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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  • 2013

  • WIELS & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

    The Absent Museum. Blueprint for a museum of contemporary art for the capital of Europe

    Various artists

    20 Apr-13 Aug 2017

    WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

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  • How can artists maintain the tension between globalisation’s paradoxes and history’s turbulences, and their individual sensibilities and voices? In the light of these issues and recent turbulent historical developments, it is striking to see how absent the art museums remain in urgent, public debate. Although museums – especially those devoted to contemporary art – have never been as popular as they are today, they are still notably absent from the public space and their voice goes unheard in the formation of public opinion. Existing works and new productions of about 45 artists will translate and interpret the challenges that museum institutions face today, as well as the communities they inspire.

  • 11:00am
  • € 5-12
  • wiels.org
  • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels
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  • 1824

  • Corpus

    Linnæus in Tenebris

    Naufus Ramírez-Figuero

    18 May-24 Sep 2017

    CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR)

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  • For his first solo show in France, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa taps into science fiction and biotechnology to address a recurrent subject in his sculptural and performative work, namely, the suffering of the land and of the people who farm it. Linnæus in Tenebris, his site-specific installation for the Nave at CAPC, is situated within the historic context of the eighteenth century, a time that still dominates much of Bordeaux’s architectural landscape. His work focuses on an emblematic figure of the Enlightenment, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who created a nomenclature that made it possible to classify most of the living species known at the time.

  • Tue–Sun, 11am–6pm; Wed, open until 8pm
  • €7–€4
  • capc-bordeaux.fr
  • 7, rue Ferrère F-33000, Bordeaux, France
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  • 0416

  • Cure Park

    Cure Park: around the art of care

    Cathalijne Smulders, Lendl Barcelos, Valentina Desideri, Myriam Lefkowitz, Shana Moulton a. o.

    4 Jun-16 Jul 2017

    Amsterdamse Bos

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  • Cure Park is a contemporary health resort that will pitch its tents among the trees of the Amsterdam Forest. As Joseph Beuys said, art can heal. Perhaps we should turn this quote around and say that ‘healing can also be art’ (AA Bronson). Cure Park creates a place where we can develop new care techniques, for ourselves, each other and our environment. Cure Park brings together a multidimensional program, comprising installations, experiments, interventions, workshops, exercises, lectures, performances and films. Cure Park emanated from Cure Master, a two-year master program initiated by the Sandberg Institute.

  • Various times, see program
  • curepark.nl
  • Bostheater, De Duizendmeterweg 7, Amstelvee
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  • 1620

  • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

    Cinema Olanda: Platform

    Wendelien van Oldenborgh

    16 Jun-20 Aug 2017

    Rotterdam

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  • Witte de With transforms into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. A series of changing presentations and six weeks of public events will be programmed by Quinsy Gario (Artist, Poet), Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Curator, Writer), Patricia Pisters and Esther Peeren (ASCA, University of Amsterdam), New Urban Collective (Jessica de Abreu, Mitchell Esajas), and First Things First (Katayoun Arian, Louise Autar, Max de Ploeg). See wdw.nl for the full timeline

  • €6/Museumcard free
  • wdw.nl
  • Witte de Witstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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  • 1608

  • Rongwrong

    Bei Cosy

    Various artists

    16 Jun-8 Jul 2017

    Rongwrong

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  • Bei Cosy is a somewhere between an exhibition, a bar and a costume party, taking place over 4 weeks in the belly of Rongwrong. The project will feature a roster of invited artists hosting events every Friday and Saturday night and a series of newly commissioned works entitled Fingerbekenntnisse. Taking its name from a celebrated bar in Munich run by the artist Cosy Pièro from 1962 – 82, the project will pay homage to her work, the significance of her bar and its active position in the sexual politics of the time.
    The concept of Bei Cosy is by Philipp Gufler and Richard John Jones in collaboration with Cosy Pièro, Sands Murray-Wassink and Laurie Cluitmans.

  • 5 pm
  • Free of charge
  • rongwrong.org
  • Binnen Bantammerstraat 2, Amsterdam
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  • 0603

  • Kunstverein Langenhagen

    KroOt by KroOt Juurak

    Krõõt Juurak and guests

    6 Jul-3 Sep 2017

    Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

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  • Estonian artist KroOt Juurak takes over the space and context of Kunstverein Langenhagen. Instead of mediating through objects, she works with other ways of transmission: she communicates through movements, language(s), moods, misunderstandings, assumptions or physical sensations. The exhibition presents performances that are not really performances, artists that may or may not really be artists, performers who may and may not be performing. Each of the works could represent the whole exhibition. In other words: the exhibition is not made up of works, it is in each work.

  • Various times, see program
  • Free of charge
  • kunstverein-langenhagen.de
  • Walsroder Strasse 91 A, Langenhagen (De)
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  • 0708

  • Julidans

    Beytna

    Omar Rajeh, Koen Augustijnen, Anani Sanouvi & Hiroaki Umeda

    7 & 8 Jul 2017

    Theater Bellevue

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  • Being invited to come to someone’s home, that is what the Lebanese word ‘Beytna’ means. Engrossing yourself in the world of another, eating together, drinking, talking, laughing and maybe even shedding a tear. In Beytna, the invitation comes from choreographer Omar Rajeh and his home is the big hall of Theater Bellevue. He has asked his mother to bring her biggest pots and pans into the theatre and has invited six international friends and the audience to the banquet. The culinary and artistic exchange celebration features Rajeh and his mother, fellow-choreographer Hiroaki Umeda, Anani Sanouvi, Koen Augustijnen and traditional Palestinian music by Le Trio Joubran.

  • 8.30pm
  • € 25
  • julidans.nl
  • Leidsekade 90, Amsterdam
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  • 07

  • Stedelijk Museum

    Opening for Zanele Muholi

    10:00 pm

    7 Jul 2017

    Amsterdam

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  • For the opening of South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi’s first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands (July 8 – October 15, 2017), the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents a vocal performances by musician, vocalist, and composer Annalyzer and a poetry reading by writer Phila Mbanjwa.
    Indigenous Afro – Anelisa “Annalyzer” Stuurman is a musician, vocalist, composer, and actress, born and raised in Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
    The Walk of the Lioness Philile “Phila” Mbanjwa is a writer born in Dambuza, a settlement just outside Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

  • 8:00 pm
  • Free with registration
  • stedelijk.nl
  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam
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  • 0809

  • NBprojects

    Premiere 7: TRIPLE MOON

    Nicole Beutler in collaboration with Helena Muskens & Quirine Racké

    8 & 9 Jul 2017

    Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

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  • 7: TRIPLE MOON premieres on the 8th of July at Julidans! The third and final part of Nicole Beutlers Bauhaus-trilogy. An ode to feminine power. A journey propelled by the rhythm of the universe. Inspired by the spiritual aspects of the triangle, three female dancers of different ages pay tribute to the heathen Moon Goddess with three faces.

