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Six Propositions

Concept & Choreography: Ivar Hagendoorn
Dancer: Saskia de Vries
Music: Gérard Pesson, Sunn O))), Kaija Saariaho, John Cage & J.S. Bach
Costume: Issey Miyake
Year: 2020

Proposition 1.21, Proposition 2.202, Proposition 3.1, Proposition 4.1212, Proposition 5.2

Performance Archive

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In October I gave a talk at the annual symposium of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.

The COVID-19 pandemic also interfered with my plans. I'm still planning some new projects, except that this is not a good time for making plans. I'll post updates here whenever available.

The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance edited by Vida L. Midgelow is out in print! It includes a chapter by me. It is a groundbreaking publication that finally puts dance improvisation on the map as an area worthy of theoretical reflection and inquiry in its own right.

The special edition of French magazine Sport & Vie (No. 49, December 2018), "La Danse, comme on n'en parle jamais", includes an interview with me. The entire issue is well worth reading. So, if you speak French, get yourself a copy before it's out of stock. You can order it online.

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Hagendoorn, I.G. (2019). An Agile Mind in an Agile Body. In: Midgelow, V.L. [ed.], The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 749-761.

Hagendoorn, I.G. (2011). Dance, Aesthetics and the Brain. Tilburg: Tilburg University. "The Book". This is the academic version. I'm still half planning to revise it for a general audience. Please note that I have revised many of my earlier views.

Hagendoorn, I.G. (2010). Dance, Language and the Brain. International Journal of Art and Technology, 3 (2/3), 221-234.

Hagendoorn, I.G. (2010). Dance, Choreography and the Brain. In: Melcher, D. and Bacci, F. [eds.]. Art and the Senses. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 499-514.

More publications

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Recent Photo Galleries

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Recent Blog Posts

Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is a small but exquisite exhibition that for the first time reunites the paintings Van Gogh made of the olive groves during his stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy.

The Kröller-Müller Museum is one of my favourite museums, but it's been years since my last visit. On a perfect day in April I spontaneously and for no particular reason finally visited it again.

Further Reading

How to get back the time Covid stole. W bosons. Female self-portraitists. The Environmental Impacts of Computation and Data Storage. A crisis in physics? Language processing programs. Biomechanical interactions. Olga Tokarczuk. W.F. Hermans. Vasily Grossman. Felix Valloton. And more.

To mark the 150th anniversary of his birth and the centenary of his death the Musée Carnavalet has dedicated a wonderful exhibition to Marcel Proust, his relationship with Paris and the place of the city in À la recherche du temps perdu.

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