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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  • 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.

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  • €12–€8
  • steirischerherbst.at
  • Volksgartenstraße, 8020 Graz, Austria
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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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  • 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.

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  • €30–€5
  • nanterre-amandiers.com
  • 7, Avenue Pablo Picasso, 92000 Nanterre, France
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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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  • 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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  • 02

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • thomasopen.nl
  • Prinses Irenestraat 36, Amsterdam
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It is with great pleasure, (…)

Dear Performance Platform Reader,

It is with great pleasure we write this Letter to share the news, intentions and gestures that we are making this season. After three (and a half) years of passion, dedication and care, in which we introduced and slowly unfolded this platform, now with its steady readership and following we feel not just ready but also find it necessary to make a ‘next step’.

The Performance Platform is a collaborative adventure between five Amsterdam based institutions and the dialogue between the five females at their helms. Balancing institutional presence with our Letters and the Agenda, considering personal visions and voices, we learned a lot about each other’s work, our own work as well as different performance landscapes which we – on the one hand – shaped and on the other hand discovered anew each month through the platform.
As the editorial board we – Barbara Van Lindt (DAS Theatre), Anne Breure (Veem House for Performance), Nicole Beutler (NBprojects), Frederique Bergholtz (If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution) and Bojana Mladenovic (SNDO- School for New Dance Development) – have chosen to go on exploring through the presence of the other. While continuing to explore collaboration, curating, institution/person relationships further, each one of us – the ‘old’ editorial board – has invited a new editorial board member to take over.
Proudly and loudly we are letting you know that these five curators and artists will be taking over the Performance Platform:
Barbara Van Lindt has invited Isobel Dryburgh: ‘Originally from New Zealand, with a background in visual arts, film and artist-run- spaces, Isobel arrived in Amsterdam last year to study at DAS Theatre, to develop her curatorial practice. Isobel fervently oscillates between the visuals arts and the performing arts scene, while cultivating a special interest for the internet as a platform and as a politically loaded public space. She wishes to engage deeper with the local scenes and to find allies and conversation partners, we are looking for new perspectives on the field. Curious to discover yours, Isobel’.
Nicole Beutler invited Marjolein Vogels: ‘As performer/dancer closely connected to NBprojects since many years, Marjolein also is the lady behind WhyNot-festival which she developed over the last seven years in collaboration with Daisy Benz and many others. This festival is a unique and necessary contribution to the landscape of dance and performance in Amsterdam, a certain underground vibe inhabiting unexpected locations. I see in Marjolein her desire for the unconventional. She also manages to open the art form towards a lesser informed public, always making me curious of her programming’.
Frederique Bergholtz invited Annick Kleizen: ‘Annick is a longstanding conversation partner as we share many interests, amongst which the field of performance within which we seem to have very similar stops and routes. I feel we have a shared urge to find ways in which institutional structures can be made productive, how in an inventive way its potential can be explored. An independent curator and writer, she is also supervising our international performance- network Corpus, always keeping the structure fluid, coming up with approaches, twists, and connections that make the network alive – and reveal her lucid thinking. I’m pretty sure we are going to see this quality surfacing in the way the new editorial board the ‘architecture’ of the platform is going to inhabit and rearrange’.
Anne Breure invited Maria Rößler: ’Even though I hadn’t met her in person yet, Maria feels to me already for quite a while as a critical soulmate in the international field of performance, theatre and dance. She kept popping up in conversations with peers and artists around the issues of curating and performance and the search for how we (want to) shape the arts field. Since 2013 Maria was part of the team of the international performing arts festival Foreign Affairs (Berlin), besides pursuing her own work as producer and dramaturge. Hearing she would leave Berlin and come to Amsterdam to study the MA International Dramaturgy from this September, was a reason to finally start our ‘one to one conversation’ and to subsequently invite her to join the Performance Platform on behalf of Veem. I am very much looking forward to hearing what she – arriving fresh in Amsterdam from outside – discovers, notices, questions, sees, experiences, picks… Now and then there is the complaint of people leaving the Amsterdam field, here is an inspired, curious, strong voice coming to this city!’.
Bojana Mladenovic invited Simon Asencio: ‘I know Simon from the time he was student at the SNDO, couple of years ago – before I was working at the school. Impressed by his work already then, our dialogue continued after he graduated. Simon’s work, discourse and practice are addressing performance (apparatus, institutional frameworks, etc.) and being performative in themselves. Since recently, together with his peer Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Simon leads the performance gallery Galerie. He is also a mind of Jessica’s body and body of Jessica’s work. Simon is a great and generous presence in any room! These are just some of the reasons why I look forwards to continue our dialogue now through the Performance Platform in the form of ‘extended/expanded institution-person voice’.

