PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

About

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBprojects IICD Het Veem Theater DASarts SNDO

HET VEEM THEATER

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

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

www.veem.house

IF I CAN'T DANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ificantdance.org

NBPROJECTS

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

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

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

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

NBprojects is funded by the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.

www.nbprojects.nl

DASARTS

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

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

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

www.dasarts.nl

SNDO

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

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

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

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

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

www.sndo.nl

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  • 1631

  • Weltkulturen Museum

    FOREIGN EXCHANGE

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

    16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

    Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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

  • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
  • € 7/3,50
  • weltkulturenmuseum.de
  • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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  • 0607

  • Malmö Konstmuseum

    A Voice of One’s Own

    Petra Bauer, Catti Brandelius, Kajsa Dahlberg, a.o.

    6 Jun-7 Sep 2014

    Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (SE)

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  • A Voice of One’s Own takes its starting point 100 years ago at the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö, Sweden. 1,700 exhibitors and 850,000 visitors witnessed cultural refinement, technical developments, art exhibitions and athletic feats. There was an air of “everything is possible,” with the war yet to begin. And in the midst of all this, the women’s manifestation and fight for suffrage. This summer’s collaboration between Malmö Konstmuseum and Moderna Museet Malmö gives examples of strategies for achieving a gender equal society.

  • Daily, 10am-5pm
  • 40/20/0 SEK
  • malmo.se/konstmuseum
  • Malmöhusvägen 6, 201 24 Malmö, Sweden
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  • 0723

  • Bienn. Architettura

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

    Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

    7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

    Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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

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

  • CCA Singapore

    Theatrical Fields

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

    22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

    Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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

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

  • Art Sonje Center

    Life of Always a Mirror

    Sung Hwan Kim

    30 Aug 2014

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

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

  • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
  • 3,000/2,000KRW
  • artsonje.org
  • 87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul, Korea (110-200)
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  • 02

  • TrouwAmsterdam

    Mykki Blanco

    Mykki Blanco; support: DJ Larry B + FilosofischeStilte

    2 Sep 2014

    TrouwAmsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Erupting through rap parameters and gender frameworks, drag prince/ss and rap sensation Mykki Blanco is back on the grind. Before dropping her long promised debut release ‘Michael’, Blanco rampages the globe with her menacing, intimidating and absolutely phenomenal dance beats. ‘Mykki Blanco’ is the brash rap persona evoked by performance artist Michael David Quattlebaum Jr., whose pioneering poetry and performance catches intensifying waves of spectacle; where the prescribed bravado of hip-hop and glamourous queen meet.

  • 8.30pm
  • €10/0
  • trouwamsterdam.nl
  • Wibautstraat 127, 1091 GL Amsterdam
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  • 0416

  • TENT

    The Value of Nothing

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

    4 Sep-16 Nov 2014

    TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

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

  • Tue-Sun, 11am–6pm
  • €5/2,50
  • tentrotterdam.nl
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands
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  • 04

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

    tauberbach

    Alain Platel (dir.), Elsie de Brauw, a.o.

    4 Sep 2014

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Alain Platel and Elsie de Brauw, together with a group of actors and dancers, seek “that small piece of the mind that civilisation has not yet gained a hold on”. Tauberbach is about people who attempt to live/survive with dignity under difficult circumstances. The starting point for this co-operation is the Brazilian documentary Estamira, which is about a schizophrenic woman who lives on a scrapheap and who has developed a unique way of communicating. Other sources of inspiration include music by Bach sung by deaf people and arias by Mozart. The music in the performance is performed live.

  • 8.30pm
  • €40–10
  • stadsschouwburgamsterdam.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 04

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Abstraction Création: Art non-figuratif

    Will Holder

    4 Sep 2014

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents – in close collaboration with Kunstverein Amsterdam – a reading performance by Will Holder on the occasion of the reprint and first full English translation of the cahier Abstraction Création: Art non-figuratif. The publication of the cahier in English is the initiative of artist Riet Wijnen, with the support of Kunstverein Publishing. During the launch at the Stedelijk, artist and designer Will Holder will lead a small audience (up to 20 people per performance slot) through the museum’s galleries, stopping at paintings and sculptures made by contributors of Abstraction Creation: Art non-figuratif, and reading excerpts of their writings.

  • 7–7.30pm; 8–8.30pm; 9–9.30pm
  • Entrance price + €2,50
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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  • 05

  • Kungl. Akad. för de fria konsterna

    Words on Improvisation

    Jean-Luc Nancy

    5 Sep 2014

    Kungl. Akad. för de fria konsterna, Stockholm (SE)

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  • An improvised lecture on improvisation with the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. Nancy has written more than twenty books and hundreds of texts or contributions to volumes, catalogues and journals. His philosophical scope is very broad: from On Kawara to Heidegger, from the sense of the world and the deconstruction of Christianity to the Jena romantics of the Schlegel brothers. One of the main themes in his work is the question of our being together in contemporary society. How we can still speak of a ‘we’ or of a plurality, without transforming this ‘we’ into a substantial and exclusive identity. What are the conditions to speak of a ‘we’ today?

  • 5pm
  • Free admission
  • facebook.com
  • Fredgatan 12, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 0515

  • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

    Andrea Büttner. 2

    An­drea Bütt­n­er

    5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

    Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

  • Tue–Sun, 10am-6pm
  • €9/7/6
  • museum-ludwig.de
  • Hein­rich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
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  • 06

  • de Appel arts centre

    Unfinished Systems of Non-Knowledge (part 1)

    Christel Vesters, Jochen Dehn, Natasha Ginwala, Vincent Icke, a.o.

