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stefan rusu on Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:38:27 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution_De Appel


de Appel Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam t. +31 20 6255651


Throughout 2007 de Appel produces and presents performances by visual artists, musicians, writers and choreographers who explore the notion of the live moment. In doing so de Appel rethinks its own legacy and, in close alliance with partner institutions, contributes to new developments within performance art. This 'Extended Performance Programme' takes place under the title 'Situations' - a programme where the notion of 're-mythology', the use and re-invention of codes, tales and traditions from a close and distant past is a common denominator. In January 2007 the new programme kicks off with a double series of events:

If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Edition 2: 'Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice'

Performance Programme
January 13 - January 14, 2007

As an agile and experimental curatorial platform focusing on
performative practices in visual art, If I Can't Dance… departs from a
spirit of open questioning and enquiry with artists. This year it
looks specifically at the legacies and potentials of feminism in
relation to art today. Beginning with the quote of Emma Goldman, the
project explores the critical and celebratory implications of this

The second edition of If I Can't Dance… (curated by Frederique
Bergholtz and Annie Fletcher) had during its phase in Amsterdam
different moments and diverse formats of public events, including an
exhibition in de Appel - on show until the 7th of January. The project
will be concluded with a two day performance programme. The exact
programme can be found on http://www.ificantdance.org.

With contributions by: Will Holder, "Recital of Gertrude Stein's, 'The
Making of Americans, Being a History of a Family's Progress'"; Judith
Hopf, "'What Do You Look Like?' Acrypto Demonic Mystery'"; Maria Pask
& Esther de Vlam, 'The Birds and the Bees'; Sarah Pierce, "Readings
from 'The Meaning of Greatness'"; planningtorock; Sue Tompkins,
'Grease'; Haegue Yang, 'Storage Piece'.

Something RAW Performance programme January 22 – January 27, 2007

de Appel joins hands with Something RAW, the international Dance and
Performance Festival in Amsterdam. For this occasion de Appel
introduces two site-specific productions:

Nora Heilmann and Amair Perez Galie
Choreographer Nora Heilmann (DE/NL) and dancer Amair Perez Galie (SP)
have allied and are preparing a site-specific 'movement event' for the
exhibition rooms of de Appel. Heilmann and Galie present the outcome
of their project 'Rupture in space', a translocal dance creation.

My Barbarian
De Appel has invited the 'Performance troupe' My Barbarian (USA), that
has been founded in Los Angeles by Alex Segade, Jade Gordon en Malik
Gaines. My Barbarian presents "Voyage of the White Widow," a
site-specific spectacle, a play enacted in the gallery space. My
Barbarian's meaning of play in this case refers to the totalizing
"play element of culture" theorized by Dutch historian Johann Huizinga
so enigmatically in the influential Homo Ludens (1938). By performing
a series of entertaining rituals and games, the audience will be
invited into the play.

Work Method / Jiri Kovanda
The curatorial collective Work Method (Guillaume Désanges, François
Piron with Marie Cantos) presents the one-week exhibition 'Jiri
Kovanda vs The Rest of The World'. On this occasion performance artist
Jiri Kovanda (CZ) will realise a new intervention reflecting on his
'presence in absentia' during the manifestation 'Works and Words'
which de Appel organised in 1979.

All performances take place at de Appel – Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10,
Amsterdam – t. +31 20 6255651

For details on the performance weekend check
http://www.ificantdance.org and http://www.deappel.nl.

For updated information on the programme of Something RAW, times,
entrance fees and reservations check http://www.indenes.nl.

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