You Better Move #4

You Better Move! is a meeting of ideas, a collective 'aha' experience, a  sparkling event with work fresh of the press. 


With this one-day dance festival, Dansmakers Podium is stage for the makers with a multi-coloured collection of new, radical and qualitative work. This recurring festival is an invitation to the dance field to come together, talk and share ideas. Each edition is composed by an Amsterdam choreographer. 




While the Internet of Things is in order to collapse under the weight of its own success and we freak out looking for The New Next Thing, it is the artist who with his work exceeds our imagination. Not just divine inspiration, but hard work, determination and a tireless interest in the world and in the others is the germ of his work. With the series You Better Move!, Dansmakers Amsterdam is a stage for establishing makers to show their work, a process, to give and take workshops or to pitch ideas. Each editionis composed by an Amsterdam choreographer and an opportunity for the Amsterdam dance scene to get and to stay together.




Friday April 20th 2018, 19:30

With this fourth edition of You Better Move Paula Chaves invites eight artists, thinkers and collectives whose practice deals with the body as a territory for resistance. During this one-day dance festival, the visitor will be guided through dystopic landscapes, where meaning and value have been lost in an increasingly digital and globalized world, and where the real and the virtual have become intimately intertwined. Post-apocalyptic narratives invite us to navigate unknown horizons and to imagine a movement-idiom that transcends our Western understanding of the body.


Performances, installation, lecture, film and DJ-set
With Anderson Carvalho, Lois Alexander, Moreno Perna, MOHA, Min-suck Kim, Fossil Free Culture, Laisvie Andrea Ochoa and DJ Nadia Bekkers 
Curated by Paula Chaves



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