PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

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  • 1631

  • Weltkulturen Museum

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE

    Peggy Buth, Marie Angeletti, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a.o.

    16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

    Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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  • FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) is an account of certain disturbing ways of visualising human beings in the name of science; of the transformation of the human body into that of an object; of the fascination with the Other; of the passion for collecting; of the mission to preserve remote cultures for all eternity; of the need to find systems for that task. And it’s an account of the role that is ultimately always played by money and trade.

  • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
  • € 7/3,50
  • weltkulturenmuseum.de
  • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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  • 0723

  • Bienn. Architettura

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

    Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

    7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

    Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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

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

  • CCA Singapore

    Theatrical Fields

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

    22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

    Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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

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

  • TENT

    The Value of Nothing

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

    4 Sep-16 Nov 2014

    TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

  • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

    Andrea Büttner. 2

    An­drea Bütt­n­er

    5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

    Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

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

  • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

    31st Bienal de São Paulo

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

    6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

    Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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

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

  • Museion

    Soleil politique

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

    27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

    Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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

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

  • MoMA PS1

    Retrospective

    Xavier Le Roy

    2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

    MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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

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

  • GfZK

    Creativity Exercises

    Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

    18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

    Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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

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

  • Extra City

    Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

    Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

    25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

    Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

  • La Ferme du Buisson

    The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

    Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

    25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

    La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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

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

  • Institut für Raumexperimente

    Festival of Future Nows

    Olafur Eliasson

    30 Oct-1 Nov 2014

    New National Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    PEOPLE IN A FIELD

    Simon Tanguy

    31 Oct-1 Nov 2014

    Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH)

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

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

  • Tropenmuseum

    Grand Parade

    Jompet Kuswidananto

    31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

    Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    4: STILL LIFE

    Nicole Beutler

    1 Nov 2014

    Museumnacht Amsterdam; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam

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

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

  • SPILL Festival

    Incorruptible Flesh: Messianic Remains

    Ron Athey

    1 Nov 2014

    Town Hall, Cornhill (UK)

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

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

  • BAK

    In the Stomach of the Predators

    Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

    1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

    BAK, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

  • BAK

    In the Stomach of the Predators

    Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

    1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

    BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

  • DAS Graduate School

    Lecture by Claudia Bosse

    Claudia Bosse

    3 Nov 2014

    Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    A Talk

    Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

    4 Nov 2014

    Goethe Institut, Wyoming Building, New York (USA)

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

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

  • Frascati Theater

    A Broadcast/Looping Pieces

    Tim Etchells

    4 Nov 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    A Talk

    Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

    5 Nov 2014

    Pratt Institute, New York (USA)

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

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

  • NBprojects

    Liefdesverklaring

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

    6 & 7 Nov 2014

    De Studio, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

  • LUMA Foundation, CCS Bard

    The Future Curatorial What Not and Study What? Conundrum

    Annie Fletcher, a.o.

    6, 7 & 8 Nov 2014

    CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson (USA)

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

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

  • DAS Graduate School

    Performing Politics in Space

    Claudia Bosse, DasArts students

    7 Nov 2014

    Grootlab at Overhoeks (next to Eye), Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    1: SONGS

    Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

    7 Nov 2014

    Grand Theatre Groningen, Groningen (NL)

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

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

  • DutchCulture

    Resistance Or Rituals: Performing Arts and Social Change

    Peter Sellars, Frie Leysen, a.o.

    9 Nov 2014

    Compagnietheater, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Playground Festival

    Playground Festival 2014

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

    13-16 Nov 2014

    Museum M & STUK Arts Centre, Leuven (BE)

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

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

  • Tanztendenz

    STANDPUNKT.e – Welcome To My World

    Nicole Beutler, a.o.

    14 & 15 Nov 2014

    Schwere Reiter, Munich (DE)

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    Gerro, Minos and Him

    Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner

    15 & 16 Nov 2014

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

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    The Performance Formerly Known As Performance or Camouflaging Kelly

    Lisa Vereertbrugghen

    19-23 Nov 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    Liefdesverklaring

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

    19, 20 & 21 Nov 2014

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

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

  • DAS Graduate School

    Talking with Places – Student Presentations

    DasArts students

    20 & 21 Nov 2014

    DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Het Veem Theater

    APNEA

    Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

    20, 21 & 22 Nov 2014

    Warehouse 2, Tel Aviv (IL)

