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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NBprojects

    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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  • 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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    Dear reader,

    I have just returned from a research trip to the USA and Mexico, in which one of my destinations was Marfa, Texas. It is a small desert town made famous by the artist Donald Judd, as here he created the ideal orchestration of his works and that of others—including Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Roni Horn, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov—through a series of permanent installations at the numerous sites of the Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation.

    This was particularly vivid at The Chinati Foundation, where across two consecutive buildings Judd has installed his 100 untitled works in mill aluminium (1982-1986) in lines reminiscent of a military regime. On a closer look however, their unity is subtly broken by the countless internal variations he has made to their simple 41 x 51 x 72 inch cube form. The sheen of the aluminium continuously changes as colour and texture manifest itself on the works through the moving body, and through the natural choreography of the days light and reflection of the Chihuahuan desert landscape let in by open windows along each buildings sides. The atmosphere of the installation is calm and endless, with it only being punctuated every once in a while by the sharp crack of the metal rooftop as it expands and shrinks in response to the climate’s extreme temperatures.
    A similar situation is true for Judd’s studios that are preserved by The Judd Foundation. I was particularly fond of one studio in which Judd installed a selection of newer work in relation to older works from his oeuvre. And then again, placed these objects in relation to his furniture: a table, two good-old-robust loudspeakers, a bench, a bed. It was a joy wandering though these diverse volumes and forms, with the whole setting having a breathing quality, in a way making the artworks more porous, the furniture more tight. There was a great sense of cohabitation with the objects, making it easy to imagine Judd wandering through the space, re-arranging, working a little, listening to music, etc. And even with this rather problematic approach of ‘freezing’ his estate, there was still blood streaming though the veins of the objects and their configuration.

    One piece in this studio was particularly lively: a sculpture that you literally had to move around to grasp, while you’ll never fully succeed to apprehend. It is an early work that marks the transition from Judd the painter to Judd the sculptor, as it has a strong focus on colour (red and purple) and surface, while being opened to three-dimensionality through the use of diagonally placed tubes that step up through its volume. It is an exciting work as it has a sense of temporality, through the way it invites you to behold it, circulate around it, and through the directness of its construction (nothing is concealed) and materials (rough, cheap wood and tubes), but foremost through its evocation of transition: the work seems indexical to a moment in Judd’s artistic development, to a changing state of being. More than an object, this work is an event, where something playful, and crucial, is happening.

    Frédérique Bergholtz

    Michael Fried’s Art and Objecthood (1967) is often quoted to discuss Minimalism’s theatrical qualities, but as an alternative I would recommend ‘for further reading’ two texts that are a joy to read and very convincing in putting the reception of Minimalist art into a different light, with one bringing to the fore the element of humour: Boris Groys, ‘The Mimesis of Thinking’ (in: Donna De Salvo (Ed.): Open Systems – Rethinking Art c. 1979 (2005), pp. 50–63) and the other biography: Anna C. Chave, ‘Minimalism and Biography’ (in: The Art Bulletin, Vol. 82, No. 1 (Mar., 2000), pp. 149–163).
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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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    • 0719

    • Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

      Real Humans

      Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson

      7 Feb-19 Apr 2015

      Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (DE)

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    • The Real Humans exhibition presents works by Ian Cheng, Wu Tsang, and Jordan Wolfson, three young American artists, who each in their own way reflect on the conditions of what it means to be a human being in their multimedia pieces.

    • Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm
    • €6–0
    • kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de
    • Grabbeplatz 4, D-40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
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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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    • 1204

    • SNDO

      SNDO PRESENTS: SO SO SORRY

      Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, a.o.

      12 Mar-4 Apr 2015

      De Theaterschool, Amsterdam

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    • SNDO 2 presents 7 pieces from 7 makers at Studio 6.02 at de Theaterschool Amsterdam. Part 1: 12, 13, 14 March with Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, Juan Pablo Cámara, Estefano Romani. Part 2: 2, 3, 4 April with Andrea Zavala Folache, Chengbei Duan, Tea Teearu.