    For tour dates check nbprojects.nl

  • 21:00
  • €10 - €27,50
  • nbprojects.nl
  • Leidseplein 26, Amsterdam
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  • 0809

  • Artists’ Lab-series 2016-2017 & Julidans

    Do you remember that time we were together and danced this or that dance?

    Clara Amaral

    8 & 9 Jul 2017

    SSBA Salon, Stadsschouwburg

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  • To remember a dance by remembering the counts, the space, the feeling. Also, the sweat,the steps and context; to remember the memory of what we remember dancing, the ones that we danced with or imagined while dancing. To remember a dance that we never really danced. Dancing as a fake title, an imagination, fantasy and fiction.
    This performance presents a publication. Instead of printed matter, this publication was learned by heart by two performers and it is transmitted through an embodied memory. A publication by Clara Amaral, in conversation with Lana Coporda, Loïc Perela, Magda Widlak, Ofir Yudilevitch, Serge Amoussou-guenou and Yang Zhen.

  • Various time slots, see program
  • Free of charge
  • julidans.nl
  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Leidseplein 26
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  • 0809

  • La Casa de Barro

    Master Class on Decoloniality

    Walter Mignolo

    8 & 9 Jul 2017

    La Casa de Barro

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  • Uses of coloniality and decoloniality abound in many spheres of knowledge, understanding and doing. Walter Mignolo will present coloniality as a short hand of colonial matrix of power. Decoloniality in his conception is the necessary consequence of coloniality: where coloniality makes its presence felt, decoloniality emerges in a variety of forms. The 1st master class (Sat) is an introduction to a particular conceptual frame that sprung in the South American Andes although with strong connections to the histories of multilingual Caribbean. The 2nd class (Sun) focuses on the consequences of coloniality, which operate at all levels of life: the state, the banks, the corporations, the media, the university, the museum, religious institutions, etc.

  • 2pm
  • € 50
  • lacasadebarroblog
  • Oudezijds Achterburgwal 199, Amsterdam
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  • 0913

  • If I Can't Dance

    Edition VI – Event and Duration: Brazilian Tour

    Alejandra Riera, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard, a.o.

    9-13 Jul 2017

    Multiple venues in São Paulo and Recife (BR)

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  • It is with great pleasure that If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution announces the Brazilian tour of a number of new commissions, Performance in Residence research projects, and special guests from Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016). We warmly invite audiences in São Paulo and Recife to attend the presentations from, amongst others, Peter Pál Pelbart, Alejandra Riera, Ueinzz Theatre Company, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard at Casa do Povo, Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta, and Fundação Joaquim Nabuco. For more information and the full programme, please visit: ificantdance.org

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  • See programme
  • ificantdance.org
  • Multiple venues in São Paulo and Recife, Brazil
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  • 10

  • Socieeteit Sexyland

    Performance night by Hisako, Andy and Ab

    Hisako Horikawa, Andy Moor and Ab Baars

    10 Jul 2017

    Socieeteit Sexyland

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  • Sociëteit SEXYLAND is a new and temporary club on the NDSM-wharf in Amsterdam North. Every day, 365 days a year  it will have a different owner. The owner of the day decides what kind of club they like to have. Andy Moore an Amsterdam based composer, photographer an musician and founder of the band The Ex decides the program for Monday July 10th. He organizes a music and dance improvisation evening together with saxophonist, clarinetist and shakuhachi player Ab Baars one of the key figures from the Dutch improvisation scene and well known improvisation dancer Hisako Horikawa, who is performing and teaching with Min Tanaka extensively in the international performance scene.

  • 8.30pm
  • €10
  • sexyland.amsterdam
  • Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 39, Amsterdam
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  • 11

  • Julidans

    Displacement

    Mithkal Alzghair

    11 Jul 2017

    De Melkweg

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  • In Displacement, Mithkal Alzghair explores the torn identity of Syrian bodies through dance and movement, from the viewpoint of the political, social and religious conditions they experience. He breaks down and rebuilds his different heritages, the body of traditional dance, the body of trance, the military body, the body in war, the body in exile, and questions their mutual connections. Migrating from an isolated figure to a group of men, Displacement traces a possible trajectory towards the other. A powerful work, caught between the desire to stay and the desire to flee.

  • 7pm
  • €20/€15
  • julidans.nl
  • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Amsterdam
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  • 13

  • Julidans

    TITANS – Euripides Laskaridis / OSMOSIS Performing Arts Co (GR)

    Euripides Laskaridis

    13 Jul 2017

    Theater Bellevue

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  • In an empty, undefined space, a cosmic being, a sort of god with no specific sex but with a belly swollen, possibly by pregnancy, sits in a rocking swing, omnipo-tent and omnipresent. It/he/she has been there since before it all began, always in need of the presence of a companion, an imperceptible shadow that makes its peculiar world go round. According to the myth Titans ruled the universe since before even time existed, one of humanity’s earliest inventions. In this dark cosmic farce Laskaridis uses old myths as well as his very personal mythology stemming from his family, his home country, his love for the theatre of the absurd, circus, burlesque and the cinema.