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

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

  • NBprojects

    1: SONGS

    Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

    21 Nov 2014

    Theater Walhalla, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

  • Van Abbemuseum

    Confessions of the Imperfect

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

    22 Nov 2014

    Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

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

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

  • Rongwrong

    Absent-minded young typist

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

    22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

    Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Hollybush Gardens

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

    Ei Arakawa, Karl Holmqvist

    22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

    Rise Projects and Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

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

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

  • If I Can't Dance

    Performance Days

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

    27 Nov-3 Dec 2014

    Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    5: ECHO

    Nicole Beutler

    27, 28 & 29 Nov 2014

    Theater Frascati, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Stedelijk Museum

    The Secret Museum

    Hito Steyerl

    27 Nov 2014

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

  • NBprojects

    TEDx Amsterdam – 5: ECHO

    Nicole Beutler

    28 Nov 2014

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

  • Volksbühne Berlin

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

    Andrea Fraser

    28 Nov 2014

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

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

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

      Dear reader,

      November is the month I N B E T W E E N summer and winter.

      It is becoming summer in the southern hemisphere.
      It is becoming winter in the northern hemisphere.

      Being inbetween is the second phase of the alchemical process of the making of gold. It is the phase of the not yet knowing, filled with the suspense of what is yet to come. Its assigned metal is quicksilver – mercury, a metal that is fluid, shape-shifting, traveling – in Greek mythology mercury is the messenger.

      Let’s stay happily inbetween. Suspended. Uncategorisable. Here and there. At the same time.

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      With love, Nicole
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      • 1631

      • Weltkulturen Museum

        FOREIGN EXCHANGE

        Peggy Buth, Marie Angeletti, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a.o.

        16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

        Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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      • FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) is an account of certain disturbing ways of visualising human beings in the name of science; of the transformation of the human body into that of an object; of the fascination with the Other; of the passion for collecting; of the mission to preserve remote cultures for all eternity; of the need to find systems for that task. And it’s an account of the role that is ultimately always played by money and trade.

      • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
      • € 7/3,50
      • weltkulturenmuseum.de
      • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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      • 0723

      • Bienn. Architettura

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

        Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

        7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

        Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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

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

      • CCA Singapore

        Theatrical Fields

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

        22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

        Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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

      • Tue-Sun, noon–7pm; Fri, noon–9pm
      • Free admission
      • gillmanbarracks.com
      • Blk 43 Malan Rd., Singapore 109443, Singapore
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      • 30

      • Art Sonje Center

        Life of Always a Mirror

        Sung Hwan Kim

        30 Aug 2014

        2F, 3F, Artsonje Center, Seoul (KR)

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      • This solo exhibition introduces Sung Hwan Kim’s art as a systematic integration of video, drawing, installation, architecture, and performance into a single exhibition space. The title of the exhibition Life of Always a Mirror is a play on words in Korean on a Korean elementary school textbook’s title Joyful Life. This method of education merges music, art, and physical education into a single subject as a didactic gesture in public education that teaches the youth not only knowledge but also the way they should lead a joyful life.

      • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
      • 3,000/2,000KRW
      • artsonje.org
      • 87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul, Korea (110-200)
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      • 0416

      • TENT

        The Value of Nothing

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

        4 Sep-16 Nov 2014

        TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

      • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

        Andrea Büttner. 2

        An­drea Bütt­n­er

        5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

        Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

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

      • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

        31st Bienal de São Paulo

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

        6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

        Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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

      • Tue, Thu, Fri, 9am–7pm; Wed, Sat, 9am–10pm
      • Free admission
      • 31bienal.org
      • Ibirapuera Park, Gate 3, 04094-000 São Paulo, Brazil
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      • 0609

      • Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst

        New World Embassy: Azawad

        Moussa Ag Assarid, Jonas Staal

        6 Sep-9 Oct 2014

        Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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      • In the context of BAK’s long-term research project Future Vocabularies and its inaugural entry on “survival,” writer and representative of Mouvement National de Libération de l’Azawad [National Liberation Movement of Azawad] (MNLA) Moussa Ag Assarid and artist Jonas Staal present the collaborative project New World Embassy: Azawad. New World Embassy: Azawad explores the intersection of art, theory, and activism through the proposition of temporarily instituting an operational embassy as an extraterritorial space of representation, negotiation, and international exchange.

      • Wed-Sun, noon–6pm
      • €4/2
      • bakonline.org
      • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 1125

      • Apexart

        Decolonized Skies

        Bik Van der Pol, Effi & Amir, Peter Fend, George Lawrence a.o.

