The graduating year of SNDO presents their final works in June 2023 across two venues – Tempel, Amsterdam and Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam. The 4th year students of the SNDO – School for New Dance Development graduate by creating two works next to writing a thesis and completing their internship. Public programs take place in venues outside the school providing the students with professional working conditions and the artistic context. In July the graduation works travel to Genk, Belgium.
Parallel to the student’s individual creation processes runs a collaboration with the Graphic Design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. This initiative originated in 2017, through dialogue with SNDO partner institute If I Can’t Dance. Students of both educations receive an applied design assignment to work together in developing visibility material for the graduation show.
This year’s SNDO graduates are Rene Bizimana, alex blum Bertelsen, Mingjou Chen, Asya Deinekina, Juli frodermann, Corina Mitrovici, Adam Jönsson and Rūta Junevičiūtė. The Gerrit Rietveld Graphic Design graduate is Skye McKinney.
The program is made possible in collaboration with our venue partner Tempel, Amsterdam, which is hosting this year’s performances alongside Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam and C-mine, Genk in collaboration with Jester institution for contemporary art, Belgium.
THU 25, FRI 26 & SAT 27 of MAY - 19.00 @ Tempel with works by:
alex blum Bertelsen
TRANSOPOCENE: a week’s study of how to live and thrive in a cis economy. In this ongoing End of the World, the cistem is crashing, and we’re throwing an afterparty in the ruins of gender. SNDO graduating students Juli Frodermann and alex blum along with Toni Kritzer invite one another and other conspirators into workshops and hangouts that center trans* curiosity, rest, rhythms, play, friendship, and joy.
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THU 1, FRI 2 & SAT 3 of JUNE 19.00 @ Tempel with works by:
Thursday June 1
Friday June 2
Saturday June 3
FRI 9, SAT 10 & SUN 11 of JUNE 19.00 @ Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond with works by:
THU6 & SAT 8 of JULY 19.00 @ C-mine, Genk with works by:
Rene Bizimana, Mingjou Chen, Asya Deinekina, Juli frodermann, Corina Mitrovici and Adam Jönsson.
Thursday 6 July
Saturday 8 July
Credits: Production Manager: Charlot van der Meer; Technicians: Vincent Romijn &Rik van der Veen; SNDO production: Chatal Mooij; PR coordinator: Keerthi Basavarajaiah; Graphic design: Skye McKinneyfrom the Graphic Design department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie; Mentor SNDO 4: Ana Vujanović; Artistic Director: Bojana Mladenović.
The 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. After forty years, the SNDO remains inquisitive, open minded, and in the foreground of progressive developments in the fields of dance and performance. 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.