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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  • 0206

  • The Gwangju Biennale Found.

    11th Gwangju Biennale – The Eighth Climate (…)

    Ahmet Ögüt, Amalia Pica, a.o.

    2 Sep-6 Nov 2016

    Various venues in Gwangju (KOR)

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  • In light of the art sphere’s focus on infrastructure in many parts of the world, in the treacherous terrains of existing public and private systems, art itself seems to be partly forgotten. At the 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016, attention is directed to artworks and projects addressing the agency of art in terms of the question, “what does art do?”. A central part of this interest in the performative aspect of art is its projective and imaginative qualities—art’s active relationship to the future.

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  • See programme
  • the8thclimate.org
  • Various venues in Gwangju, Republic of Korea
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  • 1607

  • Foam Fotografiemuseum

    Night Soil

    Melanie Bonajo

    16 Sep-7 Dec 2016

    Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

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  • Since 2012 Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, who lives and works in Amsterdam and New York, has been working on her trilogy Night SoilNight Soil is a series of experimental semi-documentary films about cultural phenomena that contradict the linear progression of the capitalist system. Each Night Soil film explores trends that move outside the sociological and political norms of consumer society, most of them illegal. From mid-September Bonajo presents her first major solo museum exhibition in Foam, for which all three video works will be united.

  • Daily from 10am–6pm, Thurs and Fri until 9pm.
  • €11–7
  • foam.org
  • Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
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  • 2408

  • De Hallen

    What The Heart Wants

    Cécile B. Evans

    24 Sep-8 Dec 2016

    De Hallen, Haarlem

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  • What the Heart Wants is the first museum exhibition of Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans (1983) in the Netherlands. Her eponymous video work was premièred last month during the Berlin Biennale, where it was applauded by critics as one of the absolute highlights. For her exhibition, Evans is transforming the second floor of De Hallen Haarlem into an immersive environment for her visually provocative narrative concerning the lead HYPER. Alongside What the Heart Wants, the installation Working On What the Heart Wants is also on view, which provides a glimpse – through a livestream – of the artist’s working process.

  • 11:00
  • €7,50
  • dehallen.nl
  • Grote Markt 16, Haarlem (NL)
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  • 2420

  • BAK-Institute for The Contemporary

    Englishes

    Nicoline van Harskamp

    24 Sep-20 Nov 2016

    BAK-Institute for The Contemporary

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  • Englishes depicts the development of the plurality of spoken-English that displaces the perceived position of primacy occupied by dominant strains of the language. The work addresses the political import of this linguistic development, pointing out how our use of language is consistently entrenched in structures of class and power. Challenging these connotations, van Harskamp proposes a dissolution of English into “Englishes”, co-opting it as a common and ever-growing linguistic resource.

  • Wed-Sat 12:00am-6:00pm
  • €4-€2
  • bakonline.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht (NL)
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  • 0105

  • Arcadia Missa

    Labour Dance

    Amalia Ulman

    1 Oct-5 Nov 2016

    Arcadia Missa, London

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  • Labour Dance, the title of Ulman’s latest solo exhibition at Arcadia Missa (London), at first glance could be interpreted as a nod to open-plan fail harder work cultures of recent years, however the term is taken directly from a practice used by some women to induce birth. The installation at Arcadia Missa acts as a one durational piece, an aftermath of Privilege (seen online and in part for the Berlin Biennial). The dominant aesthetic of power and legitimacy are explored and dramatised by Ulman, suggesting that the artist’s own ability to express and complain carries its own privilege—a position of criticality not accessible to all.

  • Thur- Sat 12:00am-5:00pm
  • Free
  • arcadiamissa.com
  • Unit 6, Bellenden Road, Business Centre, London (UK)
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  • 1417

  • Kunstverein, Amsterdam

    Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS

    Will Holder

    14 Oct-17 Dec 2016

    Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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  • Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS is an exhibition of twenty years of Will Holder’s work with publications, talks, printed matter, and teaching presented through individual selections weekly by different guests (Sara de Bondt, Linda van Deursen, Johanna Ehde, Elisabeth Klement, Maxine Kopsa, Mason Leaver-Yap, Kaisa Lassinaro, Riet Wijnen and Felicia von Zweigbergk). Using Kunstverein as space for writing, printing and binding – Holder will recall hundreds of tiny material decisions made in response to a specific context of past collaborators’ work. The opening event is on the 14th of October from 5:00pm

  • 5:00pm
  • Free entrance
  • kunstverein.nl
  • Gerard Doustraat 132 1073 VX, Amsterdam
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  • 1427

  • nGbK- neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst

    Animal Lovers

    Hana Lee Erdman, Krõõt Juurak, Alex Bailey a. o.

    14 Oct-27 Nov 2016

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  • The exhibition ANIMAL LOVERS proposes that we not see animals as “the other” or as a projection surface for our own desires, preferences or fears, but rather that we see them as individuals with abilities and rights. The exhibited artworks give impetus for a new understanding of the relationship between humans and animals and encourage that we regard animals as our equals. Human-animal relationships are constructed by society and therefore modifiable. The selected works deal critically with existing inequalities; they expose contradictions and clichés in the daily and medialised treatment of animals.

  • 7:00pm
  • Free entrance
  • ngbk.de
  • Oranienstraße 25 10999 Berlin (DE)
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  • 1516

  • Württembergischer Kunstverein

    Not Dressed For Conquering

    Ines Doujak

    15 Oct-16 Jan 2017

    Stuttgart (De)

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  • For the exhibition Ines Doujak. Not Dressed For Conquering, Württembergischer Kunstverein temporarily assumes the guise of a fashion store – to be precise, an assortment of various pop-up stores. “Performance, film and song are translations in motion of the rhythmic textiles of cultures which, using the off-beat phrasing of music, are a vibrant visual attack where the colors must talk to each other or literally argue. The intention is for such motion to break the cultural paradigm in which patterns exist only within borders, so that they may permeate the world at large.
    Ines Doujak

  • Tue, Thu–Sun: 11 am - 6 pm Wed: 11 am - 8 pm
  • €5 / €3
  • www.wkv-stuttgart.de
  • Stuttgart Schlossplatz 2, DE 70173, Stuttgart (De)
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  • 2908

  • Thomaskerk

    LOVE HATE REPARATION

    Snejanka Mihaylova

    29 Oct-8 Dec 2016

    Thomaskerk, Amsterdam

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  • LOVE HATE REPARATION is conceived around two live events in collaboration with the composer Lisa Holmqvist, an audiobook made with the typographer Philip Baber, and a reading group guided by the artist and the Thomaskerk’s priest Evert Jan de Wijer. Through acts of listening, translating, and close reading, the exhibition will look at the word and its becoming the voice and the connection this process has to certain female figures in canonical Christian literature. The title is an homage to the psychoanalysts Melanie Klein and Joan Riviere and their attempt to convey the complexity of interior processes in everyday language.

  • See link for opening hours
  • thomasopen.nl
  • Prinses Irenestraat 36, Amsterdam
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  • 02

  • NBprojects

    6: THE SQUARE

    Nicole Beutler

    2 Nov 2016

    Parktheater, Eindhoven

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  • In 6: THE SQUARE—the 2nd part of her Bauhaus trilogy focussing on the elementary geometric shapes—Beutler invites us to see the world through a square filter. Eight dancers aim to master complex spatial dance patterns based on the American square dance and Asian precision walking, while an actress embodies different voices from individual confessions to populist speeches. Mesmerizing movement patterns, compelling beats composed by Gary Shepherd and luminous squares in a lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen are all co-players in a performance in which ‘the square’ shows itself with all its facets: from calm simplicity to the menace of fascism.

  • 8:30 pm
  • € 19 - € 21,50
  • www.parktheater.nl
  • Elzentlaan 50, 5615 CN Eindhoven
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  • 0205

  • Bâtard Festival

    Bâtard Festival

    Jaha Koo, Bryana Fritz, Nadja Hjorton, Lulu Obermayer, et al

    2-5 Nov 2016

    Beursschouwburg, Brussels

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  • From the 2nd to 5th of November, Bâtard Festival is taking over the Beursschouwburg again with a four-day programme of performance, theatre, dance and film. In the picture we put the work of emerging makers and thinkers. What these artists have in common is the way they all open up a larger space for reflection, instead of limiting it with fixed structures. They present us fragile work that — uncertain in its nature and direction — invites you as a spectator to go along and discover the unknown. This Bâtard edition will present the work of 12 different artists/collectives including three Bâtard productions.

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  • €10 per evening
  • batard.be
  • Rue Auguste Ortsstraat 20-28, Brussels, Belgium
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  • 0305

  • STATE Festival

    STATE Festival: STATE OF EMOTION – The Sentimental Machine

    Various artists and researchers

    3, 4 & 5 Nov 2016

    Kühlhaus, Berlin

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  • The festival will dig into the current state of emotions research and resulting technologies tapping into the essence of what it means to be human. Expect a festival program with leading experts from the world of science, culture and creativity; engaging talks and discussions, thematic films, provoking artworks and performances; immersive visitor experiences, workshops, installations and multiple hands on formats to engage with current scientific developments at the intersection of emotions research and artificial intelligence. We want to change the way you experience science.

  • See programme for event times.
  • €35 - €90 (Festival pass)
  • statefestival.org
  • Luckenwalder Str. 3, Berlin
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  • 0406

  • If I Can't Dance

    Per4m

    Juliette Blightmann, Dina Danish, Tim Etchells, et al.

    4, 5 & 6 Nov 2016

    Artissima art fair, Torino

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  • Artissima art fair in Torino has invited If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution to curate the Per4m section. Established in 1994, Artissima is Italy’s most important contemporary art fair, and is well known for combining attention to the international art market with a focus on experimentation and research. The programme of performance will include the presentation of new or existing work by Juliette Blightmann, Dina Danish, Tim Etchells, Dora García, Ruth Proctor, Marinella Senatore, and the Mondrian Fan Club (David Medalla and Adam Nankervis). Full details of the programme can be found here.

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  • €30–0
  • artissima.it
  • Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70, Torino, Italy
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  • 04

  • Veem House

    Pre-shining (work-in-progress) The Moon

    Anna Sophia Bonnema, Hans Petter Melø Dahl, Joana Preiss, and Davis Freeman

    4 Nov 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • In The Moon, which is more a one-big-song-performance than an opera in the traditional sense, the body regains its immanent vitality. It becomes the centre point of a ritualized universe. While singing an ocean of reflections and thoughts, the bodies create naive patterns in time and space that could alternately refer to minimal art principles of the sixties or the basic dances of utopian communities at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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  • 8 pm
  • €5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0406

  • Stedelijk Museum

    There is no us in masterpiece

    Keren Cytter

    4, 5 & 6 Nov 2016

    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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  • Departing from her previous performance Show Real Drama, which the Stedelijk and If I Can’t Dance presented at the Veem House of Performance in Amsterdam in 2012, There is no us in masterpiece questions what constitutes acting by repeatedly shifting between the acted and the non-acted moment. The actors using their real names – engage in the consequences of their past love affairs, what is real and not real becomes difficult to discern. By interchanging between the live, the acted, and the filmed, Cytter ultimately puts the very notions of performance, spoken word, emotions, and reality into question.

