Movement / Dance / Sound:
Part of the series “Outdancing Gallery” by Irina Baldini on Sunday 18.12.
Presenting Performance in response to space itself and/or the structure of a present exhibition: it is spectacle, it is research, it is creation, it is education, it is open to collaboration between artists. Performance offers an opportunity to reflect on the deeper connections between visual art space and dance, a container of objects clashing with the living performing body, always in the here and now. The invitation is not to come and consume knowledge, but to create it.
Outdancing Gallery entails a sense of ‘ownership’ of the space and encourages movers and public to gain confidence in inhabiting the spaces they walk into.
Jos Daamen (1988) is a young dancer, teacher and choreographer born in The Netherlands. After her graduation (BFA in dance) at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in 2010, she received three scholarships to continue her studies in New York City. In the last years, she choreographed pieces ranging from a solo to a group piece for women age 45-60. The exploration of boarders, musicality and strong fysicality are main aspects of her dance movement. In November 2011 she went back to Amsterdam to pursue her dream of creating an international art platform, specialized in movement.
Tashi Iwaoka, an Amsterdam based performance artist/mover studied Contemporary Arts BA(Hons) at Nottingham Trent University (1997-2001 Nottingham UK), Dance and Choreography as a guest student at School for New Dance Development (2002-2003 Amsterdam NL) and Performance Research at DasArts (2004-2007 Amsterdam NL). Currently, he is practicing Budo, Japanese martial arts, and working on finding the nucleus of human expression and connection, in relation to the movement skills he has learned. One of the central driving forces for this is the attempt to fuse his oriental roots and Western perspectives to form a more proper view on ‘being a human’ in this world.Iwaoka is one the founders of Ehkä-production based in Turku, Finland.
Robbert van Hulzen, Drummer & composer, enjoys playing somewhere in the full-colour twilight of improvisation, rock, and new music, with echoes from India and Indonesia. He enjoys playing meticulously prepared percussion parts as much as exploring the sound possibilities of a relatively standard drum kit and working with dance and theater. He studied musicology at the University of Amsterdam, and drums and performance with Steve Clover, MT Rajakesari, BC Manjunath, and Rafael Reina (at the Amsterdam Conservatory), and played in venues varying from the Royal Albert Hall to Iranian underground galleries.