The five institutions remain custodians of the platform. The five original editors also remain engaged, though from now on in the background – making sure the new board is both supported and inspired to – on the one hand – take the platform further and on the other hand to remain faithful to the Performance Platform’s vision and ways of working.

From here the monthly playground is formed, shaped and presented by Isobel, Marjolein, Annick, Maria and Simon.

We wish us all great new performance discoveries, dialogues and landscapes!

With much love we gently bow and make space for the new.

Yours,

Nicole, Anne, Frederique, Bojana and Barbara

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  • 0418

  • SONSBEEK

    Sonsbeek ’16: transACTION

    Richard Bell, Maze de Boer, Rossella Biscotti, a.o.

    4 Jun-18 Sep 2016

    Various venues in Arnhem (NL)

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  • The 11th edition of SONSBEEK is curated by the Indonesian collective ruangrupa and takes place from 4 June to 18 September 2016 in Park Sonsbeek, the city of Arnhem and Museum Arnhem. Ruangrupa’s theme transACTION places the emphasis on exchange. Not in an economic sense, but between people and between people and their surroundings. SONSBEEK ’16: transACTION is about the dynamics of the city. Ruangrupa started their Arnhem-based research in July 2015, establishing ruru huis in the city centre to connect with citizens. Close collaborations have enabled alternative stories to emerge, and different ways of interacting in an urban environment.

  • See programme
  • See programme
  • sonsbeek.org
  • Various venues in Arnhem, the Netherlands
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  • 0418

  • Berlin Biennale

    9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

    Wu Tsang, Anne de Vries, a.o.

    4 Jun-18 Sep 2016

    Various venues in Berlin (DE)

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  • The 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, curated by DIS, will seek to materialize the paradoxes that increasingly make up the world in 2016: the virtual as the real, nations as brands, people as data, culture as capital, wellness as politics, happiness as GDP, and so on. Recasting a relationship in which the city makes the biennial but the biennial also returns to refresh the cultural capital in its image, the 9th Berlin Biennale aims to shape-shift across multiple sites, each one releasing a whiff of contemporary “paradessence” (paradox + essence). For more information and the full programme, visit: bb9.berlinbiennale.de.

  • See programme
  • €16–€10
  • bb9.berlinbiennale.de
  • Various venues in Berlin, Germany
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  • 04

  • EYE

    Master of Light – Robby Müller

    Robby Müller

    4 Jun 2016

    EYE, Amsterdam

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  • This summer EYE presents Master of Light – Robby Müller: Cinematographer of Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier and Steve McQueen. Robby Müller is internationally renowned for his pioneering camerawork and virtuoso lighting effects in modern classics like Breaking the Waves, Dead ManDown by LawBarfly, 24 Hour Party People and Paris, Texas. Large video projections highlight the visual ingenuity and emotional complexity of Müller’s images in the exhibition, which also features items from his private archive. Also included are interviews with Wim Wenders, Lars von Trier and Jim Jarmusch, who discuss their collaboration with Müller.