  • 7pm
  • € 20/€12,50
  • julidans.nl
  • Leidsekade 90, Amsterdam
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  • 1316

  • Fiorucci Art Trust

    Volcano Extravaganza: I polpi

    Eddie Peake, i. c. w. Actress, Gwilym Gold, Evan Ifekoya

    13-16 Jul 2017

    Various location in Naples & Stromboli, Italy

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  • The Fiorucci Art Trust was founded by Nicoletta Fiorucci in 2010 to promote contemporary art in conventional and unconventional ways. Every year since 2011 Fiorucci Art Trust has presented Volcano Extravaganza, an artist-led programme on the volcanic island of Stromboli, Aeolian Islands, Italy.
    The 2017 edition presents a constellation of performative acts led by Eddie Peake, in collaboration with Actress, Gwilym Gold, Evan Ifekoya with Victoria Sin, Holly Pester. Curated by Milovan Farronato

  • Various times, see program
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  • fiorucciartrust.com
  • Naples and Stromboli, Italy (It)
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  • 14

  • Julidans and the Openluchttheater

    JULIDANS AT THE PARK

    Liat Waysbort, Alida Dors, Bára Sigfúsdóttir a. o.

    14 Jul 2017

    Openluchttheater Vondelpark

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  • The Vondelpark Openluchttheater organizes every summer an evening dance program in the park with pieces, fragments and works-in-progress by young and established makers. The program will present Liat Waysbort’s work in progress Titanic, based on Ohad Naharins’s 1989 choreography with Gavin Bryars’s The Sinking of the Titanic music composition. With a fragment of True Colors, Alida Dors will dive with her urban dance style into identity politics in social media together with Dutch musictheater group Silbersee. Duo Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Eivind Lønning will present TIDE a poetic duet between a trumpet player and a dancer, while Project 155 will show an explosive urban and moderndance style choreography with LIJF.

  • 8.30pm
  • Free of charge
  • openluchttheater.nl
  • Vondelpark, Amsterdam
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  • 1403

  • Framer Framed

    HOME

    Marjan Teeuwen, Ezz Al Zanoon, Rawan Mahady

    14 Jul-3 Sep 2017

    Tolhuistuin

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  • What does it mean to be forced to flee your home and become internally displaced? What is the meaning of the word ‘home’ in the context of war, diaspora, exclusion, and displacement? These questions are central to the exhibition HOME, curated by Meta Knol, with the photographic works of “Destroyed House Gaza” (2016-2017) by Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen, and video blogs made by Palestinian photographer Ezz Al Zanoon (Ezz Al zanoon Photography) and journalist Rawan Mahady. Mahady and Framer Framed organize a series of Skype connections between Gaza and Amsterdam, to take place every Sunday during the exhibition.

  • Tue-Fri 1pm-9pm / Sat-Sun 11am-9pm
  • Free of charge
  • framerframed.nl
  • IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam-Noord
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  • 1731

  • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

    Öğüt & Macuga

    Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt

    17 Jul-31 Dec 2017

    Rotterdam

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  • This exhibition is the result of Witte de With director Defne Ayas’ pairing of two critically engaged artists, Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt. Both artists’ interests are tied to political and historical contexts, distilled through a variety of media and strategies of representation that include performance, participatory event, sculpture, film, and installation.

    The exhibition has several associated events with liks below. http://www.wdw.nl/en/our_program/events/t_amp_macuga_laurie_cluitmans
    http://www.wdw.nl/en/our_program/events/t_amp_macuga_binna_choi

  • 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • € 6
  • wdw.nl/
  • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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  • Noiserr

    Noiserr [Session 4]

    Various

    22 Jul 2017

    Amsterdam

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  • Noiserr is an interdisciplinary research group centered around explorations of Noise via deconstructed / exploded reading and listening sessions. Noiserr is an on-going exploration of Noise instantiated via theory- and practice-led investigative actions.We will gather for more sessions of Noiserr in July and August. You are invited to join the third session of the noise reading and research group on July 22nd at 16:15 at Butcher’s Tears’ Side Room.

    !!!Also important!!! Every session of Noiserr is unique, therefore it doesn’t matter if you never joined us. Everybody’s welcome!

  • 4:15 pm
  • Free admission
  • noiserr.hotglue.me/
  • Karperweg 45, 1075LB, Amsterdam
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  • ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival

    Anatomie

    Anne Juren

    28 & 29 Jul 2017

    Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna

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  • The audience is made up of sighted, blind and visually impaired people who are taking their seats. The piece can begin. Or rather, the dance through one’s own body in a choreography of imagination. Anatomie is Anne Juren’s contribution to The Humane Body project, and she takes dance to a new level while she’s at it. The artist gets to the heart of what was already the subject of her 2015 piece The Point: in her choreographic sessions, a voice guides the audience through and deep inside the lying body, shifting the focus away from watching, and stimulating the imagination.

  • Various times, see program
  • €25/€21
  • impulstanz.com
  • Schwarzenbergplatz 1, Vienna (At)
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    • De Vleeshal

      Why Patterns?

      various artists

      2 Apr-11 Jun 2017

      Middelburg

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    • Why Patterns? is a group exhibition that brings together contemporary and historical artists who share a common interest in experimental music. In their work they explore forms of coincidence, improvisation, and abstract notational systems. The exhibition includes sound sculptures, audio, scores, textiles, video, drawings, and performance. Its title is borrowed from a 1978 musical composition by Morton Feldman with the same name.
      With: Noa Eshkol, Daan Gielis, Radna Rumping, Damon Zucconi, Milan Grygar, Lina Lapelyte, Sergei Tcherepnin, Les Trucs, and Hannah Weinberger

    • Wed-Fri 1 pm-5pm / Sat-Sun 11am-5pm
    • €4 / students & under 18: free
    • vleeshal.nl
    • Markt 1, Middelburg (Nl)
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    • 0312

    • Dansmakers

      Weekly Sharing Practice

      Various initiators

      3 Apr-12 Jun 2017

      Dansmakers, Amsterdam

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    • Sharing Practice is a new open practice at Dansmakers Amsterdam where the dance maker, performer and professional opens up his studio at crucial moments in his creative process. Key in these sessions are exchange and exploration.This open sessions works as an exchange in which the dance professional set its ideas and movement idiom to the test and in which he receives physical feedback from the participant. On the other side, the participant challenges his physical boundaries and connect to a substantive story. The main purpose of the Sharing Practice is about making all kinds of interaction between dance makers, dance professionals, artists and interested parties possible. Bookings ruth@dansmakers.nl.

