GIVE-A-DANS! - tribute to the breeding ground of 33 years of contemporary dance
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GIVE-A-DANS! is a dance event from 24 June - 29 June 2022 in the heart of Amsterdam. It takes place at the Academy of Theatre and Dance at Jodenbreestraat 3. The festival presents a unique programme with more than 40 public activities such as performances, workshops, interviews, round tables and dance films. The festival is part of the MTD Legacy Project, which also consists of a publication and a digital platform.
After 33 years, the Modern Theatre Dance (MTD) study programme is closing its doors. Therefore, this farewell will be celebrated with a five-day festival open to the public in which the dance heritage will be made visible and transferred to the new programme Expanded Contemporary Dance, to the surrounding working field and to the dance lover.
GIVE-A-DANS consists of a colourful programme from early morning to late at night: fifteen performances, twenty workshops, ten interviews and round-table discussions, and a series of dance films. A highlight is the launch of the MTD Legacy publication: a didactic overview with contributions by ten teachers, the artistic directors of the old and the new programme Angela Linssen and Bojana Bauer and a foreword by Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca the head of DAS Graduate School. As a tastemaker, there is a showcase of alumni makers at the OBA in Amsterdam-West.
Thirteen major partners, including Conny Janssen Danst, Dansateliers, Korzo, Cinedans, LeineRoebana, Nicole Beutler Projects, ICK-Artist SpaceHenny Jurriëns Studio and a large crowd of alumni - now professionals in the field - are contributing to this one-off event.
Read more about the programme.
About MTD Legacy and the festival
GIVE-A-DANCE! Is an initiative of the MTD Legacy Foundation in co-production with the Academy of Theatre and Dance. The organisers are: Roos van Berkel, Jodi Gilbert, Zeynep Gündüz, Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito, Det Rijven, John Taylor, Maria Ines Villasmil and Liat Waysbort.
GIVE-A-DANS is made possible by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Gravin van Bylandt Stichting.