PARTNER 2022-2023 ~ If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam) ~ partner since 2008

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If I Can't Dance is a production house devoted to exploring performance and performativity in all its manifestations

"Established in 2005, If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an art organisation dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. We do this through the development, production, and presentation of commissioned projects with artists, curators, and researchers on the basis of long-term collaboration and support.

On a day-to-day basis we operate out of a production office in Amsterdam, using the flexibility it provides us to move and adapt, as each production requires. We present our projects through an ever-evolving network of partner institutions in the Netherlands and abroad, creating the conditions for each project to have a meaningful trajectory of presentations, and for diverse audiences to have access to these.

We aim to approach performance through an understanding of it as an inherently interdisciplinary form, and produce work that ranges from live performance to film to installations. Uniting our projects is a critical consideration of space, time, and the body (in all of its manifestations). Through our programme of commissions we aim to support practitioners at pivotal stages in their career, and to represent intergenerational, international, and intersectional positions."

In the DAI courses tutored by If I Can't Dance , artists collaborate with If I Can’t Dance’s curators and lead the workshop from the position of their own performance practices towards the development of an artistic project by the students.

Invited artist tutors include: Sara Giannini, Geo Wyeth, Arnisa Zeqo (2018–19); Pauline Curnier Jardin with Sara Giannini (2017–18); Jon Mikel Euba (2014–17); Matthew Lutz-Kinoy with Gerry Bibby, Sara van der Heide, Snejanka Mihaylova, and Emily Roysdon (2013–14); Ian White with Emma Hedditch, Jimmy Robert, and Myriam Van Imschoot (2011–13); Phil Collins (2010–11); and Sarah Pierce and Stefanie Seibold (2008–09). 

The Immemorial Body: Betraying Carmelo Bene in Nine Acts.

Opera Corruption

Appropriation and Dedication

Occupation, Evacuation and Transmission

Affectionally Yours



Review by Doreen Mende of the group performance 'What Would Be Good'