    6 Sep 2014

    Theatrum Anatomicum De Waag, Amsterdam

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  • Does art produce its own kind of knowledge? Where is the synergy between art and ‘hard’ science? And what value do we place on curiosity and imagination in today’s knowledge-driven economy? Unfinished Systems of Non-Knowledge (part 1) is a public event exploring the dialogues between art, knowledge and science. To answer these questions, scientists, curators and artists revisit examples from the early Modern period when art and science where not yet strictly separate disciplines. Unfinished Systems of Non-Knowledge is the first part of a longer research project and a prelude to a three-day event in the winter of 2014–2015.

  • 1pm (doors open at 12.30pm)
  • €7,50
  • deappel.nl
  • Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam
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  • 0607

  • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

    31st Bienal de São Paulo

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

    6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

    Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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

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

  • Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst

    New World Embassy: Azawad

    Moussa Ag Assarid, Jonas Staal

    6 Sep-9 Oct 2014

    Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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

  • Wed-Sun, noon–6pm
  • €4/2
  • bakonline.org
  • Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • 07

  • Nederlands Theater Festival

    Schwalbe seeks crowd – XL edition

    Schwalbe

    7 Sep 2014

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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  • Schwalbe is performing the grand finale of Schwalbe zoekt massa. For their XL edition they are bringing no fewer than 200 people to the stage. The audience will see a crowd of people pass them by like a horde: driven, brave, infectious, full of life. Like a stampede they are going straight for their aim, but after a while you begin to wonder what their destination may be. The purposeful crowd turns into an aimless, unpredictable mass, pulling in everything that comes in its path.

  • 8pm
  • €22,50 – 10
  • tf.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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  • 0809

  • Frascati Theater

    Stranger

    Emke Idema

    8 & 9 Sep 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Wat zie je als je naar een onbekende kijkt? En wat zegt zo’n eerste indruk eigenlijk over jezelf? De jonge theatermaker Emke Idema ontwierp een laboratorium rondom het spanningsveld tussen onderbuikgevoelens en sociale wenselijk gedrag. Een theatergame waarin je je verbindt met anderen en je uitspreekt.

  • Mon, 10pm; Tue, 7pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1012

  • Het Veem Theater

    AUS ZUCHT

    HZT Berlin, SNDO Amsterdam, Irit Rogoff

    10, 11 & 12 Sep 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Traditionally students from HZT Berlin (Hochschule-übergreifendes Zentrum Tanz) and SNDO (School for New Dance Development) visit each other to share work. Like last year Het Veem Theater houses this exchange, that has grown into a festival-like program titled AUS ZUCHT. Besides presenting performances on the evenings of September 10th and 11th, it also provides conditions for an encounter between these young makers. Irit Rogoff, professor at the department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, London University is invited to be part of their exchange. On Friday September 12th she gives a public lecture under the title ‘The Way We Work Now’.

  • Wed & Thu, 7pm; Fri, 8.30pm
  • €15/12/10/7
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 1014

  • Stroom Den Haag

    WeberWoche

    Gabriel Lester, Jan Verwoert, Melanie Bonajo, a.o.

    10-14 Sep 2014

    Stroom Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

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  • Stroom Den Haag presents WeberWoche, celebrating the re-enchantment of the world and ideas. The starting point of this exhibition and performance programme is the concept of the Entzauberung der Welt, a notion first articulated by the German sociologist Max Weber. Artists, performers, filmmakers, composers and theoreticians, resourcing from multiple areas of knowledge and operating through contrasting artistic and discursive strategies, will shape a multifaceted program aimed at questioning the role of enchantment in today’s secularized Western society. For more information and the programme of performances, visit: stroom.nl

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  • Free admission
  • stroom.nl
  • Hogewal 1-9, 2514 HA The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • 1112

  • NBprojects

    Shirokuro

    Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

    11 & 12 Sep 2014

    Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)

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

  • t.b.a.
  • t.b.a.
  • theaterkikker.nl
  • Ganzenmarkt 14, 3500 AD Utrecht, NL
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  • Apexart

    Decolonized Skies

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

    11 Sep-25 Oct 2014

    Apexart, New York (US)

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

  • Tue-Sat, 11am–6pm
  • Free admission
  • apexart.org
  • 291 Church Street, New York, NY 10013, US
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  • 13

  • Nederlands Theater Festival

    The truth about Kate

    Davy Pieters, Naomi Velissariou, Jibbe Willems, a.o.

    13 Sep 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • The truth about Kate is de reconstructie van een zelf gefabuleerde identiteit meets geënsceneerde documentaire, waarin een jonge vrouw terugblikt op haar leven. Zij spreekt over zichzelf in de voltooid verleden tijd, derde persoon enkelvoud. En ze speelt alle rollen zelf. Ook de voice-over. In haar zoektocht naar bewondering, dramatiek en mysterie raakt zij verstrikt in haar eigen creatie.

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/15
  • tf.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 13

  • Read My World 2014

    ‘Altijd een bassline op de achtergrond’

    Linton Kwesi Johnson, Sheldon Shepherd

    13 Sep 2014

    Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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  • Poet Johnson Linton Kwesi rose to fame in the tumultuous and repressive 1980s with poems such as ‘Inglan is a Bitch’ and ‘Street 66’. His collected work has been published as a Penguin Classic: Mi Revalueshanary Fren. Johnson’s candid poetry is socially engaged and poetic, and musical. Dub poet Sheldon Shepherd hails from the same musical tradition as Johnson. Shepherd is a member of the famous spoken word poets collective No-Madzz. Johnson and Shepherd read from their work, accompanied by Pablo Nahar on bass. Christine Otten talks with Johnson and Shepherd about language, music and the backgrounds to their work.

