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The Artists Are Present #1

november 9-12, 2022 - cultuurhuis de Vlugt, Amsterdam (NL)


New work. Fresh faces. Powerful presence. Unexpected movements. 

For four days exciting artists take over de Vlugt for a dynamic gathering and festival: The Artists Are Present. The doors open for anyone who wants to see and experience what the present of dance has in store. An adventurous event, curated by ICK Artist Space, where new, sometimes still ragged work can be seen and experienced alongside internationally acclaimed performances, music and installations. The Artists Are Present opens up artistic processes and creates shared space and time for physical expression through the body: to move and be moved. Expect four evenings in which artists claim the stage and lead you through rituals, move you, interrogate their identity and transform the here and now.

The Artists Are Present is a new initiative from ICK Artist Space to enhance the dance community, to celebrate the potential of the body and to create possibilities for sharing and exchange. This festival facilitates the chance for the artists to take ownership: to perform, be present, share, guide and exchange. Each festival day has a different theme or colour, combining artists who share certain contexts or interests. You are invited to move through several spaces in the building where you can discover works-in-progress, installations and performances. Amsterdam-based choreographers are programmed next to international Aerowaves Top Twenty22 performances. Every evening includes an artistic talk and ends with a DJ-set to get all bodies moving.


Location: De Vlugt, Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 125, Amsterdam
Date: November 9 - 12 (start: 20:00 - walk-in from 19:30)