An introduction to each of the following program activities is contained on this page. You may use the hypertext links to go directly to the introductions which interest you or scroll down through the entire page starting from here. We will also be updating this information as the program develops.
Opportunities to see and experience the creative developments of over 35 invited representatives from the experimental dance field including:
Patricia Bardi (NL) David Beadle (USA) Jenn Ben-Yakov (NL) Natanja den Boeft (NL) Eva Brunner (Austria) Jabi Bustamante (Sweden) Vincent Cacialano (NL) Cathie Caraker (USA) Cesc Casadesus (Spain) Patricia Cremins (USA) Charles Corneille (NL) Ornella D'Agustino (Italy) Sybrig Dokter (Sweden) Katie Duck (NL) Joan Duddy (USA) Fabrice Dugied (France) Singel Group (NL) Donald Fleming (NL) Juan Carlos Garaizabal (Spain) Pauline de Groot (NL) Julyen Hamilton (Spain) Audronis Imbrases (Lithuania) Eva Karczag (NL) Lisa Kraus (NL) Thomas Lehmen (Germany) Helena Lizari (NL) Sondra Loring (USA) Gun Lund (Sweden) Sue MacLennan (UK) Thomas Mauk (NL) Zeca Nunes (NL) Andrea Olsen (USA) Susan Osberg (USA) Liisa Pentti (Finland) Maria Martinez Peñalva (Spain) Lars Persson (Sweden) Kora Radella (Belgium) Susan Rethorst (NL) Enrique Santiago Rodriguez (Spain) Ursula Schmid (NL) Salome Schneebeli (Switzerland) Martin Sonderkamp (NL) Christine Svane (NL) Amy Swanson (France) Keith Terry (USA) Isabel Valverde (Portugal) Benno Voorham (Sweden) Simon Whitehead (UK) Maida Withers (USA) Felice Wolfzahn (USA) and others
Discussions on cooperative networking, innovative strategies and tactics for exchange, the extending of definitions and transformation of opportunities, renewal of tangible and intangible resources.
15-16 June 1996
This international symposium on the connections between the discourses and practices of dance and technology will focus specifically on the impact of new media technologies on dance making/ choreography. Click here for more information.
We anticipate the involvement of contributors from the UK, Germany,
Portugal, France and Holland. The program is still being finalised, and more information will be available soon.
SESSION: a conversation
An opportunity for the initiators of Europe's innovative educational contexts for experimental dance training and development to open a discussion on the future of dance education.
Videos and interviews which have been gathered from experimental dance artists worldwide. In this way, the theories and practices of individuals who are unable to physically attend will be available.
As information exchange is a key feature of this project, we will organise discussions and workshops on the Internet and the World Wide Web which will include some form of access for all contributors and participants.
Documentation of all events will be recorded, organised and made immediately available in order to reflect the ongoing developments of the discussions.
We hope to make this documentation available electronically on this Web Site.
Dates - BOI will begin on Sunday, 9 June, with registration in the morning and early afternoon, a welcome gathering and introduction in the late afternoon and performances in the evening. BOI will conclude on Friday, 21 June, with a closing ceremony in the afternoon and possibly the evening.
Full participation - will provide you with an open ticket to participate in a selection of workshops, take a daily technique class, access to the installations, all performances and participation in all discussions. In addition the 'Connecting Bodies' weekend symposium will be open to you free of charge. Full participation places are very limited, so we encourage you to book as soon as possible.
In order to register for 'Bodies of Influence' you will need to use the mail-in booking form. However, if you would like to register your intention to participate by email, we will reserve you a space for 10 days in order for you to receive the booking form and return it to us with your deposit. To do this and receive a booking form (or just for more information), please send email with your name and address to Scott deLahunta (email@example.com) or submit the linked form.
More information on participation - We are very willing to help you secure local financing to attend BOI by writing letters of invitation and providing support and documentation which might help in this regard. We encourage you to investigate this possibility. Selections of workshops and daily classes will not take place until early May when we have finalised the program schedule. At that time, we will be contacting all registrants in order to take down your first, second and third choices for these.
Some of the events will be open to the public on a walk-in basis, although as the focus of BOI is on collective energy and solidarity, we are encouraging a fuller participation. Please contact us regarding the possibility of participation on a walk-in basis after 15 May.
Accommodation and Food is not included in the Fee. If you require accommodation, a list will be sent to you from which you can arrange your own. We recommend you make these arrangements as soon as possible as June is tourist high-season. Food in the form of a full lunch and light dinner will be prepared by Raul Andersen and available at the SNDO cafeteria for a very reasonable rate. You will also be welcome to bring a lunch or dinner. We hope that informal discussion and exchange will take place during the eating periods.
OR write/ phone/ fax:
Bodies of Influence
SNDO, da Costakade 102
1053 WP Amsterdam, NL
tel: +31 (0)20 683 3114, fax: +31 (0)20 612 8778
BOI Project Management and Administration
Project Organisers: Scott deLahunta (SNDO, WRA), Suzanne Epstein (DAB), Dennis Gillanders (SNDO/ DAB)
Symposium: Ric Allsopp (WRA)
Project Assistant: Giorgio Convertito
SNDO Artistic Directors: Trude Cone and Ria Higler
The Placement of Improvisation in the Field of Dance, 13 and 14 June - a working session for several invited producers and improvisation artists from France, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Holland, United States, England and Spain to discuss practical contexts for improvisation. Co-ordinator: Katie Duck
International Theaterschool Festival, 21-30 June - an annual exchange of artistic and education views and methods between invited Theatre and Dance Academies which includes workshops, master classes, discussions and performances. Organised by the Theaterschool, Amsterdam School of the Arts. For information contact: ITF, P.O.B. 19117, 1000 GC Amsterdam, tel: +31 (0)20 626 1241, fax: +31 (0)20 638 8089
Vital Links - Artists Residency Program in Tuscany Italy, July/
August 1996 - An international residency program for professionals
and advanced students engaged in the fields of new dance, voice,
physical theater and movement education--to be organised in two
25 day sessions. Vital Links is a program initiative of the SNDO
and the Amsterdam School for the Arts and Patricia Bardi (project
coordinator). For more information please contact: VITAL LINKS,
SNDO, da Costakade 102, 1053 WP Amsterdam, NL, tel: +31 (0)20 683 3114, fax: +31 (0)20 612 8778