        11 Sep-25 Oct 2014

        Apexart, New York (US)

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      • Since the invention of aerial photography during the last decades of the 19th century, the sky above our heads has become a territory subjected to militarized conflicts over mastery and command. Following this evolution, the view from above has become associated with state control and corporate power. Parallel to this disturbing rising trend, and in many respects as a response to it, an increasing number of artists, activists, scientists, and designers from different regions seek ways to use today’s technology to re-appropriate the sky and reclaim the view from above. These efforts and experiments stand at the center of Decolonized Skies.

      • Tue-Sat, 11am–6pm
      • Free admission
      • apexart.org
      • 291 Church Street, New York, NY 10013, US
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      • 2019

      • PuntWG

        Time, space, silence, light – the influence of Naan Hoover

        Nan Hoover, a.o.

        20 Sep-19 Oct 2014

        Wilhelmina Gasthuis and other venues in Amsterdam

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      • Nan Hoover is a pioneer of video and performance art. Since the early 1970s in her performances, video works and light installations she explored the language of minimalism through light and the durational aspects of various media. Time, space, silence, and light are key aspects of her focus in powerfully slow, silent videos and performances, installations and drawings. From September 20 to October 19, a five-week program, including an exhibition, video screenings, a discussion and a performance, focuses on the work and influence of Nan Hoover. The exhibition takes place at the Wilhelmina Gasthuis (WG Terrein). Other venues include PuntWG, Vondelkerk, and LIMA.

      • Fri, Sat, Sun; 1–5pm
      • See programme
      • puntwg.nl
      • Multiple venues
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      • 2711

      • Museion

        Soleil politique

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

        27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

        Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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

      • Tue-Sun, 10am–6pm; Thu, 10am–10pm
      • €6/3,5/3
      • museion.it
      • Via Dante 6, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
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      • 3001

      • Frascati Theater

        Emergency Plan

        Rita Vilhena, Productiehuis Rotterdam

        30 Sep-1 Oct 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • The theatre as a free zone for a contemporary ritual; a real meeting between performers and audiences – this is the starting point for Emergency Plan. Dancer Rita Vilhena travelled to Brazil, where she was inspired by the collective ceremonies of the Santo Daime and the Candomblé: popular expressions of faith full of dance, singing, music and oblations. Vilhena translated the characteristic movements accompanying these into a swinging, heavily performance-oriented show. Emergency Plan premieres at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg on 25 and 25 September.

      • 9pm
      • €15/13/11,50/9,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 01

      • Casco

        Heineken Prize Lecture

        Wendelien van Oldenborgh

        1 Oct 2014

        Casco, Utrecht (NL)

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      • Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory is proud to (re)announce that Wendelien van Oldenborgh has been awarded the prestigious Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2014. To celebrate this occasion Casco hosts the Heineken Prize Lecture, a full evening of talks and drinks. The Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art was established in 1988 in recognition of and as encouragement for artistic talent in the Netherlands. Van Oldenborgh was awarded the prize for her body of work. The jury commends Van Oldenborgh for the way in which she translates topical societal themes into exceptional, persuasive, and subtle works of art, primarily in the form of film and photo installations.

      • 7.30pm
      • Free admission
      • new.cascoprojects.org
      • Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 0201

      • MoMA PS1

        Retrospective

        Xavier Le Roy

        2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

        MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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

      • Thu-Mon, noon–6pm; Tue and Wed, closed
      • $10/5
      • momaps1.org
      • 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
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      • 02

      • Stedelijk Museum

        Wu Tsang ft. boychild: Untouchable

        Wu Tsang, boychild

        2 Oct 2014

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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      • Untouchable is a “living cinema” experience directed by Tsang and featuring the performance artist boychild. As part of an ongoing collaboration with boychild, Tsang presents the newest chapter of his film, A day in the life of bliss, in the form of a live performance. The audience is invited to experience the story and even participate in creating the film. Conceived as a site-specific work for the Stedelijk, Untouchable transforms the Stedelijk’s SMBC Hall, which houses the world-famous Dan Flavin installation, into a dystopian fantasy that blurs with present-day realities.