    • 10 am - 12 am
    • € 3
    • dansmakers.nl
    • Studio Cube, Gedempt hamerkanaal 203, Amsterdam Noord
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    • WIELS & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

      The Absent Museum. Blueprint for a museum of contemporary art for the capital of Europe

      Various artists

      20 Apr-13 Aug 2017

      WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

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    • How can artists maintain the tension between globalisation’s paradoxes and history’s turbulences, and their individual sensibilities and voices? In the light of these issues and recent turbulent historical developments, it is striking to see how absent the art museums remain in urgent, public debate. Although museums – especially those devoted to contemporary art – have never been as popular as they are today, they are still notably absent from the public space and their voice goes unheard in the formation of public opinion. Existing works and new productions of about 45 artists will translate and interpret the challenges that museum institutions face today, as well as the communities they inspire.

    • 11:00am
    • € 5-12
    • wiels.org
    • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels
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    • 2716

    • KIOSK

      Show Me Your Archive And I Will Tell You Who Is In Power

      Various artists and researchers

      27 Apr-16 Jun 2017

      Kiosk Gallery, Ghent

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    • Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power combines an exhibition with a public program of lectures, panel discussions, performances and screenings to present stories from the history of feminist struggle. Issues of race, gender and class are covered from a so-called intersectional perspective, an approach that works to bring to the fore the combinations of discriminatory practices and the dynamics they engender.  Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power wishes to extend its scope beyond Western, white feminism and to trace the beginnings of a transnational and intersectional perspective in Belgian feminism and beyond.

    • See program
    • kioskgallery.be
    • Louis Pasteurlaan 2 9000 Ghent
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    • 1824

    • Corpus

      Linnæus in Tenebris

      Naufus Ramírez-Figuero

      18 May-24 Sep 2017

      CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR)

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    • For his first solo show in France, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa taps into science fiction and biotechnology to address a recurrent subject in his sculptural and performative work, namely, the suffering of the land and of the people who farm it. Linnæus in Tenebris, his site-specific installation for the Nave at CAPC, is situated within the historic context of the eighteenth century, a time that still dominates much of Bordeaux’s architectural landscape. His work focuses on an emblematic figure of the Enlightenment, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who created a nomenclature that made it possible to classify most of the living species known at the time.

    • Tue–Sun, 11am–6pm; Wed, open until 8pm
    • €7–€4
    • capc-bordeaux.fr
    • 7, rue Ferrère F-33000, Bordeaux, France
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    • 2610

    • If I Can't Dance, a.o.

      To Become Two

      Alex Martinis Roe

      26 May-10 Jun 2017

      The Showroom, London (UK)

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    • The Showroom presents To Become Two, a new film installation by Berlin-based artist Alex Martinis Roe that stems from her ongoing engagement with international feminist communities and their political practices. At The Showroom, the project will further evolve with a programme of events and workshops led by Martinis Roe. In the workshops, contributors will undertake a series of exercises that expand on proposals shared in the Our Future Network film to culminate in a final public event. Further details about the exhibition and the programme are available here.

    • See programme
    • Free admission
    • theshowroom.org
    • 63 Penfold Street London NW8 8PQ, United Kingdom
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    • 2724

    • Allan Pierson Museum

      CAST WITNESSES, ALLARD PIERSON EDITION

      Sarah van Lamsweerde

      27 May-24 Jun 2017

      Allan Pierson Museum

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    • Far up in the attic of Amsterdam’s main archeology museum, past the coffee machine and a row of cramped offices, a silent crowd of replicated Greco-Roman statues await sporadic visitors, meanwhile digesting their improbable biographies marked by migration, fragmentation and disrepair. Cast Witnesses relates to these leftover replicas of a past civilization by using the plaster figures as proxies for our collective pains and desires. With tactile and textual interactions, two mediators will guide visitors along their disjointed counterparts, in a performative experience that blends ekphrasis (art works described purely for the mind’s eye) with therapy.
      Various performances sessions on May 27TH, June 10th and June 24th.

    • Various times, see program
    • See program
    • allardpiersonmuseum.nl
    • Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam
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    • 3003

    • basis for Live Art

      FLAM Forum for Live Art Amsterdam. A Week of Performance Art

      Various artists

      30 May-3 Jun 2017

      Arti et Amicitiae and Frascati Theater

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    • FLAM presents a week of ongoing experimental Live Art presentations, featuring a program of cross-disciplinary and radically experimental work by more than twenty local and international artists. For its seventh iteration, FLAM explores questions around self-presentation, self-transformation and a heightened state of alterity (otherness) in the digital age. The possibilities to create, manipulate and perform different selves through selfies and constant status updates, have given rise to a variety of questions about performance and performativity. FLAM 2017 aims to provoke reflection and debate about the ways in which states of alterity, performativity and otherness are embodied and manifested in daily presentations of the self.

    • € 5-12
    • http://basisforliveart.com
    • Rokin 112 & Nes 63, Amsterdam
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    • 3104

    • DAS Theatre

      Time Between Dog and Wolf- DAS Graduate School Presentations

      Various Artists

      31 May-4 Jun 2017

      DAS Graduate School & La Casa de Barro

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    • After two years of study and inquiry into their artistic practices, a period of consuming close reading and of applying various lenses, our eight graduating students will be showing work which invites new ways of seeing. The ‘time between dog and wolf’, in French, is the space when a dog could be a wolf and a wolf could be a dog. Where many things are still possible, and we become aware of seeing itself.
      With: Gabino Rodríguez, Annefleur Schep, Olga Tsvetkova, Abhishek Thapar, Noha Ramadan, Noah Voelker, Enkidu Khaled and Cecilia Lisa Eliceche.

    • See program
    • € 10 / €5
    • dasgraduateschoolfestival.nl
    • Overhoeksplein 2 & Oudezijds Achterburgwal 199, Amsterdam
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    • 0119

    • EYE Museum

      CINEMA EROTICA: An Ode to Lust

      1-19 Jun 2017

      EYE Museum, Amsterdam

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    • The erotica collection of EYE Film Museum includes no fewer than a thousand titles, but they are rarely taken off the shelf. Cinema Erotica brushes aside cinematic decorum to present an ode to lust featuring historical curios, films by contemporary artists, talks and musical performances. Cinema Erotica celebrates sensuality, squarely faces the embarrassing darker sides of lust like sex addiction and offers a compendium of seductive film history: from Jean Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour (1950) to David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001), from Bettie Page to Isabelle Huppert.