  • 6pm
  • €15/€12,50
  • readmyworld.nl
  • Buiksloterweg 5c, 1031 CC Amsterdam
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  • 14

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    14 Sep 2014

    Ljubljana Puppet Theater, Ljubljana (SI)

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

  • 7pm
  • €4,50
  • lgl.si
  • Krekov Trg 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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  • Incubate

    Pauline Oliveros

    Pauline Oliveros

    15 Sep 2014

    Pauluskerk, Tilburg (NL)

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  • Pauline Oliveros is a senior in contemporary American music. She is as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones. Her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to the musical cutting edge. Oliveros is the founder of ‘Deep Listening’ and describes it as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one’s own thoughts as well as musical sounds.

  • 7.30pm
  • €18,49/15,99
  • incubate.org
  • Heuvelstraat 141, 5038 AD Tilburg, The Netherlands
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  • 16

  • Frascati Theater

    Heaven on Earth

    Gertjan Franciscus

    16 Sep 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Heaven on Earth is the second part of the eclectic and rebellious performance marathon The Garden of Earthly Delights of artist Gertjan Franciscus. The marathon consists of three parts and is a cooperation with Arti et Amicitiae and Frascati For Heaven on Earth Franciscus works together with 24 performers from the dance scene, visual arts, music, theatre and other fields. Be welcome on this one-time event where avant-garde, mythology and nightlife will merge together and where the audience will witness heaven on earth.

  • 8pm
  • €15/11,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1718

  • Het Veem Theater

    APNEA

    Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

    17 & 18 Sep 2014

    Dampfzentrale Bern Kulturzentrale für Tanz, Musik und Performance (CH)

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

  • t.b.a.
  • t.b.a.
  • dampfzentrale.ch
  • Marzilistrasse 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
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  • 1718

  • Het Veem Theater

    Gerro, Minos and Him

    Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner

    17 & 18 Sep 2014

    16th Biennale de la Danse, Lyon (FR)

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

  • 7pm
  • t.b.a.
  • labiennaledelyon.com
  • Théâtre Terzieff, 4 rue Sœur Bouvier 69005 Lyon, FR
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  • 1718

  • Frascati Theater

    De dag dat de papegaai zelf iets wilde zeggen

    Theater Artemis, Jetse Batelaan

    17 & 18 Sep 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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  • Jetse Batelaan (1978) staat bekend om zijn fantasievolle, beeldende en tegelijk glasheldere voorstellingen, waarin de onhandige, ploeterende mens de hoofdrol speelt. De herkenbare mens die het allemaal ook niet precies weet, maar die wel wat warmte kan gebruiken. De dag dat de papegaai (…) is een choreografie in woorden over mensen die elkaar napraten, een oefening in inwisselbaarheid met een cast van louter beroemdheden. Wie zijn we nog, als we niet meer voor onszelf spreken? Hoe weet je waar je zelf ophoudt en de ander begint? En moeten we echt allemaal uniek zijn? Een liefdevol pleidooi voor het verdwijnen in elkaar.

  • 8.30pm
  • €17/13,50
  • frascatitheater.nl
  • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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  • 1819

  • NBprojects

    Antigone

    Nicole Beutler & Ulrike Quade

    18 & 19 Sep 2014

    International Puppet Festival Tehran-Mobarak, Teheran (IR)

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

  • 8.30pm
  • n/a
  • tehranmobarak.com
  • 1, Shemshad Dead End, Tehran, Iran
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  • 1819

  • Rotterdamse Schouwburg

    Suite N°1 ‘ABC’

    Joris Lacoste, Encyclopédie de la Parole

    18 & 19 Sep 2014

    Rotterdamse Schouwb., Rotterdam (NL)

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  • Festival De Keuze’s opening performance Suite N°1 ‘ABC’ is a celebration of the senses. What could a speech by Bill Clinton, a message on an answering machine,the dialogues of Louis de Funès, a piece of South Park, the flow of Eminem and Lil Wayne, a shampoo advertisement and conversations recorded in a café on the corner have in common? They all form the ingredients for the score of an exceptional ‘voices recital’, which sprung from the brain of French theatre-maker Joris Lacoste.

  • 8.15pm
  • €20/17/10
  • festivaldekeuze.nl
  • Schouwburgplein 25, 3012 CL Rotterdam, NL
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  • 19

  • Het Veem Theater

    Idioter

    Alma Söderberg and Hendrik Willekens

    19 Sep 2014

    Festival Constellations, Toulon (FR)

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

  • 8.45pm
  • t.b.a.
  • kubilai-khan-constellations.com
  • Rue Nicolas-Laugier, Place du Globe, 83000 Toulon, France
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  • 1921

  • KVS

    New World Summit – Stateless State

    Jonas Staal, a.o.

    19, 20 & 21 Sep 2014

    KVS, Brussels (BE)

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  • An installation in the main theatre of the KVS, at the political heart of Europe, the purpose being to bring together more than twenty stateless political organisations. This is the central focus of the fourth New World Summit (NWS), initiated by the Dutch artist Jonas Staal. The NWS is an artistic and political organisation that raises the pertinent question: can art create a space for organisations all over the world that face systematic exclusion from politics?

  • Fri, 7pm-10pm; Sat, 1pm-8pm; Sun, 1-8pm
  • €50/25/15/9
  • kvs.be
  • Arduinkaai 9, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
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  • 2019

  • PuntWG

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

    Nan Hoover, a.o.

