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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 2021 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

Kistefos Museum

The Kistefos Museum is an amazing museum and not just because of the recently opened The Twist art gallery. I spent nearly five hours exploring the park, the art galleries and the industrial heritage site.

The Astrup Fearnley Museum is one of the best museums I’ve visited in recent years. The permanent collection comprises works by Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Matthew Barney and countless other artists.

Munch Museum

Oslo’s 13-storey Munch Museum is the largest museum dedicated to the life and work of a single artist. If all floors would be filled with works by Edvard Munch that would be a lot of Munch.

Norway's beautiful new National Museum is a must visit if you are in Oslo and not just because of the magnificent Munch room.

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