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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    • 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

    • READ MORE
    • 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)

    • READ MORE
    • 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

    • READ MORE
    • 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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    • 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

    • See programme
    • See programme
    • ificantdance.org
    • Multiple venues in São Paulo and Recife, Brazil
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • See programme
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 0102

    • Stedelijk Museum

      Performance Alicia Frankovich: Atlas Of The Living World

      Alicia Frankovich

      1 & 2 Sep 2017

      Stedelijk Museum

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    • Frankovich’s Atlas of the Living World takes the genre of the nature documentary as its subject, highlighting it as a forum through which we project culturally determined ideologies onto the natural world. The artist queers the nature documentary by sublimating its conventions, creating a live performative exhibition environment created for the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s Teijin Auditorium. Engaging practices related to theater, performance and exhibition-making, Frankovich’s new work choreographs ten performers against a backdrop of an immersive video installation and exhibition props, taking place on three occasions over the course of two days.

    • 8pm
    • €3/12/20,50
    • stedelijk.nl
    • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
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    • 0607

    • SNDO

      SNDO PRESENTS: RUSH-IN. WORKS OF GRADUATING STUDENTS OF HZT BERLIN

      HZT graduates

      6 & 7 Sep 2017

      Veem House for Performance

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    • ‘’There are things that we know we know, there are things we know we don’t know, there are things we don’t know we know, there are things we don’t know that we don’t know. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO: some shows, 1 installation, 2 nights. Presented and curated by HZT Berlin students Jonas Maria Droste, Forough Fami, Anna Fitoussi, Bella Hager, Grete Šmitaitė and Hanna Kritten Tangsoo.’’ The visit of the HZT graduates in Amsterdam is a part of an exchange program between the SNDO, School for New Dance Development Amsterdam and the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT)

    • 7pm
    • 15/12/5
    • sndo.nl
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, Amsterdam
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    • 0731

    • Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

      The Ten Murders of Josephine

      Rana Hamadeh

      7 Sep-31 Dec 2017

      Witte de With, Rotterdam (NL)

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    • The Ten Murders of Josephine is an Opera project by artist Rana Hamadeh structured through several evolving iterations. Preceded by a study group, the exhibition will be followed by a theatrical production premiering at Theater Rotterdam (14-15 December, 2017), a publication, and a film. The exhibition is conceived as both the spatial realization of Hamadeh’s libretto, and the ‘factory’ and ‘assembly line’ for the Opera. Drawing broadly on historian Saidiya Hartman and poets NourbeSe Philip and Fred Moten’s writings, Hamadeh approaches the notion of the ‘testimonial’ as a violence not attended to, which materializes – phonically – as a monument to absent speech.

    • See opening hours
    • €6/€3/Museumcard free
    • wdw.nl
    • Witte de Witstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam
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    • 0708

    • Kunstverein Amsterdam

      What Am I Doing With My Life?

      Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson

      7 & 8 Sep 2017

      Kunstverein, Amsterdam (NL)

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    • ‘What Am I Doing With My Life?’ is a traveling opera, a rap show and a comic routine combined, that deals with the subjects of (alternative) medicine, general health and death. The map for this touring performance takes on the shape of a body, with each European city on its path representing a different part in need of medical assistance.  On Friday September 8 for members only. On Saturday September 9, the performance is followed by a bike ride from Kunstverein to David Bernstein’s opening of ‘Because Most of the Cosmos is Compost (Thinging Part V)’ at P/////AKT.

    • 7pm
    • Free of charge
    • kunstverein.nl
    • Hazenstraat 28 1016 SR
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    • 08

    • EYE filmmuseum

      Opening night Syrian New Waves

      Hello Psychaleppo, Avo Kaprealian, Ammar al-Beik

      8 Sep 2017

      EYE Filmmuseum , Amsterdam

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    • EYE presents the work of a new generation of Syrian filmmakers opposing this online profusion of shocking images and the one-sided picture they paint of their country. Syrian New Waves includes contemplative documentaries that are informed by personal memories and contain references to classic cinema. After the relentless sharing of images it is now time to interpret them. On the opening night the screening of the film Houses without Doors will be live accompaniment by dj/producer Hello Psychaleppo, in the presence of director Avo Kaprealian for a Q&A, after there will be a live set by Hello Psychaleppo, visual art Lost Images by Ammar al-Beik and drinks & snacks by The Syrian Chefs.

    • 7pm
    • € 13
    • eyefilm.nl
    • IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
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    • 11

    • Nieuwe Grond

      GET IT TOGETHER

      Lara Staal, Quincy Gario

      11 Sep 2017

      Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

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    • It is done. The era of the infamous diversity debate is over. The problem has been marked and now it is time for action. How do we make sure that the envisioned steps are actually implemented? During New Ground, curator Lara Steel and artist Quinsy Gario organize a meeting in which they present a diversity agenda for the coming season with concrete actions and proposals. Cultural institutions that organized diversity programs last year are invited and asked to present an agenda item. Everyone is welcome, but participation is not without consequences.