    20 Sep-19 Oct 2014

    Wilhelmina Gasthuis and other venues in Amsterdam

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

  • Fri, Sat, Sun; 1–5pm
  • See programme
  • puntwg.nl
  • Multiple venues
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  • 22

  • Manifesta 10

    Maintenance Art (artist talk)

    Mierle Laderman Ukeles, a.o.

    22 Sep 2014

    Manifesta 10; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (RU)

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  • An artist talk with Mierle Laderman Ukeles including a meeting with the Sanitation Department of the City of St. Petersburg and a public conversation with sanitation workers. Ukeles’ manifesto, “Maintenance Art—Proposal for an Exhibition“ (1969), declared all maintenance work, all service as art, from the very personal kind that comes with running a household, through public sanitation work, to earth maintenance. Since 1977, Ukeles has been the official unsalaried Artist in Residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation, a position she still holds, where she has realized several long term projects. For more information and the full programme of Manifesta 10, visit: manifesta.org

  • 12pm
  • n/a
  • cal.manifesta10.org
  • Palace Square 2, St. Petersburg, Russia, 190000
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  • 23

  • De Balie

    Susan Sontag Trilogie: Be Serious! #1

    Benjamin Moser, Persis Bekkering, Nina Polak, a.o.

    23 Sep 2014

    De Balie, Amsterdam

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  • Susan Sontag (1933-2004) is een van de grootste denkers en scherpste essayisten van de 20ste eeuw: a true radical thinker. Met een onstilbare honger naar kennis en een ongelooflijk brede interesse analyseerde en politiseerde zij in haar essays het dagelijks leven. Van fotografie tot camp, van porno tot politiek, van kunst tot hiv. ‘Be serious, Be passionate, wake up!’ was haar stelregel in het leven. Benjamin Moser, die momenteel de biografie van Sontag schrijft, neemt ons mee in zijn zoektocht naar het leven van Sontag. Daarnaast staan we stil bij de impact van haar werk.

  • 8.30pm
  • €10/7,50
  • debalie.nl
  • Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR Amsterdam
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  • 23

  • Museum van Loon

    Visiting Performers/ Performing Visitors

    Quirine Racké, Helena Muskens

    23 Sep 2014

    Museum van Loon, Amsterdam

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  • Met dit multidisciplinaire event sluiten Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens hun verblijf als artist in residence in het koetshuis van Museum van Loon af. Tijdens de avond zijn installaties en performances te zien geïnspireerd door het huis en zijn bewoners, waaronder een re-enactment van de performances Home en Metamorphosis van Philippa van Loon uit 1990. RSVP vóór 18 september: info@museumvanloon.nl

  • 8pm
  • RSVP
  • info@museumvanloon.nl
  • Keizersgracht 672, 1017 ET Amsterdam
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  • 2428

  • Het Veem Theater

    All Things; archeology of a space object

    Norberto Llopis Segarra

    24-28 Sep 2014

    Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

    Wed 24 (try-out); Thu 25 (premiere) – Sun 28 September

  • 8:30pm
  • €15/12/10/5
  • hetveemtheater.nl
  • Van Diemenstraat 408–410, 3F, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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  • 2526

  • Terni Festival

    Standing Body (Lecture-performance)

    Mladen Alexiev

    25 & 26 Sep 2014

    CAOS Centro Arti Opificio Siri, Terni (IT)

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  • The lecture-performance will depart from the image of the standing body and its utilization as communication tool – as a way to express opinion, to support or disagree, to confront, resist, rebel. The standing body sends a message there where the opportunities for conversation are exhausted – it creates meaning with minimal means. It decides to stand and to take a position putting its own existence into question. The standing body does not have any utopian project. Nevertheless, it can create a temporary topos in which languages, cultures, political hierarchies and systems of power get suspended. Even just for a little while. The body’s poetic power lies in its sensitivity.

  • Sep 25, 7pm; Sep 26, 5pm
  • n/a
  • ternifestival.it
  • Via Campofregoso 98 – 05100 Terni, Italy
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  • 2711

  • Museion

    Soleil politique

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

    27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

    Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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

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

  • Frascati Theater

    Emergency Plan

    Rita Vilhena, Productiehuis Rotterdam

    30 Sep-1 Oct 2014

    Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

      Dear reader,

      At the start of the cultural season I am recharged and ready to encounter the new works on offer in the rich cultural landscape around us. My ears and eyes are wide open.

      I am also eager to share new performance projects that are part of If I Can’t Dance’s programme and that will be presented in Amsterdam in the coming months. In many of these works acts of concentrated perceiving and listening are explored or encouraged, with the artists’ processes grounded in an attitude of being receptive towards their surroundings. As happens, current interests lead to new destinations, and, thanks to an exchange with curator Jacob Korczynski, I have been indulging in the work of Pauline Oliveros, who is known for propagating a practice of ‘deep listening’.
      Pauline Oliveros is a composer, musician, author and teacher. She is a pioneer of electronic and improvisational music and started her work in the fifties. In the sixties she began to develop her Sonic Meditations compositions, and in the early seventies she formed the ‘fem’ Ensemble, an all-woman improvisation group devoted to studying long sustained sounds, both vocal and instrumental.
      The exercises she developed as part of Sonic Meditations include listening to the sounds of daily life, nature, one’s own thoughts, imagination and dreams, and listening to listening itself. This practice of deep listening is described by Oliveros as “listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what one is doing”.
      She explains, “The attempt to listen to everything all the time (at times very painful) taught me that it was possible to give equal attention to all that entered the sound field. This kind of attention is diffuse, open, and non-judgmental as compared to focused, selective attention which is narrow, clear, and discriminatory but limited in capacity. I discovered it was possible to utilize both modes of attention simultaneously – to remain aware of all that could be heard, while focusing in on specific sounds.” (in Software for the People: Collected Writings 1963–1980).
      With Oliveros, the hierarchies between the composer, performer, and audience dissolve and listening becomes a creative act. On Monday 15 September she will be playing her accordion in concert at the Pauluskerk in Tilburg, as part of the Incubate Festival.
      Frédérique Bergholtz
      P.S. At the end of the year If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution will present Performance Days in Amsterdam. It will showcase the complete If I Can’t Dance programme of Edition V – Appropriation and Dedication, with four new artist commissions by Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova and Emily Roysdon, four research projects by Gregg Bordowitz, Jacob Korczysnki, Sven Lütticken and Grant Watson, and a programme of presentations and lectures.
      Performance Days, 27 November–3 December, Amsterdam
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      • 1631