    • 7pm
    • Free admission
    • ahk.nl
    • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG Amsterdam
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    • 1320

    • SARIEV Project Space

      Voin de Voin

      Voin de Voin

      13 Mar-20 Apr 2015

      SARIEV Project Space, Plovdiv (BG)

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    • In his second solo exhibition at Sariev Contemporary, Voin de Voin takes on the speculations surrounding the tetrad of consecutive “blood moons” (full lunar eclipses) in 2014 and 2015 and the Apocalypse as foretold by the ancient prophets, building on commonly held notions, languages, visual and narrative clichés to introduce his theory of the advent of the post-apocalyptic Mental Age.

    • by appointment
    • n/a
    • sariev-gallery.com
    • 12 Hristo Dyukmedjiev St., Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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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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    • 2718

    • Louis Hothothot, Kulter Amsterdam

      Urgent Care Of Identity

      Heath Bunting, Jonas Staal, Louis Hothothot, Orly Almi, a.o.

      27 Mar-18 Apr 2015

      A-Lab, Amsterdam

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    • If artists are doctors of the society, could exhibitions be the diagnosis, treatment and therapy? From different angles and situations, artists deconstruct identities which are tools of oppression and domination; they question the alignment of hierarchies and power, and knowledge of ethics. Moreover, the analysis of crisis, diagnosis of society, and experience and knowledge of artists’ research will be shared in the exhibition with the hope that spectators will be inspired about the way of “Government of Self” (Michel Foucault). Urgent Care Of Identity is a thematic contemporary art exhibition reflecting identity crises under globalization.

    • Tue–Sat, 10am
    • €5
    • hothothot.berta.me
    • Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam
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    • 02

    • NBprojects

      Antigone

      Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

      2 Apr 2015

      L'arc – scene nationale, Le Creusot (FR)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €20–10
    • larcscenenationale.fr
    • François Mitterrand, BP 5, 71201 Le Creusot, France
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    • 0203

    • Kaaitheater

      Antigone Sr./Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church [L]

      Trajal Harrell

      2 & 3 Apr 2015

      Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)

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    • New York, early 1960s. In Greenwich Village a group of dancers and choreographers – Lucinda Childs, Steve Paxton and others – invent postmodern dance. The artists are white, middle-class members of the artistic elite. They introduce everyday, ‘authentic’ movements into the dance idiom. At the same time, the voguing dance style starts in the ballrooms of Harlem, a form of dance practised by African-Americans and Latinos, gays and transsexuals. Although voguing is very ‘pop’, it is also looking for ‘real’ movement. Antigone Sr. is the culmination of Harrell’s work. He examines the relationship between the voguing tradition and classical Greek theatre.

    • 8.30pm
    • €16/12/8
    • kaaitheater.be
    • Sainctelettesquare 18-20, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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    • 0312

    • Obscure Times

      Precariat

      Bas Lengemann, Marilou Stive, Emma Bienfait

      3-12 Apr 2015

      Vondelbunker, Amsterdam

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    • ‘Ugliness’. That which evokes awareness or a deep sense of revulsion or uncertainty in which it disrupts a previously accepted aesthetic ideal painfully. It can be seen as a culturally determined or an individual response. However this ugliness can additionally evoke a sense of pity, indignation, instinct of rebellion and solidarity. In the exhibition Precariat, artists Bas Lengemann, Marilou Stive and Emma Bienfait will present their take on the matter of this uncertainty––’ugliness’.

    • all day
    • Free admission
    • vondelbunker.nl
    • Vondelpark 8, 1071 AA Amsterdam
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    • 04

    • NBprojects

      LIEFDESVERKLARING

      Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, faBULEUS

      4 Apr 2015

      Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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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.

