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From Andrea Božić, Marijke Hoogenboom, Nicole Beutler

We are happy to announce WE LIVE HERE: An Academy 2013,

a temporary community that offers space for encounters: to work and think together.

It will take place from 8 to 13 July in Frascati WG, Amsterdam.

The core activity consists of two parallel working sessions: Post-Hoc Dramaturgy by BADco and Scores as Compositional Strategy with DD Dorvillier and others. We would like to invite you to the public programme, which will include several artist encounters, lectures and presentations.

Under the title HOW DO YOU WORK? there will be three mornings of public encounters with BADco. (July 9), DD Dorvillier (July 10) and Jefta van Dinther (July 12), who will share with us their fascinations, strategies and methodologies.

On Tuesday evening July 9 we’ll be hosting Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bojana Cvejić, who will present their book A Choreographer’s Score.

On Friday evening July 12 we’ll host the panel discussion/presentation ENCOUNTERS curated by Bertha Bermúdez (ICKamsterdam) in which we will explore a variety of perspectives on the processes and use of documentation in visual arts, music and performance.

For an overview of the whole programme please find the attached schedule and programme.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to one or more of these public events.

Yours sincerely,

Andrea Božić, Marijke Hoogenboom, Nicole Beutler

more information here

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Dance Engine @ Cinedans, Amsterdam

discovery-13_200.jpg?width=200Dance Engine is an experiment initiated and produced by Cinedans in collaboration with design studio FourceLabs and the International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK). Together we are searching for a game experience that derives from movement. 

From November 2011 onwards, the first version of the Dance Engine will be shown at different festivals.

18 to 26 November, STRP, Light Cafe, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven (NL)
24 - 25  November, Game in the City, Amersfoort (NL)
26  November, Spelen in de stad, Wagenwerkplaats, Amersfoort (NL)
1 to 4 december, Cinedans, Amsterdam (NL)

Dance Engine is made possible with the support of the Gamefund, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
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Research encounters and seminars  @ ICKAmsterdam, NL
Dance, science and technology
The dance field has since few years being very fertile in the production of access to its experiential knowledge. A varied range of artistic lead research projects, online networks and platforms together with the production of choreographic tools have been created. Yet questions around their repercussion, usability and dissemination are of great importance.

New media technologies,  specially the new internet, plays  a great role in the development of this new knowledge paradigm where methods and findings of artistic praxis are placed in the center. Allowing a broad community to have access to process, questions and knowledge generated within artistic environments while reflecting on the meaning, life and potential of the different generated materials, is at this moment of great importance for our artistic field.

Throughout two different programs Notation series aims at providing an interesting overview to the latest gatherings and encounters around dance technology.
This May edition is a collaboration with Marlon Barrios Solano, creator and curator of and (link to sites) as ICKAmsterdam researcher in residency.
12th May
16h00-18h00 Research Encounters
Dance, science and technology with Bertha Bermudez and Marlon Barrios Solano.

During this encounter an overview of previous international encounters at IRCAM around Workshop on movement qualities and physical models visualizations and the Tanzplan Bienale around Digital tools in dance education will be presented by Bertha Bermudez. As a result of his research residency at ICK, Marlon Barrios Solano will present his research On Choreographic Knowledge and its Circulation on the Net.


19th-20th May

Eco-systemic Embodiment: from Gregory Bateson and the latest approximations
An Ecology of (EMBODIED) mind(S)
The two seminars are articulated around two documentaries as portals for the discussions and activities. These two film screening/seminars will explore relevant, influential and polemic ideas from the cybernetics pioneer Gregory Bateson and its latest post-humanist developments in relation with embodied practices.
Day one: May 19th

11am to 3pm
An Ecology of Mind: A Daughter’s Portrait of Gregory Bateson
Seminar led by Nora Bateson, filmmaker.
Co facilitated by Marlon Barrios Solano
The art of thinking in terms of systems is a practice that requires all faculties of cognitive process. It takes effort to expand the context to include a perspective that can effectively hold the interrelationships of the natural world.
Einstein said, “ No problem can be solved at the same level of consciousness that created it”. To get to another level of thinking, different questions have to be asked, from a different perspective.
When Bateson asked the question, “What is the pattern that connects the crab to the lobster the orchid to the primrose and the four of them to me, and me to you?”-He pushed our perception to the level of patterning of the interrelationships.