  • 8pm each evening
  • € 3 - €15
  • stedelijk.nl/
  • Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
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  • 05

  • Frascati

    OCCUPY UTOPIA: Congress Utopia

    Jonas Staal, Lara Staal, Nourdin El Ouali, Quinsy Gario, et al

    5 Nov 2016

    Frascati 1, Amsterdam

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  • Four days of theatre, lectures and a conference on The Future. Many of the accomplishments of the 20th century are clearly losing ground. Crises in the areas of the economy, the environment and refugees are plain to see. But democracy, the nation state with fixed borders and Europe are also under pressure. In Congress Utopia, artists, activists, academics and politicians are invited to submit proposals for the future. Criticism and analysis are not central but rather the formulation of alternative scenarios. We want to break the status quo and make conceivable a different world, we must embrace the utopia like vista.

  • 11am
  • €0 - €15
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012KD Amsterdam
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  • 06

  • NBprojects

    3: THE GARDEN

    Nicole Beutler

    6 Nov 2016

    Romaeuropa Festival, Rome, Italy

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  • In 2016, Nicole Beutler presents her production 3: THE GARDEN (2011) at Romaeuropa Festival in Rome in order to once again mix up ‘nature’ and ‘culture’. Following in the footsteps of the Romanticists, Beutler explores the utopian desire to go ‘back to nature’, in search of an untouched wilderness. In her own ‘Garden of Eden’, six performers enact a ritual of mirroring shapes, like the illusory little bits in a kaleidoscope. Very gradually, driven by the music of DJ/composer Gary Shepherd and the anti-pop band Einstürzende Neubauten, the controlled beauty goes off the rails, and it is actually mankind who stirs up a raging chaos.

  • 9pm
  • €10 – €15
  • romaeuropa.net
  • Teatro India, Lungotevere Vittorio Gassman, 1, 00146
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  • 06

  • puntWG

    Failed to Sync

    Anna Frijstein, Ott Metusala, Dovilė Aleksandravi, Dina Danish, Lieven Lahaye, Cindy Moorman

    6 Nov 2016

    puntWG, Amsterdam

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  • While trying to control and manage our lives, jobs, animals and artworks, we often fail to synchronise ourselves. The exhibition Failed to Sync aims to provoke moments of interruption, mistakes or even ‘fffailure’. Failed to Sync is initiated by Anna Frijstein and decorated by Ott Metusala. Participating in this group exhibition are Dovil Aleksandravi, Dina Danish, Anna Frijstein, Lieven Lahaye and Cindy Moorman. During the show at puntWG one might encounter singing voices, lying stones, tapping fingers, blinking words and human B’s. With this hectic, eclectic and hyperactive approach, Failed to Sync hopes to deliver you plenty of (a)synchronicity. The exhibition features an afternoon of performances on the 6th of November.

  • 4pm
  • Free admission
  • puntwg.nl/
  • WG Plein t/o nr 80, 1054 DM, Amsterdam
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  • 07

  • Danspace Project's Platform 2016

    Lost and Found: Platform Week 5

    Evening with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper

    7 Nov 2016

    New York

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  • Danspace Project’s Platform 2016: Lost and Found explores the profound impact of the AIDS epidemic on the dance world in the 1980s, 1990s and beyond. On the occasion of the Platform Week 5, choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones discusses his work and its relationship to collaboration, friendship, and the cultural history of AIDS. The program will include a screening of selected works—including THEM (1986), Hole (1989), Knife/Tape/Rope (1989–90), and The Undead (1999)—and a conversation between the artist, his longtime collaborator Dennis Cooper, and Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA.
    More info on www.danspaceproject.org

  • 7:00pm
  • $ 12-$ 8
  • www.moma.org
  • Theater 2 - MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, New York, USA
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  • 1011

  • NBprojects

    Liefdesverklaring

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    10 & 11 Nov 2016

    OPEK, Leuven

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  • After the Dutch tour ended, the acclaimed piece Liefdesverklaring (Declaration of Love) toured Europe for the last time, with a final performance on 10 (English spoken) & 11 November at OPEK Leuven! The performance is a re-rendering of Peter Handke’s play Offending the Audience, which caused a sensation in 1966 when it brushed aside every rule of theatre. Liefdesverklaring turns the original text on its head to create a seductive and disorienting ode to theatre and its audience. Six young actors speak, dance and beatbox the words, all carried along by the irresistible electronic beats of DJ and composer Gary Shepherd. Is it dance? Is it drama? Or is it an out-of-control pop-concert? Whatever it is, it will be a thrilling experience.

  • 8 pm
  • € 12
  • 30cc.be
  • Vaartkom 4 3000 Leuven
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  • Frascati

    Spectra: the Passage – Episode 1

    Andrea Božic & Julia Willms / TILT

    10 & 11 Nov 2016

    Frascati 3, Amsterdam

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  • Is this world the only possible reality? Is it the best possible reality? Is it an accurate reality at all? Spectra – space as an organism is a new long term project by Andrea Božic and Julia Willms where they engage with the whole space and the audience’s presence in it as part of the work. There is no position outside. We are not in the space but we are space. The Passage is Episode 1 of the performance that passes through a theatre in collaboration with the nature and the city. For The Passage, they are collecting dreams – night time dreams and daytime projections – and weave them into a narrative of spaces. The audience travels through a labyrinth of spaces that are both internal and external at the same time.

  • 7 pm
  • €9.50 - 13
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, Amsterdam
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  • Pink Screen Festival

    Just For The Record workshop

    Just For The Record with Anne Smolar

    12 Nov 2016

    Brussels

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  • On the occasion of the Pink Screens Festival, Just For The Record proposes a workshop in which the participants are invited to question gender and its representations both on and off the screen.
    Together with filmmaker Anne Smolar and members of the Pink Screens’ team, we will go back in the herstory of the festival and highlight lesbian and feminist filmmakers who were part of the festival’s program. We will look at how they are represented on Wikipedia, if they are, and how they are connected to each other. We will follow the thread developed during our last event in Hana Miletić’s exhibition at Beursschouwburg, on (red) links.

  • 12am
  • Free entrance
  • http://justfortherecord.space
  • Muntpunt, Munt 6 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • Nearly Not There Records

    NNTR presents: Devorm Record Release: Metastasis

    Devorm

    12 Nov 2016

    San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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  • Nearly Not There Records presents Devorm Record Release: Metastasis. Devorm proudly presents us with Metastasis, an audiovisual collaboration between artists Robert Kirk and Sphynx. Metastasis will be released on the 12th of November (2016) as a 23 min audio mix, accompanied by 4 videos. Available on limited SD cards + full online web release.

  • 8pm - 11pm
  • Free admission
  • san-serriffe.com/
  • Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE, Amsterdam
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  • Veem House

    The Sunday Scene #10

    Nicoline van Harskamp

    13 Nov 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Noha Ramadan in conversation with: Nicoline van Harskamp

    We are very much honoured and excited to have her as our main guest for this Sunday Scene!

    The Sunday Scene is a live monthly talkshow/podcast where we invite special guests from the art field for an in-depth interview at our table and present local news from the performing arts scene, while a friend of the house cooks a fresh meal fitting the time of the year. In order for us to all eat together and talk afterwards.

  • 4 pm
  • free entrance
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • The New Space

    Nobody’s Business doing Nobody’s Indiscipline

    Nobody's Business

    14-18 Nov 2016

    The New Space, Brussels

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  • Nobody’s Business is an open-source platform for the sharing of artistic practices in the Performing Arts. It exists to create space for lateral exchange, outside of the economies of workshops (wherein the information is generally unidirectional) and creations (which are usually supported via single authors and pieces). Nobody’s Business will be meeting in Brussels for four hours daily to share/exchange practices in the performing arts. Everyone is welcome to participate on any level: by sharing practices created or done before, by practicing the practices shared by others, or by watching.

  • 2 pm (6pm on the 18th)
  • nobodysbusiness.info
  • The New Space, Rue de Fierlant 99, Brussels, Belgium
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  • De Ateliers

    Indian Summer 2016

    Anne Imhof

    15 Nov 2016

    De Ateliers, Amsterdam

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  • Anne Imhof will talk about her practice as part of Indian Summer 2016, the final event in a series of artist talks at De Ateliers. Working across a variety of media, Anne Imhof evokes the power structures, secret codes, and unspoken rules that underlie all niche communities. The artist rejects conventional distinctions between a live event, its documentation, and related objects. For her, all components are equally important, each providing a different angle. Together they contribute to works in perpetual process, highly precarious, and always on the verge of falling apart.

    Lectures start at 5pm sharp, reservations via office@de-ateliers.nl

  • 5pm
  • €5
  • amsterdamart.com
  • Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam
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  • de Appel

    de Appel Timeline: 40+ years of risks

    15 Nov-11 Dec 2016

    de Appel, Amsterdam

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  • de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is an idiosyncratic and celebratory overview of the more than 2000 projects realised, initiated, hosted and programmed at de Appel. This extensive summary engenders a new phase at the organisation by reflecting on what has taken place in the past. It is an inevitable end that marks a new beginning. de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is the last project to take place at the current Prins Hendrikkade location. The installing of the timeline is organized during opening hours. de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is a concept by Niels Van Tomme, curated by Florence Parot and assisted by Aurélien Lepetit and Petros Orfanos.

  • Tue - Sun 11 am - 6 pm
  • €7 / €4,50
  • eappel.nl
  • Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT, Amsterdam
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  • 16

  • Cafe de Ruimte

    Ruisburo

    Takashi Hatori, Sima Kim, Wouter van Veldhoven

    16 Nov 2016

    Cafe de Ruimte, Amsterdam

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  • A night fearturing work by Takashi Hatori, Sima Kim and Wouter van Veldhoven.

    An Osaka-based musician who also creates video work, Takashi Hattori was exceptionally accepted as a member of the inaugural class of The Film School of Tokyo’s music course at the age of 15. He released “UNBORN”, his first collection including six tracks on Enban Records in December, 2013. Releasing his first full album “MOON” on noble in November, 2015.

  • 8.30 pm
  • €7
  • www.cafederuimte.nl
  • Distelweg 83 1031 HD Amsterdam
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  • 1720

  • STUK onthaal & M Leuven

    Playground Festival

    Mary Reid Kelley, Nástio Mosquito, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Benjamin Verdonck, et al.

    17-20 Nov 2016

    STUK, Leuven

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  • For the tenth consecutive year Playground shows a selection of unique performances by artists that are not limited to one discipline. In their practice they freely combine elements from installation, text, film, sculpture, architecture or choreography. Their challenging live performances in the field between stage and visual arts bring together objects and bodies. They create new visual images that reflect on art, the world and the mediatisation of life. For its tenth anniversary, Playground launched a ‘closed call’ to several art schools that have visited the festival in recent years. A number of them will get a platform during the festival programme.

  • €3-12
  • playgroundfestival.be
  • Naamsestraat 96, Leuven
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  • 1719

  • SNDO

    AT THE END OF THE DAY | PROGRAMME 1

    17, 18 & 19 Nov 2016

    SNDO, Amsterdam

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  • Performance works by:
    Andreas Chanis, Emma Gioia, Charlie Laban Trier, Elisa Zuppini.

