We received funding from Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunt for a residency in the Central Public Library of Amsterdam. Maria Michailidou and myself will begin working in the library every Wednesday and Friday starting 21 September. Come and participate in our creative process, witness our research practice, or follow us on our blog (a link to be posted here soon). Save the date of the performances: December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th.
Past quotes from dashboard
"When you're younger, you have everything - you have the flexibility, you have no fear. But you don't savor every step, every movement of every fingertip, every beat of the music. I feel like I'm tasting food for the first time." Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, on dancing Alvin Ailey's "Revelations" again at age 55.
"To achieve stillness requires a great amount of discipline and energy...You don't just stand still on stage you are trying to say something through that stillness.' Akram Khan, Inside Dance Sadlers Wells 2010
"Our embodied experiences are the starting point for choreography as a research field, but this definition also encompasses a wealth of linguistic expressions for action, thought, reflection, awareness, writing and experience. Research on the subject therefore contributes to social development and an expanded awareness of forms of expression and their impact on the contemporary world." Doch University on choreography (www.doch.se)
"The creative arts contribute to the experience of life in parity with science and philosophy. The arts have the capacity to persuade, subvert, celebrate and confront; to challenge the status quo; to act as powerful cultural agents; to establish an individual's aspirations, to help people learn to appreciate differences and to construct coherent value systems. The arts constitute a distinct network of knowledge, with its own language and procedures, which enables us to describe, understand and engage in different form of experience." (European League of Institutes or the Arts, section of the Manifesto)