    • Various Times, see program
    • €10 / €7,50
    • eyefilm.nl
    • IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
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    • 0103

    • Kunststiftung NRW

      Inventur 2 – Contemporary Dance & Performance

      Claire Bishop, Nora Chiapaumire, Trajal Harrell, Bojana Kunst, Jay Pather, et al.

      1, 2 & 3 Jun 2017

      tanzhaus nrw

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    • INVENTUR 2 wants to analyse the current situation within contemporary dance and performance art. Thirteen years after the first INVENTUR (Vienna 2004), the prominent performers of the field discuss central topics within the latest developments of contemporary dance and art, taking into consideration current political, ecological and economic crises. In nine panels, curated by Sigrid Gareis, Gabriele Brandstetter, Martina Hochmuth and Bettina Masuch, both the inventory and the inventory-taking itself will be up for discussion. Among the contributor are Jay Pather, Nora Chiapaumire, Raimund Hoghe, Claire Bishop, Trajal Harrell, Panaibra Gabriel Canda, Bojana Kunst, Mithkal Alzghair, Susan Leigh Foster, Janez Janša, Rabih Mroué, Bojana Cvejic, and many more. 

    • 10:00am
    • € 30
    • tanzhaus-nrw.de
    • Erkrather Str. 30, Düsseldorf
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    • 0304

    • Veem House

      Bombyx Mori

      Ola Maciejewska

      3 & 4 Jun 2017

      Serralves Foundation, Porto

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    • In this piece for three dancers, Ola Maciejewska draws her inspiration from Fuller’s Serpentine Dance. She explores the relationship in the arts between human beings and physical matter by creating movement in large pieces of fabric. She plays with the confluence of bodies and objects and the battle that these wage. Bombyx Mori alludes to the silk caterpillar, which has become entirely dependent on human beings for survival. Here, the natural body and the artificial process are inextricably linked: a poignant metaphor for this sculptural interpretation of one of the pioneers of modern dance and performance art.

    • 3rd June 6:00pm & 10:00pm, 4th June 5:00pm
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    • serralves.pt
    • R. Dom João de Castro 210, Porto (Pt)
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    • 0416

    • Cure Park

      Cure Park: around the art of care

      Cathalijne Smulders, Lendl Barcelos, Valentina Desideri, Myriam Lefkowitz, Shana Moulton a. o.

      4 Jun-16 Jul 2017

      Amsterdamse Bos

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    • Cure Park is a contemporary health resort that will pitch its tents among the trees of the Amsterdam Forest. As Joseph Beuys said, art can heal. Perhaps we should turn this quote around and say that ‘healing can also be art’ (AA Bronson). Cure Park creates a place where we can develop new care techniques, for ourselves, each other and our environment. Cure Park brings together a multidimensional program, comprising installations, experiments, interventions, workshops, exercises, lectures, performances and films. Cure Park emanated from Cure Master, a two-year master program initiated by the Sandberg Institute.

    • Various times, see program
    • curepark.nl
    • Bostheater, De Duizendmeterweg 7, Amstelvee
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    • 0406

    • Holland Festival

      Rito de Primavera

      José Vidal & Compañía

      4, 5 & 6 Jun 2017

      Westergasfabriek, Zuiveringshal West

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    • A pagan sacrificial ritual, a dance of death and the beginning of a new spring. There has been ritual dance for as long as people have existed. The Chilean choreographer José Vidal has created a completely new ritual for the present day, with fifty dancers, an electronic soundtrack by the DJ and multi-instrumentalist Jim Hast, and a euphoric stage performance that appeals to all the senses. The dancers and the audience come together in the near-darkness of Zuiveringshal West. Lose yourself in the throng and experience this mystical underground rave. It is a passionate celebration of dance.

    • 8:30pm, Monday at 4:00pm and 8:30pm
    • € 18 - € 26
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Pazzanistraat 37, 1014 DB Amsterdam
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    • Skulptur Projekte 2017

      Skulptur Projekte 2017

      Various artists

      10 Jun 2017

      Münster, DE

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    • Held every ten years (1977, 1987, 1997, 2007) in the German city of Münster, Skulptur Projekte Münster presents the works of international artists in a wide variety of spaces around the city.

      In altogether three issues, a magazine series entitled Out of is accompanying the development of the Skulptur Projekte 2017. Each issue takes as its orientation a concept fundamentally linked with the experience of sclupture and projects in the outdoor space: body, time and place. Download them using the following link.
      https://www.skulptur-projekte.de/#/En/Publications

    • 5:00pm
    • Free
    • skulptur-projekte.de
    • LWL-Museum fur Kunst and Kultur, Domplatz 10, Münster
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    • 1011

    • Holland Festival

      La Chanson de Roland

      Wael Shawky

      10 & 11 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • Wale Shawky’s large musical and theatrical installation La Chanson de Roland translates the epic French verse into classic Arabic and features performances by 25 fidjeri singers. Fidjeri is a type of music sung by pearl divers from the Persian Gulf states, as part of a tradition dating back more than 800 years. Fidjeri singers are famed for their expressive solo performances accompanied by a choir, percussion and maritime-inspired choreography. Shawky here works with the musicians on stage for the first time, combining this authentic Arabian tradition with one of the earliest works of French literature.

    • 11:00pm
    • €29 / €26 / students €18
    • hollandfestival.nl
    • Stadsschouwburg / Rabozaal, Leidseplein 26 1017 PT
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    • 10

    • Girls Like Us & San Serriffe 2

      Girl Like Us #9: DANCE & DANCING Issue launch

      Various contributors

      10 Jun 2017

      San Serriffe 2

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    • GIRLS LIKE US is an independent magazine turning the spotlight on an international expanding community of women from all genders within arts, culture and activism. Through personal stories, essays and vanguard visuals GIRLS LIKE US unfolds feminist legacies in arts and writing. Mixing politics with pleasure, the magazine is mapping collaborative routes towards a non-patriarchy.
      Edited in collaboration with the New York-based artist and writer Emma Hedditch this new issue explores the New York dance scene – past, present and future.
      More on the issue DANCE & DANCING and its contributors.