    • 7pm
    • €16/10/8,50
    • tweetakt-kaap.nl
    • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3512 GD, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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    • 0714

    • Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

      Public Collection

      Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş

      7-14 Apr 2015

      Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)

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    • The new work of Alexandra Pirici & Manuel Pelmuş Public Collection approaches art history from the moment of the appearance of the public museum as an institution that archives, historicizes, collects cultural items and reflects on society. The focus of this new work is to challenge the idea of a material collection which stands as a cornerstone for the very concept of the museum. Without attempting an exhaustive overview, it consists of enacting and actualizing significant artworks and events (both iconic and forgotten) using only a few human bodies.

    • 3pm
    • Free admission
    • artmuseum.pl
    • ul. Emilii Plater 51, 00-124 Warsaw, Poland
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    • 08

    • World Minimal Music Festival

      Terry Riley & Friends

      Terry Riley, a.o.

      8 Apr 2015

      Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam

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    • Op de openingsavond van het World Minimal Music Festival worden verschillende werken van special guest en minimal music-componist van het eerste uur Terry Riley gespeeld. Dé twee klassieke minimal werken waarmee hij zijn naam vestigde: In C uit 1964 en A Rainbow in Curved Air. Dit laatste werk componeerde hij in de zomer van 1967. De tijd van de hippies, ‘summer of love’, het jaar van The Doors, Jimi Hendrix en The Beatles. Het werk ademt de sfeer van die tijd: love, peace, niets is te gek. Naast zijn ‘oerwerken’ in dit concert ook de wereldpremière van Rileys allernieuwste compositie: Children of Gaza dat hij speciaal voor dit festival componeerde.

    • 8.15pm
    • €28,50–23
    • muziekgebouw.nl
    • Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam
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    • 10

    • NBprojects

      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      10 Apr 2015

      De Kunstmin, Dordrecht (NL)

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

    • 8.30pm
    • €15
    • kunstmin.nl
    • Sint Jorisweg 76, 3311 PL Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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    • 1011

    • Het Veem Theater

      PREMIERE

      Maria Hassabi

      10 & 11 Apr 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • A premiere, a highly anticipated event, represents the moment in which artworks, often created, conceived and rehearsed in private spaces, are presented to the public for the first time, the first meeting with the audience: the viewer and critic. Maria Hassabi’s dance performance PREMIERE, which debuted in 2013 at the Kitchen in New York, takes its time to explore the notion of the ‘premiere’ itself. It addresses the expectations of viewership by calling attention to beginnings and endings in performance based works.

    • 8.30pm
    • €15/10
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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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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    • 1011

    • Melkweg

      RuPaul’s Drag Race

      Adore Delano, The Bianca Del Rio, Alaska Thunderfuck, a.o.

      10 & 11 Apr 2015

      Melkweg, Amsterdam

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    • Al zes seizoenen lang vechten de beste drag performers in de immens populaire talentenjacht RuPaul’s Drag Race om de felbegeerde kroon van ‘America’s Next Drag Superstar’. Maar liefst drie winnaressen en vier sickening fan favorites komen naar Glamsterdam, serving ‘charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent’ in de ultieme Battle Of The Seasons. Een avond vol runway-realness, sassy shade, en lifesaving lip-syncs. Dus haal die hakken uit de kast, zet je pruik in de krullers en plak die nepwimpers op je oogleden. Of kom lekker als jezelf, immers: ‘If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’

    • 8pm
    • €35 + membership
    • melkweg.nl
    • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam
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    • 1112

    • NRW KULTUR, a.o.

      Show me the world

      Rolf Abderhalden, Jelili Atiku, a.o.

      11 & 12 Apr 2015

      Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)

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    • In joint cooperation with, among others, the SPIELART Fest. Munich and the Goethe Institute, the NRW KULTURsekretariat organizes an international symposium on the practice and methodology of curating in a networked world. Intensive discourse on curatorial concepts in a global artistic and cultural dialogue is still in its infancy in the areas of theatre and dance. It is therefore that the multi-part project Show me the world is dedicated to issues and questions regarding a global ethic of organising or the consideration of migration, but also cultural fashions, preconceptions and exoticism or ethnocentricity and eurocentricity.

