22 November 2017, 5.30pm

      Tongue PhD

      Ieva Misevičiūtė
      Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam
    2. Tickets: Online €12,– / Students online €7,– / At the door €14,–
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      If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and Veem House for Performance proudly present the Dutch premiere of the solo piece Tongue PhD by New York based artist Ieva Misevičiūtė. 

      Across one hour, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Master in Political Science, Master in Cultural Analysis, finally gets a PhD granted by her tongue. The piece consists of ten chapters each investigating a different metaphoric lens of the tongue. Tongue PhD fuses elements of physical theater, academic reverie, dance, and bawdy slapstick. A pink set with no straight lines transports the audience to this potent cavity where theory and rhythmic, animalistic loops mingle on equal footing.

      The performance is developed in the frame of the Corpus performance network. Its European premiere took place at Playground in Leuven in the autumn of 2015. Subsequently, it is further developed and more chapters were added for CAC Vilnius and The Kitchen in 2016. It is presented in Amsterdam as part of Amsterdam Art Weekend.

      Concept, text, choreography and stage design: Ieva Misevičiūtė
      Producers and coordinators: Maaike Gouwenberg and Monika Lipšic
      Light design: Eugenijus Sabaliauskas
      Sound composer: Gediminas Žygus
      Music: Gediminas Žygus, Sebastian Butt and Charlie Murray
      Costume: threeASFOUR
      Script co-writer: Michael Portnoy
      Butoh training and artistic advice: Vangeline
      Scenography development: Arts Centre Buda

      Tongue PhD is commissioned and produced by Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius) and co-produced by Playground (STUK Kunstencentrum & M-Museum, Leuven) as part of Corpus, network for performance practice. Corpus is Bulegoa z/b (Bilbao), CAC (Vilnius), KW (Berlin), If I Can’t Dance (Amsterdam), Playground (STUK & M, Leuven), and Tate Modern (London). Corpus is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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