META:MORPHOSIS

study for a reincarnation and a hand of bridge.
Which events take place inside a physical shape? In this movement research, the notion of ‘metamorphosis’ is of interest as potentially detectable process of transformation of the movement/body/mind.

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EXTRA TIME

"A project which explores the characteristics of our body movement in a post-war period and a post-exhaustion/ post-alertness period, but mainly in a pre-downfall period."

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WHERE IS MY MIND?

Where is my mind? follows the journey of two dancers into their brain. A place which is much larger on the inside than the outside suggests. A place where you can get lost or where you can find yourself. Maze or labyrinth, where is my mind?

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WHISPERINGS WITHIN

We are told that to listen to your echo you have to climb a mountain and scream. But you can also close your eyes and listen to all the echoes inside your head. We research on voices, inner voices, external voices, voices we forgot and voices we will always remember. We travel from inside to outside, from the voice of a friend to the breathing of your computer back to storyteller and his never ending story.

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KINEO

Contemporary world dance 4 kids.
The starting-point is the arising movement autonomy of the child. Not moving like a child. But finding ways to move from the vitality, pureness, recklessness, spontaneity and risk taking of this exiting moving stage.
To find strong but body friendly material, principles of Skinner Releasing Technique will be used.

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SHUDDER

SHUDDER is a self portrait. In this solo Johnny Schoofs is looking for the Dionysian in himself through a path of transformation and recognizable male figures.

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BATON

Youth performance 12+
With excitement and hope, you look up into the sky. A little rumble in the tummy betrays your nerves; are you gonna catch the cane or not? What if it falls? And if you catch it, how long will the victory last?

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MANDINGA

What influences the shaping of a movement expression? Which space, which images lay behind it? The dance duet Mandinga explores the layering of drawings, animation, performance and dance to visually create a world intrinsically connected with Afro-Brazilian movement culture.

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FONDA MEETS FOUCAULT

The goal of the research is to combine in a dance research two realms that at first glance seem to be completely opposite: the fitness exercising system introduced by Jane Fonda in 1982 (Aerobics) and the later philosophy of Michel Foucault. A hybrid performance of camp and intellectual thought: a philosophical lecture in the format of a workout.

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TWIST IN THE BODY OF THE BIG SPECTATOR

A twisting, turning, and swivelling mechanism where all of us are implicated. The body of the Big Spectator refers to the different layers, or degree of implications of spectators that are gathered for the performance.

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SIGNS

SIGNS is an on-going performance project that focuses  on the old technique of communication of the flag alphabet or semaphore signals. It investigates the frictions and interferences between bodily movement, signification, language and readability.

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KORST

If you get hurt, the first step of the healing process is forming a scab which is like a shield made by your body. In the performance Korst you see two friends, Kat en Dayna, who have to deal with a difficult home situation. Rhythm and movement is the drive which gives them power to heal their wounds and form a scab. With powerful dance, bodyklap and uplifting music, they build brick by brick their own path to the future.

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VAGUE

In this research project Ola Maciejewska looks closer at the evolution of the magician's craft - from the street performers of the Middle Ages and the daredevils of the 19th century Golden Age of Magic, till early 20th century vaudeville stage magicians. The focus will be on how things and people disappear and re-appear again. 

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TIERKREIS

Live concert on constellations
Matteo Graziano in collaboration with Ilaria Tanini

The research project revolves around the exploration of 12 enigmatic melodies of the composition TIERKREIS by Karlheinz Stockhausen. As the title of the composition suggests (German for Zodiac), Western astrology and the twelve archetypical signs are the inspirational key for both music and dance.

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DANSPARELS

WATCH Dance, THINK and DO for everyone from 4 years.
As a pearl is composed of several layers, so is a pearl of Dance:
WATCHINGdance a show performed by dancers from Project Sally
THINKINGdance during a think dance conversation we encourage the children to discuss
the dance that they saw
DOdance where we let the children experience our dance at first hand through a workshop

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ONE VERSION OF EVENTS

Influences, hesitation, intuition and everything that happens before taking the final decision are my interests for the research project.

Why did you start dancing?
Because of my mother....
But why? 
I don't know....just because...

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SUPERNATURAL

Fernando and Florentina will perform and construct an on going performance. They will be intending to develop a euphoric plastic reality, born out of lightning-like intuition and improvisation that they perform on/with each other on/with the audience. They want to find places where performance is challenged and bring the process as an intimate part of the audience experience.

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THE WORK

In this research program Clara Amaral was invited to work throughout one month. At the end of this one-month this is the work that she developed in the studio. Being the studio the workplace, the atelier, the workshop and finally the theatre.

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KRIEBELS IN MIJN BIL

Suddenly they were there, Tickle and Butt, two children from another world. A world with different rules and manners. And suddenly they're here with you. Just like you they need to go school but they do everything different! Or not ...?

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WORKINGMAKING OUT

Sexuality and Truth - The next Challenge
Jochen Stechmann in collaboration with Matias Daporta

To be naked beyond taking off our clothes. To work-out our pleasures. To look for the essence of desire. To fail. 

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EXPERIMENT #3

Local artists have already begun an experimental residence of weekly-based encounters at Dansmakers Amsterdam. The artists will discuss and reflect on‘ Public’, in the current situation of the dance scene.

