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Performances

Dreamparture
Concept & Choreography: Ivar Hagendoorn
Dancer: Veronika Kolomazníková
Music: Julia Kent
Year: 2019

Performance Archive

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News

I'm excited to say that I'm finally, at long last hard at work on a new show, which will consist of four pieces: two quartets, a solo and a trio. Check back for details and tour dates. There's a lot more in the pipeline.

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 buy it at any major news outlet in France or 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.

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

Brancusi

As Brancusi once said, "if one has reproduced nature realistically it is not creation. An artist must create." The Brancusi retrospective in Brussels shows that he himself was an artist in the true sense of the word.

Further Reading

A time to fast. Why the laws of physics are inevitable. Emotion semantics show both cultural variation and universal structure. Scale-free networks well done. What’s next for social priming? Roberto Saviano. Liu Cixin. Prehistoric art. Best of 2019. And more.

The best books I read this year in various categories, from best aesthetics and philosophy of art to best science fiction, best poetry and most disappointing.

Further Reading

Martin Scorsese on why Marvel movies aren’t cinema. Deep sleep. An interview with Nabokov. Who needs literature? The world in a song. Aesthetic judgment is autocorrelated. Insect decline. Religion and global psychological variation. AI. Generating new ideas. Moles. Dogs. Fairies. And more.

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Reading

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