    At The End Of The Day is the outcome of a directive to the students of the third year of SNDO to
    create a new work for the Danstheater in de Theaterschool, and to think through the programmes
    curatorial decisions as part of the course ‘Curating and Performance’.

  • 7:00pm
  • €6
  • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG
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  • 18

  • Veem House

    The Extraordinary Way She Moves

    Lisa Vereertbrugghen

    18 Nov 2016

    STUK, Leuven

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  • In this choreographic installation, black industrial materials and a human figure continually transform, though sometimes almost imperceptibly, while they influence one another. A huge plastic sheet becomes a moving landscape.
    The classic categories of performing arts, like representation and identification, are of no importance; the challenge is rather to activate an entirely sensorial system.
    The Extraordinary Way She Moves explores the mutability of the body, identity and our surroundings, and reaffirms processes of permeability and porosity. Performers are not fixed units, but active elements full of potential.

  • 8:00pm
  • € 10 / 6
  • playgroundfestival.be
  • Naamsestraat 96 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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  • 18

  • Veem House

    The Roof

    MOHA Project - Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

    18 Nov 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • With The Roof, MOHA‘s goal is to create, together with the people (the people we met along our 4 years of work in the street, Veem House audience and new invited communities), a new public, democratic and nomad art institute.The Roof is a public and collective art work addressing and using the different expertise we all have in the construction of its structure and identity. More than being an object, The Roof exist through a collective action. It gathers and welcomes an inclusive audience: the diversity of public space.

    Dates of the different programs of this project: 18 NOV/ 25 Nov/ 3 Dec / 11 Dec

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  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 1826

  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

    Craiglist Allstars

    Samira Elagoz

    18-26 Nov 2016

    IDFA, Amsterdam

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  • Craigslist is a digital grab bag. Anyone is allowed to post anything there: from house sales ads to open job applications with résumé included. And of course there are all sorts of variations on the “man seeks woman” theme – Craigslist is high in the rankings of alternative dating sites. Samira Elagoz used Craigslist to meet a veritable cavalcade of men, including a magician, an exhibitionist, sadist video artist and a soft-core porn director. She films her first encounters in a candid and transparent cinema verité style that has been updated for the YouTube generation.

  • Various times, see schedule
  • idfa.nl
  • Tuschinski and Eye Museum, see schedule
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  • 19

  • Sonic Acts

    Progress Bar S02E02

    patten, Sky H1, Jam City, Kate Cooper, Juha, TTB

    19 Nov 2016

    Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam

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  • After summer Progress Bar is back with monthly shows at Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. The next episode on 19 November will include the future-facing experimental duo, patten, based in London. They will present work from their new album with an incredible new live performance. Other artists performing that night are Sky H1, who performed at the Sonic Acts Academy earlier this year, Dedekind Cut, who just released his first album on NON Worldwide and Jam City, the artist alias of Jack Latham, producer, songwriter and musician from London, TTB from London, Kate Cooper and Progress Bar resident Juha.

  • 9pm - 4am
  • €10 presale / €12,50
  • sonicacts.com
  • Paradiso Noord, IJpromenade 2, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
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  • 19

  • IDFA

    De Balie x IDFA Special: Beeldbepalers met Renzo Martens

    Renzo Martens

    19 Nov 2016

    De Balie, Amsterdam

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  • Bought to you by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and De Balie, artist Renzo Martens will take us on a journey into the engaged art machine. Martens will present his plans and speak with different thinkers and artists about how art can intervene in global value chains.

  • 4pm
  • €10 - 17,50
  • debalie.nl
  • Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR, Amsterdam
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  • 2029

  • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

    To Become Two

    Alex Martinis Roe

    20 Nov-29 Jan 2017

    Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht

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  • This exhibition brings together the six films in Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project, To Become Two (2014–2016), which traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” philosophies through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices. The films are presented in architectural installations designed by Martinis Roe in collaboration with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, and include archival elements from each respective history calling attention to the interior-architectural spaces created by each group as well as the materiality of the dispositif of their political practices.

  • Tue-Sun, 12–6pm
  • Free admission
  • cascoprojects.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 20

  • Jan Van Eyck Academie

    CIRCLUDING And Other Fluid Exchanges

    Audrey Cottin, Christine Bax, Katherine MacBride, Fiona James, Jess Wiesner, a. o.

    20 Nov 2016

    Maastricht

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  • From mid October, the Van Eyck has been host to a series of events and body-based workshops. The last day in this series will culminates in an opening.
    We want to let perversity seep in – as a counter-normative relation, as a way of willing contrarily – to understand its potential for Feminist critique. To do this, three speculative propositions will be spread around: Leakness, Loitering, endebtedness. Whatever the corporeal affect of the workshops on Van Eyck participants and their wider communities, we’d like to merge our access and overview of the shared physical experience – together, working towards our own lopsided choreography.

  • 5:00pm
  • Free entrance
  • circluding.hotglue.me
  • Jan Van Eyck, Academieplein 1, 6211 KM Maastricht, NL
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  • 24

  • If I Can't Dance

    Mimesis of Mimesis

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    24 Nov 2016

    Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT), Amsterdam

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  • Mimesis of Mimesis (2016) is the fourth work in a cycle of new performances by the artist Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, in which he attempts to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as the recurring subject of his practice. Using his body and direct action, Ramírez-Figueroa creates an image related to this history, which he approaches from his lived experience and memory and softens through abstraction. The performance asks questions about duration in terms of the persistence of history and its relationship to the social and individual body. Mimesis of Mimesis is presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

  • Between 9.30pm and 11pm
  • Free admission
  • ificantdance.org
  • Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam
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  • 2411

  • If I Can't Dance

    Edition VI — Event and Duration Finale

    commissioned artists and researchers of Edition VI

    24 Nov-11 Dec 2016

    Various venues in the east Amsterdam

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  • From November 24 to December 11, If I Can’t Dance will present an elaborated programme highlighting the projects produced by the commissioned artists and researchers of Edition VI—Event and Duration (2015–2016). The programme will unfold at punctuated moments across the three weeks, and will be hosted in various locations and venues within walking distance in the east of Amsterdam Centrum. Full details of the programme and tickets are available for purchase at: www.ificantdance.org.

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  • See full programme
  • ificantdance.org
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  • 2527

  • If I Can't Dance

    Small Things That Can Be Lined Up

    Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

    25, 26 & 27 Nov 2016

    Wittenburg Studios, Amsterdam

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  • On Friday 25 November the artist Joke Robaard will premiere her new video, Small Things That Can Be Lined Up (2016). For the work, Robaard has reorganized her archive of photographs and related texts drawn from fashion magazines and other media sources, which she has collected over a forty-year period. Together with eight students from the Cygnus Gymnasium in Amsterdam, parts of the archive have been performed for the camera by means of text rehearsals and discussions. On 26 and 27 November the video will be available for viewing at selected hours. Presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

  • See schedule
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • ificantdance.org
  • Derde Wittenburgerdwarsstraat 1, 1018 KR Amsterdam
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  • 25

  • Veem House

    The Roof

    MOHA Project - Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

    25 Nov 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • With The Roof, MOHA‘s goal is to create, together with the people (the people we met along our 4 years of work in the street, Veem Huis audience and new invited communities), a new public, democratic and nomad art institute. The Roof is a public and collective art work addressing and using the different expertise we all have in the construction of its structure and identity. More than being an object, The Roof exist through a collective action. It gathers and welcomes an inclusive audience: the diversity of public space.

    Dates of the different programs of this project: 25 Nov/ 3 Dec / 11 Dec

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  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 2627

  • If I Can't Dance

    Gravitational Feel

    Fred Moten and Wu Tsang

    26 & 27 Nov 2016

    Splendor, Amsterdam

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  • Gravitational Feel is a sculpture-performance by Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, who together cohabit the roles of poet and performance artist. The work continues their collaboration on the poetics of intimacy and is a research-experiment into how to sense entanglement. Using fabric and sound they will produce a series of “chance events”, as an experiment in blurring, the social and physical significance of touch and voice, as well as questions of space and time in matter. The installation will be on display and accessible to audiences for free between performances on 26 and 27 November. Presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

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  • €10 / 7,50
  • ificantdance.org
  • Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX Amsterdam
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  • 2627

  • Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

    Rijksakademie Open 2016

    45 artists in residence

    26 & 27 Nov 2016

    Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

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  • 45 resident artists open the doors to their studio’s and present work to the public. Beside the studio presentations visitors can also attend performances, participate in guided tours and view the film program. The public is given a opportunity to discover contemporary tendencies and innovations in the arts and meet with artists whose work they will later undoubtedly encounter in leading collections, exhibitions and biennials worldwide.

  • 11am - 7pm
  • €8 - 12,50
  • rijksakademie.nl
  • Sarphatistraat 470, NL-1018 GW, Amsterdam
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  • If I Can't Dance

    Who touched me?

    Fred Moten and Wu Tsang with Will Holder

    27 Nov 2016

    San Serriffe, Amsterdam

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  • To celebrate the publication of Fred Moten and Wu Tsang’s new book Who touched me? a launch will be held at the art and design bookshop, San Serriffe. The book is the companion to Moten and Tsang’s sculpture performance Gravitational Feel, tracing the work’s development and their lived experience of collaboration through a body of text, composed of email correspondence, notes, poetry, fragments of essays, and transcriptions of earlier collaborative work. Who touched me? is presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission
  • ificantdance.org
  • Sint Annenstraat 30, 1012 HE Amsterdam
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    Three years ago, (…) – Annick Kleizen

    Three years ago, Performance Platform took off with a letter that invoked the image of the ship Argo – or rather the ship Argo as thought by Roland Barthes.

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    Now we are here – with much excitement – with a new crew to navigate the performance landscape in Amsterdam and beyond, and to open our agendas each month to you. As the new editors are getting to know one another, the Argo resurfaces, this time in the shape of the book The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, bought by one, in a chain of recommendations that we traced back to another one of us.  Almost unnoticed – still in Athenaeum’s wrapping paper – this book found its way full circle and onto the table at which we are discussing the things to see, hear, and attend in the next month.
    Those who read The Argonauts – and for those who did not: at least two of us warmly recommend – know that among many other things, the author has a beautiful way of acknowledging the many-gendered mothers of her heart, the poets, theorists and artists who shaped her thinking: their names can be found in the margins, rather than in notes or references, and spur you on to read more of them, too. The text, that Maggie Nelson herself has described as auto-theory, calls on many voices, and draws a full picture of committed reading, listening, studying, thinking and, with and through all of that, living.
    Sometimes the things that only reach you as an echo are those that hook themselves most persistently in the mind.
    Since I first read it as the title of a forthcoming book, to consent not to be a single being has clung to me. While impatiently waiting for a possibility to get my hands on a copy, the title lodged itself solidly in my thoughts as a lingering mental note, at times an invocation. The phrase (as I later found out, a quote by Édouard Glissant) seems to offer a possibility to think living, relating and politics differently, in a time when other – less linear, more messy – narratives of this world are so desperately needed.
    In an interview, the author of this book, Fred Moten, describes it as “a kind of informal critique of phenomenology, which is a particular discipline in philosophy that privileges the individual subject as both an object and an agent of thought. What I am trying to do is understand black social life as a field in which the idea of the individual subject or the individual agent is constantly disrupted.”1 In his practice, Moten shows a deep commitment to collaborating, making his voice porous and open to other voices in a rhythm where the separate parts are hard, or no longer possible, to distinguish. Reading or hearing him, means hearing and reading many others, and witnessing – or becoming part – of a deeply affective practice. His new project in collaboration with artist Wu Tsang, the installation and performance Gravitational Feel with the book Who Touched Me, developed for Edition VI of If I Can’t Dance, can be seen at the end of November.
    It is practices like these that fuel me to think, and act, through some of the questions that I find myself facing: practices that affirm their alliances, open up their thinking, and seem to have more affinity with crystallizations than truths. How can we be each other’s accomplices, and continuously make and unmake ourselves, the stories that we tell, and, in turn, also our institutions? Looking at it as a model, there is something very satisfying in the detail that performance is so hard to pin down in documentation or a single narrative. More than an art that is live, I see performance as a practice that holds a possibility to be alive.
    Performance Platform, as before, will remain a highly subjective map – drawn from our inboxes, timelines, interests, and encounters. Since we continue to be with five, we hope to cross some scenes and circles.

