In his book Met alle geweld: Een filosofische zoektocht (2008), the Dutch philosopher Hans Achterhuis tried to understand violence in all its forms. In this talk he reviews that analysis in the light of the extreme violence of recent times. Subsequently, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Music Fund. A debate must shed light on the impact of music on violence and social discrimination.
In 1998 Thomas Plischke graduated from PARTS with a dance solo, and Kattrin Deufert graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin with a text. For Niemandszeit they let their own students rewrite the two works. deufert&plischke perform the new choreography and the new text, together with the audience!
Choreographer Laurent Chétouane tackles an iconic work: Bach’s St John Passion. He is not interested in a perfect execution of the music and doesn’t allow his dancers to ‘portray’ the Passion. Will Bach still move you without the security of a set choreography, trained singers and only seven instruments? What happens when Bach’s music is desecrated?
With SunBengSitting, Simon Mayer sets on a humorous journey to his past, looking for identity. This results in a mix of Austrian folk dance, traditional
yodelling and contemporary dance.
Are you white, male and heterosexual? Then you are privileged, without realising it! Lee’s excellent all-American cast goes all out in this ‘naturalistic’ and contrary spoken theatre. This witty play about (sexual) identity and neoliberal values featured high on the New York theatre critics’ pick of the year lists.