SNDO, with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution and ISO Amsterdam present keyon gaskin: something else entirely.
something else entirely is a new performance work by keyon gaskin, made on the invitation of SNDO – School for New Dance Development to engage with the third year students through a two-week workshop leading towards a public presentation.
The work is an interrogation of a previous solo by gaskin entitled this is a performance. / you are a community. / you are my material. / this is a prison. / leave when you want. Through opening up this solo and allowing other bodies to play with its materiality, keyon and collaborators will figure out something else to share.
The public presentation will take place in the large communal warehouse space of ISO Amsterdam.
Made with and by Keerthi Basavarajaiah, Yannick Bosc, Jette Loona Hermanis, Dasom Lee, Fernanda Libman Fonseca, Ingeborg Meier Andersen, Carolina Papetti, Naomie Pieter, Johhan Rosenberg, Tamir Eting and keyon gaskin.
Commissioned by the SNDO – School for New Dance Development in collaboration with If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. Presented with ISO Amsterdam.
On the same occasion SNDO is hosting a party after the presentation to celebrate the performance and the closure of 2018 together.
| Date Friday 14 December 2018
| Time 19.00, doors open from 18.30
| Language English
| Location ISO Amsterdam, Isolatorweg 17, 1014 AS Amsterdam
| Admission Free, reservation required via firstname.lastname@example.org
keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize their art with their credentials.
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution produces art works and thematic programmes. Departing from a spirit of open questioning and long term enquiry with artists, If I Can’t Dance is dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. www.ificantdance.org
ISO Amsterdam is a creative workspace of 2000 square meters located in Amsterdam. It offers an applied situation for artists, designers and craftsmen and like a living organism, is different from one day to the next. On top of offering a stimulating production environment with thirty individual and shared ateliers, a residence and a large workshop, ISO runs a public program with exhibitions, lectures, workshops and events, giving a stage for both internal and external artists, local and international. www.isoamsterdam.nl
SNDO – School for New Dance Development offers a full time four-year professional education course leading to a bachelor's degree in Art – Choreography. The school was founded in 1975 as an attempt to find new directions for dance next to the existing forms and styles that dominated the field. In the curriculum, the school establishes the conditions from which the creativity of the student can emerge. Reflection on the specific qualities of dance and performance as art forms is developed, and awareness of the body and the artistic, political and ethical implications of working with it take precedence. The SNDO has built an international reputation and has students from more than forty different countries. This reputation and its excellent pool of alumni and guest teachers and artists continue to contribute to SNDO development and renewal, challenging and expanding upon established ways of making choreographies and performances. It is only possible to achieve this through the combination of an ongoing articulation of vision on art, society, and education, and the translation of this vision-in-movement into the school structure and the curriculum. The SNDO is part of Academy of Theatre and Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
An additional event to encounter keyon gaskin and their work took place on November 30th at Bijlmer Parktheater, titled NASHA: A gathering of three performances with keyon gaskin and friends. NASHA is an attempt at being less lonely when travelling, named after the artist’s little sister. It centres on and values black sociality, and resists creating something “new” through stipulation, giving context through experience.
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