  • Daily, 10am–7pm
  • €13,50–0
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • 1330

  • The George Economou Collection

    Give Me a Moment

    David Hammons

    13 Jun-30 Sep 2016

    The George Economou Collection, Athens (GR)

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  • The George Economou Collection is proud to present Give Me a Moment, an exhibition of rarely seen works by the American artist David Hammons, the first major show of his work in Greece. Hammons is one of the most significant artists of the last 50 years. This show includes work made in Los Angeles in the late 1960s and in his New York studio in the past year. With body prints, sculptures, paintings, and documents relating to Hammons’s performances and public projects, it will show the extraordinary range of his art. Materials include fried chicken, bottle tops, cigarettes, hooded sweatshirts, black hair, African masks, and mirrors.

  • Mon-Fri, 10am–6pm
  • Free admission
  • thegeorgeeconomou..com
  • 80, Kifissias Avenue 15125 Marousi, Athens, Greece
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  • 1725

  • M HKA

    Energy Flash

    Jacques André, Irene de Andrés, Cory Armangel, a.o.

    17 Jun-25 Sep 2016

    M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

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  • Rave culture from the 1980s and 1990s was Europe’s last big youth movement. During this period of radical social and political change, rave, in its various guises, migrated around the continent from its epicentre of Great Britain, Belgium and Germany. As a movement, it enacted a desire to be autonomous, with a belief in tolerance and experimental living, all built around the latent energy of electronic music. Energy Flash will be the first museum exhibition for considering rave, as well as the social, political, economic and technological conditions that led to the advent of rave as an alternative movement across Europe.

  • Tue–Fri, 11am–6pm; Thurs, open until 9pm
  • €10–0
  • muhka.be
  • Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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  • 2304

  • Gasworks

    A Kingdom of Hours

    Peggy Ahwesh, Teresa Burga, Wilson Díaz, a.o.

    23 Jun-4 Sep 2016

    Gasworks, London (UK)

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  • A Kingdom of Hours explores how artists disrupt sequential time—from biological rhythms to historical chronologies—to undermine rigid structures of belonging, and is indebted to queer theorist Elizabeth Freeman’s writings on ‘chrononormativity’—a process of standardisation through which societies’ rhythms are internalised by their constituents like city smog—and ‘erotohistoriography’, or a deeply affective approach to history rooted in desire. The exhibition brings together artists from different generations and cultural backgrounds to consider the biopolitical implications of these terms and ‘chronodissident’ strategies and forms.

  • Wed-Sun, 12–6pm
  • Free admission
  • gasworks.org.uk
  • 155 Vauxhall Street, London SE11 5RH, United Kingdom
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  • 0604

  • MuseumsQuartier

    Ajnhajtclub

    Boromir Doorniger (curator)

    6 Jul-4 Sep 2016

    MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (AT)

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  • This year Austria celebrates the 50th anniversary of the contract of 4 April 1966 between the Republic of Austria and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia establishing a basis for the legal and voluntary migration of labor, and so creating the guestworker phenomenon. Article 9 of this historically significant contract specifically endorsed the promotion of this mobile workforce’s own cultural and social life, and led to the founding of over 100 workers social clubs. Ajnhajtclub explores the history of this community as reflected in these clubs.

  • Mon–Fri, 8am–6pm
  • Free admission
  • mqw.at
  • Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna, Austria
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  • 0905

  • PAF

    PAF Summer University 2016

    Lendl Barcelos, Katrina Burch Joosten, a.o.

    9 Aug-5 Sep 2016

    PAF, Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt (FR)

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  • PAF (Performing Arts Forum) invites you to the third annual Summer University, curated by four independent teams, each designing a week of activities, work, discussions, expressions and conviviality. The motivation this year is to engage in four artistic dynamics in ways that only PAF can provide. Foucault’s motto “what can be done here and now and only here and now” function as a starting point for what these weeks can enable and produce. The Summer University is for you who want to engage with all your resources in your special field of interest, but it is also for you who are curious about PAF and want a taste of what it is. Visit pa-f.net for more information.

  • see programme
  • €210–12
  • pa-f.net
  • 15, r. haute, 02820 St-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, FR
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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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  • 02

  • Het Badhuistheater

    Might be dancing / manifested perception

    Elisa Zuppini (choreogr.), Mami Kang, Imola Nagy, a.o.

