Time Between Dog and Wolf | 31 May - 4 June 2017

We acquire the facility to see in the first days of infancy. Most people have no memory of this experience; it just happens. Perhaps we emulate this moment every day when we wake up after sleeping, when the world reappears to our visual consciousness. Perhaps we start seeing again many times during the day, after the frequent occasions when our brain is momentarily distracted.

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.”
– John Berger

We now have an opportunity to consider ‘proposals for seeing’ by our eight graduating students. After two years of study and inquiry into their specific artistic practice, a period of close reading and of applying various lenses, they will be showing work that invites new ways of seeing. An invitation to watch our seeing happening, in the space between what can and cannot be discerned. This is ‘the time between dog and wolf’, as they say in French, when a dog could be a wolf and a wolf could be a dog. A space where many things are still possible, and we become aware of seeing itself.

Click here for the full programme of DAS Choreography and DAS Theatre.
Discover the ‘proposals for seeing’ with us.

Jeroen Fabius - DAS Choreography
Barbara Van Lindt - DAS Theatre

DAS Choreography Master Presentations 2017

Paratactical | Noha Ramadan (DAS Choreography)

Noha Ramadan - Paratactical

Where are we looking? What else is happening? Paratactical is a dance work dealing with transformation, fantasy, and augmented space. Using techniques of cinematic production, the continuous motion of human and non-human bodies is captured and projected live, complicating the attention of the viewer and producing changing relations between the actual and the virtual. The world is constantly turning.

I am attracted to situations of complex spatiality and directionality and their production through theatrical means. Previously, I’ve explored this through dance and live sound processing. Over the last two years I have begun working much more visually. I have engaged practices of touch, movement, and live image production as modes of thinking about orientations, proximity, and collective subjectivity.

Next to this I have been exploring different structures of writing, developing fictional texts and choreographic scripts which affirm holes, gaps, transformation (and the entrance of uncanny others). This project includes the publication Cassini & Other Minor Gods, a collection of semi-fictions, drawings and quotes which run alongside the performance. It is available in the kitchen during the presentations.

Paratactical is made and performed in collaboration with: Matthew Day, Setareh Fatehi Irani, Tomislav Feller, Stefan Schneider.

Dramaturgical support: Bruno Listopad. Sound design: S.M.Snider and Noha Ramadan. A special thanks to: the performers ♥ ♥ & velvet black, Sher Doruff, Jeroen Fabius, Mami Kang, Thea Patterson, Toby Paul, Jija Sohn, Eva Susova, Maya Tamir, Clara Amaral, Harco Haagsma, Udo Akemann, Jop Van Galen and DAS Choreography classes of 2015- 2017.

Noha Ramadan (Australia, 1979) is a choreographer living in Amsterdam. Her work is underscored by a love for language and structural experimentation, testing the relationships between things and their environments, and between meaning and its collapse. She also works as a dancer, performer, teacher and dramaturg in various European and Australian contexts. In 2017 she co-initiated Jacuzzi, an artist-run collective atelier in Amsterdam’s old west.

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Photography by Nellie de Boer

Caribbean thinkers for a new Europe | Cecilia Lisa Eliceche (DAS Choreography)

Carribean thinkers for a new Europe is a series of encounters conjured by Cecilia Lisa Eliceche.

Cecilia is fascinated by the endless potential of the body and movement and conceives dance as a site to experiment and rethink notions of democracy, community and the political, as well as challenging colonialism.

Her current focus is experimenting with forms of conjuring encounters. In the past two years she has been devoted to prof. Nadia Ellis and artist Leandro Nerefuh.

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche (Argentina, 1986) is an Argentinian dancer, choreographer, dance advocate and witch. She loves craft, rigor, sophistication, discipline and magic. She studied in Escuela de Danza Bahia Blanca, PARTS (Belgium) and is a Guest Researcher at UC Berkeley with focus on postcolonial thought and the Black Radical Tradition.