      • 7, 8, and 9pm
      • Entrance fee + €2,50
      • stedelijk.nl
      • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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      • 03

      • NBprojects

        Shirokuro

        Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

        3 Oct 2014

        Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)

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      • The literal meaning of the Japanese title is ‘white-black’. Shirokuro defines contrasts. Darkness accentuates light. Sound accentuates silence. The idea of hell delineates heaven. Playfulness is intensified by confrontation with directness. Galina Ustvolskaja’s compositions Piano Sonata No. 6 and No. 5 are the beating heart of Shirokuro. Dancer, choreographer Nicole Beutler and lighting designer Jean Kalman have created a work of such precision and unrelenting energy that it challenges the audience to face their own existential contrasts. SHIROKURO is nominated for the ‘Zwaan’ award for the most impressive dance production of 2014.

      • 9pm
      • €‬35
      • nederlandsedansdagen.nl
      • Vrijthof 47, 6211 LE Maastricht, The Netherlands
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      • 06

      • DAS Graduate School

        Lecture by Michael Kliën

        Michael Kliën

        6 Oct 2014

        Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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      • “We have enslaved our imaginations, limited the world of minds to a world of frozen instances. Imagination draws from perception and this spells out our limits. Never limited by imagination, only by perception.” Michael Kliën outlines a radically rethought understanding of ‘choreography’ as a practice that is fundamentally relevant to current social and political processes. Mapping out more than ten years of research, this talk will give insights into an extended practice of choreography. This lecture is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places (Visit link or see “+”).

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Buiksloterweg 5c, 1031 CC Amsterdam
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      • 08

      • If I Can't Dance

        Appropriation and Dedication

        Reading Group

        8 Oct 2014

        If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

      • Free admission
      • info@ificantdance.org
      • Westerdok 606-608, 1013 BV Amsterdam
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      • 09

      • De Balie

        David Harvey on Marx

        David Harvey

        9 Oct 2014

        De Balie, Amsterdam

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      • The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current crisis. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Karl Marx Capital, becoming one of the world’s foremost Marx scholars. This evening David Harvey will explain why a fundamental revision of the dominant Marx interpretation is necessary and what makes Capital a book that changed the course of history and, as Harvey suggests, may do so again.

      • 8pm
      • €12,50/10
      • debalie.nl
      • Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
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      • 1018

      • NBprojects

        Liefdesverklaring

        Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

        10-18 Oct 2014

        OPEK, 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.

      • 8pm
      • €12
      • 30cc.be
      • Vaartkom 4, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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      • 1112

      • Dansmakers Amsterdam

        AL13FB<3

        Fernando Belfiore

        11 & 12 Oct 2014

        Dansmakers Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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      • The new solo of Fernando Belfiore, AL13FB<3 investigates the idea of body-sculpture. Fernando (per)forms an encounter with elements to construct a physical experience, body states and retranslate emotions. While leading his audience through poetic and futuristic worlds, he explores the potential of transformation and let the body unfold new materiality. Belfiore reshapes the environment as an alchemic relation of re-creation and renewal.

      • 10.15pm
      • €13/10,50
      • dansmakers.nl
      • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, 1021 KP Amsterdam
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      • 13

      • DAS Graduate School

        Coming Home Dinner

        DasArts students

        13 Oct 2014

        DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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      • DasArts students are given an assignment to embed themselves for a week in shops, homes and offices in Amsterdam North and to dance in the evenings. They have invited their hosts to a coming home dinner party at DasArts on 13 October to thank them for their hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us and share their experiences while enjoying a snack and drink. Coming Home Dinner is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places.

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Overhoeksplein 2 1031 KS Amsterdam
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      • 14

      • Het Veem Theater

        Idioter

        Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

        14 Oct 2014

        SOUNDED BODIES international performance festival, Zagreb (HR)

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

      • 8pm
      • t.b.a.
      • wherevent.com
      • Šubiceva 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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      • 1516

      • Frascati Theater

        SunBengSitting

        Simon Mayer

        15 & 16 Oct 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity. Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. SunBengSitting – “Sunbeng” is a word in the Upper Austrian dialect that means the bench in the sun in front of the farmhouse – deals with questions that emerge between the poles of city and country, homeland and foreign lands, pigeonholing and artistic freedom.

      • 10pm
      • €12
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 15

      • Paradiso

        Buraka Som Sistema

        Buraka Som Sistema

        15 Oct 2014

        Paradiso, Amsterdam

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      • Bass met een tropische vibe is het recept van deze Portugees-Angolese band. De combinatie van Europese beats met Afrikaanse varianten van genres als Kuduro en Zouk Love is een geslaagde cross-over. In juni verscheen het nieuwe album ‘Buraka’. Daarover zegt de band: “Buraka is about dance music and culture. It’s about five creative individuals on a personal journey through music, determined to give the world a front row seat to experience a new global lifestyle.”