    • 7pm
    • Free of charge
    • tf.nl
    • Leidseplein 26, 1017 PT Amsterdam
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    • 12

    • Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

      An afternoon for enterprising dancers and theatermakers

      Amsterdam Fringe Festival and Nineties productions

      12 Sep 2017

      de Brakke Grond

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    • For enterprising Amsterdam artists and cultural organizations, there are several options (in addition to grants). Cultuur en Ondernemen and the Amsterdam Art Fund offer cultural makers, for example, the Amsterdam Cultural Loan: an advantageous form of borrowing and training. At Voordekunst you can get your funding through crowdfunding. And now these three parties cooperate for an informative afternoon for cultural makers. You learn everything about smarter finance, so you can create an optimal mix of funding forms. This ensures that you make a lasting investment in your company and art practice.

    • 3:30pm
    • Free of charge
    • amsterdamsfondsvoordekunst.nl
    • Nes 45 1012 KD, Amsterdam
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    • 1229

    • Arts Santa Monica

      Matters of Touch

      Ania Nowak

      12 Sep-29 Oct 2017

      Arts Santa Monica, Level 0, Barcelona (ES)

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    • If, as Anne Carson writes, contact is crisis, how can engagement with touch create embodied ways of thinking and being that elude exclusion and solidification into one identity? How can the movement of pressing close become a strategy for perceiving less noticeable politics occurring on and under the surfaces of our skin? Can I touch you with the bottom of my heart? Matters of Touch is the third of the exhibitions in the annual cycle The more we know about them, the stranger they become that investigates the agency of the object and the role of matter within a new paradigm shift in which the subject is displaced from the centre of the forces of knowledge and makes room for other entities.

    • Fri-Sat 5:30pm–8:30pm
    • Free of charge
    • artssantamonica.gencat.cat
    • La Rambla, 7 Barcelona
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    • 14

    • WOW Amsterdam

      Duo Talk

      Philomena Essed, Gloria Wekker

      14 Sep 2017

      WOW, Amsterdam (NL)

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    • Philomena Essed and Gloria Wekker will be in conversation about forgotten histories, colonialism and contemporary racism, in the framework of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Too?’ a community art project by visual artist and activist Patricia Kaersenhout.

      Event in Dutch.

    • 7:30pm
    • Free of charge
    • wow-amsterdam.nl
    • Witzanghlaan 60, 1061 HC
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    • 15

    • Royal Institute of Art

      Conference: Curating NoThing

      Ivana Bago, Daniel Birnbaum, Dora García, a. o.,

      15 Sep 2017

      Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (SE)

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    • Today digital technologies produce an omnipresent reality, which takes place to a large extent in virtuality. Artists are not only using digital media as a matter of course, but also thematize the proliferating virtual existences of the economy and social relations in their works. In addition, a turning toward dance and theatre can be observed, which likewise require new curatorial approaches as well as institutional structures and exhibition formats that go beyond the traditional role for performative arts to framing exhibitions with occasional events. What function does the art institution and its collection take on in a world of big data? Do artists still need the exhibition as a format or medium?

    • 10am
    • Free of charge
    • kkh.se
    • Flaggmansvägen 1, Skeppsholmen, Stockholm
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    • 2129

    • Looiersgracht 60

      Imprinted Mater

      Aimée Zito Lema

      21 Sep-29 Oct 2017

      Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

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    • Focusing on memory as an archive, in this solo show Aimée Zito Lema creates installations that address themes of collective memory and the ways in which history is recorded and remembered. Locating and reprinting forgotten images that reference historical erasure, Zito Lema saturates archival ephemera with new meaning by cropping the images, zooming in on ligaments, garments or architectural features, adding pixels, shifting between digital and analogue processes, and using photographs in both their positive and negative forms. As the images and objects take on new forms in her work—installation, video, performance—the pieces simultaneously act as a commentary on the human practice of archiving and (hi)storytelling.

    • 12am
    • Free of charge
    • looiersgracht60.org
    • 1016 VT, Amsterdam
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    • 2122

    • If I Can't Dance

      its not a thing

      keyon gaskin

      21 & 22 Sep 2017

      Dansmakers Podium

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    • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution presents its seventh biannual programme of artist commissions and research projects that further its dedication to exploring the typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. Each month—across September, October, November and December—If I Can’t Dance will introduce an artist and a researcher of VII (2017–2018), Social Movement through a series of events at various locations in Amsterdam. The commissioned artists will present an existing work. For the first event in September, keyon gaskin will present their performance its not a thing.

