THE ART OF PLEASURE, an antidote and a reminder

Thursday 05 October 2023, 19:00 - 20:00 hrs.
Academie voor Theater en Dans
Jodenbreestraat 3
1011 NG Amsterdam

THE ART OF PLEASURE, an antidote and a reminder
(Mime 2, 3, 4)

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woensdag 4 oktober 2023 19:00 - 20:00
​​​​donderdag 5 oktober 2023 19:00 - 20:00 
vrijdag 6 oktober 2023 17:00 - 18:00 

When crisis is all around us, rest and play can feel self-indulgent, but both are essential ingredients of our life force, what I call “Eroticism.” (…) I believe that staying connected to that life force prepares us to handle the very things we need a break from—whether it’s the crises of home or work or our planet—so we can come back to these fights replenished and a little stronger. Esther Perel

In THE ART OF PLEASURE a group of performers explore play, joy, pleasure and sensations to find eroticism. And by eroticism we mean the sensory excitement of an experience. In a house that’s folded inside-out and a bunch of stuff they celebrate life. 
THE ART OF PLEASURE is also an antidote for negativity and struggle and reminds us that there is much more than the cognitive. There is no need to understand. 
Trigger-warning: the greediness of their journey can make it feel like a sugar rush, so if you are a person that is easily overwhelmed this is probably not the performance that makes you happy. 

Performers: Eland Peeters, Nikolaj Fondt Salzwedell, Elja de Haas, Dylan Hunter, Luzi Madrid Villanueva, Gustav Marcus Lauesen, Balthazar Glotain
Director: Jef Van gestel
Inside eyes: Zippo Goo


Extra Exhibition

Maureen Angelica Vrijdag (Mime 3)
A Sea of Fog, October 2023
Artist existing in threedimensional mural on ceiling

In memory of her first home traded for a new life. 
Tributed to all the mountains and waterfalls that made her feel powerfully insignificant. 


You are warmly invited to observe and enter this exhibited piece in studio 409 within a time span of 15 minutes. You have the freedom to enter and leave at your convenience. However, it is encouraged to be present when the doors open and stay for the full journey of immersive stillness and shifting perspective. 

Wednesday 4 oct:   18:30-18:45 en 20:30-20:45
Thurday 5 oct:   18:30-18:45 en 20:30-20:45
Friday 6 oct:   CANCELLED!

No ticket reservation needed. Please collect 5 mins before starting time in the hallway of ATD or in front of studio 409. 

A very special thank you to everyone who contributed in any way; 
Lieve van Engelenburg, Randy Vrijdag, Charlotte Vlugt, Marcel Slagter, Tom de Ronde, Elike Roovers, Fabián Santarciel de la Quintana, Stella van Leeuwen, ATT, ATD.