      • 8.30pm
      • €19,50
      • paradiso.nl
      • Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam
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      • 15

      • DAS Graduate School

        Lecture-performance by John Jordan

        John Jordan

        15 Oct 2014

        Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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      • „Happiness has always been dangerous to capitalism, and perhaps we won’t move on until we realize that Utopia is not ‘no place’, but ‘this place’.” Fed up with city life, climate activists Isabelle Fremeaux and John Jordan set out across Europe in search of Utopian communities. They journeyed for seven months across Europe to investigate and experience examples of post-capitalist living. This resulted in a book-film about Utopian communities in Europe, Les Sentiers de l’Utopie. This lecture-performance is part of DasArts’ autumn programme Talking with Places.

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • dasarts@ahk.nl
      • Buiksloterweg 5c, 1031 CC Amsterdam
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      • 16

      • RESONANZEN 2014

        2: Dialogue With Lucinda

        Nicole Beutler

        16 Oct 2014

        Schaubühne am Lindenfels, Leipzig (DE)

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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.

      • 7.30pm
      • €14/10
      • schaubuehne.com
      • Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig, Germany
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      • 16

      • Het Veem Theater

        A Talk

        Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

        16 Oct 2014

        SOUNDED BODIES international performance festival, Zagreb (HR)

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

      • 8pm
      • t.b.a.
      • wherevent.com
      • Šubiceva 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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      • 1618

      • steirischer herbst

        Elektra

        Ann Liv Young

        16, 17 & 18 Oct 2014

        Dom im Berg, Graz (AT)

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      • In Elektra Ann Liv Young examines the classical tragedy of Sophocles. Elektra’s world is a forsaken one, she is a young woman with an extremely violent family. Her beloved father Agamemnon sacrificed her sister, whereupon her mother murdered him with the aid of her lover; her brother has disappeared and in the end avenges his sisters. For this performer, Elektra is crazed, authentic, honest, compassionate, steadfast – and tragic as her individual actions, driven by a sense of honor, run counter to the rules of society. Ann Liv Young says “We want to tear apart the monster in us and that part of us that cannot stop it.”

      • Thu-Fri, 9.30pm; Sat, 7.30pm
      • €18/12
      • steirischerherbst.at
      • Schloßbergplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria
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      • 1718

      • Frascati Theater

        Universal dancer

        Doris Uhlich

        17 & 18 Oct 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • With her new piece, the choreographer and performer Doris Uhlich turns the theater space into the epicenter of an expanding movement. In a world where pragmatism and efficiency have infiltrated our flesh and blood, she looks for opulence and idealism, for a collective Zeitgeist and the dissolution of borders. Universal Dancer revolves around the question of how a solo can spread out, of how a small movement becomes large, and of which strength a person needs in order to set such a movement into motion.

      • 10pm
      • €15/11,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 18

      • NBprojects

        1: SONGS

        Nicole Beutler, Guardia Ferragutti

        18 Oct 2014

        Theater Bouwkunde, Deventer (NL)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €16/14,50
      • theaterbouwkunde.nl
      • Klooster 2-4, 7411 NH Deventer, The Netherlands
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      • 1801

      • GfZK

        Creativity Exercises

        Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

        18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

        Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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

      • Tue-Fri, 2-7pm; Sat-Sun, 12-6pm
      • €8/5/4/3
      • gfzk-leipzig.de
      • Karl-Tauchnitz-Straße 9-11, 04107 Leipzig, Germany
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      • 2021

      • Mad House Helsinki

        On the Right Track – A cabaret of the political absurd

        Via Negativa

        20 & 21 Oct 2014

        Tiivistämö, Helsinki (FI)

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      • “Two back-up singers find themselves alone on an empty stage. No solo singer, no band. Both seem pretty lost, though in fact they are not as helpless as they look. They have a program. They have an opportunity to come to the fore. To take over the game. You are either in or you are out.” Via Negativa is an international performing arts project based in Ljubljana, Slovenia since 2002. VN’s work is focused in the relationship between the performer and the audience in real space and time.