    • 8 pm
    • Free of charge
    • facebook event
    • Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam
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    • 1314

    • Frascati

      The Tempest Society

      Bouchra Khalili

      13 & 14 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • Three people from different backgrounds set up a theatre company in Athens. Together with their audience, they seek to investigate the current state of Greece and Europe on the stage. Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili recorded their experiment in this film. The company is called The Tempest Society in homage to legendary Parisian theatre company Al Assifa (‘The Storm’ in Arabic). This company, made up of immigrants and students, came up with the idea of a ‘theatrical newspaper’ in the 1970s. Through their performances, they carried on a daily struggle against inequality and racism. Now, forty years later, this forgotten heritage is re-emerging in Greece.

    • 8.30pm
    • € 18
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • Perdu

      Ways to Write the Body

      One Alkema, Quinn Eades, Anna Poletti

      14 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • Perdu hosts award-winning Australian poet, writer and researcher Quinn Eades, who will be introduced by literature scholar Anna Poletti (Universiteit Utrecht). This program’s focus will be writing from, rather than about, life experiences and the body, particularly around gender and sexuality. Participants are invited to engage in a series of writing exercises, and Eades, alongside Obe Alkema and other Dutch feminist and genderqueer poets, will read from their own work. Programme in English and Dutch.

    • 8:00pm
    • € 5
    • perdu.nl
    • Kloveniersburgwal 86 1012 CZ Amsterdam
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    • 1521

    • Sandberg Institute

      Sandberg Institute Graduation Show

      Various artists

      15-21 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • In June the Sandberg Instituut will have it’s annual graduation show. The five permanent departments and two temporary programmes will all host their own shows at various locations in Amsterdam. Check the full program .
      14 June MA Studio for Immediate Spaces, at Station Noord
      16 June MA Critical Studies, at Butcher’s Tears + MA Fashion Matters, at Nieuw Dakota
      + MA Materialisation in Art and Design, at Looiersgracht 60
      17 June MA Design, at Shelter Amsterdam + MA Dirty Art Department, at Krux
      21 June MA Fine Arts ‘A Rose Is A Rose’, at various locations

    • Various times, see program
    • Free of charge
    • sandberg.nl
    • Overschiestraat 188, Amsterdam
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    • 1517

    • SNDO

      Realitic – SNDO Graduation Works 2017

      SNDO GRADUATES

      15, 16 & 17 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • Witness the graduating year of SNDO, presenting their final works in June 2017. This year’s SNDO graduates are Juan Pablo Cámara, Chengbei Duan, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Mao Nakagawa, Estefano Romani, Tea Teearu and Andrea Zavala Folache. For this final festival the students work with curator Susan Gibb. Being part of the ongoing trajectory spanning three study years, in this context they engage in a ‘hands on’ artist-curator dialogue and process. The poster and visual campaign is a part of this trajectory and outcome of the collaboration between SNDO 4 students and Elisabeth Rafstedt and Nina Schouten, graduates Graphic Design Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

    • 7:00pm
    • € 5 - 9
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Frascati Theater, Nes 63, 1012 KD Amsterdam
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    • 1617

    • Frascati

      Simple as ABC #2: Keep calm & validate

      Thomas Bellinck

      16 & 17 Jun 2017

      Frascati 1

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    • How does European migration ­management work? What does a border mean if the border is everywhere? Theatre-maker Thomas Bellinck spoke to border and data managers in control rooms and on the fringes of Europe. With two actors, four musicians and ten gigabytes of audio material, he created Simple as ABC #2: Keep Calm & Validate, a documentary musical on social selection and how we contract out our unease.

    • 8:30pm
    • € 26
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, Amsterdam
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    • 1617

    • DAS Graduate School

      Das Theatre – First Year Presentations

      Various Artists

      16 & 17 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • The first-year DAS Theatre students will share the outcome of their experimentations in short works. Expect a varied programme, with breaks for our traditional servings of finger food.
      With: Szymon Adamczak, Catarina Vieira, Sofia Dinger, Erin Lamontagne/Erin Hill, Alice Pons and Clara García Fraile
      The programme differs each day so please check the schedule for details.

      Register with an email to martin.brans@ahk.nl

    • 7:00 pm
    • Free with registration
    • ahk.nl
    • Overhoeksplein 2, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    • 1620

    • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

      Cinema Olanda: Platform

      Wendelien van Oldenborgh

      16 Jun-20 Aug 2017

      Rotterdam

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    • Witte de With transforms into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. A series of changing presentations and six weeks of public events will be programmed by Quinsy Gario (Artist, Poet), Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Curator, Writer), Patricia Pisters and Esther Peeren (ASCA, University of Amsterdam), New Urban Collective (Jessica de Abreu, Mitchell Esajas), and First Things First (Katayoun Arian, Louise Autar, Max de Ploeg). See wdw.nl for the full timeline

    • €6/Museumcard free
    • wdw.nl
    • Witte de Witstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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    • 1608

    • Rongwrong

      Bei Cosy

      Various artists

      16 Jun-8 Jul 2017

      Rongwrong

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    • Bei Cosy is a somewhere between an exhibition, a bar and a costume party, taking place over 4 weeks in the belly of Rongwrong. The project will feature a roster of invited artists hosting events every Friday and Saturday night and a series of newly commissioned works entitled Fingerbekenntnisse. Taking its name from a celebrated bar in Munich run by the artist Cosy Pièro from 1962 – 82, the project will pay homage to her work, the significance of her bar and its active position in the sexual politics of the time.
      The concept of Bei Cosy is by Philipp Gufler and Richard John Jones in collaboration with Cosy Pièro, Sands Murray-Wassink and Laurie Cluitmans.

    • 5 pm
    • Free of charge
    • rongwrong.org
    • Binnen Bantammerstraat 2, Amsterdam
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    • 17

    • WhyNot, Lava Lab / Hackers & Designers

      The Body &

      Joana Chicau, JODI, OBOL LE

      17 Jun 2017

      Amsterdam

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    • WhyNot organizes in collaboration with Lava Lab / Hackers & Designers the pilot of our new series The Body &. With each edition, we combine the dance & performance world with another creative scene to give you an insight in this crossdisciplinairy practise and open up new ways of thinking. Our aim is to let dance and movement inspire other disciplines, and visa versa.
      This first pilot edition, named The Body & < >, will be about movement, live performance and computer language. Artists that are working on the border of choreography and coding will talk about and present their work from 8 pm. Afterwards, we have a drink! During the day, both dancers/performers and coders can participate in a workshop by Joana Chicau.