    2 Sep 2016

    Het Badhuistheater, Amsterdam

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  • “The activity of these bodies is generated according to the idea that nothing is ever really still…” We’ve been working in rethinking dance from the environment, in how movement cause movement and in how it feed itself in the re-generation. The bodies are platforms, protagonists of a manifestation of forces. Might be dancing / manifested perception is presented in the frame of Free Fringe Festival.

  • 7pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • freefringefestival.com
  • Boerhaaveplein 28, 1091 AT Amsterdam
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  • 0304

  • Bergen Assembly

    Bergen Assembly 2016 – The Infrastructure Summit

    Adrian Heathfield, Wu Tsang, a.o.

    3 & 4 Sep 2016

    USF Verftet, Bergen (NO)

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  • Bergen Assembly is a perennial model for artistic production and research that is structured around public events taking place in the city of Bergen every three years. The Bergen Assembly 2016 offers three distinct propositions, expanded and developed in different temporal registers by the artistic directors: Tarek Atoui, freethought, and PRAXES. freethought‘s programme launches with The Infrastructure Summit, a two-day discursive and performative event with internationally renowned writers, curators and artists investigating the nature of infrastructure in times of economic disparity, ecological catastrophe, expulsion and forced migration.

  • Sat, 10.30am; Sun, 11am
  • kr350–200
  • bergenassembly.no
  • Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen, Norway
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  • 03

  • NBprojects

    3: THE GARDEN

    Nicole Beutler

    3 Sep 2016

    Stahlwerk, Düsseldorf (DE)

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  • In 2016, Nicole Beutler presents her production 3: THE GARDEN (2011) at the Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf 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
  • €26,00–€20,40
  • tanzmesse.com
  • Ronsdorfer Str. 134, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany
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  • 04

  • Veem House

    The Sunday Scene with Wouter Hillaert

    Noha Ramadan, Wouter Willaert, a.o.

    4 Sep 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Whilst our cultural landscape is again in motion, we are very much looking forward to have Flemish critic and Hart boven Hard spokesmen Wouter Hillaert as our guest! A conversation beyond the Dutch/Belgian borders on cultural policies, funds, this years ‘states’ and future visions as much as on the society it is created in, produced in, seen in… There will be coffee and cake and without a doubt a critical debate. Let’s come together, let’s discuss, let’s reflect!

  • 1pm
  • Free admission
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • EYE

    The Migrant (Moving) Image – Departure: Harraga

    Abdelkader Benali, Bas Heijne and Hamza Halloubi

    7 Sep 2016

    EYE, Amsterdam

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  • Art institute A Tale of a Tub created a programme in reaction to the present migrant crisis. The Migrant (moving Image) throws new light on our shifting world, which is  inseparably linked with migration. There is more beyond the cliché images: the complexity and impact on the individual and on society of people severed from their roots cannot be captured in pigeonhole terms like ‘victim’ or ‘criminal’, as the work of artists like Isaac Julien and Nicolas Provost demonstrates. Guestspeakers are Abdelkader Benali, Bas Heijne and Hamza Halloubi.

  • 7.15pm
  • €10–€7,50
  • eyefilm.nl
  • IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • 0730

  • NBprojects

    6: THE SQUARE (September tour)

    Nicole Beutler

    7-30 Sep 2016

    Multiple venues in the Netherlands

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  • In 6: THE SQUARE, Nicole 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. For the full September tour schedule, visit nbprojects.nl.

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  • nbprojects.nl
  • Multiple venues in the Netherlands
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  • SNDO

    EARTHLY DELIGHTS

    graduate students of HZT Berlin

    7 & 8 Sep 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • The visit of the HZT graduates in Amsterdam is part of an ongoing exchange programme between the SNDO—School for New Dance Development Amsterdam and the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). Every year SNDO graduates present their work in Uferstudios in Berlin. The return visit takes place in September in Veem House for Performance. This exchange is not only about showing works; it is about creating conditions for an encounter between young makers from parallel institutions to reflect on their experience and perspectives on choreography today.

