More information: dutchartinstitute.eu
On Saturday 7 July at 4pm on the corner of Kortestraat and Kleine Oord, the students of practice-theatre present Routine – an open reworking of a performance that stems from their work over the past year in Arnhem and in Senegal on a project that sought to explore how ‘theatre’ can be understood from the position of artistic practice: to consider, occupy and enact aspects of theatre and its operations as the means to examine the positions from which we speak, how we act, and what, through different frames, speaking and action might be. Routine articulates some of the group’s concerns with this set of relationships – between themselves and others and their environment. As such it is also informed by the question of how to make a performance together and the pleasures and pains of the collaborative process.
practice-theatre is a performance project tutored by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, and coordinated by Tanja Baudoin as part of the MFA at the Dutch Art Institute during the academic year 2011-2012. Last May practice-theatre traveled to Senegal for a weeklong working period at Ecole des Sables, a dance company and school for African dance, that resulted in a first presentation of Routine in public space in Dakar, hosted by Raw Material Company in conjunction with presentations of other DAI projects. Following a two-day workshop in Arnhem with tutors Ian White and Jimmy Robert, the practice-theatre students now present a new iteration of Routine, building upon previous work and updating the piece to the situation in Arnhem.
Routine is conceptualised and performed by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Rosie Heinrich, Anna Hoetjes, Eden Mitsenmacher, Lara Morais, Ane Østrem, Eric Philippoz, Vanja Smiljanic, Marija Sujica, Witta Tjan, Sander UitdeHaag and Mariana Zamarbide. It is presented during the DAI’s graduation day, with a programme of presentations, a book launch and an exhibition starting at 11am at Showroom Arnhem, Kleine Oord 6.