    • 10:00am, 8:00pm
    • Pay what you want
    • facebook.com
    • Lava Lab Asterdwarsweg 5, 1031 HR Amsterdam
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    • 17

    • Frascati theater

      Cybernetic, Algorithmic, Systemic Theatre Symposium

      Annie Dorsen, Orion Maxted, Špela Petrič, Miha Turšič, Ogutu Muraya a. o.

      17 Jun 2017

      Frascati 2

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    • We are fascinated by systems, systems thinking, cybernetics, and algorithms – because they are reshaping​ our world for good and for bad​.​ They drive​ the internet, biotechnology, artificial intelligence​, our understanding of ‘ecosystem’, and much more. In parallel they shape our thinking, providing ​a set of interrelated ​​world views, ​metaphors and ​strategies​. They present a picture in which we think of economies, the internet, cells, language, performance and the concentration of wealth and power as sharing underlying principles of complex systems. This afternoon symposium will be an opportunity to introduce these interrelated scientific fields to parallel approaches by contemporary theatre makers.​ See the full program

    • 12:30 am
    • € 7,50
    • frascatitheater.nl
    • Nes 63, Amsterdam
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    • 18

    • Veem House

      The Seafroth Knows Neither Pain nor Time

      Anthony Nestel

      18 Jun 2017

      De Balie, Amsterdam

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    • Visual artist Anthony Nestel will present his performance The Seafroth Knows Neither Pain nor Time: a hyper-actual and symbolic performance in which Nestel, in a world that struggles with refugees, racism, growing nationalism and the abuse of power, searches an alternative for the linear and singular European way of thinking: “a world in relation.” How does a world in which cultures and individuals continually interact and influence each other, look like? A society in which the way people interact with each other, constantly renews itself? What new perspectives does this dynamic world view offer us? With his performance “The Seafroth” Nestel challenges his audience to think about these big questions.

    • 2:00 pm
    • € 5
    • debalie.nl
    • Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 1017 RR Amsterdam
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    • 1930

    • CND Pantin/Paris/Lyon

      Camping: International choreographic platform

      Various guests

      19-30 Jun 2017

      Pantin, Paris and Lyon (Fr)

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    • Camping is an international platform for workshops, a unique opportunity to meet people who work in the international choreographic field, open towards other artistic disciplines. Camping is an artistic camp encouraging the poetic experience of dance, theatre, performance and visual art. For two weeks in Pantin, Paris and Lyon, Camping offers classes, workshops, talks, performances, screenings and public presentations.
      With Simon Mayer, Miguel Gutierrez, Deborah Hay, Gisèle Vienne, Emmanuelle Huynh, Vera Mantero, Joris Lacoste, Volmir Cordeiro, Jean-Luc Verna, Mithkal Alzghair, Ana Rita Teodoro, a. o.

    • Various times, see program
    • See program
    • cnd.fr
    • Pantin, Paris and Lyon (Fr)
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    • 2224

    • SNDO

      SNDO 1 presents: H E N O T I C

      22, 23 & 24 Jun 2017

      Academy of Theatre and Dance

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    • H E N O T I C (adjective) of pertaining to the production of peace and harmony; unifying.

      ”Encompassing the experiences of each polar mind, the effort of restoring friendly relations between different continents, H E N O T I C – is what we bring to the front. A safe heaven that aims to give the makers unlimited possibilities to embrace the experiment.” The evening unfolds around eleven 10 minute pieces by SNDO students of the first year: Keerthi  Basavarajaiah, Yannick Bosc, Jette Loona Hermanis, Dasom Lee, Fernanda Libman Fonseca, Ingeborg  Meier Andersen, Carolina Papetti, Naomie Pieter, Johhan Rosenberg, Tamir Eting and Louise Doumeng.

    • 19:00
    • free, reservation necessary
    • www.sndo.nl
    • Jodenbreestraat 3, Amsterdam
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    • 2730

    • Research Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale

      Camino Event: Choreography

      27-30 Jun 2017

      Research Pavilion, Venice

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    • The last week of June, 2017 at the University of the Arts’ Research Pavilion in Venice is dedicated to choreography. During the week the Camino Events program includes seminars, workshops and performances exploring the world through bodily experience and the possibilities of choreographic thinking. More information on the week.
      The Research Pavilion constitutes a high level critical platform that produces a significant addition to the 57th Venice Biennale by showcasing how universities and academies function today as experimental laboratories within contemporary art.

    • Various times, see program
    • Free of charge
    • researchpavilion.fi
    • Sala del Camino, Campo S. Cosmo Giudecca, 621 Venice (It)
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    • 29

    • Universiteit van Amsterdam

      Cheers to Science: Complexity and the social. Is society like an anthill?

      Petter Törnberg (phd)

      29 Jun 2017

      SPUI25

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    • In the age of social media, the traditional static view of society as a machine is increasingly being replaced by a new image of society: as an anthill, or a flock of birds – illustrating concepts such as self-organization, non-linearity and agency. Concepts of complexity suggest new tools for the study of society: sophisticated mathematical and computational methods developed in physics and computer science, dynamical systems theory, complex network analysis, agent-based modelling. In this talk, Petter Törnberg takes a closer look at the ‘complexity revolution.’ Does the new analogue truly capture the nature of society? What does complexity bring into focus; what does it leave out?

    • 20:00
    • Free (rsvp spui25@uva.nl)
    • spui25.nl
    • Spui 25-27, 1012 XM Amsterdam
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      • 2013

      • WIELS & Kunstenfestivaldesarts

        The Absent Museum. Blueprint for a museum of contemporary art for the capital of Europe

        Various artists

        20 Apr-13 Aug 2017

        WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

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      • How can artists maintain the tension between globalisation’s paradoxes and history’s turbulences, and their individual sensibilities and voices? In the light of these issues and recent turbulent historical developments, it is striking to see how absent the art museums remain in urgent, public debate. Although museums – especially those devoted to contemporary art – have never been as popular as they are today, they are still notably absent from the public space and their voice goes unheard in the formation of public opinion. Existing works and new productions of about 45 artists will translate and interpret the challenges that museum institutions face today, as well as the communities they inspire.

