1. performance
      21 December 2008

      If I Can't Dance Tonight with Keren Cytter

      Frascati Theater, Amsterdam
    2. The sixth If I Can’t Dance Tonight features Keren Cytter. Cytter presents a selection of her films (some of them never shown before) that are related to her new project entitled History in the Making. In this project, Cytter is investigating the relation between live performance and cinema, playing out different approaches to the encounter of performing and filming.

      On the level of narrative, Cytter presents her protagonists in a process of radical gender change, following their individual endeavours for change in society and showing the multiple ways in which they are acting out new identities in social life.

      The afternoon will be concluded by a contribution of Melanie Bonajo (music) and Irina Birger (dance).

    3. Melanie Bonajo (1978) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy as well as at the School of Visual Arts in New York. In addition to being a photographer, she co-ordinates artistic projects. Between 2004 and 2006 she was the co-editor of Capricious photo magazine, and has had several solo exhibitions as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe and beyond.

      Irina Birger (1972) was born in Moscow, from 1993 to 1997 she studied at the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel. In 2002 Irina moved to Europe to find a wider audience for her work and entered the Sandberg Institute, which she finished in 2005 with an MA degree in Fine Arts. Irina works with different media such as painting, video, photography and animation based on hand-made drawings, which she usually exhibits as installations. Her works are part of many private and public collections.

      Overview of If I Can’t Dance Tonight events

      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution