Practice—theatre

Routine, Dakar 2012

A performance stemming from  practice and experiences during the past year in the Netherlands, and on the trip to Dakar and Toubab Dialaw, as a group and as individuals. A week-long working period at Ecole de Sables, a dance company and school for African dance, and rehearsals in Dakar, resulted in a first presentation of Routine in public space in Dakar, hosted by Raw Material Company. Routine articulates some of the group’s concerns with the relationships that emerge between each other and our surroundings, and investigates the possibility for shifting the roles we occupy in our daily lives, and as performers. Routine is also informed by the question of how to make a performance together and the pleasures and pains of the collaborative process.

Routine is conceptualised and performed by Mercedes Azpilicueta, Rosie Heinrich, Anna Hoetjes, Eden Mitsenmacher, Lara Morais, Ane Ostrem, Eric Philippoz, Vanja Smiljanic, Marija Sujica, Witta Tjan, Sander Uitdehaag and Mariana Zamarbide.

practise – theatre
A performance project tutored by Ian White in collaboration with Emma Hedditch and Jimmy Robert, and curated by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. The project seeks to explore how “theatre” can be understood from the position of artistic practice, to experiment with how such a set of interpretations might be of use within it. The project considers, occupies and enacts aspects of theatre and its operations – to consider the position from which we speak, how we act, and what, through different frames, speaking and action might be.

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Routine, Arnhem 2012

Following a two-day workshop in Arnhem with tutors Ian White and Jimmy Robert, the practice-theatre students present a new iteration of Routine, building upon previous work and updating the piece to the situation in Arnhem.
On the corner of Kortestraat and Kleine Oord,  in a context of DAI-Assembly, the graduation show of the Dutch Art Institute for the year 2011/12, the participants of practice-theatre present Routine – an open reworking of a performance that stems from their work over the past year in Arnhem and in Senegal.

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