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Podcast The Body in Revolt: The Joker & The Intuitive Body
with Gracie Moore and Toni Brown (students of Kennesaw State University) and Marsha Barsky (chair and professor of dance at Kennesaw State University) The episode The Joker & The Intuitive...
Podcast The Body in Revolt: Back to the Future, the Future is Back
The podcast The Body in Revolt’s episode Back to the Future, the Future is Back: a conversation with Roshanak Morrowatian, choreographer, dancer, actress, and performer, who is artist in residence at ICK Dans Amsterdam since January 2023.
Podcast The Body in Revolt: THE JOKER & EROS
with Daniel Bolba and Augustinho Sequiera The episode The Joker & Eros: a conversation with Daniel Bolba and Augustinho Sequiera, the percussionists performing in ICK Dans Amsterdam's upcoming...
ART & CARE: an interview with Jija Sohn, on practicing care
In September 2022, Japanese/Korean artist Jija Sohn took residency in the Wolfie studio at ICK Dans Amsterdam. In this interview, by Astrid Klein Haneveld, Jija Sohn shares her work and artistic practice revolving around care. In this article, she reflects on her ways of working and projects.
Re-living Bodies: The problems of archiving Dance and possible future solutions
Written by Moreno Perna Dance  is a volatile art form: as quickly as it appears on stage, as quickly it disappears without physical traces, and the only thing remaining is the memory in the minds...
Hissy Fit and the Culture of Violence: an Interview with Christian Guerematchi
Christian Guerematchi (Slovenia/Central Africa) is a bi-cultural choreographer and performer with a background in ballet and contemporary dance. After dancing for a long time for various dancers and...
SMRK, the Lament and its Distortion: an Interview with Mina Tomic
Mina Tomic (Serbia, 1990) was born in the former Yugoslavia. She first studied architecture at Lund University in Sweden and completed her Fine Arts degree at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in...
Interview with Keren Rosenberg
Keren Rosenberg (Israel, 1978) is a performer, choreographer and movement researcher from Amsterdam. With her artistic voice, she expresses a physical and social political view on the body and the...
THE WOMAN DESTROYED: STRUCTURED CHAOS REGULATED BY A COMPUTER
Next week, Courtney May Robertson will finally premiere her first evening filling performance, THE WOMAN DESTROYED (TWD). In the performance, a series of 'exercises' that use new media technologies...
Dancer Denis Bruno wins Danza e Danza Award
ICK Company dancer Denis Bruno, who is originally from Turin, Italy, has been with ICK for three years and has performed in numerous ICK- productions, like Blasphemy Rhapsody and We Want It All. For...
Disappearance: To appear or disappear?
After Disappearance premiered in Luxembourg in 2019, the Coronavirus put a stop to performances in the Netherlands. Now, two years later, the show will finally be performed in Dutch theaters. We...
When Hamlet is calling: an interview with Teodora Castellucci/ Dewey Dell
Next to ICK productions, ICK-Fest invites work from upcoming international artists. Dewey Dell is a dance collective of three siblings that started to make work to escape the nothingness of their...
From Italy to ICK-Fest: An interview with Nicola Galli
How to create a unique dance performance? Italian dancer and choreographer Nicola Galli is passionate about arts and science. His newest piece is based on genome research and invites the audience to...
NEW ADVENTURES #2: Marko Ivic, Fernanda Libman and Reza Mirabi
Fernanda Libman, Reza Mirabi and Marko Ivic, three artists with their own individual practice, joined forces in the New Adventures residency...
New Adventures #2: Mami Kang
Mami Kang is a Korean-Japanese choreographer based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the SNDO - School for New Dance Development in 2019, and the recipient of AFK's 3Package Deal in...
We Want it All: A series of endings marking a new beginning
To mark 25 years of collaboration, Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten will debut a work commemorating the “endings” of their oeuvre: WE WANT IT ALL. Ellen McGrath, dramaturgy...
New Adventures #1: Charles Pas
Charles Pas graduated from the Mime program at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2020. He is one of the selected makers of ICK-Artist Space’s New Adventures residency program...
New Adventures #1: Tamir Eting
After dancing for Batsheva Dance Company, Tamir Eting moved to Amsterdam to study at the School for New Dance...
Rhino Space – een neushoorn in de kamer
Op 11 en 12 september opent ICK haar Space for Dance Art. Wat is dat? Is het een theater, een repetitiestudio, een dansmuseum? Wel… ja! Dat is het allemaal, en ook nog een boel andere dingen. Het...
