New makers, new ideas, new adventures.
On 14 and 15 October 2022, Robin Nimanong and Lucinda Wessels will share the outcome of their research residency at studio-theatre De Vlugt. New Adventures is a programme of ICK Artist Space for new dance makers who want to deepen their creative practice. For a period of four weeks, these makers get the chance to work on their artistic development, focusing on the creative process. To facilitate this research, ICK provides guidance from the Artist Space and Academy departments.
The second New Adventures presentation of 2022 revolves around the themes of technology, queerness and identity: an exciting combination of two different makers who both approach these subjects in their own specific way. Both works are presented on the same evening in a double bill format, followed by a talk in which Robin and Lucinda enter into dialogue with the audience to discuss the experiences, ideas and to reflect on their artistic research.
Robin Nimanong (he/she/they, 1995, NL/TH) makes performances at the crossroads of dance, movement and media. Robin's performances are often made for and by the queer community, with themes of identity, self-care and activism. During the New Adventures residency, Robin will develop his performance Cyborg DNA, a futuristic performance installation, from evolution to transhumanism. In 2017, Robin graduated from the Modern Theatre Dance department in Amsterdam. After this he danced with Batsheva, SHIFFT and Nicole Beutler, among others, and made his own performances and dance films, including Bodyscan 223 and Aphrodisiac II (winner of THE NEXT BEST FRINGE AWARD 2020). Robin is the winner of the Anne Faber Stipendium 2022.
Credits for Cyborg DNA: Robin Nimanong (dance artist, creative producer) in collaboration with Luxnautilus (digital artist).
Lucinda Wessels (1990, NL) is a dancer, choreographer, DJ, and co-founder of the online platform Hows of Norms. For New Adventures, Lucinda will research possibilities for working with new technologies in relation to the body and improvised movement, in collaboration with filmmaker Matthijs Vuijk. From an early age, Lucinda has been inspired by hip-hop dance and culture, and she has been trained in various academic styles within her MBO Dance Artist education at PACT Amsterdam. As a performer, she has performed in the work of ISH, DOX, Theater Utrecht, the National Ballet, and Nicole Beutler Projects, among others, in addition to developing her own multidisciplinary films and choreographic work. In 2022, Lucinda was one of the makers of het Atelier, an initiative of Oerol and Over het IJ, in which she created the location performance SLEEEP DREEEM WAKEEE.