of Masters 2015, the Master Education in Arts programme of the Piet Zwart Institute presents two events which conclude their current lecture and seminar series at TENT entitled Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically – Working with Liquid Logic. The series was developed by course tutor Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten, in collaboration with Priscila Fernandes, as part of her solo exhibition that runs until 5 July. For more information and the full programme, visit: pzwart.nl

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        • Free admission
        • pzwart.nl
        • Hofplein 20, 3032 AC Rotterdam, NL
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        • 10

        • Black History Walks

          400 Years of Black Women Resistance Leaders

          Dora Akunyili, Dame Jocelyn Barrow, a.o.

          10 Jul 2015

          Univ. of Wesminster, London (UK)

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        • Black History Walks presents visual and biographical details of Black women from the UK and around the world who have resisted colonialism and racism. Women do not get the historical credit they deserve. This interactive audio visual presentation will give the audience video and documentary evidence of the who, what and why of over 30 female fighters who used any means necessary to fight for equality.

        • 6.30pm
        • £3; RSVP
        • eventbrite.co.uk
        • Little Titchfield St, London, W1W 7UW, UK
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        • 1016

        • Forum of Live Art Amsterdam

          The title is a drawing. The drawing is an undefined network.

          Clara Saito, a.o.

          10-16 Jul 2015

          Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

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        • In this event, Clara Saito explores what would it mean to be an anarchical body and mind, as a necessary precursor to attempting anarchical society. Through her antiheroic incarnation of Spiderman, the artist shares her confusion, paranoia and self-therapy methods, brought forth through a visual art exhibition and quartet performance. In addition, Clara invites seven guests to provide various counterpoints to this thought-process, through lecture, body, interventions, and a workshop. For more information and the full programme: arti.nl

        • Tue–Sun, noon
        • €3
        • arti.nl
        • Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam
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        • 12

        • Badischer Kunstverein

          Curator’s tour – with Jacob Korczynski

          Jacob Korczynski

          12 Jul 2015

          Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)

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        • A curator’s tour with Jacob Korczynski through the exhibitions of Juliette Blightman and Ellie Epp currently on view at Badischer Kunstverein. The exhibition ‘holding one`s own in an unfinished system’ takes its name from a 1987 text by Canadian artist Ellie Epp. The unfinished systems in which Epp and British artist Juliette Blightman hold their own are multiple: from the commitments of the artists’ daily lives, to the context of the societies they occupy, to the art institutions which provide one possible frame for their work. Both Blightman and Epp accumulate text and images amassing personal archives without the need to always establish an audience.

        • 11am
        • Free admission
        • badischer-kunstverein.de
        • Waldstraße 3, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
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        • 14

        • Witte de With

          Between Nothingness and Infinity Ontologies of Blackness

          Kara Keeling, a.o.

          14 Jul 2015

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

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        • Presented as part of ‘NO HUMANS INVOLVED’, an exhibition by the artist collective ‘HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?’ on view at Witte de With until 16 August 2015, the symposium ‘Between Nothingness and Infinity Ontologies of Blackness’ brings together artists and scholars to crack open the ‘nothingness’ of the historically produced dilemma of Blackness, both as a philosophical and factual position.

        • 6pm
        • €3,93–2,34
        • eventbrite.nl
        • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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        • 15

        • If I Can't Dance

          How We Behave

          Grant Watson and Annette Krauss

          15 Jul 2015

          The Showroom, London (UK)

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        • Inspired by an interview with Michel Foucault published in Vanity Fair in 1983, entitled ‘How We Behave’ Watson’s long-term project focuses on the central question that Foucault posed in this interview – why can’t life be ‘the material for a work of art?’. Exploring how people shape their lives, this project involved over fifty interviews that took place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Sao Paulo and London. For this event, Grant Watson presents his ongoing research, in conversation with artist Annette Krauss.

        • 6.30pm
        • Free admission
        • theshowroom.org
        • 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ, UK
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        • 18

        • Santarcangelo Festival 2015

          69 positions

          Mette Ingvartsen

          18 Jul 2015

          Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo di Romagna (IT)

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        • Excess, nudity, orgy eroticism, ritualistic pleasure, audience participation and political engagement: all the peculiar expressions of the sexual utopia developed during the counterculture and experimental performances of the 60’s. This guided tour through an archive of sexual performances serves as a filter for Mette Ingvartsen to explore unresolved issues about sexuality in contemporary practices. In doing so, her body turns into a field for physical experimentation and uncanny sexual practices arise in relation to the environment that surrounds her.