    • Sat, 2-6pm; Sun, 10am-6pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • nrw-kultur.de
    • Am Schloß Broich 38, 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr, DE
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    • 1415

    • NBprojects

      4: STILL LIFE

      Nicole Beutler

      14 & 15 Apr 2015

      Bora Bora, Århus (DK)

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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.

    • 8pm
    • DKK150–50
    • bora-bora.dk
    • Valdemarsgade 1, 8000 Århus, Denmark
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    • 1518

    • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

      Antigone

      Juliette Binoche, Obi Abili, Kirsty Bushell, a.o.

      15-18 Apr 2015

      Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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    • Antigone’s brothers Polyneikes and Eteokles are engaged in a bloody struggle for power that ends in both their deaths. Their uncle, King Kreon, considers Polyneikes to be a traitor to his country and does not alow for him to be buried. Antigone will not stand for this and refuses this command, thereby putting her own life at risk. Ivo van Hove directs his version of Antigone, from the Greek playwriter Sophokles, which is set in a world in crisis at the international acclaimed London Barbican Theatre. His Antigone will show us how unreasonable law and order can be.

    • Wed–Fri, 8.30pm; Sat, 4pm and 8.30pm
    • €50–15
    • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
    • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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    • 1518

    • Ciupke/Till Gbr, a.o.

      Undo, redo and repeat

      Christina Ciupke, Anna Till, a.o.

      15-18 Apr 2015

      Sophiensaele, Berlin (DE)

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    • The project Undo, redo and repeat investigates five artistic positions from 20th century dance, mirrored by those who curate, program, remember, and administer it and also keep it alive by spreading the word. Ciupke and Till question to what extend the knowledge of former dances by Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss, Dore Hoyer, Pina Bausch, and William Forsythe had on us. In what ways and by what means is dance history written and disseminated by those people whose specific knowledge is then passed on to others? What happens in the spaces in between these processes of passing on knowledge? What gaps occur, and how do they make space for new influences?

    • 8pm
    • €14/9
    • sophiensaele.com
    • Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
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    • 15

    • COIN

      Reading Group: Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter

      Jane Bennett

      15 Apr 2015

      UvA; location t.b.a., Amsterdam

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    • On April 15th the Amsterdam-based OSZW (Dutch research school of Philosophy) research group COIN will be discussing Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. Jane Bennett is an innovative political theorist – Vibrant Matter focuses on the agency of material things. Names like Latour and Adorno pop up regularly. RSVP: tom.kayzel@xs4all.nl

    • 1pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • facebook.com
    • t.b.a.
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    • 1618

    • ArtEZ School of Dance, a.o.

      Beyond ballet why and how conference

      Anne Affourtit, Nicole Beutler, a.o.

      16, 17 & 18 Apr 2015

      Multiple venues in Arnhem (NL)

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    • Beyond ballet why and how is an international conference, initiated by education, partnered by the dance profession. The aim of Beyond is to stimulate discourse on dance and dance education in a broader social context. Experts from the world of dance, but also external professionals are invited to present their unique perspective. During this conference, Nicole Beutler will present an excerpt from her piece 5: ECHO, in which she will enter a dialogue with the history of dance. For the full programme of the conference, visit: beyondbwh.com

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    • beyondbwh.com
    • Multiple venues in Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    • 18

    • Elena Khurtova, Marie Ilse Bourlanges

      Disclosing

      students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design

      18 Apr 2015

      Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

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    • In the intimacy of Castrum Peregrini’s first floor apartments, nine students of the Inter-Architecture department of the students of the Rietveld School of Art & Design invite you to take part in Disclosing. Through installations, new narratives and series of actions, they will carefully reveal to the audience the hidden stories embedded in materials and our constructed environment, following a free interpretation of a Salon. Disclosing is a one-day event with the works of Naama Aharony, Mai-Loan Gaudez, Niels Hendriks, Paz Ma, Daniel Schwartz, Yaniv Schwartz, Mayra Sérgio, Izabela Stepska, and Alice von Alten.

