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Performances

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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News

Due to the coronavirus outbreak I too have had to change my plans. As soon as it is responsible to do so we'll pick up where we left off. There's a lot in the pipeline. Check back for details and tour dates.

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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Portfolio

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Publications

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.

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A selection of some of my favorite designs from the Fall Winter 2021 Ready-to-Wear collections.

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