  • 8pm
  • €15–5
  • veem.house.com
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013CR Amsterdam
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  • Paradiso Noord

    ROCKY; art/theatre/dance/music performances

    Nicole Beutler, Keren Cytter & Akilah, a.o.

    7 Sep 2016

    Paradiso Noord; Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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  • The new performance programme ROCKY in Paradiso Noord features five interdisciplinary projects by international artists, musicians and choreographers who have created new performances or adapted existing ones to the specific context of a pop music venue. The makers challenge themselves, the context and the audience in various ways and using a variety of media. The context of the music venue is crucial to the successful presentation of the performances, both for the performer and the spectator. The performances invite such questions as: is this art, is this theatre, is this dance?

  • 8.30pm
  • 14–9,50
  • ticketmaster.nl
  • IJpromenade 2 1031 KT Amsterdam
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  • Veem House

    We apologize for not speaking up

    Sarah Vanhee, Renee Frissen, Maral Noshad Sharafi, a.o.

    8 & 9 Sep 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • How do you, as a European citizen, relate to the refugee problem? What is the meaning of responsibility in a time where the world seems to has lost its moral compass? Sarah Vanhee (artist), Renee Frissen (De Correspondent), Maral Noshad Sharafi (NRC) and Tamar de Waal (researcher and philosopher) will share and discuss their thoughts in a panel discussion led by Chris Keulemans.

  • 5pm
  • €5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0910

  • Nederlands Theater Festival

    Schwalbe Performs a Time

    Theatercollectief Schwalbe

    9 & 10 Sep 2016

    Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

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  • “We invite you into the night with us, until the morning comes. In the silent hours between 23.59 and 06.00, we’ll put on our working gloves and built a chain of images. We’ll bring old decors on stage, to recreate, rebuilt and empty out the area. We’ll make the tribune comfortable, so if you get tired, you can take a nap. If you open your eyes again, chances are that you have surrounded yourself in an entirely new environment.” Schwalbe Performs a Time is presented as part of Nederlands Theater Festival 2016.

  • 11:59pm
  • €25– €22,50
  • tf.nl
  • Leidsekade 90, 1017 PN Amsterdam
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  • 10

  • Dansmakers Amsterdam

    Makers Intensive

    Spitfire Company, Riccardo Guratti, Gianni Grot

    10 Sep 2016

    Dansmakers Amsterdam

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  • Makers Intensive is a triple presentation, the result of an intensive work period in which three makers and own crew enter the studios. Spitfire Company (CZ) (Petr Bohác & Pavel Mašek), Riccardo Guratti (IT) en Gianni Grot (NL) show at Dansmakers Podium what a week of intensive work in the studios of Dansmakers can bring. They learn from each other through daily feedback, coaching and collaboration. Central is the sharing of knowledge, stimulation of each other’s creativity and the development of a concept. The emphasis is on the process, without the pressure and the expectation to deliver an entire performance.

  • 8.30pm
  • €8 / €5,50
  • dansmakers.nl
  • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-206 1021 KP Amsterdam
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  • Veem House

    What’s the Use? (…) (Book launch)

    Steven ten Thije, Lotte van den Berg, Niels Van Tomme, a.o.

    14 Sep 2016

    Veem House, Amsterdam

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  • Veem House and Valiz invites you to the book launch of What’s the Use? Constellations of Art, History and Knowledge, a collection of essays published by Valiz and Van Abbemuseum. The reader starts from the idea that art is an integral part of social, economic and political processes and that art can be best understood in dialogue with these contexts, rather than as a ‘thing on itself’. In their contributions artists and writers explore the exchange between art, use, knowledge and history, now and in the past.

