Lectures

'Beyond the surface of things, between the visible and the possible', a lecture by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, January 6th, 2014

‘Beyond the surface of things, between the visible and the possible’, a lecture by Daniel Blanga-Gubbay, January 6th, 2014

 

One might raise the question: what is the relation between the possible and the visible? While writing on Antonin Artaud’s sketches, Jacques Derrida says that a reservoir of countless possible images always live within the matter of art, before a single shape is born.

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What movement is dance about?: a lecture by Maaike Bleeker, Nov. 25th, 2013

What movement is dance about?: a lecture by Maaike Bleeker, Nov. 25th, 2013

In my lecture I will go back to a remarkable moment in Dutch dance history, namely Hans van Manen’s creation Live (1979), to ask the question what kind of movement dance is, or can be,  about. Live  presents such an interesting case for asking this question because in this  creation movements performed by the dancer on stage are combined with movement generated by media.

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The Intense Exterior: Movements that Matter, a lecture by Rick Dolphijn, November 21st, 2013

The Intense Exterior: Movements that Matter, a lecture by Rick Dolphijn, November 21st, 2013

Inspired by the ideas of Brian Massumi, by the choreographies of Pina Bausch, William Forsythe and LeineRoebana, I propose to conceptualise contemporary dance as a posthuman enterprise. The modernist ideas that dominated dance before, starting from ideas of the body and experimenting with the possibilities of human expression, have been replaced by strategies and tactics that do not start from the human body anymore.

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WHAT IS IT? Towards a re-enactment of the experience of performative writing, a lecture by Danae Theodoridou, October 7th

WHAT IS IT? Towards a re-enactment of the experience of performative writing, a lecture by Danae Theodoridou, October 7th

Sharing a concern with language ‘not as a text but as an event’ (Etchells), this lecture explores practices of writing and reading as a way of performing, and examines the way performance is being elaborated through linguistic and written processes.  Aiming to offer possible replies to questions such as ‘What is a performative text?’ and ‘Where is the stage in the experience of writing and reading it?’ the lecture delves deeper into a theatre understood as ‘the way a text gives itself the body of its incarnation’; ‘a sort of human theatre where speech becomes action, takes position of souls, leads bodies and gives rhythm to their walk’ (Rancière); a dance between the stage and the page.

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Dorsally-Moving against the grain of visuality, a lecture by Jeroen Peeters, Sept. 30

Dorsally-Moving against the grain of visuality, a lecture by Jeroen Peeters, Sept. 30

If we’ll be looking back in twenty years at the dance of the noughties, what will remain? Integrating a postconceptual attitude and a strong interest in embodied knowledge, one particular strand could be called “critical expressionism”. Artists such as Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz, Philipp Gehmacher, Jennifer Lacey, Vera Mantero or deufert&plischke use choreography to reflect on the human condition, specifically by questioning the limits of representation.

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Event in Artistic and Political Practices

Emilie Gallier with a lecture performance ‘if we were together in print‘ in Amsterdam, March 28th, as part of the Symposium ‘Event in Artistic and Political Practices’.

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