      • 8pm
      • €17/12/10
      • madhousehelsinki.fi
      • Kaasutehtaankatu 1/15, 00540 Helsinki, Finland
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      • 21

      • Theater Bellevue

        R-esistere

        Giulio D’Anna

        21 Oct 2014

        Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

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      • R-esistere is ontstaan vanuit de urgente wens die Giulio D’Anna heeft om aandacht en stem te geven aan mensen die sociaal onderdrukt worden in de maatschappij waarin we leven. Het stuk gaat over nooit opgeven en geloven dat, ongeacht seksuele geaardheid, uiterlijk of geloof, een ieder het waard is te bestaan. In nauwe samenwerking met componist Maarten Bokslag neemt Giulio D’Anna de Italiaanse woorden ‘resistere’ (zich verzetten) en ‘esistere’ (bestaan) als uitgangspunt. Het stuk is een fysiek dansconcert en houdt het midden tussen een protestactie en een popconcert.

      • 8.30pm
      • €16/14,50/13,50/10
      • theaterbellevue.nl
      • Leidsekade 90, 1017 PN Amsterdam
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      • 2226

      • Het Veem Theater

        PEOPLE IN A FIELD

        Simon Tanguy

        22-26 Oct 2014

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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      • PEOPLE IN A FIELD is a mosaic choreography in four parts, tracing the epic quest of five performers. Simon Tanguy explores the physical translation of the infinite amount of information streamed through our bodies at all times. Multiplicity is key to Tanguy’s work and relates to his desire for a non-systematic way of being and thinking, both in life and dance. Accepting the complexity of life without trying to fit it into a rational system; it serves as it were as an interpretation of the question what it means to live.

      • Wed-Sat, 8.30pm; Sun, 4pm
      • €15/12/10/5
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 2225

      • Het Veem Theater

        Instant Fiction

        Sarah van Lamsweerde

        22-25 Oct 2014

        Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)

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      • Instant Fiction is a live video installation set in a place where people meet to talk, drink, sit together, laugh, stare out the window or read the newspaper. A closed circuit television system records and displays all that happens in the space, much like a classic surveillance situation. The only difference is that now, the real-time images are subtitled. Texts from an unknown film appear on the screen, turning a perfectly normal situation into a set with accidental actors.

      • Wed-Fri, 12.30–10.30pm; Sat, 12.30–8pm
      • Free admission
      • vooruit.be
      • Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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      • 22

      • Frascati Theater

        A Tranquil Star

        Fitri Setyaningsih (coreogr.)

        22 Oct 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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      • For A Tranquil Star, choreographer Fitri Setyaningsih found inspiration in a fishing community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. She immersed herself in their centuries-old navigation methods and unique architecture, which is based on the proportions of the human body. Setyaningsih is renowned for her distinctive, innovative work within the traditionally oriented Indonesian dance scene. In this production, she combines her powerful, expressive dance vocabulary with the virtuoso control of six classically trained Javan dancers.

      • 8.30pm
      • €17/13,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 2223

      • de Brakke Grond

        The Discrete Charm of Marxism

        Bojan Djordjev

        22 & 23 Oct 2014

        Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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      • Ontdek concept ‘Food For Thought’ in zijn letterlijke vorm. Een leesgroep in de vorm van een zesgangendiner. Het publiek wordt uitgenodigd aan tafel, maar in plaats van eten krijgen ze Marxistische teksten voorgeschoteld. Wel netjes in porties verdeeld; van voorgerecht tot vis, en van een braadstuk tot een kaasplankje. Consumeer, lees en bespreek het hersenvoedsel. En het echte eten? Dat vind je in de boekenkast…

      • 6pm
      • €15/11,50
      • brakkegrond.nl
      • Nes 45, 1012KD Amsterdam
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      • 2529

      • Extra City

        Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

        Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

        25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

        Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

      • Tue-Sun; 10am–5pm
      • Free admission
      • extracitykunsthal.org
      • Middelheimlaan 61, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
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      • 25

      • NBprojects

        1: SONGS

        Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

        25 Oct 2014

        Theater Ins Blau, Leiden (NL)

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

      • 8.30pm
      • €16/13,50
      • theaterinsblau.nl
      • Haagweg 6, 2301 GA Leiden, The Netherlands
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      • 2526

      • NBprojects

        Antigone

        Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

        25 & 26 Oct 2014

        Kukla Festival, Istanbul International Puppet Festival, Istanbul (TR)

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

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      • kuklaistanbul.org
      • Location t.b.a.
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      • 2508

      • La Ferme du Buisson

        The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

        Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

        25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

        La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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