  • 8pm
  • €5
  • veem.house
  • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

    15 Sep 2016

    Theater Erfurt, Erfurt (DE)

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

  • 7pm
  • €15–8
  • waidspeicher.de
  • Theaterpl. 1, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
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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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  • NBprojects

    Liefdesverklaring

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    17 Sep 2016

    Corrosia, Almere (NL)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • €15–13
  • cultureelcentrumcorrosia.nl
  • Markt 43, 1354 AP Almere, The Netherlands
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  • Beursschouwburg

    HELfel

    Myriam Van Imschoot

    17 Sep 2016

    Beursschouwburg vzw, Brussels (BE)

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  • Like in the precursor performance YOUYOUYOU (2014) Myriam Van Imschoot is engaging once more in HELfel with one of the most compelling trill sounds that can be heard at major events and celebrations all over the world—in the Basque country, the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa and indeed, in Belgium too. The high pitched sound, called in arabic ‘zaghareed’ or in French ‘youyou’, is a continuous note that is modulated by the throat or tongue, as an expression of powerful emotion. HELfel is an ode to the power of the voice. Based on cries of joy, a group of women from various strata of Brussels society let themselves be heard as a collective.

  • 9.40pm
  • Free admission
  • beursschouwburg.be
  • Rue A. Ortsstraat 20-28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • Research Center for Material Culture

    Queer Sidesteppers & Feminist Boss Ladies

    Ziezo Minot, Fatima El Tayeb, Walker Lee, a.o.

    17 Sep 2016

    Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden (NL)

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  • For Queer Sidesteppers & Feminist Boss Ladies, The Research Center for Material Culture invites artist Zinzi Minot, art historian and scholar Fatima El Tayeb, filmmaker Walker Lee, writer and artist Kareem Reid and filmmaker Oindrilla Duttagupta to destabilize normative urban narratives of urban socialities by presenting and working with moving images, films and performative gestures. In this day of discussions, workshops and screenings, Queer Sidesteppers & Feminist Boss Ladies aims to become an alternative and temporal stage for a multitude of critical, queer and feminist perspectives and voices to refashion our understanding, language and doings.

  • 9am–5pm
  • Free admission; RSVP
  • materialculture.nl
  • Steenstraat 1, Leiden, the Netherlands
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  • NBprojects

    Liefdesverklaring

    Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg, fABULEUS

    18 Sep 2016

    Musica Sacra, Maastricht (NL)

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  • Liefdesverklaring (Declaration of Love) 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.

  • 5pm
  • €12
  • musicasacramaastricht.nl
  • Vrijthof 47, 6211 LE Maastricht, The Netherlands
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  • 2324

  • Frascati

    Internet of Things/ Prometheus de Vuurbrenger

    Urland/Productiehuis Rotterdam

    23 & 24 Sep 2016

    Frascati, Amsterdam

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  • In de apotheose van De Internet Trilogie werpt Urland een blik op deze nabije toekomst.Waar blijft de mens, wanneer slimme dingen echt zelfbewust worden? Wanneer ze zelfstandig met elkaar kunnen communiceren, zichzelf kunnen vermenigvuldigen en uitgerust worden met een eigen ethiek? Hoe zullen zij naar ons, de mens, kijken? Met Martin Heideggers essay Das Ding als leidraad creëert Urland een futuristisch politiek strijdtoneel, waar 3D-printers en andere objecten de dienst uitmaken. Zoals Heidegger immers stelde: ‘de vraag: “wat is het ding?”, is de vraag: “wat is de mens?”’.

  • 8pm
  • €17–€13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD 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.

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  • €12–€8
  • steirischerherbst.at
  • Volksgartenstraße, 8020 Graz, Austria
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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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  • 25

  • NBprojects

    6: THE SQUARE

    Nicole Beutler

    25 Sep 2016

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

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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.

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

    2: Dialogue With Lucinda

    Nicole Beutler

    29 Sep 2016

    CC Maasmechelen, Maasmechelen (BE)

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

  • 8.15pm
  • €14
  • ccmaasmechelen.be
  • Koninginnelaan 42, 3630 Maasmechelen, Belgium
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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.

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

      • See programme
      • €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.

      • See schedule
      • €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.
        read more…

      • 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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      • 1011

      • 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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      • 12

      • 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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      • 12

      • 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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      • 13

      • 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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      • 1418

      • 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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      • 15

      • 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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      • 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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      • 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

      • tba
      • tba
      • 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.

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      • 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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      • 27

      • 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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