As the year draws to a close, so too does If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’s seventh artistic programme. Since 2017, we have been working with the artists Mounira Al Solh, keyon gaskin, Myriam Lefkowitz and Charlotte Prodger on new work commissions, and Rhea Anastas and Natasa Petrešin-Bachelez on major research projects.
While each has followed an individual trajectory of development, in November we will bring all of the projects together for a month-long programme of live performances, experiential situations, screenings and discursive events. These will take place at various venues in Amsterdam including the University of Amsterdam, Bijlmer Parktheatre, Veem House for Performance and ZID Theatre.
Complementing these presentations is our thematic inquiry into the notion of ‘Social Movement’, which has been explored concurrently in a series of reading groups. For the finale this inquiry will be extended with a keynote lecture by performance studies scholar Shannon Jackson, plus a series of radio broadcasts and a library of reading in the If I Can’t Dance office.
The full programme and tickets will be available online from Wednesday 24 October 2018. This occasion will also mark the transition to our new website designed by Will Holder.
We look forward to being in touch with further details soon.
The programme of If I Can’t Dance is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the municipality of Amsterdam, and Ammodo. Further financial support for the finale presentation has been provided by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
Support for individual projects has been provided as follows: Shannon Jackson’s lecture is presented in collaboration with Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam; Mounira Al Solh’s film is co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation; keyon gaskin
’s presentation is supported by the Bijlmer Parktheatre, Ngage Media, Sandberg Instituut, and School for New Dance Development (SNDO); Myriam Lefkowitz
’s project has been developed with the support of La Ferme du Buisson, Paris and Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao, through Corpus, network for performance practice, and La Galerie, Paris, and is presented in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam Library; Rhea Anastas’ research is presented with the support of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Humanitiesand with thanks to APRA Berlin (Adrian Piper Research Archive), Berlin; and Charlotte Prodger’s work is presented with thanks to LUX Scotland.