The discussion and usage of Bateson’s  ideas will be brought to a broad range of interdisciplinary focuses, from scientific methodology to parenting, and from biological modeling to artistic processes.
Duration 4 hours
Credits and Nora Bateson’s bio:

Day two: May 20th

11am to 3pm
The Whole Creature: embodied, networked and…out of control
Seminar/workshop based on the documentary Fast, Cheap and out of Control by Errol Morris offering a counterpoint of contemporary ideas of choreography, embodiment, social systems, networks, control, organization and complexity.

Facilitated by Marlon Barrios Solano
Duration 4 hours

Time: 10:00-14:00
Fee per seminar 50 euro
90 E per both
Max 20 per seminar


Please register by sending an email with your name, email address and telephone number to or phone ICK and ask for Francien +31-(0)20-6167240

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soul project tour

"an enthralling evening of visceral solos"

 - NY Times


David Zambrano


Soul Project, conceived and directed by the legendary David Zambrano, in collaboration with a cast of seven remarkable performers from Mozambique, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, the U.S. and Venezuela, invites you to get close with its glorious performers and your fellow audience members as spontaneous solos performed to classic soul tunes erupt all around you. The joy is contagious as dancers strive to embody the dance as deeply and powerfully as soul music greats -- Aretha Franklin, Ike & Tina Turner, Bettye Lavette, Gladys Knight & The Pips among others -- reveal the song.

Produced by MAPP International Productions


April 14
Milwaukee, WI


April 19 - 21
New York, NY


April 27 - 28
San Francisco, CA


April 30 - May 1
Austin, TX


May 3
Stanford, CA


May 10 - 12
Minneapolis, MN

May 17 - 19
Miami, FL
The U.S. tour of Soul Project is made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, supported by lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust. 
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12249499276?profile=original14 & 15 januari/January 2011, Studio Habertu, Amsterdam

The Accademia Mobile, the exchange, research and dissemination pillar of ICKamsterdam presents a new initiative: the Dance Notation Series. This is both an online and a real life platform to exchange issues and projects on dance notation. It is the result of a growing collaboration with the Art Practice and Development research group of Marijke Hoogenboom at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and other international partners. It will continue to explore the objectives and results that were generated during the Inside Movement Knowledge project, the interdisciplinary research into new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge. Just as the IMK project, the Dance Notation Series will operate within a variety of disciplines and approaches.

As a first pilot program of workshop and lecture-presentations, the Dance Notation Series will test and discuss the potential of the platform during the second edition of the ICK Event Party in the Kitchen, a peek into ICK that takes places from 14 till 16 January 2011 at Frascati and studio Habertu in Amsterdam.

WORKSHOPS - 14 en/and 15 januari/January

10:00-12:00- Reading movement: an introduction to the Benesh Notation System by Cécile Médour

12:30-14:30 Documenting Performances by Gaby Wijers, Annet Dekker, Vivian van Saaze and Gabriëlla Giannachi

SYMPOSIUM 14 januari/January

15:30-17:30 : Notation within creative processes

Sprekers/Speakers: Scott de Lahunta (USA/DE), Annet Dekker (NL), Christine Cardanc (FR)

Moderator: Bertha Bermúdez (SP/NL)

SYMPOSIUM 15 januari

15:30-17:15 :Analyzing movement, an interdisciplinary approach

Sprekers/Speakers: Corinne Jola (SZ), Carla Fernandes (PR) , Sarah Fdili (MR)

Moderator: Scott deLahunta (USA/DE)

17:15-17:30 Launch of Dance Notation Series


18:00-18:30 Art meets Science, Kate Stevens (AUS)

