IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
IF
I
CAN’T
DANCE,
I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION

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.

CONTACT

 

If I Can’t Dance,
I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

Westerdok 606–608

1013 BV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

T: +31(0)618742165

 

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General inquiries: office@ificantdance.org

Press: press@ificantdance.org

Team members:
[initials]@ificantdance.org

 

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OPENING HOURS

 

For dates and times of our events please visit the programme pages.

 

The library is open on Wednesdays, 10-17hr.

 

The archive is open by appointment on Wednesdays. Please write an email to Anik Fournier, af@ificantdance.org.

 

The office is open Monday to Thursday 10–18hr.

 

The library, archive and office are on the ground floor and wheelchair friendly.

LIBRARY

 

The If I Can’t Dance library is a research hub for performance practices within the field of visual arts, with an emphasis on feminist, queer and marginalised voices, histories and methodologies.

 

Our holdings have grown in tandem with our artist commissions, research projects and fields of inquiries since 2005. Scholarly material, monographs, exhibition catalogues and creative writing accompany special collections of scores, scripts, sound, video and film work, and the full range of If I Can’t Dance publications.

 

The library dedicated to performance is a site of interface with the public, designed with Maud Vervenne as a lively space of textured encounters and continuous cross-pollinations. Within the shelves is a display unit where we, and invited guests, play with intimately scaled thematic exhibitions that revisit the collection and archive. The library’s multisensory output encourages visitors to enjoy moments of attention, distraction, discomfort and pleasure.

TEAM

 

Marcel van den Berg

IT

 

Frédérique Bergholtz

Director

 

Anik Fournier
Archive and Research
 
Sara Selvaggia Giannini
Curator
 
Megan Hoetger
Curator
 
Annick Kleizen
Corpus Coordinator
 
Hans Schamlé
Financial Advisor
 
 
FELLOW 2019-2020
 
Giulia Damiani
 
 
INTERNS
 

Amalia Calderón

Naomi Collier Broms

 

SUPPORT

 

If I Can’t Dance is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), and Ammodo.

 

 

 

The additional financial partnerships underlying the individual productions are mentioned in the programme pages.

 

If I Can’t Dance and the Supervisory Board comply with the Cultural Governance Code.

SUPERVISORY BOARD

 

Linda van Deursen

 

Ulrike Erbslöh

Treasurer

 

Patricia Kaersenhout

 

Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes

Chair

 

Wendelien van Oldenborgh

 

 

ANBI

 

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is a non-profit foundation with ANBI status in the Netherlands.

 

Commercial Register KVK: 34287147

 

RSIN/ANBI: 8186797

 

VAT Identification Number: NL818679748 B01

 

IBAN: NL66INGB0005022462

 

Annual Report 2020

AFFILIATIONS

 

If I Can’t Dance is member of De Zaak Nu, Moker and Europaplatform. If I Can’t Dance’s office is part of Station Westerdok.

 

 

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