    • 4pm
    • n/a
    • facebook.com
    • Herengracht 401, 1017 BP Amsterdam
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    • 18

    • BAK

      How to Sort out the Many Ambiguities of the Concept of Anthropocene

      Bruno Latour, a.o.

      18 Apr 2015

      Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht (NL)

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    • BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, and the Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, are pleased to invite you to a lecture by philosopher Bruno Latour, followed by a response by anthropologist Anna Tsing. Part of the Anthropocene Observatory project currently on view at BAK, this gathering centers around the so-called Anthropocene thesis that identifies our present time as a geological epoch defined by human disturbance of Earth’s ecosystems. Bruno Latour discusses the use—and many ambiguities—of the hybrid, novel, and yet unstable concept of the Anthropocene as one informed by the disciplines of geology, philosophy, theology, and social science.

    • 11am
    • €5
    • stadsschouwburg-utrecht.nl
    • Lucasbolwerk 24, 3512 EJ Utrecht, NL
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    • 2024

    • Het Veem Theater

      3forMTD 2015

      students of the SNDO and MTD

      20-24 Apr 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • 3forMTD has become part of the tradition of Het Veem Theater to give students from various programs of the Amsterdam Theaterschool (AHK), a platform to show their work outside the school. Core of the project is the collaboration between two dance departments of the Amsterdam Theaterschool (AHK). The 3rd year students of the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) get a carte blanche to create choreography for the 2nd year dancers of the Music Theatre Dance (MTD) program.

    • 8pm
    • €15/12/10/5
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 2126

    • Xing

      Live Arts Week IV

      Claudia Triozzi, Xavier Le Roy, a.o.

      21-26 Apr 2015

      Multiple venues in Bologna (IT)

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    • Xing presents the fourth edition of Live Arts Week, based at Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, together with a week-long special project at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. The festival hosts a blend of new productions that revolve around the presence, performance and perceptual experience of sounds and visions. Live Arts Week does not put art before the artists, but exposes to forms of sensitivity and ideas, welcomes hybrid and polyglot works, hosts creative singularity, weaving a sort of counter-design of use.

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    • liveartsweek.it
    • Multiple venues in Bologna, Italy
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    • 21

    • Julidans

      Shadows remain silent

      Hooman Sharifi (choreogr.)

      21 Apr 2015

      Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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    • Choreographer Hooman Sharifi addresses the social dynamic and the place of the individual in the collective machinery in his piece Shadows remain silent. He is always interested in social constructions and politics and in how people relate to each other. The Norwegian-Iranian choreographer Hooman Sharifi’s work is physical and powerful. It shifts between theatre, dance and visual art. Sharifi has a background in street dance and hip hop, and his work explores the feelings and structures that lie concealed behind hierarchies, violence, power and abuse.

    • 8pm
    • €32,50–15
    • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
    • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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    • 22

    • Frascati Theater

      El Otro (The Other)

      Theatro Niño Proletario

      22 Apr 2015

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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    • El Otro (The Other) is based on the book Stroke of the Soul by Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz and writer Diamela Eltit, the play focuses on the theme of love, the possibility of love in a psychiatric hospital. Through a succession of images, bodies, babbling and interjections, immersed in this indefinite place, El Otro explores the question of emotional survival in the today’s world.

    • 8.30pm
    • €17/13,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 22

    • Het Veem Theater

      Context Night: Table Talk with Maria Hassabi

      Maria Hassabi

      22 Apr 2015

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • For the last stop in the programme Het Veem Theater opens her doors again for a concluding Context Night during which the developments and artistic practise of Maria Hassabi are further unpacked, and the audience – among which a young generation of dance and perfromance makers – gather around round tables to talk about the role of the city of Amsterdam as an artistic biotope for performance-art and dance.