      • Weltkulturen Museum

        FOREIGN EXCHANGE

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

        16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

        Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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

      • Tue-Sun, 11am – 6pm; Wed, 11am -8pm
      • € 7/3,50
      • weltkulturenmuseum.de
      • Schaumainkai 29, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany
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      • 2503

      • The Jewish Museum

        Other Primary Structures (Others 2)

        Oscar Bony, Benni Efrat, a.o.

        25 May-3 Aug 2014

        The Jewish Museum, New York (USA)

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      • Other Primary Structures revisits the premise of and builds upon the Museum’s seminal 1966 exhibition Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors, the first American museum exhibition to survey the style now known as Minimalism. Primary Structures introduced the public to such artists as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Walter De Maria, Robert Morris, Anne Truitt, a.o. – unknown at the time but soon to become synonymous with a radically new approach to sculpture. Nearly 50 years later, the exhibition revisits this formative moment in art history while also reexamining the period from today’s far more global perspective.

      • Sat-Tue & Fri, 11am-5.45pm
      • $15/12/7.50/0
      • thejewishmuseum.org
      • 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128, USA
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      • 2817

      • WIELS

        For the Mnemonist, S.

        Rossella Biscotti

        28 May-17 Aug 2014

        WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

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      • For her first survey exhibition For the Mnemonist, S., Italian artist Rossella Biscotti draws a trajectory that reflects on the conflicting yet overlapping notions of history and memory. In the exhibition, five major works from the past five years compose an architecture that departs from Biscotti’s research into the institutional forms developed by society to control and discipline, and continues to map the deeper layers of the mind. The title refers to a case study of Russian psychologist Alexander Luria that concentrates on ‘S.’, a young man with an incredibly vast but bizarre memory.

      • Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm
      • €8/5/3/1,25/0
      • wiels.org
      • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels, Belgium
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      • 2903

      • Berlin Biennale 8

        The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

        Mariana Castillo Deball, Irene Kopelman, a.o.

        29 May-3 Aug 2014

        Multiple venues, Berlin (DE)

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      • The 8th Berlin Biennale brings together a range of international artistic positions that explore the intersection between larger historical narratives and individuals’ lives. The majority of the participating artists have produced new works for the exhibition, which proposes new perspectives on the facets of and relations in history. It spans four distinct venues in western Berlin and Berlin-Mitte—Haus am Waldsee, Museen Dahlem – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and Crash Pad c/o KW. For the full programme of the 8th Berlin Biennale, visit: berlinbiennale.de

      • various
      • €16/14/10/8
      • berlinbiennale.de
      • Multiple venues in Berlin, Germany
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      • 0607

      • Malmö Konstmuseum

        A Voice of One’s Own

        Petra Bauer, Catti Brandelius, Kajsa Dahlberg, a.o.

        6 Jun-7 Sep 2014

        Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (SE)

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      • A Voice of One’s Own takes its starting point 100 years ago at the Baltic Exhibition in Malmö, Sweden. 1,700 exhibitors and 850,000 visitors witnessed cultural refinement, technical developments, art exhibitions and athletic feats. There was an air of “everything is possible,” with the war yet to begin. And in the midst of all this, the women’s manifestation and fight for suffrage. This summer’s collaboration between Malmö Konstmuseum and Moderna Museet Malmö gives examples of strategies for achieving a gender equal society.

      • Daily, 10am-5pm
      • 40/20/0 SEK
      • malmo.se/konstmuseum
      • Malmöhusvägen 6, 201 24 Malmö, Sweden
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      • 0723

      • Bienn. Architettura

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

        Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

        7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

        Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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

      • Daily, 10am-6pm
      • €30/25/22/20/15
      • labiennale.org
      • Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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      • 1015

      • Travel. Communiqué

        Travelling Communiqué

        Armin Linke, Doreen Mende, Milica Tomic, a.o.

        10 Jun-15 Aug 2014

        Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade (RS)

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      • Travelling Communiqué is a durational investigation into the presidential Photo Service archive (1948–1980) of Josip Broz Tito through the contemporary practices of art, theory, history, architecture, typography, cinema, and education, conducted by an international group of project authors. The Travelling Communiqué project is informed by the idea that the collective statement articulated as a call for a new kind of internationalism by the 25 delegates of the first Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade, September 1961, remains unanswered.

      • Daily, 10am-8pm; except on Mondays.
      • 200/100/0 dinars
      • mij.rs
      • Boticeva 6, Belgrade, Serbia
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      • 2624

      • Secession

        A Singular Form

        Martha Araújo, Ricardo Basbaum, Dustin Ericksen, a.o.