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CUT

With minimalism, sculptural movement and intensity, the choreography creates the monumental and questions the spectacular. It presents a body that’s exploring new potentials of transformation. A body battling with its own external condition to re-create the perception of our physical environment.

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AUF MEINER SEELE HAT EIN FREMDLING GETANZT

Auf meiner Seele hat ein Fremdling getanzt forms a trilogy together with the two earlier performances of Nina Wijnmaalen There is no place like home and Object of Desire. In this trilogy a micro-cosmos stands as a metaphor for the complexity of interpersonal contact and the vulnerability of communication. 

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PARADIDDLES

Anne Suurendonk her work is characterized by her musical, dynamic movement language, which she uses to communicate a deeper emotional layer. Over the years she started the development of her own contemporary dance language. 

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MAKERS INTENSIVE 2015

On the 17th of May, Marie, Loïc and Clara show what ten days of intensive work in the studios of Dansmakers can bring. Central is the sharing of knowledge, stimulate each other's creativity and develop a concept. The emphasis is on the process, without the pressure and the expectation to deliver an entire performance.

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SELF

A research about interactivity in performance. Through simple movements you control sound, light and image. As a live-game choreography using interactive technology. According to their choices, a group constructs their own specific choreographic experience.

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MUM'S THE WORD

A performance about the complex bond that already starts in the womb, the secrets and the behavior between mother and daughter. In a house full of memories these personal stories are brought to light. 

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PLEASE ME PLEASE - THE DUET

Our bodies are human.
Our bodies get older.
Our bodies show the signs of time.
Our aging is an irreversible process but yet we are worthwhile being watched.
- Liat Waysbort

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HASCHOEMA

The word Haschoema means ‘shame on you’ and is used in the Moroccan community when someone’s behaviour is inappropriate. This single word expresses an understanding, a feeling and a certain tension.

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DEU$ EX M4CHIN4

DEU$/EXM4CHIN4 is a playfull reaction to our obsessive relationship with our extensions. A science fiction ritual for the encounter between man and machine. Belfiore’s work finds itself at the intersection of dance, theatre, audio-visual and visual arts.

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MOVING FUTURES FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM

Moving Futures is a traveling festival with works of the latest generation of dance makers. Choreographic talent with courage, who dare to speak about contemporary issues and seeking common ground in human behavior, philosophy and science.

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(RE-)OPENING FESTIVAL PROGRAM DECEMBER 12TH

From 11-13th of December Dansmakers Amsterdam celebrates its refurbishment with an (RE-)OPENING FESTIVAL.
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(RE-)OPENING FESTIVAL PROGRAM DECEMBER 13TH

From 11-13th of December Dansmakers Amsterdam celebrates its refurbishment with an (RE-)OPENING FESTIVAL.
Tickets

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I HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE

Marie will develop a new performance. In this new piece ‘Have I Been Here Before’ Marie is looking for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon ‘death’.

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THE RELEVANCE OF DANCE

A collaboration with the European Dancehouse Network and Atrs & Desig Programme EU2016 Europe by People
During daytime dialogues, lectures and interactive programmes will take place to explore the relevance of dance in society. During the evenings performances are shown.

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DOUBLE BILL: POSITIONS & RELIC - EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS

Guest production
Positions, a documentary about Greek choreographers. 
Relic is something that has survived the past, something that’s left behind; be it a memory, an object, a language or a being. 

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FLAM VI

Guest production
Forum For Live Art Amsterdam is back! From 22 to 26 March, the festival presents a new, contemporary and exciting programme of live art, in Arti et Amicitiae and Dansmakers Podium.

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DAS MASTER PRESENTATIONS

Guest production

During the first edition of DAS Master Presentations Festival, held from 2 – 5 June 2016, professional theatre makers and dance artists will share their work with the public at the conclusion of an intensive two-year period of Master’s research.

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DAS CHOREOGRAPHY: UNTITLED

Guest production
Part of DAS Master Presentation

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DAS CHOREOGRAPHY: SHAPED AS A TREE

Guest production
Part of DAS Master Presentation

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DAS CHOREOGRAPHY: BETWEEN THE IS AND THE COULD BE

Guest production
Part of DAS Master Presentation

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DAS CHOREOGRAPHY: OUTOF AIR

Guest production
Part of DAS Master Presentation

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URBAN CONTEMPORARY

Guest production
Dance of today! The current generation dance artists of the Urban Contemporary / JMD training of the Theater school /Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, show transdisciplinary work.

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UNTITLED

Music is the incentive in the work of Anne Suurendonk. The unprecedented power of music to express emotion is what Anne tries to assimilate in her dance. She searches for ways to integrate dance and music in optimally, but also to allowing it to stand alone as the narrator of a story.

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TRIPLE BILL

'Untitled' by Anne Suurendonk

'25 Feet' by The100Hands

'One Million Steps' by Marije Nie / Eva Stotz

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MOVING MEETINGS DANCE

Guest production
This Julidans program offers (international) dance professionals the unique opportunity to get an insight and broad overview in the latest developments in Dutch dance. 

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D3US/XM4CHIN4

Read here everything you wanted to know about the performers...

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