On 13 April 2015, I am invited to perform as vocalist in the Monday Match performance curated by Michael Schumacher and Sandra Pujols.
Special about this evening will be that the only musicians present are vocalists, therefore it will be pure a-capella instant composition in combination with the dancers. No instruments on stage this time, only BODIES.
Come and see it!
Monday 13 April 2015 – 20:30
entrance: free! (courtesy of the Bimhuis)
Dancers: Ainara Garcia Navarro, Job Cornelissen, Madeline Harms, Michael Schumacher.
Singers: Heike Jakob, Cora Schmeiser, Thomas Johannsen, Rutger de Groot, Sandra Pujols
Licht: Emese Csornai
There is another edition of Wonderland (music and dance performance for kids and parents), this afternoon at Oostblok theatre, Amsterdam. I will perform with some lovely musicians and dancers. Grab your kids and be there!
15 February (zondag) in Oostblok Amsterdam Oost
“ Take Off” -Wonderland-
Dans/ Sylvain Meret, Valentina Campora, Thomas Johannsen, Makiko Ito
Muziek/ Yedo Gibson, Alfredo Genovesi, Marie Guilleray
Licht/ Ellen Knops
It’s a week with Genetic Choir activity in two very different (sub)cultural contexts. Come and listen!
29th of January 2015, 22:30 – Compagnietheater, Amsterdam
Late Night Concert on international festival for improv theatre, IMPRO Amsterdam
More info and tickets: click here for the festival website, here for the blogpost
30th of January 2015, 21:00 – 4bidGallery, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
Be_Hacker Sound Performance on Minikunstfestival 2015
Entrance: free / Doors Gallery open at 8pm, start performance at 9pm – More info: click here
This Monday I will be dancing in Bimhuis again, this time with Anne LaBerge on flute/electronics, Wilbert de Joode on double-bass, Ben Brown on drums, Hartyáni Gábor on cello and Lisa Simpson on sewing machine (!!!). My fellow dancers will be Kenzo Kusuda, Kim Hoogterp, Rita Vilhena and Alma Sua Lindenhovius. Ellen Knops will be on lights.
All brought together by Ben and Alma, who are curating the evening.
Looking forward to it. Let’s have a great opening of this new year of interdisciplinary improvised performance!
5th of January 2015, 20:30, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
Instant composition performance and aikido principles – I explored this theme for one weekend with some dedicated dancers and aikidoka’s in October, and we now decided to pick a date directly for a 2nd edition in February!
You are welcome to join us.
Experience in either improvisation dance or aikido required (at least one of the two). Tell us you are interested by also telling us a bit about your experience – apply through the website of Dansimprovisatie Utrecht.
The Moment of Contact
7 + 8 February 2015, 10:30-16:30 – Utrecht
Aikido training has many things in common with Contact Improvisation (strong sense of centre, flow, yielding to the partner’s movement) but being a martial art, some things are decidedly different. The fact that you work with an opponent means that timing and distance are crucial. The moment of contact, or more precisely the moment just before the contact is where everything is decided.
As timing is also crucial for improvisation performers, we will spend this weekend researching timing, flow and making bold decisions (at the right time :-) ).
We will train our bodies to be physically and mentally “on time” by discerning between almost contact (when no real commitment is given to the moment), full contact (when there are no options anymore) and the moment of contact when for both imagination and physical reality, all options are still open.
In aikido, it is the moment where you either yield to your partner (becoming one) or pro-actively move in, creating a new situation. Therefore, it is also a moment that asks for unhesitant action. In dance improvisation we sometimes loose ourselves in the flow of movement, which in performance context can become problematic. Aikido training teaches us to combine flow with crisp choices and our openness/availability to ‘what is’ with the courage to seize the moment and make it your own.
This workshop is recommended for all physical improvisers who want to strengthen their ability to instantly compose, but also for aikido practitioners who are interested in dance improvisation. Would be exciting to have a mixed group of improvisers and aikidoka’s on this weekend!
The workshop is organised by Iris van Peppen and Dansimprovisatie Utrecht&Amsterdam (DIU&A). To inscribe for the workshop, visit www.dansimprovisatie.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
(full info on the workshop is here