    It would be nice to meet you there,

    Annick
    – in conversation with Simon, Maria, Isobel, and Marjolein
    Notes:
    1. The interview that I lifted this quote from is a relatively short one, and can be found here https://magazine.ucr.edu/2461. A rich, extensive interview where these notions are more fleshed out and spin more freely is http://lithub.com/an-interview-with-fred-moten-pt-i/ Some other thoughts by Fred Moten around consent not to be a single being can be read here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2010/02/to-consent-not-to-be-a-single-being/
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    • 0206

    • The Gwangju Biennale Found.

      11th Gwangju Biennale – The Eighth Climate (…)

      Ahmet Ögüt, Amalia Pica, a.o.

      2 Sep-6 Nov 2016

      Various venues in Gwangju (KOR)

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    • In light of the art sphere’s focus on infrastructure in many parts of the world, in the treacherous terrains of existing public and private systems, art itself seems to be partly forgotten. At the 11th Gwangju Biennale 2016, attention is directed to artworks and projects addressing the agency of art in terms of the question, “what does art do?”. A central part of this interest in the performative aspect of art is its projective and imaginative qualities—art’s active relationship to the future.

    • See programme
    • See programme
    • the8thclimate.org
    • Various venues in Gwangju, Republic of Korea
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    • 1607

    • Foam Fotografiemuseum

      Night Soil

      Melanie Bonajo

      16 Sep-7 Dec 2016

      Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

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    • Since 2012 Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, who lives and works in Amsterdam and New York, has been working on her trilogy Night SoilNight Soil is a series of experimental semi-documentary films about cultural phenomena that contradict the linear progression of the capitalist system. Each Night Soil film explores trends that move outside the sociological and political norms of consumer society, most of them illegal. From mid-September Bonajo presents her first major solo museum exhibition in Foam, for which all three video works will be united.

    • Daily from 10am–6pm, Thurs and Fri until 9pm.
    • €11–7
    • foam.org
    • Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
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    • 2402

    • steirischer herbst

      Schuldfabrik

      Julian Hetzel

      24 Sep-2 Oct 2016

      steirischer Herbst; Volksgarten, Graz (AT)

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    • How do we profit from debt? Can we somehow get rid of it? In an installative trail over several rooms, Julian Hetzel investigates the concept of debt. Strikingly and surprisingly, he demonstrates the different types of indulgence trade between beauty clinic and soap production. Schuldfabrik is presented as part of steirischer herbst 2016.

    • see programme
    • €12–€8
    • steirischerherbst.at
    • Volksgartenstraße, 8020 Graz, Austria
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    • De Hallen

      What The Heart Wants

      Cécile B. Evans

      24 Sep-8 Dec 2016

      De Hallen, Haarlem

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    • What the Heart Wants is the first museum exhibition of Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans (1983) in the Netherlands. Her eponymous video work was premièred last month during the Berlin Biennale, where it was applauded by critics as one of the absolute highlights. For her exhibition, Evans is transforming the second floor of De Hallen Haarlem into an immersive environment for her visually provocative narrative concerning the lead HYPER. Alongside What the Heart Wants, the installation Working On What the Heart Wants is also on view, which provides a glimpse – through a livestream – of the artist’s working process.

    • 11:00
    • €7,50
    • dehallen.nl
    • Grote Markt 16, Haarlem (NL)
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    • 2420

    • BAK-Institute for The Contemporary

      Englishes

      Nicoline van Harskamp

      24 Sep-20 Nov 2016

      BAK-Institute for The Contemporary

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    • Englishes depicts the development of the plurality of spoken-English that displaces the perceived position of primacy occupied by dominant strains of the language. The work addresses the political import of this linguistic development, pointing out how our use of language is consistently entrenched in structures of class and power. Challenging these connotations, van Harskamp proposes a dissolution of English into “Englishes”, co-opting it as a common and ever-growing linguistic resource.

    • Wed-Sat 12:00am-6:00pm
    • €4-€2
    • bakonline.org
    • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht (NL)
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    • 3005

    • Nanterre-Amandiers

      The Greatest Show on Earth

      Philippe Quesne, Antonia Baehr, Eisa Jocson, Meg Stuart, a.o.

      30 Sep-5 Oct 2016

      Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre (FR)

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    • The Greatest Show on Earth concerns itself with the tradition of the circus in order to allow for a reflection on the status of performance arts in our times. The show is modeled on the circus at the peak of its economic success in the 19th century. Instead of contemplation and sensitivity, the circus in the “old” style presents itself as disparate and loud, it follows a dramaturgy of acts that works with contrasts and inconsistencies, exhibits freaks and foreigners – and at the same time offers them a protected space – it amuses, tantalizes, educates, and amazes.

    • see programme
    • €30–€5
    • nanterre-amandiers.com
    • 7, Avenue Pablo Picasso, 92000 Nanterre, France
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    • Arcadia Missa

      Labour Dance

      Amalia Ulman

      1 Oct-5 Nov 2016

      Arcadia Missa, London

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    • Labour Dance, the title of Ulman’s latest solo exhibition at Arcadia Missa (London), at first glance could be interpreted as a nod to open-plan fail harder work cultures of recent years, however the term is taken directly from a practice used by some women to induce birth. The installation at Arcadia Missa acts as a one durational piece, an aftermath of Privilege (seen online and in part for the Berlin Biennial). The dominant aesthetic of power and legitimacy are explored and dramatised by Ulman, suggesting that the artist’s own ability to express and complain carries its own privilege—a position of criticality not accessible to all.

    • Thur- Sat 12:00am-5:00pm
    • Free
    • arcadiamissa.com
    • Unit 6, Bellenden Road, Business Centre, London (UK)
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    • 02

    • Het Veem Theater

      The Sunday Scene #9

      Main guest: Maaike Bleeker

      2 Oct 2016

      Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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    • We are very much honoured and excited to have performance scholar, professor and dramaturg Maaike Bleeker as our main guest for this Sunday Scene!
      This month Marijn Lems is back with an urgent update of ‘Behind the Scenes’, a voice from far will arrive and a friend of the house will cook a fresh meal to eat together after the inspiring voice of Maaike filled your heads & hearts, and before moving up to the performance Prelude on Love by Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio.

    • 5 pm
    • free entrance
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 02

    • Veem House

      Prelude on love

      Robert Steijn and Ricardo Rubio

      2 Oct 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • After premiering in Sao Paolo and touring in Mexico, Robert Steijn (formerly based in Vienna) will come to Amsterdam for the European premiere of Prelude on love. The healing performance about tenderness and male sexuality throughout different cultures has been developed and performed together with Mexican choreographer Ricardo Rubio. It is a tantric ritual that connects the earthly pleasures of human sexuality with the divine state of unconditional love, as preached by spiritual leaders.

    • 8 pm
    • 7/ 9/ 12 euro
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • Conny Janssen Danst

      Danslokaal 4

      Connor Schumacher

      2 Oct 2016

      Conny Janssen Dant's, Rotterdam

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    • Since 2012 Conny Janssen opens her doors with DANCELOKAAL to a motley collection of artists. They get the opportunity to develop new work in collaboration with the dancers of the company. For each episode Conny Janssen is looking for cooperation with various partners and selects choreographic talent from diverse backgrounds. They create new work for and with the dancers of the company. In DANSLOKAAL 4 the choreographers are Connor Schumacher (Dansateliers) and Ryan Djojokarso (Korzo) and director Michiel de Regt.

    • 8:30pm
    • € 12,50-€ 7,50
    • connyjanssendanst.nl
    • Gravendijkwal 58B, Rotterdam (NL)
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    • 0409

    • Open School East

      The Heat

      Open School East

      4-9 Oct 2016

      Open School East, London

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    • Eve Chabanon and Anneke Kampman (currently associate artists at Open School East) have created a listening and performance space in Studio 13, inspired by Japanese Kissaten (often shortened to Kissa and meaning, loosely, ‘coffeehouse’). They will use this space as a way to think about the circulation of sounds, words and objects, re-assessing how value is given or denied, and asking who sets the cost? Programming is over five days.

    • See programme
    • openschooleast.org
    • The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd, London (UK)
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    • 0506

    • Veem House

      Paper is a leaf that will destroys us in its fall

      Sarah van Lamsweerde

      5 & 6 Oct 2016

      Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE)

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    • ‘Proverb strings’ usually carry 50 miniature objects, which represent a proverb and traditionally function as carriers of wisdom in the oral tradition of the Lega, in Congo. The meaning of these objects is not fixed, but is continuously discussed and adjusted by the community. Sarah van Lamsweerde questions what it would mean to develop such a device in our current Western society. Real and imagined metaphors emerge through strangely familiar but clearly contemporary objects, opening up a view of possible symbols and knowledge from our contemporary jungle.

    • Wed 7:00 pm / Thu 7:30 pm
    • tbc
    • budakortrijk.be
    • Kapucijnenstraat 10
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    • 0608

    • Dansehallerne

      Fiction I Reality

      Bojana Cvejic, Benjamin Noys, Sergej Pristas, a. o.

      6, 7 & 8 Oct 2016

      Copenhagen

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    • FICTION/REALITY is a 4 day gathering of international thinkers, professional artists, art students and professors taking place at Dansehallerne 5-8 October 2016, curated by Anders Paulin in collaboration with Sara Gebran. The conference addresses the current conditions for reflection and aesthetic transcendence in an institutional context. Through discussions, lectures, and performances the meeting will focus on the interaction of aesthetics and reality in two aspects of artistic work: Aesthetics as Practice and Aesthetics as Organisation.

    • 10:00am
    • Free entrance
    • scenekunstskolen-efteruddannelsen.dk
    • Pasteursvej 14 1799, Copenhagen (DK)
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    • 0723

    • NBprojects

      Liefdesverklaring – European tour

      Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

      7-23 Oct 2016

      European tour

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    • After the Dutch tour has ended, the acclaimed piece Liefdesverklaring (Declaration of Love) will be touring Europe for the last time! The performance 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.

