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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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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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