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WATCH IN THE DANCE-TECTV LIVESTREAM CHANNEL PAGE AND IN FULL SCREEN WATCH IT IN THE DANCE-TECHTV PAGE TO WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY FROM THE BEGINNING CLICK MENU IN THE RIGHT MIDDLE AREA OF THE PLAYER. Then click "Browse On-demand library", then "CLICK FEATURING NOW" LEAVE COMMENTS DIRECTLY TO EMIO GRECO |PC, THEY RE DANCE-TECH.NET MEMBERS DOUBLE SKIN / DOUBLE MIND 2006 | 56mn author-film director Maite Bermudez choreography emio greco & pieter c. scholten SYNOPSIS Mind and body perceived and experienced by two, dancer and camera playing inside the ongoing duality of the human being SHORT DESCRIPTION The reference point for this documentary is Double Skin/ Double Mind a dance workshop created by choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Check out Schedule of Emio Greco | PC USA Tour Space sponsored by MAPP International Productions
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Dance New Amsterdam offers Vertiginous Movement, a multimedia workshop with post-theater , a multimedia company based new york/berlin/ tokyo and performing at the Japan Society. This workshop launched the DNA New Media Lab series... and DNA is offering a discount to members! About the workshop from DNA Website: In this workshop, post theater intends to share some of its methods to work with video cameras, video projectors and simple computing in order to create multi-media performances. The presented approaches are not just technical, but conceptual. All backgrounds in dance / movement arts are welcome, and all kinds of creators can join this interdisciplinary workshop – choreographers, dancers, film-makers - everybody who is interested in creating new types of multi-media performances. post theater’s artistic co-director Max Schumacher ( and post theater’s media artist Yoann Trellu ( will combine short lectures with video-examples with hands-on exercises leading to a short creation. More information click here Ivan Talijancic interviews Max Schumacher via Skype Contact: Ivan Talijancic, Development Specialist / Interim Manager of New Media Initiatives;
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STEIM has created junXion, a software application for music performers, art installation makers, theater makers, choreographers. STEIM has become institutional friend of and offers a special version of the junXion software: a version that works for half a year for 30 Euros. This software is normally 75 Euros. After the 6 month you, if you wish can buy the software only paying the remaining balance. junXion v3 is a Mac OSX data routing application that can process any Human Interface Device (joysticks, mice, touchscreens) and MIDI device data using conditional processing and remapping, with MIDI events as its output. This resulting MIDI data is then available to any audio or music software that runs on that Mac or can be send to external MIDI devices. junXion v3 is redesigned completely from the ground up (as compared to v1.4), resulting in a system whereby the user creates so-called 'Patches'. Each Patch is a connection between a sensor input (for example: 'joystick X-axis') and an Action (for example: 'convert the sensor data into midi controller 3, but only under certain conditions'). The Action is a user selectable set of conditions and actions that determine what should happen with the input-sensor's data and what kind of MIDI data should be send out. All the members of the network can enjoy this discount! Interested members should email me ( and add a link to your profile page in the network! You can also use the network to communicate with me. CONDITIONS: -The member needs to be an "individual" and needs to have a completed profile in with his or her real and complete name. This is the only way of confirming your identity and membership to -The members favored with this deal must blog at least once a week about their learning and creative process, use of the software during 6 months in their blog at
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Find more videos like this on cinedans
Alain Platel interview for Cinedans 2007 Film shown: les ballets de ci de là This documentary is shot to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the company Les Ballets C. de la B. Alain Platel is filming his dancers and goes back to their roots. This results in moving images when one thinks of family reunions in Burkina Faso and Vietnam. Platel is known for his unconventional approach and makes the audience a privileged witness of a new work in progress. Winner Dance screen Award 2007(endowed with 15,000.- EUR)
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I interviewed the digital musician and performer Joel Ryan at STEIM in Amsterdam. 3/8/08. This is his bio: (he has been around!)

Spawned in the first generation of computer music hackers in San Francisco’s silicon valley, Joel Ryan is a composer who has long championed the idea of performance-based electronic music. Drawing on his scientific background, he pioneered the application of digital signal processing to acoustic instruments. At STEIM in Amsterdam since 1984, he has collaborated extensively with artists and musicians including Evan Parker, William Forsyth, George Lewis, Steina Vasulka and Jerry Hunt. Formerly a Research Associate in physics at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories of the University of California, he has taught philosophy, physics, and mathematics. He is a researcher at STEIM in Amsterdam, tours with the Frankfurt Ballet and is Docent in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has performed at the Theater Chatelet in Paris, the Concertgebau Amsterdam, the Pit Inn in Tokyo, Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Kitchen in New York. Recent work includes a series of duets with Evan Parker,Frances Marie Uitti and Joelle Leandre, EIDOS/TELOS, with William Forsyth and Roberto Zucco with the Royal Shakespear Company. Other works include Or Air, The Number Readers, Hat Moon Joy, and The Effect of Noise on the Sleep of Children. MMVI
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