      • 11:00am
      • € 5-12
      • wiels.org
      • Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels
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      • 1824

      • Corpus

        Linnæus in Tenebris

        Naufus Ramírez-Figuero

        18 May-24 Sep 2017

        CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR)

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      • For his first solo show in France, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa taps into science fiction and biotechnology to address a recurrent subject in his sculptural and performative work, namely, the suffering of the land and of the people who farm it. Linnæus in Tenebris, his site-specific installation for the Nave at CAPC, is situated within the historic context of the eighteenth century, a time that still dominates much of Bordeaux’s architectural landscape. His work focuses on an emblematic figure of the Enlightenment, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who created a nomenclature that made it possible to classify most of the living species known at the time.

      • Tue–Sun, 11am–6pm; Wed, open until 8pm
      • €7–€4
      • capc-bordeaux.fr
      • 7, rue Ferrère F-33000, Bordeaux, France
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      • 1620

      • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

        Cinema Olanda: Platform

        Wendelien van Oldenborgh

        16 Jun-20 Aug 2017

        Rotterdam

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      • Witte de With transforms into an adaptable platform for groups and individuals who have informed Cinema Olanda, artist Wendelien van Oldenborgh and curator Lucy Cotter’s presentation in the Dutch pavilion of the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. A series of changing presentations and six weeks of public events will be programmed by Quinsy Gario (Artist, Poet), Charl Landvreugd (Artist, Curator, Writer), Patricia Pisters and Esther Peeren (ASCA, University of Amsterdam), New Urban Collective (Jessica de Abreu, Mitchell Esajas), and First Things First (Katayoun Arian, Louise Autar, Max de Ploeg). See wdw.nl for the full timeline

      • €6/Museumcard free
      • wdw.nl
      • Witte de Witstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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      • 0603

      • Kunstverein Langenhagen

        KroOt by KroOt Juurak

        Krõõt Juurak and guests

        6 Jul-3 Sep 2017

        Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany

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      • Estonian artist KroOt Juurak takes over the space and context of Kunstverein Langenhagen. Instead of mediating through objects, she works with other ways of transmission: she communicates through movements, language(s), moods, misunderstandings, assumptions or physical sensations. The exhibition presents performances that are not really performances, artists that may or may not really be artists, performers who may and may not be performing. Each of the works could represent the whole exhibition. In other words: the exhibition is not made up of works, it is in each work.

      • Various times, see program
      • Free of charge
      • kunstverein-langenhagen.de
      • Walsroder Strasse 91 A, Langenhagen (De)
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      • 1403

      • Framer Framed

        HOME

        Marjan Teeuwen, Ezz Al Zanoon, Rawan Mahady

        14 Jul-3 Sep 2017

        Tolhuistuin

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      • What does it mean to be forced to flee your home and become internally displaced? What is the meaning of the word ‘home’ in the context of war, diaspora, exclusion, and displacement? These questions are central to the exhibition HOME, curated by Meta Knol, with the photographic works of “Destroyed House Gaza” (2016-2017) by Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen, and video blogs made by Palestinian photographer Ezz Al Zanoon (Ezz Al zanoon Photography) and journalist Rawan Mahady. Mahady and Framer Framed organize a series of Skype connections between Gaza and Amsterdam, to take place every Sunday during the exhibition.

      • Tue-Fri 1pm-9pm / Sat-Sun 11am-9pm
      • Free of charge
      • framerframed.nl
      • IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam-Noord
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      • 1731

      • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

        Öğüt & Macuga

        Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt

        17 Jul-31 Dec 2017

        Rotterdam

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      • This exhibition is the result of Witte de With director Defne Ayas’ pairing of two critically engaged artists, Goshka Macuga and Ahmet Öğüt. Both artists’ interests are tied to political and historical contexts, distilled through a variety of media and strategies of representation that include performance, participatory event, sculpture, film, and installation.

        The exhibition has several associated events with liks below. http://www.wdw.nl/en/our_program/events/t_amp_macuga_laurie_cluitmans
        http://www.wdw.nl/en/our_program/events/t_amp_macuga_binna_choi

      • 11:00am - 6:00pm
      • € 6
      • wdw.nl/
      • Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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      • 0506

      • Veem House

        Panda Express

        Oneka von Schrader

        5 & 6 Aug 2017

        ImPulsTanz, Vienna (At)

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      • A tea ceremony serves as a metaphor in this clever, exciting and profound examination of today’s theatre as a place of promise, enticement, surprise and danger. Three women and one man playfully use objects and actions to open up multi-layered spaces of association. In a mixture of absurdity, self-determination, provocation, humour and natural eroticism, the happening draws the audience into a fresh, relaxed world of representation where unaffected notions of dance, theatre and performance casually develop, redefine themselves and take themselves to the point of absurdity.

      • Various times, see program
      • €15 / 18
      • impulstanz.com
      • Schauspielhaus, Porzellangasse 19, Vienna
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      • 0608

      • Veem House

        Bombyx Mori

        Ola Maciejewska

        6, 7 & 8 Aug 2017

        ImPulsTanz, Vienna

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      • In this piece for three dancers, Ola Maciejewska draws her inspiration from Fuller’s Serpentine Dance. She explores the relationship in the arts between human beings and physical matter by creating movement in large pieces of fabric. She plays with the confluence of bodies and objects and the battle that these wage. Bombyx Mori alludes to the silk caterpillar, which has become entirely dependent on human beings for survival. Here, the natural body and the artificial process are inextricably linked: a poignant metaphor for this sculptural interpretation of one of the pioneers of modern dance and performance art.

      • Various times, see program
      • €15 / 18
      • impulstanz.com
      • Odeon, Taborstraße 10, 1020 Vienna (At)
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      • 20

      • WhyNot and The Tolhuistuin

        WhyNot: study for MAGENTA

        Giulio D'Anna and more

        20 Aug 2017

        The Tolhuistuin

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      • Announcing its upcomming festival in October, WhyNot presents study for MAGENTA by Giulio D’Anna, the end result of a series of summer workshops and study for his upcoming work MAGENTA (2019). Together with a group of performers, amateur and professional, he created a choreography in the garden, which represents our universal desire to be together. What happens to our individual identity if we want to use the power of the masses? In addition to study for MAGENTA, WhyNot will present its latest dance film Leave Body Behind this night, next to I-Perform 3.0, an interactive group choreography by Whats App and followed by more performances and delicious food.

      • 7pm
      • €10
      • festivalwhynot.nl
      • IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam
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