Double Skin/Double Mind #5: the teacher as a student
We learn nothing from those who say: 'Do as I do'. Our only teachers are those who tell us to 'do with me'. – Gilles Deleuze © Mo Alzoabi At the very beginning of their collaboration, Emio...
MOVING FUTURES: A TRAVELING FESTIVAL FROM HOME
The dance festival Moving Futures, an initiative of ICK Artist Space, Dansateliers, DansBrabant, Random Collision and De Nieuwe Oost, which normally travels through various cities in the...
THE WAY WE MOVE #2 – MEET EDWARD LLOYD
Edward Lloyd is our second dancer to meet with. Calm and lively, he opens this one on one talk with a tea in our studio. Edward shares his lifestyle, philosophy, career path and inspirations. What...
The way we move #1 – Meet dancer Victor Callens
Victor Callens is a real icon at ICK since he has been part of the ensemble for nearly 15 years! In this one on one talk, Victor reveals more about himself and shares his philosophy, career path and...
Damien Blottière: Choreographing by layering images
This season, ICK wanted to mark the 25-year collaboration between Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten by addressing the theme of One Body (a term used in the choreographic work of Greco and Scholten...
World in Revolt 2020
2020… a year that will go down in history as the year of the corona crisis. The pandemic dominated the world news and seemed to push other important topics, such as climate change or civil wars,...
Pizzica and ritualistic dance today
Pizzica is a traditional Southern Italian dance, mainly performed in pairs within a circle of spectators. Tambourines, violins, and other regional instruments accompany the dance with high tempo...
The collective that sees your true colours
Slate: Black Arts World unites actors and dancers who feel isolated in the predominantly white performing arts. Words Haroon Ali / photos Bas de Brouwer ‘There are not enough roles for black...
(Dancing) Bodies in Revolt in Times of a pandemic: Part 2
The first part of Bodies in Revolt in Times of a pandemic was dedicated mainly to breath as a both material and discursive phenomenon, as something that is simultaneously shared and differentiated,...
Bodies in Revolt in times of a pandemic
Make a deep inhale and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Exhale The prolonged lockdown enclosed millions of people at their homes. Covid-19 made us more aware than ever before that breathing is a...
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. ...
Body (un)mute: notes on a collective glitch
ICK Dans Amsterdam presented a two-day online festival on the 28 and 29th of May, curated by Bogomir Doringer that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing. How do...
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...
Blasphemy Rhapsody: certainties can dance
When everything was still one big question mark, how we live together, what we consider normal, Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten started creating Blasphemy Rhapsody. With Blasphemy, the...
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...
In isolation – internal infinities // Synthetic Disjunctions
When the virus forced The Netherlands to hold its breath, choreographer Elisa Zuppini had just started her residency at Dansmakers Amsterdam and ICK in the frame of the New Adventures program. In...
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...
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.
Performance on the edge of existence: Kris Verdonck’s SOMETHING (out of nothing)
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 -.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Double Skin / Double Mind #4: the aging body
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.
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.
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.
BODY IN REVOLT x ADE: Empowered bodies in Club Culture
“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.
Double Skin/Double Mind #3: Dansen denken (Penser danser)
Notities over het werk van Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten (EG | PC)
Double Skin/Double Mind #2: The experience of a dancer
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.
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.
The importance of air
In this article, Marieke Buytenhuijs writes about her experience as a dramaturgy apprentice with Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.
Double Skin/Double Mind#1: Ways of Documenting and Reflecting
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...
Rehearsal Notes: in the studio with Nacera Belaza
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.
Lost innocence. The work of Mary Ellen Mark as an inspiration source for APPEARANCE
An article about the work of American photographer Mary Ellen Mark whose work we stumbled upon while searching inspiration for the creation of Appearance.
The breathing archive score
An article about the breathing archive score by Anouk Llaurens.
An inspiring perspective on the body in revolt
An article about the moving short documentary and how it gives an inspiring perspective on ‘the body in revolt’
‘Het identiteitsloos lichaam’ Briefwisseling met Karel Tuytschaever
Een briefwisseling tussen artistiek assistent/dramaturg Jesse Vanhoek en performer Karel Tuytschaever over het identiteitsloos lichaam.
The Body in Revolt
THE BODY IN REVOLT – a series about the search for new correlations between ourselves (our own body) and society (other bodies).