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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.
Recently, the British newspaper The Guardian changed its language policy with regard to the changing climate. Climate change became ‘climate emergency’ and instead of global warming, it now says: global heating. The newspaper does this in order to make the urgency clear and to break familiarization – people get used to a catastrophe -.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An article about adapting the Double Skin/Double Mind method to aging bodies.
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.
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.
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.
“Surrendering to the sound, connecting to the people around me and becoming one body”. Arad Inbar, a member of the ICK ensemble and a fixture in the Amsterdam queer club scene, discusses his physical response to the experience of clubbing.
Notities over het werk van Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten (EG | PC)
In this article, dancer Alejandro Longines explains what Double Skin/Double Mind means to him and how he experiences the method in his daily practice.
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.
In this article, Marieke Buytenhuijs writes about her experience as a dramaturgy apprentice with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.
After several weeks of both leading and taking part in the Double Skin | Double Mind open classes, I have found that reflecting on the experience is highly valuable in terms of developing not only...
Jesse Vanhoeck’s notes that she made during rehearsals with Nacera Belaza. A choreographer, who tries to deconstruct all physical knowledge and habits trained dancers have about themselves.
An article about the work of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark whose work we stumbled upon while searching inspiration for the creation of Appearance.
An article about the breathing archive score by Anouk Llaurens.
An article about the moving short documentary and how it gives an inspiring perspective on ‘the body in revolt’
Een briefwisseling tussen artistiek assistent/dramaturg Jesse Vanhoek en performer Karel Tuytschaever over het identiteitsloos lichaam.