      For tour dates check nbprojects.nl

    • nbprojects.nl
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    • 0730

    • NBprojects

      6: THE SQUARE – Dutch tour

      Nicole Beutler

      7-30 Oct 2016

      Dutch tour

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    • In 6: THE SQUARE—the 2nd part of her Bauhaus trilogy focussing on the elementary geometric shapes—Beutler invites us to see the world through a square filter. Eight dancers aim to master complex spatial dance patterns based on the American square dance and Asian precision walking, while an actress embodies different voices from individual confessions to populist speeches. Mesmerizing movement patterns, compelling beats composed by Gary Shepherd and luminous squares in a lighting design by Minna Tiikkainen are all co-players in a performance in which ‘the square’ shows itself with all its facets: from calm simplicity to the menace of fascism.

      For tour dates check nbprojects.nl

    • nbprojects.nl
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    • 07

    • Kunstencentrum BUDA

      Buda Vista #9, Monstrous Encounters of Clowns – An Attempt to Swallow the World

      Nada Gambier

      7 Oct 2016

      Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk

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    • Monstrous Encounters with Clowns – an attempt to absorb the world revolves around safety and danger, invisible enemies and emergencies, conflict and community. To what extent nourish our expectations and prejudices, our fears? How we behave in an environment that is both frightening and ridiculous? Recognizable images and situations from recent news items are taken out of context and placed in a different environment – in other unusual rules. Monstrous Encounters of Clowns puts performers and spectators in the same space and therefore invites out for interpretation and reflection; What if in this place of imagination and emotion suddenly also enters reality?

    • 8:30 pm
    • €10 | €8
    • budakortrijk.be
    • Kapucijnenstraat 10, Kortrijk (BE)
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    • 08

    • Kaai Theater

      The Permeable Stage. A Performative Conference

      Mette Ingvartsen

      8 Oct 2016

      Kaai Theater, Brussels

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    • The Permeable Stage is a 10-hour long research event, dedicated to investigating the politics of sexuality and its proximal relations to privacy and the public sphere. It attempts to develop an understanding of how sexuality today is everywhere. How it exceeds human bodies – and can also be found in relations to objects, instruments, environments and media technologies. Theorists, artists, musicians and a cook will occupy the entire building of the Kaaistudios. They examine in-distinctions between private and public space, as well as questions regarding participation, collectivity, equality, pornography, language, and immateriality.

    • 9:30am-7:30pm
    • €8
    • www.kaaitheater.be
    • Kaaistudio’s, Van Vaakstraat 81, 1000 Brussels (BE)
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    • 08

    • Festival Read My World

      Poetry Marathon

      Mia You and CAConrad, a. o.

      8 Oct 2016

      Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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    • Twenty poets will recite their work alongside one poem by a foreign poet of their choice. Tune in or out at any time as they pass by like voices in a leisurely long conversation.
      “Ultimately, I want my (Soma)tic poetry and poetics to help us realize at least two things. That everything around us has a creative viability with the potential to spur new thinking and imaginative output and that the most necessary ingredient to bringing the sustainable, humane changes we need and want for our world requires creativity in all lives, every single day.” CA Conrad

    • 9:00pm
    • €17,50-€15
    • readmyworld.nl
    • Tolhuisweg 5 1031 CL Amsterdam
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    • 08

    • Nederlandse Dansdagen/Ainsi

      HASHTAG

      Loïc Perela

      8 Oct 2016

      Nederlandse Dansdagen/Ainsi

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    • Last year at the festival, the choreographer Loïc Perela was awarded the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Prize for his unique approach to dance. This year Perela’s production HASHTAG will premiere, a production in which he toys with the physical experience of his spectators. He explores the dividing line between watching, engaging and losing yourself in something and virtual imagery and everyday reality become entwined.

    • 5:00pm
    • € 16
    • nederlandsedansdagen.nl
    • Lage Kanaaldijk 115 Maastricht (NL)
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    • 1115

    • Creamcake

      3hd Festival

      Creamcake

      11-15 Oct 2016

      Creamcake, Berlin

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    • 3hd is a new breed of hybrid festival, looking at music, performance, and visual art to ask deeper questions about politics, community, economic uncertainty, and communication.
      In selecting a statement, but also adding a question mark for this year’s theme ‘There is nothing left but the Future?’, 3hd Festival resists a trend towards speculating on the what is to come, instead offering potential solutions for addressing the problems of the present. The program will interrogate this notion in a series of lectures, panels, workshops, live performances and commissions, examining music and art at its intersection.

    • See programme
    • 3hd-festival.com
    • Berlin (DE) - See programme for list of venues.
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    • 12

    • If I Can't Dance

      Dancing Group – Event and Duration

      Michele Rizzo

      12 Oct 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • If I Can’t Dance’s monthly Dancing Group will convene for its sixth session at Veem House for Performance. The Dancing Group is currently led by the Amsterdam based choreographer Michele Rizzo, who is extending his research into and experience of club dancing, by devising a new choreography that the group is invited to learn and interpret. 
The Dancing Group is designed for people from inside and outside the field of contemporary art who are interested in dancing together in a studio setting. Prior dance experience is not required. Places are limited and interested participants should register by sending an email to bookings@ificantdance.org.

    • 8:00pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ificantdance.org
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 12

    • Universiteit van Amsterdam

      Dramaturgies of Cultural Translation

      Prof. Dr. Kati Röttger, Dr. Sruti Bala, Ricarda Franzen

      12 Oct 2016

      VOC Zaal, Bushuis

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    • This symposium explores performance as a site of cultural translation. The concept of cultural translation extends beyond the common understanding of translation as the transference of meaning from one language into another and the process of finding linguistic equivalences. It includes corporeal, historical, and epistemological aspects of cross-cultural communication, and inquires into its conditions and limits.
      Attendance is free, but please register by sending an email to: s.bala@uva.nl

    • Free with registration
    • acgs.uva.nl
    • Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
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    • 13

    • Veem House

      The Practice of Dramaturgy | Working on Actions in Performance

      various artists

      13 Oct 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • Veem House for Performance, DAS Theatre and Valiz invites you to the launch of The Practice of Dramaturgy: Working on Actions in Performance, a book by Konstantina Georgelou, Efrosini Protopapa and Danae Theodoridou (Valiz, Antennae series, 2016).  With an introduction by the authors and a conversation with four guest authors of the book, Andrea Božić, Joachim Robbrecht, Nienke Scholts and Julia Willms, who will elaborate on their different practices and takes on dramaturgy, followed by a response by Sigrid Merx as a ‘first reader’.

    • 8.30 pm
    • €5,00
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 14

    • Greylight Projects

      Aleph

      Ana Wild

      14 Oct 2016

      Greylight Projects, Brussels

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    • Israeli artist Ana Wild offers the learning of a new language. Starting with simple, concrete things, word by word she builds an increasingly complex lexicon of sound, movement and layered meaning. You are invited to watch, read, listen – actively acquiring embodied language, and all its inherited problematics. Ana is talking about mother-language, about landscape, weather, body and inheritance. In a poetic and playful manner she walks through cultural ideas and contagious ideology, treading the line between hopelessness and courage. As a young-girl, a trickster, Ana battles the Aleph, the giant, with its own weapon: language itself.

    • Doors open from 19:00 Performances start at 20:00
    • €5
    • greylightprojects.org
    • Rue Brialmont 11, 1210, Brussels (BE)
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    • 1417

    • Kunstverein, Amsterdam

      Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS

      Will Holder

      14 Oct-17 Dec 2016

      Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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    • Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS is an exhibition of twenty years of Will Holder’s work with publications, talks, printed matter, and teaching presented through individual selections weekly by different guests (Sara de Bondt, Linda van Deursen, Johanna Ehde, Elisabeth Klement, Maxine Kopsa, Mason Leaver-Yap, Kaisa Lassinaro, Riet Wijnen and Felicia von Zweigbergk). Using Kunstverein as space for writing, printing and binding – Holder will recall hundreds of tiny material decisions made in response to a specific context of past collaborators’ work. The opening event is on the 14th of October from 5:00pm

    • 5:00pm
    • Free entrance
    • kunstverein.nl
    • Gerard Doustraat 132 1073 VX, Amsterdam
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    • 1427

    • nGbK- neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst

      Animal Lovers

      Hana Lee Erdman, Krõõt Juurak, Alex Bailey a. o.

      14 Oct-27 Nov 2016

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    • The exhibition ANIMAL LOVERS proposes that we not see animals as “the other” or as a projection surface for our own desires, preferences or fears, but rather that we see them as individuals with abilities and rights. The exhibited artworks give impetus for a new understanding of the relationship between humans and animals and encourage that we regard animals as our equals. Human-animal relationships are constructed by society and therefore modifiable. The selected works deal critically with existing inequalities; they expose contradictions and clichés in the daily and medialised treatment of animals.

    • 7:00pm
    • Free entrance
    • ngbk.de
    • Oranienstraße 25 10999 Berlin (DE)
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    • 1516

    • Württembergischer Kunstverein

      Not Dressed For Conquering

      Ines Doujak

      15 Oct-16 Jan 2017

      Stuttgart (De)

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    • For the exhibition Ines Doujak. Not Dressed For Conquering, Württembergischer Kunstverein temporarily assumes the guise of a fashion store – to be precise, an assortment of various pop-up stores. “Performance, film and song are translations in motion of the rhythmic textiles of cultures which, using the off-beat phrasing of music, are a vibrant visual attack where the colors must talk to each other or literally argue. The intention is for such motion to break the cultural paradigm in which patterns exist only within borders, so that they may permeate the world at large.
      Ines Doujak

    • Tue, Thu–Sun: 11 am - 6 pm Wed: 11 am - 8 pm
    • €5 / €3
    • www.wkv-stuttgart.de
    • Stuttgart Schlossplatz 2, DE 70173, Stuttgart (De)
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    • 2123

    • Arika

      Episode 8: Refuse Powers’ Grasp

      Joshua Allen, boychild and Kai Lumumba Barrow a. o.

      21, 22 & 23 Oct 2016

      Tramway

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    • Is there a link between how we’re divided into populations that can be caged and exiled by the prison-industrial complex, and the ways people’s bodies are violently categorised and segregated by race, class, gender or ability?
      Over 3 days Episode 8 celebrates all the unruly ways we refuse to be defined by such violence, escape attempts to constrain us, tear down the walls of normative culture and build joy in flight.

    • Pay What You Can
    • arika.org.uk
    • 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow (UK)
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    • 21

    • Veem House

      AT WORK SHARING

      Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Aleksandra Lemm, Floor van Leeuwen

      21 Oct 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • AT WORK is a series of residencies for young performance and dance makers, with coaching of “Outside Eyes” from town and abroad. As a Wild Card exchange with Uferstudios Berlin, Veem House for performance invited to be AT WORK in October Zwoisy Mears-Clarke.
      You are invited on the 21st of October to have a look ‘in the kitchen’; there will be soup and a sharing of Zwoisy’s work in process.

      AT WORK SHARING has free entry, please make a reservation by e-mailing to: info@veem.house.

    • 5:00pm
    • free entrance
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 2223

    • Transitiefestival

      Faster/Slower/Future

      Patricia Reed a. o.

