parallels: dance, performance weekend

In this three-day event, Bradwolff Projects seeks to explore how recent attention to the relationship between dance/performance and art spaces is impacting art and dance. What do they have to say to each other? What is the urgency of their meeting? What are their visions for the future?

Our inquiry will be guided through four different pieces that question distinct relationships: the relation of dance/performance to objects; dance that relates to space; art that undergoes a spatial transformation; the relationship film and new media has to dance; and the affinity between ‘dance about dance’ and dance that can make a statement about the world.

spell action ruta butkute

friday 12 april – opening & book presentation 17.00 – 18.00 hrs
friday 12 april – performance 18.00 – 20.00 hrs
saturday 13 april – performance 18.00 – 20.00 hrs
performers: yurie umamoto and elisabeth raymond

‘Spell action’ is a sculptural performance, which is eleborated on movable objects. Ruta Butkute is triggered by the motions that objects suggest, the way they move or correspond to the body. The performance came about through the artist curiosity to give life to objects [animate them] through our relationship with them: how we carry objects around, place them, own them and leave them behind.

reveal the stage lola bezemer

saturday 13 april 16.00 – 18.00 hrs

Lola Bezemer’s immersive installation calls forth interaction and reconfiguration of space. Not only do these architectural installations challenge social interactions, they also confront ways of seeing spaces as rigid entities. Her presentation Reveal the Stage is about dance that relates to space, and art that undergoes a spatial transformation.

damaged goods – dance film harm weistra

sunday 14 april 14.00 – 16.00 hrs

dancers: armando roberto disanto and fernando dominguez

Written comments – posted on the internet and articulated by two voice actors – are the starting point of the video Damaged Goods. These comments seem to guide the movements of two male dancers, seemingly influencing to what extent they dare to live their lives. The contrast between these comments and the intimacy of the dancers invite the viewer to reflect and to take a stand. Although the video seems to focus on the gay community, it has a broader relevance, in the sense that it questions the impact of the internet and social media on the lives of individuals and groups. The video can be seen as a metaphor for the mechanism of oppression of those who deviate from what is considered the norm. Intolerance that forces individuals to live within socially acceptable boundaries is the major theme of Damaged Goods.

dotted lines Janhavi Dhamankar, Eva Kylstra, Robinah Nakabo & Renate Schepen

sunday 14 april, 16.00 – 18.00 hrs

Borders between visual arts and performance arts appear to be more and more DOTTED LINES. Dancers incorporate visual arts in their performance and exhibition spaces for visual arts stage performance arts. In DOTTED LINES we explore what happens when we realise borders between artist and audience and philosophy and arts are actually dotted lines. How are we empowered and how are we restricted by the contextuality of our body and what does this tell us about identity and difference? DOTTED LINES is a yearly initiative of Renate Schepen in which she invites artists, philosophers and experience experts to explore the dotted lines between them and their disciplines.