      • Wed-Sun; 2–7.30pm
      • Free admission
      • afermedubuisson.com
      • Allée de la Ferme 77186, Noisiel, France
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      • 2627

      • Het Veem Theater

        A Talk

        Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

        26 & 27 Oct 2014

        LocoMotion Festival, Skopje (MK)

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

      • t.b.a.
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      • lokomotiva.org
      • Gjuro Gjakovic 39/3, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
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      • 27

      • Sandberg Instituut ICW Goethe-Institut

        The Sandberg Series – Audrey Cottin

        Audrey Cottin

        27 Oct 2014

        Goethe-Institut, Amsterdam

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      • The Sandberg series is an ongoing lecture series which explores the idea of ‘autonomy’ and ‘making’ while simultaneously addressing the social and economical roles and implications of these traditional parameters of art production. The program is structured around custom modules that investigate the realms of language, image, object and performance production and representation. Today’s speaker is Audrey Cottin (°1984, France).

      • 7.30pm
      • €5/3/0
      • goethe.de
      • Herengracht 470, 1017 CA Amsterdam
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      • 27

      • BMW Tate Live

        On Mediated Experience (…)

        Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lev Manovich, a.o.

        27 Oct 2014

        Tate Modern; Starr Auditorium, London (UK)

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      • How does the power of the digital arena within everyday life complicate our understanding of liveness? What resonances do physical spaces for performance have for online audiences or artists, whose shared space is the online community? How does it change our understanding of documentation, which no longer comes after the event but during it? An interdisciplinary panel of practitioners, theorists and experts from the fields of performance, digital media and social theory reflect on how liveness and mediation are changing our lives.

      • 6.30pm
      • £8
      • tate.org.uk
      • Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
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      • 3001

      • Institut für Raumexperimente

        Festival of Future Nows

        Olafur Eliasson

        30 Oct-1 Nov 2014

        New National Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        PEOPLE IN A FIELD

        Simon Tanguy

        31 Oct-1 Nov 2014

        Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH)

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

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

        Grand Parade

        Jompet Kuswidananto

        31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

        Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

      • Tue-Sun, 10am–5pm
      • €12,50/11,50/8/4
      • tropenmuseum.nl
      • Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam
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      • 1631

      • Weltkulturen Museum

        FOREIGN EXCHANGE

        Peggy Buth, Marie Angeletti, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a.o.

        16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

        Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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      • FOREIGN EXCHANGE (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) is an account of certain disturbing ways of visualising human beings in the name of science; of the transformation of the human body into that of an object; of the fascination with the Other; of the passion for collecting; of the mission to preserve remote cultures for all eternity; of the need to find systems for that task. And it’s an account of the role that is ultimately always played by money and trade.

      • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
      • € 7/3,50
      • weltkulturenmuseum.de
      • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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      • 0515

      • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

        Andrea Büttner. 2

        An­drea Bütt­n­er

        5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

        Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

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

      • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

        31st Bienal de São Paulo

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

        6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

        Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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

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

      • Museion

        Soleil politique

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

        27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

        Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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

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

      • MoMA PS1

        Retrospective

        Xavier Le Roy

        2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

        MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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

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

      • GfZK

        Creativity Exercises

        Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

        18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

        Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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

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

      • Extra City

        Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

        Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

        25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

        Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

      • La Ferme du Buisson

        The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

        Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

        25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

        La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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

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

      • Tropenmuseum

        Grand Parade

        Jompet Kuswidananto

        31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

        Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

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

      • BAK

        In the Stomach of the Predators

        Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

        1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

        BAK, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • BAK

        In the Stomach of the Predators

        Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann

        1 Nov-28 Dec 2014

        BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • Van Abbemuseum

        Confessions of the Imperfect

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

        22 Nov 2014

        Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (NL)

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

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

      • Rongwrong

        Absent-minded young typist

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

        22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

        Rongwrong, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Hollybush Gardens

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

        Ei Arakawa, Karl Holmqvist

        22 Nov-20 Dec 2014

        Rise Projects and Hollybush Gardens, London (UK)

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

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

      • If I Can't Dance

        Performance Days

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

        27 Nov-3 Dec 2014

        Ruysdaelkade 2, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Theater Kikker

        Ende der Zukunft

        Truus Bronkhorst, Marc Vanrunxt, Kristel van Issum

        1, 2 & 3 Dec 2014

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

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

        Andrea Fraser

        2 Dec 2014

        De Balie, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Sarma

        Oral Site: Artist publications in a digital environment

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

        2 Dec 2014

        Erg’s gallery, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • NYU Steinhardt

        Learn to Read Art: A Surviving History of Printed Matter

        Printed Matter, Inc.