      22 & 23 Oct 2016

      Kaai Theater

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    • Despite the extreme crises that the capitalist system has recently undergone, a post-capitalistic alternative seems more unthinkable than ever. We simply thunder on at an ever-faster pace. What we describe as ‘the left’ is breathlessly searching for ways out. New social, grassroots movements are increasingly calling for things to slow down. On the other hand, in recent years a new way of thinking about this speeding up has arisen – why not destroy capitalism using its own methods? Why not allow society to go into overdrive and pass into a new order?

    • 2:00pm
    • €8
    • kaaitheater.be
    • O.L.V. Van Vaakstraat 81, 1000 Brussels (BE)
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    • 22

    • STADSSCHOUWBURG - AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT - DAYS AND NIGHTS FESTIVAL

      Laurie Anderson – The Language of the Future

      Laurie Anderson

      22 Oct 2016

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    • A collection of songs and stories about contemporary culture, The Language of the Future, is the latest chapter in Laurie Anderson’s ongoing exploration of the American narrative and how we tell it. Anderson’s work crosses borders between dreams, reality and the elusive world of information. Known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology, Anderson spins offbeat adventure stories with her characteristic wit and poignancy. This work can be presented in a variety of configurations — as a solo evening or with a larger music ensemble — and may incorporate live Skype performances with virtual guests and other elements.

    • 8:00pm
    • € 50
    • melkweg.nl
    • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam
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    • 2526

    • Brakke Grond

      Unison

      Cecilia Eliceche

      25 & 26 Oct 2016

      Brakke Grond Expozaal

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    • Eliceche tackles one of the most well known choreographic terms: ‘unisono’ or the simultaneous execution of a movement. Can this show us how we experience and define togetherness in society?
      Cecilia Lisa Eliceche wonders whether we can remember a community on the basis of the classic, formal choreography tool the unisono. Eliceche is interested in the way in which we experience, question and redefine togetherness in society. Furthermore, she also tries to incorporate relevant ideas from feminist texts by authors including Donna Haraway and Judith Butler into dance.

    • 8:30pm
    • €15-€10
    • brakkegrond.nl
    • Nes 45 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 2908

    • Thomaskerk

      LOVE HATE REPARATION

      Snejanka Mihaylova

      29 Oct-8 Dec 2016

      Thomaskerk, Amsterdam

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    • LOVE HATE REPARATION is conceived around two live events in collaboration with the composer Lisa Holmqvist, an audiobook made with the typographer Philip Baber, and a reading group guided by the artist and the Thomaskerk’s priest Evert Jan de Wijer. Through acts of listening, translating, and close reading, the exhibition will look at the word and its becoming the voice and the connection this process has to certain female figures in canonical Christian literature. The title is an homage to the psychoanalysts Melanie Klein and Joan Riviere and their attempt to convey the complexity of interior processes in everyday language.

    • See link for opening hours
    • thomasopen.nl
    • Prinses Irenestraat 36, Amsterdam
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    • Foam Fotografiemuseum

      Night Soil

      Melanie Bonajo

      16 Sep-7 Dec 2016

      Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

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    • Since 2012 Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, who lives and works in Amsterdam and New York, has been working on her trilogy Night SoilNight Soil is a series of experimental semi-documentary films about cultural phenomena that contradict the linear progression of the capitalist system. Each Night Soil film explores trends that move outside the sociological and political norms of consumer society, most of them illegal. From mid-September Bonajo presents her first major solo museum exhibition in Foam, for which all three video works will be united.

    • Daily from 10am–6pm, Thurs and Fri until 9pm.
    • €11–7
    • foam.org
    • Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
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    • De Hallen

      What The Heart Wants

      Cécile B. Evans

      24 Sep-8 Dec 2016

      De Hallen, Haarlem

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    • What the Heart Wants is the first museum exhibition of Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans (1983) in the Netherlands. Her eponymous video work was premièred last month during the Berlin Biennale, where it was applauded by critics as one of the absolute highlights. For her exhibition, Evans is transforming the second floor of De Hallen Haarlem into an immersive environment for her visually provocative narrative concerning the lead HYPER. Alongside What the Heart Wants, the installation Working On What the Heart Wants is also on view, which provides a glimpse – through a livestream – of the artist’s working process.

    • 11:00
    • €7,50
    • dehallen.nl
    • Grote Markt 16, Haarlem (NL)
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    • 1417

    • Kunstverein, Amsterdam

      Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS

      Will Holder

      14 Oct-17 Dec 2016

      Kunstverein, Amsterdam

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    • Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS is an exhibition of twenty years of Will Holder’s work with publications, talks, printed matter, and teaching presented through individual selections weekly by different guests (Sara de Bondt, Linda van Deursen, Johanna Ehde, Elisabeth Klement, Maxine Kopsa, Mason Leaver-Yap, Kaisa Lassinaro, Riet Wijnen and Felicia von Zweigbergk). Using Kunstverein as space for writing, printing and binding – Holder will recall hundreds of tiny material decisions made in response to a specific context of past collaborators’ work. The opening event is on the 14th of October from 5:00pm

    • 5:00pm
    • Free entrance
    • kunstverein.nl
    • Gerard Doustraat 132 1073 VX, Amsterdam
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    • 1516

    • Württembergischer Kunstverein

      Not Dressed For Conquering

      Ines Doujak

      15 Oct-16 Jan 2017

      Stuttgart (De)

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    • For the exhibition Ines Doujak. Not Dressed For Conquering, Württembergischer Kunstverein temporarily assumes the guise of a fashion store – to be precise, an assortment of various pop-up stores. “Performance, film and song are translations in motion of the rhythmic textiles of cultures which, using the off-beat phrasing of music, are a vibrant visual attack where the colors must talk to each other or literally argue. The intention is for such motion to break the cultural paradigm in which patterns exist only within borders, so that they may permeate the world at large.
      Ines Doujak

    • Tue, Thu–Sun: 11 am - 6 pm Wed: 11 am - 8 pm
    • €5 / €3
    • www.wkv-stuttgart.de
    • Stuttgart Schlossplatz 2, DE 70173, Stuttgart (De)
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    • Thomaskerk

      LOVE HATE REPARATION

      Snejanka Mihaylova

      29 Oct-8 Dec 2016

      Thomaskerk, Amsterdam

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    • LOVE HATE REPARATION is conceived around two live events in collaboration with the composer Lisa Holmqvist, an audiobook made with the typographer Philip Baber, and a reading group guided by the artist and the Thomaskerk’s priest Evert Jan de Wijer. Through acts of listening, translating, and close reading, the exhibition will look at the word and its becoming the voice and the connection this process has to certain female figures in canonical Christian literature. The title is an homage to the psychoanalysts Melanie Klein and Joan Riviere and their attempt to convey the complexity of interior processes in everyday language.

    • See link for opening hours
    • thomasopen.nl
    • Prinses Irenestraat 36, Amsterdam
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    • 1511

    • de Appel

      de Appel Timeline: 40+ years of risks

      15 Nov-11 Dec 2016

      de Appel, Amsterdam

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    • de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is an idiosyncratic and celebratory overview of the more than 2000 projects realised, initiated, hosted and programmed at de Appel. This extensive summary engenders a new phase at the organisation by reflecting on what has taken place in the past. It is an inevitable end that marks a new beginning. de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is the last project to take place at the current Prins Hendrikkade location. The installing of the timeline is organized during opening hours. de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks is a concept by Niels Van Tomme, curated by Florence Parot and assisted by Aurélien Lepetit and Petros Orfanos.

    • Tue - Sun 11 am - 6 pm
    • €7 / €4,50
    • eappel.nl
    • Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT, Amsterdam
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    • 2029

    • If I Can't Dance icw Casco

      To Become Two

      Alex Martinis Roe

      20 Nov-29 Jan 2017

      Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht

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    • This exhibition brings together the six films in Alex Martinis Roe’s long-term research project, To Become Two (2014–2016), which traces the genealogy of “feminist new materialist” and “sexual difference” philosophies through her engagement with different international feminist communities and their political practices. The films are presented in architectural installations designed by Martinis Roe in collaboration with Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, and include archival elements from each respective history calling attention to the interior-architectural spaces created by each group as well as the materiality of the dispositif of their political practices.

    • Tue-Sun, 12–6pm
    • Free admission
    • cascoprojects.org
    • Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht, The Netherlands
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    • 2411

    • If I Can't Dance

      Edition VI — Event and Duration Finale

      commissioned artists and researchers of Edition VI

      24 Nov-11 Dec 2016

      Various venues in the east Amsterdam

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    • From November 24 to December 11, If I Can’t Dance will present an elaborated programme highlighting the projects produced by the commissioned artists and researchers of Edition VI—Event and Duration (2015–2016). The programme will unfold at punctuated moments across the three weeks, and will be hosted in various locations and venues within walking distance in the east of Amsterdam Centrum. Full details of the programme and tickets are available for purchase at: www.ificantdance.org.

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    • See full programme
    • ificantdance.org
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    • 0103

    • SNDO

      AT THE END OF THE DAY | PROGRAMME 2

      1, 2 & 3 Dec 2016

      SNDO, Amsterdam

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    • At The End Of The Day is the outcome of a directive to the students of the third year of SNDO to create a new work for the Danstheater in de Theaterschool, and to think through the programme’s curatorial decisions as part of the course ‘Curating and Performance’.

      Performance works by: Laura van Bergem, Laima Jaunzema, Michael Scerbo, Antonia Steffens.

    • 7:00 pm
    • € 6,00
    • www.ahk.nl
    • Jodenbreestraat 3, 1011 NG
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    • 01

    • Theater Frascati

      BEDTIME STORIES

      Thomas Dudkiewicz/Urland

      1 Dec 2016

      Theater Frascati Amsterdam

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    • Urland sends forth Thomas Dudkiewicz to embody their next performance. Thomas Dudkiewicz is an artist who has delved further into the realm of films, games and books than anyone. His writing is inspired by literally every genre. His next piece, a coming of age radio play in theatre is one of many explorations to discover the power behind the narrative.

      Tekst, spel & regie Thomas Dudkiewicz vormgeving Marijn Alexander de Jong muziek Jimi Zoet & Tomas Loos schrijfcoach Joachim Robbrecht

    • 9:00 pm
    • €15 / €11,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012KD, Amsterdam
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    • 0102

    • Veem House

      VERY NOW #1

      Rodrigo Sobarzo, Florentina Holzinger, Vincent Riebeek, Julian Hetzel & Oneka von Schrader

      1 & 2 Dec 2016

      Grand Theatre Groningen

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    • In collaboration with SPRING Festival Veem presents VERY NOW#1.
      A tour through three cities in which six young makers/creators present work that acts/operates at the intersection of theatre, dance, installation and visual arts.
      December 1
      Rodrigo Sobarzo – Prins of Networks & Florentina Holzinger, Vincent Riebeek – Schönheitsabend
      December 2
      Julian Hetzel – I’m not here says the void & Oneka von Schrader – Panda Express

    • 7:30 pm
    • €12,50 / 20 or combitickets
    • grandtheatregroningen.nl
    • Grote Markt 35 9711 LV Groningen (NL)
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    • 03

    • If I Can't Dance

      Chroma Lives

      Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich with Grant Watson

      3 Dec 2016

      Plantage Dok, Amsterdam

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    • Chroma Lives is a performative archive project by Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich that explores Chromaliving: New Designs for Living, a sprawling group exhibition that took place in Toronto in 1983. Chroma Lives asks the question: how can one reanimate this large-scale exhibition from Toronto’s recent art historical past? Freedman and Huston-Herterich narrate their project in a custom-built display including aspects of the archive alongside selected works from Chromaliving artists and the contemporary Toronto artists who presented in its condominium restaging. Presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

    • 3 pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Doklaan 8–12, 1018 CM Amsterdam
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    • If I Can't Dance

      Open Dancing Group

      Michele Rizzo

      3 Dec 2016

      Plantage Dok, Amsterdam

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    • To celebrate the tenth year of If I Can’t Dance, a Dancing Group was established to pay homage to Emma Goldman’s famous quote, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution”. For its inaugural year, the Dancing Group has been led by the Amsterdam-based choreographer, Michele Rizzo, who extended and shared his research into and experience of club dancing by devising a new choreography, which the group was invited to learn and interpret. As part of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration, the Dancing Group will host an evening session at the Dokzaal in Plantage Dok, which will be open to public participation.