        26 Jun-24 Aug 2014

        Secession, Vienna (AT)

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      • A Singular Form brings together works of art and ‘everyday’ objects that, because of their nature and of the way they have been displayed, pursue potential uses and meanings that go beyond those usually assigned to them. On display at Secession, these objects should not only propose a particular approach or specific use by virtue of their mere materiality and compositional form; they also enact a release from such determinations and suspend established notions of intention, authorship, purpose and function.

      • Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm
      • €9/6/5,50/4/3
      • secession.at
      • Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna, Austria
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      • 2831

      • SM-S

        Homo Desperatus

        Dries Verhoeven

        28 Jun-31 Aug 2014

        Stedelijk Musuem 's-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

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      • A theatrical installation with 44 ant colonies confronts the visitor with human suffering in our globalised world. Can we still relate, or is a sort of ‘collateral damage’ manifesting itself within this animal species called human? Through his installation, Homo Desperatus, theatre maker Dries Verhoeven challenges the visitor to observe the suffering of our time and reflect on their own role in this. Which prompts the question: are you a neutral scientist or a disaster tourist and can we still relate to what is happening to humanity at the other end of the world?

      • Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 12-5pm
      • €7/5,25/3,5
      • sm-s.nl
      • De Mortel 4, 5211 HV ’s-Hertogenbosch, NL
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      • 3102

      • ImPulsTanz

        [8:tension] – Wagner & Ligeti

        Albert Quesada

        31 Jul-2 Aug 2014

        Odeon
, Vienna (AT)

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      • A sumptuous baroque painting – or a “danced concert” that is dynamic to the point of ecstasy? Albert Quesada’s choreographies attempt to blend music with movement. Together with four highly promising dancers of his generation the young choreographer leads us through such divergent musical worlds as Richard Wagner’s Tannhäuser and György Ligeti’s Lontano – a work filled with polyphonic song.

      • 10.30pm
      • €18
      • impulstanz.com
      • Taborstraße 10, 1020 Vienna, Austria
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      • 0305

      • ImPulsTanz

        [8:tension] – Black Cats Can See In The Dark But Are Not Seen

        Dinis Machado

        3, 4 & 5 Aug 2014

        Schauspielhaus, Vienna (AT)

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      • A whole world made up of stuff, music, words, light, shadow and poetry, assembled live on stage with banana crates, three men, a few plants and dances, a bicycle and the alphabet. The bicycle is repaired, terms and stories, activism and poetry are boxed together. This multimedia piece is truly literature.

      • 8pm
      • €18
      • impulstanz.com
      • Porzellangasse 19, 1090 Vienna, Austria
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      • 0508

      • Het Veem Theater

        /S ITE S\

        Rodrigo Sobarzo de Larraechea

        5-8 Aug 2014

        Festival Theater aan Zee, Ostend (BE)

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      • /S ITE S\ is an audio-visual performance, a mind-site, in which the spectator becomes his own archaeologist. Understanding the chronology of past activity means engaging introspectively. Natural forces, like different phenomena of water, air, electricity and mainly sound substances, are used as excavation forces to induce this state of attention. /S ITE S\ is about trying to meticulously understand our present place. By practicing reversed archaeology we are choosing, from the disclosed traces and relics, what to deliberately place on-site and leave behind as our present: for it to be buried in time, and only found in a millenary-distant future. More about Rodrigo Sobarzo.

      • 2pm; 6:30 pm (see prog. at theateraanzee.be)
      • €7
      • theateraanzee.be
      • Hendrik Serruyslaan 18a, 8400 Ostend, Belgium
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      • 1416

      • SIFA 2014

        Mystery Magnet

        Miet Warlop, Campo

        14, 15 & 16 Aug 2014

        SOTA Studio Theatre, Singapore (SG)

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      • A giddying romp into the surrealist mind of Belgian artist Miet Warlop, Mystery Magnet assembles a neon-coloured cast, drawing you into its bizarre bubblegum world. Mystery Magnet presents a hallucinatory, wordless universe, in which theatre, visual and performance art are blended to extraordinary effect. Warlop unleashes her artistic imagination and unique sense of fun into this inventive and riotous production.

      • 8pm
      • $35
      • sifa.sg
      • 1 Zubir Said Drive, Singapore 227968, SG
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      • 21

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        21 Aug 2014

        Operaestate Festival Veneto; CSC Garage Nardini, Bassano di Grappa (IT)

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

      • 9pm
      • €5
      • operaestate.it
      • Via Vendramini 35, 36061 Bassano del Grappa, Italy
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      • 2202

      • CCA Singapore

        Theatrical Fields

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

        22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

        Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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

      • Tue-Sun, noon–7pm; Fri, noon–9pm
      • Free admission
      • gillmanbarracks.com
      • Blk 43 Malan Rd., Singapore 109443, Singapore
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      • 2324

      • Tanz im August

        Vortex Temporum

        Rosas & Ictus

        23 & 24 Aug 2014

        Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin (DE)

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      • In seven dancers from De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas and six musicians from the new-music ensemble Ictus perform alongside and with one another on an equal footing. The French composer Gérard Grisey completed his intense and colourful chamber piece Vortex Temporum two years before his death in 1998. As if making a legacy, he describes the circling of an invisible axis of space and time. The 60-minute dance takes up this motif, becoming a part of the music. For more information and the full programme of Tanz im August, visit: tanzimaugust.de

      • Sat, 8pm; Sun, 4pm
      • €38,50–13,20
      • tanzimaugust.de
      • Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany
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      • 2531

