Julidans x WhyNot

Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour D (start WG-terrein)

Julidans x WhyNot: OFF VENUE: Tour D (start WG-terrein)
02 Jul '22 to 03 Jul '22
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Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.

Julidans EXTENDED
Starting point WG Cafe, WG-terrein Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 52
Starting time 4 p.m.

WhyNot x Julidans: OFF VENUE

This year, OFF VENUE is taking to the sky: we'll take you to the rooftops of the city. In search of expansion and a different perspective, we rise to claim the vertical space. Short performances by promising choreographers including Astrid Boons (contemporary dance), Simon Bus (urban contemporary), Reza Mirabi (performance) and Ropes Aligned (aerial dance) all look for an escape in their own way. Keep an eye on the website for the full programme.

For the fifth year in a row, OFF VENUE is produced in collaboration with the WhyNot Performance Festival. WhyNot’s events connect contemporary dance and performance with visual art, architecture, the landscape and the city. Why Not comes up with new formats that bring creative worlds together around a theme. This year’s tour was inspired by 'Roof Piece' by Trisha Brown (USA, 1936-2017). Since its debut on the rooftops of New York's SoHo in 1971, the work has become legend over the years as a result of photographic documentation.

-|-Brown placed dancers in bright red suits in various spots in the skyline; a symbolic commentary on the social, cultural and economic forces that at the time ruled the world beneath their feet. Once again we have dancers occupy the city to take a look from a bird's eye perspective and ask ourselves: who owns the city, how can you take up space, what is the state of the world and where can we go.

For more background information about the artists, our sources of inspiration and the history of the special locations, take a look at Offvenue.nl.

Accessibility: We recommend that you cycle the route. There is an elevator on the roof locations, but sometimes an extra staircase has to be climbed.

WhyNot x Julidans Workshops:
Have you always secretly dreamt of dancing through the air like in Cirque du Soleil? Then this is your chance! During Julidans, the dance makers of OFF VENUE give various workshops for dance professionals, amateur dancers and children. With: a vertical dance workshop by The Aerialettes / Ropes Aligned, a breakdance workshops for children by Simon Bus and a masterclass for professionals by Astrid Boons in the ITA Studio.

Tour D

4 p.m. | Ropes Aligned& Isabel Cordeiro: Ropes & Limbs
5 p.m. | Youri & Marie: Morning, Mourning
6 p.m. | Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt

Ropes Aligned & Isabel Cordeiro: Ropes & Limbs

Ropes & Limbs is an iteration of a research project by visual artist Isabel Cordeiro and the vertical dance collective Ropes Aligned, examining how bodies are shaped within the forces of gravity, withing the materiality of the world and in relation to each other. Two suspended performers walk down the side of a building while interacting with different materials – ropes, textiles and aluminum - that inform their movements. In the process of entanglement, unraveling and unfolding lies a transference of knowledge from the material’s imprinted history into the performers’ bodies.

Ropes & Limbs is inspired by the piece ‘Man Walking Down the Side of A Building’ (1970) by choreographer Trisha Brown (US, 1936-2017) in which a solitary dancer, secured by harnesses, attached to a single cable, walks down the side of the building at a ninety degree angle to the wall. Compelled by gravity, the performer exerted considerable effort as he performed the normally mundane task of walking. Brown’s intention was not to create a sense of theatricality but to draw attention to the simple and natural act of walking in an unnatural scenario. In Ropes & Limbs, as in Brown’s piece, no particular instructions are given for how the performers should move, leaving them open to focus on their own physical reaction to walking in this unusual way. Introducing Cordeiro’s objects allows for a new layer of embodied exploration.

Ropes Aligned - Vertical Dance Theater Amsterdam aims to promote vertical dance in the Netherlands and beyond. Founders and directors Suzanne de Bekker and Natasja Bode create vertical dance performances for public spaces, using climbing and abseiling techniques. They make works for public spaces in urban environments as well as in nature.

Isabel Cordeiro is an Amsterdam-based artist, curator, and teacher at several Dutch art academies. She holds an MA in Fine Arts from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and a degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon. Her works have been shown internationally at, amongst others, at7 Project Space Amsterdam (2019), Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam (2017), Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2016), Halle 14, Leipzig (2014), Das Weisse Haus, Vienna (2010), Jorge Shirley Gallery, Lisbon (2012) and Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag (2008).

MORE ABOUT ROPES ALIGNED

Performance

Youri & Marie: Morning, Mourning

How do we deal with ending? That is what Morning, Mourning questions, dragging a lifeless body through space, as an endless journey into a hopeless effort.

Morning, Mourning has been the first piece choreographed by Youri and Marie. After having performed it themselves over 120 times, in the Netherlands and abroad, they decided to transmit it to two other dancers, curious how that would influence the piece and its interpretation by the audience.

"Slowly it's slipping away
He does not accept it. He refuses to give up.
He attempts to hold on
One more time."

Credits

Concept & choreography: Youri & Marie
Performance: Facundo Ebenegger and Tijmen Teunissen

Performance, contemporary dance

Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt

Do you adapt to social norms or do you find agency and resist? Arise is a reflection on the tention between these two fields. Choreographer Astrid Boons (BE, 1988) shows a personal perspective, where the social and societal expectations placed on women prescribe which ambitions are suitable. We witness how three performers struggle in an environment where the pressure from outside is palpable. Afterwards, as they find themselves in an in-between world, we question what there is on the other side. Will there be release? Can their environment change in such a way so that it empowers them? Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces, Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.

In 2021 Boons was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography. In the same year dancer Karolina Szymura was nominated for a ‘Swan for most impressive dance performance’ for her role in Arise.

Astrid Boons received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). Since 2017 Astrid is connected as a choreographer to Korzo Theatre in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her work has been produced by Korzo Theatre, Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater Heidelberg, among others.

MORE OVER ASTRID BOONS

Credits

Astrid Boons: Arise Untitled – Excerpt
choreography Astrid Boons
performers Reiko Ohta, Alice Gioria and Karolina Szymura/Astrid Boons
music Miguelángel Clerc Parada
dramaturgical support Eva Martinez
light design Bernie Van Velzen
costume design Min Li
produced by Korzo Theatre and De Châtel Sur Place
-|-Ropes Aligned & Isabel Cordeiro: Ropes & Limbs
concept Isabel Cordeiro, Ropes Aligned
vertical dancers Suzanne de Bekker & Natasja Bode (Ropes Aligned)
visual art Isabel Cordeiro
a coproduction of Ropes Aligned, Isabel Cordeiro and WhyNot.
thanks to Het Motorblok, Zaandam

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During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
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During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
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Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.
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Performance tour through the vertical city

During OFF VENUE dance comes alive in relation to the city. Hop on your bike for a dance route along surprising locations and see Amsterdam in a new way thanks to the performance interventions of adventurous dance makers.