    • 8:30 pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Doklaan 8-12, 1018 CM Amsterdam
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    • 03

    • If I Can't Dance

      Open Reading Group

      Joke Robaard

      3 Dec 2016

      Plantage Dok, Amsterdam

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    • During the Finale of Edition VI — Event and Duration, If I Can’t Dance will convene an Open Reading Group with any interested participants from the public welcome to join. The session will be lead by the commissioned artist Joke Robaard, who will provide the reading materials from her archive of photographs and related texts drawn from fashion magazines and other media sources. To RSVP and for more information on this event, visit ificantdance.org.

    • 5pm – 7pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Doklaan 8-12, 1018 CM Amsterdam
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    • 03

    • Veem House

      The Roof

      MOHA Project - Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

      3 Dec 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • With The Roof, MOHA‘s goal is to create, together with the people (the people we met along our 4 years of work in the street, Veem Huis audience and new invited communities), a new public, democratic and nomad art institute. The Roof is a public and collective art work addressing and using the different expertise we all have in the construction of its structure and identity. More than being an object, The Roof exists through a collective action.
      On Dec 3, The Roof will host its third event “Where and which context should our Roof be placed?” in which food, drinks, thoughts, words and actions will be shared through an interactive evening.

    • 7 pm
    • €5,00
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 03

    • Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

      Fixing What Isn’t Broken – What is reconstruction in Contemporary Art?

      Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art

      3 Dec 2016

      Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga

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    • The symposium Fixing what isn’t broken. What is reconstruction in contemporary art? will address the dilemmas that arise when trying to reconstruct contemporary artworks, with a particular focus on works that are unstable or changing – installations, performances, kinetic or multimedia artworks. At the centre of the discussion will not only be themes of materiality and the physical process of reconstruction of the artwork, but also such issues as authorship, authenticity, original vs. copy, material vs. immaterial, author’s intent, and re-interpretation. The questions asked in the symposium spring forth from two exhibitions organized by the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art.

    • 10 am
    • Free, registration required
    • lcca.lv
    • Conference Hall, K. Valdemara iela 10, Riga (Lv)
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    • 04

    • If I Can't Dance

      … – OHPERA – MUET – …

      Alejandra Riera with Peter Pál Pelbart and Ueinzz Theater Company

      4 Dec 2016

      Kriterion, Amsterdam

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    • … – OHPERA – MUET – … [… – MUTE – OHPERA – …] is a film and a document of an experience signed on “the date of 9 July 2016” dealing with “places” and languages: those that are to be abandoned, those to be re-taken, those to be dreamt about, those that are most secretive. The discussion revolves around spaces and places of History, constructions and demolitions, such as the removal of the statue of Colombus in Buenos Aires in 2014, among others. It also engages stories and storytellers, female narrators for whom there is often no space, so that space has to be produced. Presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

    • 11 am
    • €10 / 7,50
    • ificantdance.org
    • Roetersstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam
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    • 04

    • If I Can't Dance icw DAI

      Writing Out Loud

      Jon Mikel Euba

      4 Dec 2016

      Artis, Amsterdam

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    • Writing Out Loud is a publication that brings together the transcriptions of eight lectures by the artist Jon Mikel Euba that were live translated from Spanish to English during the course Action unites, words divide (On praxis, an unstated theory) at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). They sit within a larger writing-centred project by the artist that he has pursued for almost a decade, through which he aims to define a form of praxis that could evolve into a technical theory. To celebrate the launch of the book, Jon Mikel Euba will deliver a lecture in the library of Artis. Presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

    • 3 pm
    • Free admission; RSVP
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Kerklaan 38–40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam
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    • 0405

    • mdt

      “I apologize”

      Jean-Luc Verna, Julien Tiberi & Gauthier Tassart

      4 & 5 Dec 2016

      Stockholm (Se)

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    • “I Apologize” is a french band made of three visual artists. Siouxsie and the Banshees, T.Rex, Marianne Faithfull are among the music icons of Jean-Luc Verna, the singer. The french performer, photographer, sculptor and drawer enjoys covering their songs, twisting the codes and attitudes, he also sings his own lyrics in new compositions. Julien Tiberi is a drawer, a painter and he is the drummer of the band. He exudes his beats swaying his hips and adds his personal touch on each tracks. Gauthier Tassart is basically a video artist, he is the composer and the keyboardist. He is also a specialist in magic rituals, don’t meet his gaze.
      “I Apologize” is part of mdt‘s Another Fine Selection festival. See full program

    • 10:15 pm
    • 150 kr
    • mdtsthlm.se
    • Slupskjulsvägen 32, 111 49 Stockholm (Se)
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    • 0509

    • Kaaitheater

      Spinoff: Time at Work

      SPIN

      5-9 Dec 2016

      Kaaistudio's, Brussels (Be)

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    • When exactly are we at work? How much measured time do we need to spend working? And how can other perspectives on time change our experience of work? SPIN invites all knowledge workers into our temporary workspace to come and work together. You can work at your own pace, but also take part in collective experiences and moments of reflection. Come in and stay for a second, or an eternity. Time at work is a collective imagining and exercising of alternative experiences of time and how these can push us beyond the dogma of 24/7 productivity.
      The Spinoff event takes place in the framework of the festival Burning Ice #10.

    • 10 am
    • Free entrance
    • www.kaaitheater.be
    • 81 Rue Notre Dame du Sommeil, Brussels (Be)
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    • 0710

    • If I Can't Dance

      Zero Gravity, Episode V: Space

      Ueinzz Theatre Company

      7-10 Dec 2016

      Badhuistheater and Plantage Dok, Amsterdam

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    • Founded in 1997 in São Paulo, The Ueinzz Theatre Company crosses frontiers between art, life, madness, and subjectivity through its schizoscenic constitution and practice. It proposes a performing territory “for all those who feel the world around them is crumbling.” As part of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration, Ueinzz will present Zero Gravity, Episode V: Space, the latest episode in an ongoing series of performances inspired by the experimental French educator Fernand Deligny (1913–1996) and his unrealised idea for a play or a film in which there are more actors than roles in a troupe.

    • See schedule
    • €10 / 7,50
    • ificantdance.org
    • Multiple venues in Amsterdam
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    • 0717

    • Mophradat

      Both Sides of the Curtain Meeting Points 8

      Various artists

      7-17 Dec 2016

      La Loge, Brussels (Be)

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    • Both Sides of the Curtain is the eighth edition of ‘Meeting Points’ – a multidisciplinary contemporary arts project that takes place every two years in several cities in Europe and the Arab World. Both Sides of the Curtain unfolds in letters, situations, objects, meanings, and sounds. What began in Cairo, lands now in Brussels, and moves on to Beirut for the spring. A conversation between many bodies, minds, cities, and times, Both Sides of the Curtain behaves like an improvisation though it’s also a score. This slippage and arbitrariness – an everyday cause for invention for an artist in the Arab World – makes for an artistic production that thrives on instability and masters elasticity. For the full program of events, please go to www.mophradat.org

    • Week 1: 12 am - 9 pm / Week 2 : 12 am – 6 pm
    • Free entrance
    • la-loge.be
    • Kluisstraat - rue de l’Ermitage 86 B-1050 Brussels (Be)
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    • 08

    • Theater Frascati

      Serendipity (in kwantummechanica en het theater)

      Davy Pieters/Frascati Producties

      8 Dec 2016

      Theater Frascati Amsterdam

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    • Davy Pieters’s performances are influenced by technological developments in representation to image and culture. On the 8th of December Frascati organizes a public Think-tank around the subject of her next performance. An evening about chance, theater and reality: in a world determined by algorithms and machines, does chance exist and how can we direct chance and what is the meaning of recording chance? With Prof. Dr Klaas Landsman (Professor Mathematic fysica, Raboud University Nijmegen) and historian and philosopher Jeroen Hopster (PhD Evolutionary Ethics, Universiteit Utrecht) and Davy Pieters, moderated by Jaïr Stranders.

    • 7:30 pm
    • Free entrance with reservation
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012KD, Amsterdam
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    • 08

    • P/////AKT

      Conversation Four: First Person Moving, reading

      Riet Wijnen with Will Holder and Falke Pisano

      8 Dec 2016

      Amsterdam

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    • Will Holder, Falke Pisano and Riet Wijnen will read the script of Conversation Four: First Person Moving. The exhibition Conversation Four: First Person Moving (20 November – 18 December 2016) is the third part in Riet Wijnen’s cycle of work, entitled Sixteen Conversations on Abstraction. The organizing principle of this cycle consists of sixteen fictional conversations, sixteen accompanying works and a sculpture. The conversations and works form a conceptual space, in which the term “abstraction” is examined, formulated, constructed and deconstructed. The sculpture, which also functions as a diagram, maps the connections between these different conversations.

    • 8 pm
    • Free entrance
    • Zeeburgerpad 53, Amsterdam
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    • 0809

    • Veem House

      VERY NOW #1

      Rodrigo Sobarzo, Florentina Holzinger, Vincent Riebeek, Julian Hetzel & Oneka von Schrader

      8 & 9 Dec 2016

      Tilburg (Nl)

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    • In collaboration with SPRING Festival Veem presents VERY NOW#1. A tour through three cities in which six young makers/creators present work that acts/operates at the intersection of theatre, dance, installation and visual arts.
      December 8
      Julian Hetzel – I’m not here says the void & Florentina Holzinger, Vincent Riebeek – Schönheitsabend
      December 9
      Rodrigo Sobarzo – Prins of Networks & Oneka von Schrader – Panda Express

    • 8 pm
    • € 16 / 8
    • denwevorst.nl
    • Willem II-straat 49, 5038BD, Tilburg (NL)
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    • 0910

    • Compagnietheater

      Rightaboutnow Inc. Festival

      Nina Haanappel, Igor Vrebac, Kimberley Agyarko, a. o.

      9 & 10 Dec 2016

      Amsterdam

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    • RIGHTABOUTNOW INC. believe that diversity is the most potent force for artistic innovation and social change. They develop plays, performances and events that explore the identity of today’s urban Europe: its past, its present and its future. They support new urban talent and established pioneers on the frontlines of urban Europe. The festival showcases urban alternative performing arts from the diaspora and the legacy of urban arts.