      • Noorderzon

        Notallwhowanderarelost

        Benjamin Verdonck

        25-31 Aug 2014

        Noorderplantsoen, Groningen (NL)

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      • NOTALLWHOWANDERARELOST brings theatre as large as a tabletop, with Verdonck as an actor and technician at the same time. With few words, colour, a sizable box of tricks, geometrical figures, opening doors and a roller blind, Verdonck reduces theatre to its absolute minimum: on a human scale, nice and intimate, and poetic as always. The only things that you really need for theatre are an audience, a maker, and a large dose of imagination from both sides. For more information about the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival and the full programme, visit: noorderzon.nl

      • Mon-Sat, 7.30pm; Sun, 6pm
      • €12,50
      • noorderzon.nl
      • Akerkhof 12, 9711 JB Groningen, NL
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      • 2631

      • Swiss Sculpt. Exhibit.

        Mouvement II – Performing the City

        luciana achugar, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Nina Beier, a.o.

        26-31 Aug 2014

        Var. locations in Biel/Bienne (CH)

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      • Le Mouvement is a multipart exhibition which investigates the nature of sculpture and public space by hosting multiple performances in the town of Biel/Bienne. The show touches upon a variety of inter-related topics and issues, which include the nature and uses of public space; art in public space; the individual and shared body in public space, both static and in movement; and the relationship between the fleeting materiality of the body and the more permanent materiality of sculpture. For the full programme, visit: lemouvement.ch

      • See full programme
      • Free admission
      • lemouvement.ch
      • Info-Kiosk, Bahnhofplatz, 2502 Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
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      • 28

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE (fragment)

        Nicole Beutler

        28 Aug 2014

        Internationale Tanzmesse; Booth (R40), Düsseldorf (DE)

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

      • 1pm–1.20pm, and 14.40pm–15pm
      • Internationale Tanzmesse
      • NRW-Forum, Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf, DE
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      • 2931

      • Zürcher Theater Spektakel

        Love.State.Kosovo

        Beatrice Fleischlin, Antje Schupp, Astrit Ismaili

        29, 30 & 31 Aug 2014

        Rote Fabrik, Zürich (CH)

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      • «Der Kosovo interessiert uns in Westeuropa mässig bis gar nicht.» Grund genug für Beatrice Fleischlin und Antje Schupp für ihr Projekt zum Thema Ausgrenzung in den Kosovo zu fahren und vor Ort zu recherchieren. Mit ihrem je eigenen, bewusst naiven westeuropäischen Blick haben die beiden Performerinnen die komplexen politischen und sozialen Vorgänge in dem jungen Staats­ gebilde beobachtet. Ihre Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen haben sie in ihrer Produktion zusammen mit dem kosovarischen Performer Astrit Ismaili und dem Tänzer Labinot Rexhepi künstlerisch umgesetzt.

      • n/a
      • CHF34
      • theaterspektakel.ch
      • Seestr. 395, 8038 Zürich, Switzerland
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      • 30

      • Art Sonje Center

        Life of Always a Mirror

        Sung Hwan Kim

        30 Aug 2014

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

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

      • Tue-Sun, 11am–7pm
      • 3,000/2,000KRW
      • artsonje.org
      • 87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu Seoul, Korea (110-200)
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      • 31

      • NBprojects

        4: STILL LIFE

        Nicole Beutler

        31 Aug 2014

        Uitmarkt, Amsterdam

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

      • t.b.a.
      • t.b.a.
      • uitmarkt.nl
      • Multiple venues; t.b.a.
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          • 1631

          • Weltkulturen Museum

            FOREIGN EXCHANGE

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

            16 Jan-31 Dec 2014

            Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt (DE)

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

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

          • Bienn. Architettura

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

            Hans Ulrich Obrist (curator)

            7 Jun-23 Nov 2014

            Swiss Pavilion (Giardini), Venice (IT)

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

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

          • CCA Singapore

            Theatrical Fields

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

            22 Aug-2 Nov 2014

            Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG)

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

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

          • Art Sonje Center

            Life of Always a Mirror

            Sung Hwan Kim

            30 Aug 2014

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

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

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

          • TENT

            The Value of Nothing

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

            4 Sep-16 Nov 2014

            TENT, Rotterdam (NL)

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

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

          • Mu­se­um Lud­wig

            Andrea Büttner. 2

            An­drea Bütt­n­er

            5 Sep-15 Mar 2015

            Mu­se­um Lud­wig, Köln (DE)

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

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

          • Fundação Bienal de São Paulo

            31st Bienal de São Paulo

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

            6 Sep-7 Dec 2014

            Bienal Pavilion, São Paulo (BR)

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

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

          • Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst

            New World Embassy: Azawad

            Moussa Ag Assarid, Jonas Staal

            6 Sep-9 Oct 2014

            Bak, basis voor aktuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

          • Apexart

            Decolonized Skies

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

            11 Sep-25 Oct 2014

            Apexart, New York (US)

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

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

          • PuntWG

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

            Nan Hoover, a.o.