        • 10.30pm
        • €13
        • santarcangelofestival.com
        • Via Andrea Costa 28, Sant. di Romagna (RN), Italy
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        • 2022

        • MIT List Visual Arts

          They Come to Us without a Word II

          Joan Jonas and Jason Moran

          20, 21 & 22 Jul 2015

          Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Venice, Italy

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        • A new video performance conceived and directed by Joan Jonas with newly composed music by Jonas’s longtime sound collaborator, the American jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, will take place on three evenings in July at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. Moran will play live accompanying Jonas for the performance. An aspect of They Come to Us without a Word II will be reedited video footage from the installation in the U.S. Pavilion.

        • 9pm
        • €15–10
        • joanjonasvenice2015.com
        • Campo della Tana, Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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        • 2324

        • Het Veem Theater

          All things; Archeology of a space object

          Norberto Llopis Segarra

          23 & 24 Jul 2015

          Antic Teatre, Barcelona (ES)

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        • “It started one day that I entered a supermarket and for the first time I saw a deodorant for babies, in that moment I realized that I was indeed a deodorant for babies and therefore time was also a deodorant for babies. How do things affect space and time? What would be for instance the time of a plastic bottle? I could be the value of a plastic bottle. That would be even less than the 25 cents it costs to produce it.” – Norberto Llopis Segarra.

        • 9pm
        • €10–6
        • anticteatre.com
        • Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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        • 3107

        • Theater aan Zee 2015

          [THE MACHINE]

          Orion Maxted

          31 Jul-7 Aug 2015

          AZ Sint-Jan, Oostende (BE)

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        • Deels geïnspireerd op Georges Perecs gelijknamige hoorspel, gaat [THE MACHINE] uit van taal en subjectiviteit als een oneindige en continu veranderende ruimte van mogelijkheden. Deze zelf genererende performancemachine – met telkens een andere output bij elke voorstelling – is als het ware een laboratorium. [THE MACHINE] wordt gevormd door mensen die continu elkaars woorden en gebaren reproduceren volgens een bepaald algoritme. Output wordt input in deze live feedback-loop waarbij complex gedrag ontstaat uit simpele regels. [THE MACHINE] ontvlamt in een rollercoaster der verbeelding, speels switchend tussen jij, ik, wij en ‘the machine’.

        • 7pm
        • €9
        • taz2015.theateraanzee.be
        • Kaïrostraat 84, 8400 Oostend, België
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          Close sidenote

          The Big Unknown (...)

          Together with the graduation year of the Mime School (AHK), Nicole Beutler develops ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’; a musical piece about the illusion of perfect order in our society, where madness lurks just beneath the surface.

          A city square. Men and women wearing business suits in grey, black and white. Each of them displays just a touch of individuality: different shirts, different hair, different shades of grey for their identical trousers. From a distance, however, the differences are barely discernible. Everything seems in perfect order. But inside there are other forces at work. Four performers – Mees Borgman, Luca Hillen, Felix Schellekens, and Isadora Tomas – break out of the frame and operate as a single organism as they test out their ideas on freedom, the invisibile and the unpredictable.

          Nicole’s work is notable for its integration of divergent disciplines. Text and movement merge in her evocative choreographies, which always take a position in relation to the world. ‘The Big Unknown with a Bit of Nature and Everything Else on My List of Things to Do’ forms part of Nicole’s research into the significance of the square in human life and thought.

          More information: nbprojects.nl

           Tour June 2015


          16 – 18 June 2015, 8.30pm
          (Premiere, 16 June)

          Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
          Tickets: €15–5
          hetveemtheater.nl


          19 June 2015, 8.30pm

          Compagnietheater, Grote Zaal
          ITs Festival, Amsterdam
          Tickets: €13–9
          itsfestivalamsterdam.com


          25 June 2015, 8.30pm

          Korzo, Den Haag (NL)
          Tickets: €10–6,50
          korzo.nl


          29 June 2015, 6pm

          Folkwang Uni. der Künste, Essen (DE)
          Tickets: €5–3
          folkwang-uni.de