    • 7pm
    • €7,50 / €5
    • ificantdance.org
    • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203 1021 KP, Amsterdam
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    • 2223

    • todaysart

      TodaysArt Festival 2017

      Ragnar Kjartansson, Jonas Lund, Bogomir Doringer ao

      22 & 23 Sep 2017

      Den Haag (NL)

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    • With experimental works inside classical settings, TodaysArt builds a complex reality that deepens the contrasts between location, time, content, creators, and audience. In light with this year’s curatorial theme on the opacity of algorithmic systems, the festival seeks contradictions, the unexpected, clarity and chaos, and occasionally, a disturbing reality check. A full program announcement including art installations, panels, talks and additional performances will follow over the next weeks.

    • Various times, see program
    • € 35 for 1 day/€ 60 for 2 days
    • todaysart.nl
    • Various venues in the city centre of Den Haag
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    • 22

    • Veem House

      100 Day Housewarming

      22 Sep 2017

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • … The Future is Dark which is the best thing the Future can be, I think.” – Virginia Woolf
      On September 22nd we open the doors of the ‘100 Days House’! We will celebrate it with a straightforward house-warming; with tours through the house, sneak previews of what is to come, a reunion with the audience, the artists, the neighbourhood, and most of all; a party. You are warmly invited!
    • 8pm
    • Reserve your free ticket online
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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    • NBprojects

      7: TRIPLE MOON

      Nicole Beutler

      26 Sep 2017

      Haarlem (NL)

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    • In 7: TRIPLE MOON – the third and final part of her Bauhaus-trilogy exploring basic geometric shapes, Nicole Beutler takes the triangle as her starting point. In our Western (Christian) culture the triangle and the number three are often charged with a spiritual significance. First and foremost it is a reference to the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. With the female trinity of the Maiden, Mother and Crone, Nicole offers a pagan female alternative. 7: TRIPLE MOON shows three danced portraits, in which the different stages in the life of a woman are embodied by an ex-ballerina, an experienced performer and a young dancer.

    • 8:30pm
    • €18,50
    • toneelschuur..nl
    • Toneelschuur & Filmschuur Lange Begijnestraat 9 2011 HH Haarlem
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    • 2701

    • Kunstencentrum Vooruit

      MAKE ME UP BEFORE WE BLOW BLOW

      Paul Soileau, Narcissister, Irvin Morazan, a. o.

      27 Sep-1 Oct 2017

      Vooruit, Ghent (BE)

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    • Make Me Up Before We Blow Blow is a 5-day program that results from a long conversation between Vooruit and guest curator Ron Berry, director of Fusebox Festival (Austin, Texas). The title of the event ironically refers to the act of ‘making up’ in response to today’s explosive political climate. The program is a multi-level exploration of the pitfalls and potentials of masquerade and other creative strategies for the construction and the deconstruction of identities. Inspired by carnivalesque attitudes and artistic creations of alternative personas, Make Me Up Before We Blow Blow expands a temporary space between madness and beauty, elegance and impertinence, resistance and belonging.

    • 8pm
    • See program
    • vooruit.be
    • Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000 Ghent
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    • 2806

    • Afrovibes

      Afrovibes Festival – Fragile Freedom

      Mamela Nyamza, Jay Pather, a. o.

      28 Sep-6 Oct 2017

      Tolhuistuin, De Balie, Bijlmer Parktheater

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    • Afrovibes shows the dynamic cultural life of Urban Africa. The festival takes place in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag and Rotterdam and brings a diverse programme of performances, theatre, dance, debates and afterparties at a variety of locations. This year’s festival theme is Fragile Freedom. How can we understand each other in these turbulent times? Do we listen to each other? We live in a time of polarization in which freedom of movement and the connection with other people, regardless of color or origin, seem to fade. Freedom and democracy are fragile and exist only in the understanding of the other. Contemporary African and Dutch artists show how they experience our fierce times and how they look at their past and at the future.

    • 7pm
    • € 15/22,50
    • afrovibes.nl
    • Various locations, see program
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    • Veem House

      (To) Come and See

      Simone Truong

      29 Sep 2017

      Veem House, Amsterdam

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    • (To) Come and See is a real-time process of working-through the personal and collective eroticism. Five women are claiming the site of the theatre as their playground, their ecosystem. In their play, they touch and gaze, dissolve their identities and charge the space with the unpredictable, oscillating flow of their libido. They are excited, amused, bored, and confidently insecure. Yet, in this process of searching for and indulging in play, they are subjected to a gaze of spectators, who are both accomplices and intruders.

    • 8pm
    • €12/7 online, €14/8 door
    • veem.house
    • Van Diemenstraat 410, 1013 CR Amsterdam
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