            20 Sep-19 Oct 2014

            Wilhelmina Gasthuis and other venues in Amsterdam

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

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

          • Museion

            Soleil politique

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

            27 Sep-11 Jan 2015

            Museion, Bolzano (IT)

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

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

          • Frascati Theater

            Emergency Plan

            Rita Vilhena, Productiehuis Rotterdam

            30 Sep-1 Oct 2014

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Casco

            Heineken Prize Lecture

            Wendelien van Oldenborgh

            1 Oct 2014

            Casco, Utrecht (NL)

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

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

          • MoMA PS1

            Retrospective

            Xavier Le Roy

            2 Oct-1 Dec 2014

            MoMA PS1, New York (USA)

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

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

          • Stedelijk Museum

            Wu Tsang ft. boychild: Untouchable

            Wu Tsang, boychild

            2 Oct 2014

            Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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

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

          • NBprojects

            Shirokuro

            Tomoko Mukaiyama, Nicole Beutler, Jean Kalman

            3 Oct 2014

            Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)

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

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

          • DAS Graduate School

            Lecture by Michael Kliën

            Michael Kliën

            6 Oct 2014

            Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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

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

          • If I Can't Dance

            Appropriation and Dedication

            Reading Group

            8 Oct 2014

            If I Can't Dance, Amsterdam

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

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

          • De Balie

            David Harvey on Marx

            David Harvey

            9 Oct 2014

            De Balie, Amsterdam

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

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

          • NBprojects

            Liefdesverklaring

            Nicole Beutler, Magne van den Berg

            10-18 Oct 2014

            OPEK, Leuven (BE)

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

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

          • Dansmakers Amsterdam

            AL13FB<3

            Fernando Belfiore

            11 & 12 Oct 2014

            Dansmakers Amsterdam, Amsterdam

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

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

          • DAS Graduate School

            Coming Home Dinner

            DasArts students

            13 Oct 2014

            DAS Graduate School, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Het Veem Theater

            Idioter

            Alma Söderberg, Hendrik Willekens

            14 Oct 2014

            SOUNDED BODIES international performance festival, Zagreb (HR)

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

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

          • Frascati Theater

            SunBengSitting

            Simon Mayer

            15 & 16 Oct 2014

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Paradiso

            Buraka Som Sistema

            Buraka Som Sistema

            15 Oct 2014

            Paradiso, Amsterdam

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

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

          • DAS Graduate School

            Lecture-performance by John Jordan

            John Jordan

            15 Oct 2014

            Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam

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

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

          • RESONANZEN 2014

            2: Dialogue With Lucinda

            Nicole Beutler

            16 Oct 2014

            Schaubühne am Lindenfels, Leipzig (DE)

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

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

          • Het Veem Theater

            A Talk

            Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

            16 Oct 2014

            SOUNDED BODIES international performance festival, Zagreb (HR)

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

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

          • steirischer herbst

            Elektra

            Ann Liv Young

            16, 17 & 18 Oct 2014

            Dom im Berg, Graz (AT)

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

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

          • Frascati Theater

            Universal dancer

            Doris Uhlich

            17 & 18 Oct 2014

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

          • NBprojects

            1: SONGS

            Nicole Beutler, Guardia Ferragutti

            18 Oct 2014

            Theater Bouwkunde, Deventer (NL)

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

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

          • GfZK

            Creativity Exercises

            Dóra Hegyi, Franciska Zólyom, Zsuzsa László

            18 Oct-1 Feb 2015

            Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (DE)

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

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

          • Mad House Helsinki

            On the Right Track – A cabaret of the political absurd

            Via Negativa

            20 & 21 Oct 2014

            Tiivistämö, Helsinki (FI)

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

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

          • Theater Bellevue

            R-esistere

            Giulio D’Anna

            21 Oct 2014

            Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Het Veem Theater

            PEOPLE IN A FIELD

            Simon Tanguy

            22-26 Oct 2014

            Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Het Veem Theater

            Instant Fiction

            Sarah van Lamsweerde

            22-25 Oct 2014

            Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)

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

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

          • Frascati Theater

            A Tranquil Star

            Fitri Setyaningsih (coreogr.)

            22 Oct 2014

            Frascati Theater, Amsterdam

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

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

          • de Brakke Grond

            The Discrete Charm of Marxism

            Bojan Djordjev

            22 & 23 Oct 2014

            Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

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

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

          • Extra City

            Allegory of the Cave Painting. The Other Way Around.

            Pavel Büchler, Dan Graham, a.o.

            25 Oct-29 Mar 2015

            Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)

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

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

          • NBprojects

            1: SONGS

            Nicole Beutler, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti

            25 Oct 2014

            Theater Ins Blau, Leiden (NL)

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

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

          • NBprojects

            Antigone

            Nicole Beutler, Ulrike Quade

            25 & 26 Oct 2014

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

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

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

          • La Ferme du Buisson

            The Yvonne Rainer Project, Lives of Performers

            Yvonne Rainer, Yael Davids, a.o.

            25 Oct-8 Feb 2015

            La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel (FR)

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

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

          • Het Veem Theater

            A Talk

            Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann

            26 & 27 Oct 2014

            LocoMotion Festival, Skopje (MK)

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

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

          • Sandberg Instituut ICW Goethe-Institut

            The Sandberg Series – Audrey Cottin

            Audrey Cottin

            27 Oct 2014

            Goethe-Institut, Amsterdam

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

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

          • BMW Tate Live

            On Mediated Experience (…)

            Lynn Hershman Leeson, Lev Manovich, a.o.

            27 Oct 2014

            Tate Modern; Starr Auditorium, London (UK)

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

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

            Festival of Future Nows

            Olafur Eliasson

            30 Oct-1 Nov 2014

            New National Gallery, Berlin (DE)

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

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

            PEOPLE IN A FIELD

            Simon Tanguy

            31 Oct-1 Nov 2014

            Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH)

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

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

            Grand Parade

            Jompet Kuswidananto

            31 Oct-22 Mar 2015

            Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

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

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

          DasArts – Talking with Places

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

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

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

          Read more about Talking with Places here