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

Performance Archive

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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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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

Further Reading

Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to write a great scientific paper. Photos of mathematicians’ blackboards. Category Theory. Footnotes to Plato. Curation as creation. Language, AI and the brain. Natural Selection. An octopus changing colour while sleeping. The tragedy of Kashmir. And more.

Occasionally, I see a retrospective that makes me appreciate an artist more than I did before visiting the exhibition. Thierry Mugler Couturissime, currently at the Kunsthal Rotterdam, is one of those occasions.

The exhibition Joost Swarte Overal/Everywhere at the Kunsthal Rotterdam presents a selection from the work Swarte has produced over the past fifty years: from his first ventures into comics to his recent work for The New Yorker and an album celebrating the artists of De Stijl.

For as long as I can remember I've heard a loud noise just before falling asleep, not every night, but every few days. The noise is typically accompanied by a dream image.

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