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The New Measurement #4

The New Measurement #4

One word: Horses. Hold ‘em.  As the ICK dancers were slowly returning home to the studio's, this is their closing part of a video series moving to the new measurement.  Our bodies are just...

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The New Measurement #3

The New Measurement #3

Around the world, around the world, we're going around the world.  Our bodies are just like atomic particles, how they move through space. Floating and weightless, light and...

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The New Measurement #2

The New Measurement #2

Part two is just a feeling we've got, like something's about to happen, but we don't know what.  Our bodies are just like atomic particles, how they move through space. Floating...

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The New Measurment #1

The New Measurment #1

Our bodies are just like atomic particles, how they move through space. Floating and weightless, light and heavy, ascending and falling. With the series The new measurement, ICK dans Amsterdam...

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Curious about the body: Amos Ben-Tal about 60

Curious about the body: Amos Ben-Tal about 60

Like ICK, Amos Ben-Tal is always curious about what the body does and knows. Although he makes precise choreographies, he lets his dancers fill them out; after all, everyone has his own past, fantasies and instincts which make every person’s body move differently.

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World in Revolt 2019

World in Revolt 2019

From The Hague to Hong Kong and from Chile to Indonesia, a lot of bodies came out on the street to reclaim their ownership and right to express themselves in any self-chosen way.

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Embodied ways of writing

Embodied ways of writing

Edward Lloyd’s assignments which explore the use of language as a mode of choreography; and a search for embodied ways of writing. Work Travail Arbeid is written as a response to the piece by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker| Rosas, and the other is a reflection from an evening at a jazz bar.

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Sweet like a chocolate: talk with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten

Sweet like a chocolate: talk with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten

This Christmas holiday, for the first time in 30 years of history, there will be a dance performance at the Bellevue Lunchtheater. We invited the prestigious dance company ICK Amsterdam that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. We spoke to the artistic director: Pieter C. Scholten and Emio Greco about their performance Sweet like a chocolate.

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21 years of TWO

21 years of TWO

Four dancers of different generations share their experiences with dancing TWO: Barbara Meneses who performed it with Emio Greco in the early 2000s, Suzan Tunca and Vincent Colomes who danced it together in the decade after that, and Edward Lloyd – dancer of the present generation working at ICK. Did their experiences change over time.

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Performing Nothing

Performing Nothing

ICK dancers Edward Lloyd and Sophia Dinkel started rehearsing with Kris Verdonck for SOMETHING (out of nothing). Edward shares his experiences after a workshop to prepare them for this process.

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The Memory Of the Dance

The Memory Of the Dance

How beautiful it would be if choreographies could be danced again even after a hundred years. ICK is, therefore, working on a way to ‘archive’ contemporary dance. Not just in order to pass it on to future generations, but also to build bridges with the world outside dance.

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Of Fractures and Joints

Of Fractures and Joints

Annet Huizing, the coordinator of ICK’s artistic archive, reflects on two aspects underlying CHOREOPOP, a performance by Jésus de Vega & Chai Blaq: things broken and things Japanese.

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Museum of Humanity

Museum of Humanity

Since 17 years, photographer Ruben Timman portrays people from all around the world to capture the beauty of Humanity. He and his camera made a stop in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, the homebase of ICK. While he made the portraits, we asked the Nieuw – West citizens what ‘The body in Revolt’ means for them.

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