1. Finale
      24 November – 11 December 2016

      Edition VI – Event and Duration - Finale

      Leonor Antunes, Erin Alexa Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Alex Martinis Roe, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart and Ueinzz Theatre Company, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Joke Robaard, and guests Jon Mikel Euba, Alejandra Riera, Michele Rizzo
      Various locations and venues in the east of Amsterdam Centrum
    2. During the period 24 November to 11 December, If I Can’t Dance will present an elaborated programme that will include final performances and presentations by all of the commissioned artists and researchers of Edition VI – Event and Duration (2015–2016). This programme will unfold at punctuated moments across the three-weeks, and will be hosted in various locations and venues in the east of Amsterdam Centrum.

      The programme builds upon Edition VI’s Introductory Event that took place across the course of a day, and throughout selected classrooms of the secondary school, Cygnus Gymnasium, on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam. As a pendant, the concluding programme will highlight the maturation of each of these projects, which have been developed and produced by each of the commissioned artists—Leonor Antunes, Alex Martinis Roe, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, and Joke Robaard—and Performance in Residence researchers—Erin Freedman and Lili Huston-Herterich, Fred Moten and Wu Tsang, Peter Pál Pelbart and Ueinzz Theatre Company—over the ensuing two years.

      This concluding programme will offer significant solo moments and day long programmes, including the presentation of major new performances, open rehearsals, installations, discursive events, video screenings, and publication launches, and which together provide an opportunity to reflect upon the sum total of Edition VI—Event and Duration. The programme will be hosted in various venues within walking distance of each other, and with each space being selected for its relationship to the specific project of artists and researchers. 

      The presentation of the artist commissions and Performance in Residence research projects of Edition VI will be complemented by contributions from invited and associated guests. These include a screening by Alejandra Riera of a film made in collaboration with Ueinzz, and a lecture by artist Jon Mikel Euba to complement the launch of his publication produced as part of If I Can’t Dance’s long-term educational partnership with the Dutch Art Institute. If I Can’t Dance’s monthly Dancing Group, led by Amsterdam based choreographer Michele Rizzo, and Reading Group will also have a presence within the programme.

      Full details of the programme and tickets will be released on 14 October 2016.

    3. The Finale of Edition VI—Event and Duration (2015 – 2016) is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, Ammodo, the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. 

      If I Can’t Dance is a member of Corpus and Performance Platform

    4. Fred Moten and Wu Tsang’s collaborative project and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa’s project are commissioned and produced as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is made up of Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven) and Tate Modern (London). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

      Alex Martinis Roe’s project is additionally supported by the Keir Foundation and is co-produced by ar/ge kunst, Bolzano; Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht; If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam; and The Showroom, London. Alex Martinis Roe’s salon is If I Can’t Dance’s contribution to Roaming Assembly, the Dutch Art Institute’s monthly discursive programme. The book by Jon Mikel Euba is co-published with the Dutch Art Institute.

    5. The Amsterdam performance of Ueinzz Theatre Company and the subsequent tour of the programme of Edition VI—Event and Duration (2015 – 2016) to São Paulo and Recife is additionally supported by the Mondriaan Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the frame of the Brazilian Intensification Programme.

      Special thanks to Amsterdam Art Weekend, Artis, Badhuistheater, Hout- en Meubileringscollege Amsterdam, Plantage Dok, Kriterion, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, San Serriffe, Splendor, and Wittenburg Studios.

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