    • 6:30 pm
    • € 22,50 / 25
    • www.rightaboutnowinc.com
    • Kloveniersburgwal 50, 1012 CX, Amsterdam
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    • 1011

    • Dansmakers

      Have I Been Here Before

      Marie Goeminne

      10 & 11 Dec 2016

      Dansmakers, Amsterdam

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    • One can express anything in dance, but there is still a challenge in a theme about ephemerality. While we are increasingly focused on life, nature maintains its eternal impulse of creation and destruction. In the performance Have I Been Here Before by Marie Goeminne, the night brings the day and exhaling comes after inhaling.
      Together with three dancers, Marie ventures a dance around the theme of death. With projection of Eva Gjaltema and sound Alberto Novello.

    • sat 8:30 pm - sun 3 pm
    • €15 / €12,50
    • dansmakers.nl
    • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-206, 1021 KP, Amsterdam
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    • If I Can't Dance

      An Open House

      Leonor Antunes

      10 Dec 2016

      Hubertushuis, Amsterdam

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    • In An Open House, Leonor Antunes furthers the interest that has underpinned her practice — the work of lesser-known figures from the history of twentieth-century architecture and design — by creating a new performance work for Aldo van Eyck’s Hubertushuis. The building was designed by Van Eyck in 1973 as a home for mothers in difficulty, and is characterised by its strong use of colour. The performance is part of Antunes research into the architects Aldo van Eyck and Lina Bo Bardi which she is undertaking as part of the commission. Presented in the frame of Edition VI – Event and Duration Finale.

    • 12 noon – 1 pm
    • Free admission
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Middenlaan 33HS, 1018 DB Amsterdam
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    • 11

    • If I Can't Dance icw DAI and Casco

      Salon: Our Future Network (..)

      Alex Martinis Roe, Cécile Bally, a.o.

      11 Dec 2016

      Plantage Dok, Amsterdam

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    • During the daylong salon Our Future Network: Historiography, Public Speaking and Collective Difference, the artist Alex Martinis Roe will host a group of invited guests to stage proposals and responses to ideas and methodologies presented in her feature length film Our Future Network (2016). To make the film, Martinis Roe engaged a younger generation of feminists—who she met during her research into international historical feminist practices—to participate in practical and performative experimentation with these historical forms. Our Future Network (…) is presented in the frame of the Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration.

    • 1 pm
    • €10 / 7,50
    • ificantdance.org
    • Plantage Doklaan 8, 1018 CM, Amsterdam
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    • 11

    • Veem House

      The Roof

      MOHA Project - Alice Pons and Olivia Reschofsky

      11 Dec 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

    • READ MORE
    • With The Roof, MOHA‘s goal is to create, together with the people (the people we met along our 4 years of work in the street, Veem Huis audience and new invited communities), a new public, democratic and nomad art institute. The Roof is a public and collective art work addressing and using the different expertise we all have in the construction of its structure and identity. More than being an object, The Roof exist through a collective action. It gathers and welcomes an inclusive audience: the diversity of public space. On the fourth and last event we will collectively bring The Roof outside, build it there together and leave it for one week as a public property. After that The Roof begins its journey as a travelling public art Roof.

    • 3 pm
    • tba
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • 1115

    • OBA Central Library

      Pan African Space Station (PASS)

      Chimurenga

      11-15 Dec 2016

      Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

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    • Launched in 2008 by  Chimurenga, the Pan African Space Station (PASS) is a periodic, pop-up live studio; a performance and exhibition space; a research platform and living archive, and an internet based radio station. Produced in collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and The Amsterdam Fund of the Arts, the PASS live studio in Amsterdam will feature a 5-day programme, running daily from 14:00 – 20:00 (CAT), with artists, filmmakers, writers, musicians and rebels whose practices draw from and respond to a variety of contexts; to prompt us, through performance, conversation and other forms, to imagine how worlds connect. PASS is an experiment in speaking, listening, playing, partying and community.

    • 2 pm
    • Free entrance
    • panafricanspacestation.org.za
    • Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
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    • SNDO

      Quinsy Gario invited by SNDO and Regie Opleiding – AIR Artist in Residence

      Quinsy Gario

      12-16 Dec 2016

      Several locations, Amsterdam

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    • Quinsy Gario has been invited to work with 1st  year students of SNDO and 1st and 2nd year students of the Director’s department of the Academy of Theater and Dance, with the support and within the frame of AIR – Artist in Residence program of the AHK – Amsterdam University of the Arts. The work leads to a daily public programme/happenings curated by Quinsy Gario in collaboration with the students and with the presence of the invited speakers: Rolando Vasquez, Teresa Maria Dias Nerio, Amal Alhaag, Nancy Jouwe and Natalia Truchi.
      See full program.

    • Daily 7.30pm
    • www.ahk.nl
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    • Sonic Acts, The Maryanne Amacher Archive, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam & Blank Forms

      ‘The Mini Sounds Series’

      Maryanne Amacher

      13 Dec 2016

      de Appel, Amsterdam

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    • As legendary as Maryanne Amacher’s work remains, few if any of Amacher’s listeners have been able to experience her variegated body of work as a whole. Amacher’s prescient use of media coupled with her insistence on perceptually anchored situational specificity made the question of documentation and publication of her artistic work complicated, if not moot.
      The Listening Session is part of ‘The Mini Sound Series’ Seminar, organised by Sonic Acts in collaboration with The Maryanne Amacher Archive, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam & Blank Forms.

    • 8 pm
    • €7,50 / €5
    • deappel.nl
    • Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam
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    • Veem House

      VERY NOW#1

      Oneka von Schrader, Samira Elagoz

      15 Dec 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • In collaboration with SPRING Festival Veem presents VERY NOW#1. A tour through three cities in which six young makers/creators present work that acts/operates at the intersection of theatre, dance, installation and visual arts.
      Oneka von Schrader – Panda Express
      An installation, a performance, a tea ceremony and a group choreography that explores the senses.
      Samira Elagoz – Sharing video installation
      (work-in-progress)

    • 7:30 pm
    • € 7/12 or 2-day/ 3-day tickets
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • W139

      The Life Intense

      Ghislain Amar, Sabrina Chou, Hunter Longe, Anna Maria Łuczak

      16, 17 & 18 Dec 2016

      W139, Amsterdam

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    • The Life Intense: a variety of performances and music by artists from PEACH’s community. The title of this event is taken from the book La Vie Intense by philosopher and writer Tristan Garcia. With works by Aleksandra Bielas & Gislind Köhler, New Bretagne, Madison Bycroft, OKAY CONFIANCE, Raluca Croitoru, Mat Do, Jane Fawcett, Kevin Gallagher, Laurent-David Garnier, Lauren Huret, Mitchell Kehe, Bitsy Knox & Roger 3000, Perri Mackenzie, Dico Kruijsse, Joost Nieuwenburg, Jenifer Nails, Anni Puolakka, Radio RAAR (by Joshua Thies), Joanna Szumacher, Daniel Stempfer, Viktor Timofeev, Angharad Williams and Micha Zweifel.

    • 6 pm
    • Free entrance
    • w139.nl
    • Warmoesstraat 139, 1012 JB Amsterdam
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    • 16

    • Veem House

      VERY NOW#1

      Rodrigo Sobarzo, Julian Hetzel

      16 Dec 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • In collaboration with SPRING Festival Veem presents VERY NOW#1. A tour through three cities in which six young makers/creators present work that acts/operates at the intersection of theatre, dance, installation and visual arts.
      Rodrigo Sobarzo – []remoTe sense[]
      In []remoTe sense[] a human figure moves a landscape of salt and light.
      Julian Hetzel – I’m Not Here Says The Void
      A visual performance of the physical form of anxiety, in which Julian Hetzel combines elements from the theatre, dance, visual arts and minimal electronic music.

    • 7:30 pm
    • €7/12 or 2-day/ 3-day tickets
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • SNDO

      Renaissance

      Mårten Spångberg, SNDO students

      16 Dec 2016

      Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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    • Renaissance is a performance work resulting from invitation of SNDO – School for New Dance Development, extended to Swedish choreographer Mårten Spångberg to engage with 2nd and 3rd year students in a two weeks creation workshop leading towards a public presentation. This public presentation is made in close collaboration and partnership with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Together with a group of students Mårten Spångberg creates a live environment where dance and language is superimposed. The situation is a lamentation on loss and mourning brought into the museum where it can be shared and become impersonal.

    • 4 pm
    • €18 / €10.50 / €3
    • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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    • Veem House

      VERY NOW#1

      Ola Maciejewska

      17 Dec 2016

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • In collaboration with SPRING Festival Veem presents VERY NOW#1. A tour through three cities in which six young makers/creators present work that acts/operates at the intersection of theatre, dance, installation and visual arts.
      Ola Maciejewska – TEKTON
      TEKTON refers to the myth of Sisyphus and combines storytelling, autobiografical elements, urban folklore and 100 images of stones. Allowing a place for detour and change of thought.

    • 7 pm
    • €7/12 or 2-day/ 3-day tickets
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • Frascati

      Songs from my shows

      Ivo Dimchev

      22 & 23 Dec 2016

      Frascati 2, Amsterdam

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    • The best songs from 10 years of trailblazing opera performances.
      With his androgynous looks and striking falsetto voice, Ivo Dimchev has rapidly conquered the European stage in recent years. As well as a rock-solid performer and unparalleled provocateur, Dimchev is also a great musical talent. In Songs from my Shows, he gives live performances of the original numbers from his shows over the past ten years. Separated from their original context, these songs take on a new sheen all of their own. An evening that promises a string of musical pearls.

    • 9 pm
    • € 11,50 - 15
    • www.frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, Amsterdam
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    • De Balie

      Afrofuturism: A New Dawn

      Nana Adusei-Poku, Charl Landvreugd, Airich

      23 Dec 2016

      De Balie, Amsterdam

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    • How do you shape the future, when your past makes it difficult to even imagine one?
      Social justice movements like ‘Black Lives Matter’ expose the current predicaments of the African diaspora, in a long tradition of black liberation movements. We often speak of black liberation in terms of a past or present struggle, but overlook the fact that it extends to an unwritten future as well. True liberty means imagination, and true imagination is unlimited by space or time. Enter Afrofuturism. Language: English

    • 8 pm
    • 8,50 - 10,00 €
    • debalie.nl
    • Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
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    • PAF - Performing Arts Forum

      11th Winter Update Meeting (WUM)

      26 Dec-3 Jan 2017

      PAF (Fr)

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    • PAF warmly invites you to the 11th Winter Update Meeting (WUM), bringing an open conviviality together to form an exclusive community during nine days of recreation, conversation, cooking, sharing, togetherness and social activities. Instead of working towards something, WUM emphasizes what can develop out of aimlessness, shared contemplation, engagement for no particular reason, specific ways of being together without any other motive than the necessity to continue. This is not a matter of just having fun but rather an opportunity to explore the boundaries of artistic, social and political production in a society whose foundations are changing and where being together without aspirations is becoming more and more rare.

    • 35€ per day
    • By reservation contactpaf@gmail.com
    • 15, rue haute 02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt (Fr)
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