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We, Together - Breath

Guided exposition

Between 2 and 6 July, Space for Dance Art opens its doors to the public. As part of the world premiere of the site-specific performance We, the BREATH, this new hotspot for contemporary dance in Amsterdam will transform into a manifestation of the Breath. International and interdisciplinary artists will be inspired by playwright Samuel Beckett's 40-second piece BREATH. Sound designs, experimental artworks and interactive installations are the result.

Apart from ICK's spaces, the shared spaces in the iconic Westbeat building will also make breath tangible. Tours are organised daily in the afternoon: We, Together. Here you have the opportunity to discover the Space for Dance Art for yourself. Westbeat is a building with many layers and corners.

In an hour and a half you get a unique glimpse of ICK's beautiful spaces, we tell you briefly the story of ICK and you get a taste of ICK's latest performance WE, THE BREATH. Apart from ICK's spaces, the communal areas in the iconic Westbeat building will also make breath tangible. ICK's staff will be happy to show you the way. You can dance yourself and at the same time see the result on a video screen with the interactive installation Harmonic Dissonance. Choreographer Emio Greco welcomes you in our theatre studio where the dancers of our ensemble and the junior company (ICK-Next) are rehearsing for WE, the BREATH which can be seen in Space for Dance Art from 3 to 6 July.

The free daily programme of WE, TOGETHER starts daily at 15.00 with the Exposition of Breath - including Harmonic Dissonance and Breathing Props, then the tour of Space for Art will start. Afterwards:

  • Introduction to ICK
  • Short fragment of WE, the BREATH
  • Installation of Than van Nispen tot Pannerden - The Screen & The Sigh
  • End - coffee/tea etc. afterwards

Optional: Double Skin/Double Mind workshop on Wednesday morning at 10.00

Due to the matinee performance of WE, the BREATH at 13.00 on Wednesday 6 July, the programme of WE, TOGETHER starts at 10.00. Before that, there is the possibility to follow a Double Skin/Double Mind workshop from 9.00-10.00.

Registration is required, let us know via EventBrite that you are coming!  

Artwork: Damien Blottière

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