    • 8.30pm
    • €10/5
    • hetveemtheater.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR 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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    • 2325

    • NBprojects

      NBcollection

      Nicole Beutler

      23, 24 & 25 Apr 2015

      Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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    • Nicole Beutler makes genre-busting performances, combining dance, music, theatre and the visual arts to create unique works of art. After five years of intensive productivity, it’s time for a retrospective. The mini-festival NBcollection brings together those works that respond to one another with respect to form and content. It might be a dance performance, visual arts or a pop concert, but there’s an identifiable artistic signature to be found throughout Beutler’s oeuvre, developed over the years with her close circle of collaborators. For the full programme and tickets, visit: frascatitheater.nl

    • see programme
    • €15–7
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 2325

    • XING

      Bergman in Uganda (Italian premiere)

      Markus Öhrn

      23, 24 & 25 Apr 2015

      Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna (IT)

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    • With Bergman in Uganda, Swedish artist Markus Öhrn introduces us to a new kind of folk storyteller that has emerged in recent years: veejays. These are people who work in makeshift cinema halls in slums and remote villages. Their art consists of directly translating movies for the local audience. Öhrn came up with the idea of showing the films of Ingmar Bergman in this particular cultural context. With his back to the big screen, Öhrn filmed the narrators issuing words and explanations of the complex introspections on European culture and lifestyle that are so emblematic of Bergman’s work. Bergman in Uganda is presented as part of Live Arts Week IV.

    • 7pm
    • €20/15/10
    • liveartsweek.it
    • Via Massimo D'Azeglio, 41 Bologna, Italy
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    • NBprojects

      LIEFDESVERKLARING

      Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

      24 Apr 2015

      LCC De Mol, Lier (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.

    • 8.15pm
    • €15
    • lierscultuurcentrum.be
    • Aarschotsesteenweg 3, 2500 Lier, Belgium
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    • 2425

    • Tanzquartier Wien

      (Un)conference – Imaginary Relationships

      Jacob Bilabel, Kerstin Evert, Janez Janša, a.o.

      24 & 25 Apr 2015

      Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)

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    • Against the background of various social transformation processes between autonomy and participation, between self-organisation and efforts at good governance, between neoliberal promises and uncertainties in relation to current social contracts and compatibilities, their spaces and thereby possible areas of action and alliances, Un)conference would like to offer a space for discussion about social and economic realities as well as the existing and imaginary sustainability around models and networks of performers/dancers and their co-players.

    • 10am
    • Free admission
    • tqw.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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    • 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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    • 28

    • SNDO

      SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR IN THE FIELD OF GLORY (I)

      Paula Chaves, Burkhard Körner, Riccardo Guratti

      28 Apr 2015

      Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

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    • Within the frame of exchange between choreography schools SNDO Amsterdam and HZT Berlin, as in past years, graduates of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development present their final projects at the Uferstudios in Berlin. The programme is divided in two parts (28 and 30 April) and presents the works of seven SNDO graduates. Conversely, the graduates of the BA Dance, Context, Choreography will present their works at the Het Veem Theatre in Amsterdam in September 2015.

    • 7pm
    • €4
    • hzt-berlin.de
    • Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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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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    • 30

    • SNDO

      SNDO PRESENTS: A DROP OF TEAR (…) (II)

      Giuseppe Vincent Giampino & Oneka von Schrader, Aleksandra Lemm, Jija Sohn

      30 Apr 2015

      Uferstudios, Berlin (DE)

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    • Within the frame of exchange between choreography schools SNDO Amsterdam and HZT Berlin, as in past years, graduates of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development present their final projects at the Uferstudios in Berlin. The programme is divided in two parts (28 and 30 April) and presents the works of seven SNDO graduates. Conversely, the graduates of the BA Dance, Context, Choreography will present their works at the Het Veem Theatre in Amsterdam in September 2015.

    • 7pm
    • €4
    • hzt-berlin.de
    • Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin, Germany
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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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    • 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

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    • €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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 1314

    • 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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    • 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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    • 1821

    • 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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    • 18

    • 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

    • see programme
    • 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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    • 19

    • 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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    • 20

    • 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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    • 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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    • 2224

    • 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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    • 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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        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