FRA ART + CARE: Forme(s) de Vie


Under the name FRA (Italian for 'in between'), ICK has been organizing meetings since 2013 where the intuitive body is questioned through provocation and contradiction. Until now, these meetings have been nomadic. From this spring onwards they will occur regularly at the new Space for Dance Art.

FRA ART + CARE: Forme(s) de Vie

This symposium is the kick-off of the multi-year project ART + CARE which highlights the relationship between art and care. The work of ICK Associate Artist Éric Minh Cuong Castaing is the central focus.

Save the date!

Space for Dance Art / Rhino Space

Rijnlandlaan 3, Gebouw Westbeat

16.November 14:00 – 17:00

free tickets through the website of Meervaart Theater

In his choreographic work Éric explores the representation and perception of the human body in the 21st century. In doing so, he interrogates the dualisms of reality and fiction, nature and culture, the organic and artificial. Eric Minh is interested in unique bodies and interpersonal relationships. He works not only with trained dancers, but also with amateurs, people with movement limitations and with (physically challenged) children. Eric Minh's projects are developed in France and the Netherlands, in collaboration with local care institutions, interested individuals and with special education. For each project, the ICK Academy organizes a workshop program where local participants are part of a creative process and get to know the working methods of Éric and his team. These workshops are documented so that through a combination of artistic and scientific research, the working methodology can be widely shared with other care institutions and caregivers. This creates meaningful encounters between the participants and the (care) institutions on the one hand, and with the art world on the other. The common goal is to learn from each other and to enrich the life experience of the participants with mobility impairment. The result can be both an aesthetic and functional broadening of their movement possibilities.

Forme(s) de Vie can be seen on Wednesday December 15th 14:00 with the original French cast in the studiotheatre of Space for Dance Art.

Before the performace you can join a dance workshop at 12:30 – 13:30 with Dido Mirck from Danspark.

ICK Dans Amsterdam is financially supported by the City of Amsterdam and the Performing Arts Fund. The project Forme(s) de Vie at ICK is being realized with financial support from VriendenLoterijFonds, VSBFonds, Stichting Zabawas, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland and Fonds culturel franco-néerlandais.


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