In April the DAI students reconnect with tutor Matthew Lutz-Kinoy for a session in Arnhem that begins with a discussion on what has taken place in the workshops with If I Can't Dance's Commissioned Artists in the past months, and a review of the assignments and blog entries that the students have worked on since the start of the course.
In this month's workshop we will develop a short written
'pub-script' that is to be performed live later in the evening at a
local pub. We will also be making a site visit to the Theater aan de
Rijn for a brief tour.
The students will read a text by Claire Bishop from her 2012 book Artificial Hells
, specifically the chapter 'Social Sadism Made Explicit'. Through a discussion of the text we will move towards the ideas for the forthcoming DAI trip to the New Theater in Berlin which will be the site for a weeklong working period in May.
If I Can't Dance's Vivian Ziherl and Susan Gibb will be present this month alongside Matthew and also participate in face to face meetings.
If I Can't Dance's course at DAI this year is constructed around
sessions with recurring tutor Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and sessions with our
Commissioned Artists Gerry Bibby
, Sara van der Heide
, Snejanka Mihaylova
and Emily Roysdon
. At the end of the year, a collective performative work, developed with Matthew, will be presented publically.