        2 Dec-14 Feb 2015

        80WSE gallery, New York (USA)

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

      • Tue-Sat, 10.30am-6pm
      • Free admission
      • steinhardt.nyu.edu
      • 80 Washington Square East, New York, NY (USA)
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      • 03

      • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

        Their desire rang through the halls and into the tower

        Alex Martinis Roe

        3 Dec 2014

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

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

      • 8pm
      • Free admission; RSVP
      • suzanne@cascoprojects.org
      • Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      • 0304

      • Het Veem Theater

        Idioter

        Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

        3 & 4 Dec 2014

        MDT, Stockholm (SE)

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

      • 8pm
      • 180/90/50 kr
      • mdtsthlm.se
      • Slupskjulsvägen 30, 11149 Stockholm, Sweden
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      • 0306

      • Bâtard festival

        Bâtard festival

        Emke Idema, Orion Maxted, a.o.

        3-6 Dec 2014

        Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Fondation Les Urbaines

        Les Urbaines

        Sonja Jokiniemi, Manolis Tsipos, a.o.

        5, 6 & 7 Dec 2014

        Multiple venues, Lausanne (CH)

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

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      • Free admission
      • urbaines.ch
      • Multiple venues, Lausanne, Switzerland
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      • 05

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        5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        5 Dec 2014

        Parktheater, Eindhoven (NL)

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

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

      • workspacebrussels

        Working Title Platform #08 – doorreizen

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

        5-13 Dec 2014

        Multiple venues, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        Idioter

        Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

        6 Dec 2014

        PACT Zollverein, Essen (DE)

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

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

      • Witte de With

        Slash: Hybrid Ecologies and Audiences Today

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

        6 Dec 2014

        Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

      • Castrum Peregrini & Prince Claus Fund

        Art for Memory

        Karen Berned, Orestes Bermudez Rojas

        7 Dec 2014

        Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Stedelijk Museum

        A Broadcast / Looping Pieces

        Tim Etchells

        7 Dec 2014

        Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Allepo

        STRIKE PREPARATION CAMP

        Sophie Klimis, Erdem Gunduz, a.o.

        8-18 Dec 2014

        Aleppo, Brussels (BE)

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

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

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        5: ECHO

        Nicole Beutler

        9 Dec 2014

        Toneelschuur, Haarlem (NL)

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

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

      • Vrankrijk

        WTF Wednesday Queer Night

        Drag Queers Amsterdam (host)

        10 Dec 2014

        Vrankrijk, Amsterdam

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

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

      • NBprojects

        NBcollection – Theater Kikker

        Nicole Beutler

        11, 12 & 13 Dec 2014

        Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

      • Goldsmiths

        Tom Vague: ‘Vague Post-Punk Memoirs’

        Gavin Butt, Kodwo Eshun, Mark Fisher

        11 Dec 2014

        Goldsmiths, University of London, London (UK)

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

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

      • Frascati Theater

        FRASLAB 4

        Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, Riina Maidre, a.o.

        12 & 13 Dec 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

        Pindorama

        Lia Rodrigues, Companhia de Danças

        12 Dec 2014

        Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

      • Het Veem Theater

        []remoTe sense[]

        Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

        12 Dec 2014

        Kaaistudio's, Brussels (BE)

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

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

      • Frascati Theater

        Stand up, lie down

        Roy Peters, Rob de Graaf

        16-20 Dec 2014

        Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

      • 9pm
      • €15/11,50
      • frascatitheater.nl
      • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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      • 18

      • Het Veem Theater

        SO SORRY

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

        18 Dec 2014

        Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

      • 7pm
      • €15/10/7
      • hetveemtheater.nl
      • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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      • 18

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        NBcollection – Korzo Theater

        Nicole Beutler

        18 Dec 2014

        Korzo Theater, The Hague (NL)

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

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

          DasArts – Talking with Places

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

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

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

          Read more about Talking with Places here

           
          Close sidenote

          Performance Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          TICKETS

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

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

          Buy tickets here

           
          Close sidenote

          DasArts – Talking with Places

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

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

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

          Read more about Talking with Places here

           
          Close sidenote

          Performance Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

          TICKETS

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

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

          Buy tickets here