Artists Program

Marianne van Berlo
‘Jardin de Ilusión’, paintings
In 1991 she became enthralled by the tango. Since that year she frequently went to Buenos Aires to dance.Every evening the dancers meet in the salons straight after work or diner. The atmosphere is unchangingly that of nostalgia, departed glory and a sympathetic small civic virtue. The star remains the ordinary man of the street. In the tango he can make his dream comes true, but at home the wobbly kitchen table with plastic cloth is waiting for him.
Back to her studio in Amsterdam, all her impressions are put to paper and canvas. Tango now is for many years the main theme in her work.
4-9 November Stadsgalerij Amersfoort

Humphrey Bennett
‘Dance’, Combined techniques
The full temperament of movement become, in the detailed work of Humphrey Bennet, in powerfull and fluid lines through the space. Through years he is dedicated to the study of movement in the body of the dancer and of the tango dancers
4-9 November Stadsgalerij Amersfoort

Mikilo – ‘A mythologic hero transformed in a comic of the Argentinian society’
Mikilo is a character, borne from the native Argentinian mythology fused with the believes of the creol with the western Latin American thinking. Mikilo is a character that becomes a popular and alternative comic reflecting a diverse and plural mind-set in the Argentinian society, exposing its collective imaginary world like the tango world. An interesting exposition that enable us to understand the fusion of the syncretism, assimilations within the Argentinian popular culture.
5-9 November LAKMA Museum

Cecilia Jaime
‘Desierto de los Olvidos’
In Cecilia Jaime’s video’s work is renewing her memory about the desolation in the highest point in la Puna in the north of Argentina in the 70ties. She is inspiring a personal performance, which will be the departure point of her new developments in sculpture like would be “The falling Man”. Cecilia Jaime presents her material as a documentation of her own subjectivity in that landscape.
5-9 november LAKMA Museum

Aimeé Zito Lema
‘Untitled (Marina)’
A close up video-documentation of the life of a maid working at a middle family class in Buenos Aires. Zito Lema follows with her camera every little movement and action trying to picture it in a photo with an incredible sense of intimacy.
5-9 november LAKMA Museum

Colin van Heezik
‘Mirta: Una tanguera en Holanda’
As a journalist Collin van Heezik is interested to discover the truly emergence of the Tango in the Dutch society. He documented the life of Mirta Campos the first ‘tanguera’ woman in The Netherlands and following at the same time the trajectory and development of the tango as a masal phenomenon.
5-9 November LAKMA Museum

Felicitas Casavalle
‘Cantos del desierto’
Once the poetry was unified to the mythes, sacred books, philosophy, methaphysics and drama. In this tradition Casavalle will reflect about the work of classic Argentinian writers and poets. She has published several works in cooperation with Raúl Rossetti and Robert Lemm like “De Gulle Tijd” (1990) “Las cosas que amamos”(1992) “La isla de las bienaventuranzas” (1997) “Lecturas ejemplares” (1999) “Diálogos Callados” (2005) “Donkere Spiegels” (2010). Her last book “Cantos del desierto”.
5 November Stasschouwburg Utrecht

The Feeling of the Tango
Rick Dolphijn
Being a philosopher and not a dance, my analysis of dance is probably different from that of other speakers. Equally fascinated by dance itself my goal is not to build a theory upon dance. Rather, I am interested in the concepts dance gives rise. An important concept, that, in my view, needs more attention, is, what Erin Manning has called “the politics of touch”. In this presentation I’d like to “think tango” and to see in what way a very different kind of touching, a very different “relationality” between people, is at work. Argentinian tango, especially because of its high level of improvisation, is a wonderful example of how “anticipating the other to come” introduces us to this politics of touch that is at work everywhere around us but that has had little attention in and outside of academia so far.
7 November Auditorim LAKMA Museum

Struggling with the Past. The Human Rights Movement and the Politics of Memory in Post-Dictatorship Argentina (1983-2006)
Saskia van Drunen
Although it is almost thirty years since Argentina was released from the grip of the military dictatorship (1976-1983), the after effects continue to be felt in social and political relations. From the very outset, official attempts to close the subject have been challenged by human rights organizations and victims of the repression, journalists, lawyers, intellectuals, artists and politicians, who persistently campaigned to keep the past on the agenda. They plead for investigating the truth about the human rights violations, justice for the victims, and for a collective memory in which there is no room for denial. At the same time, there are many differences within this group on what ‘Truth, Justice and Memory’ means and what shape it should acquire.
This lecture tells the story of the ongoing attempts of human rights organizations, victims of the dictatorship, and others, to keep the past alive and extract lessons for the present, and the many debates that unfold in this context. Through a historical overview of this struggle and of the broader political and societal debate it unleashed, insights will be given on how the Argentine society tries to answer – and struggles with – the difficult question of how to deal with its recent past.
7 November Auditorium LAKMA Museum

Micaela Tettamanti
‘Casa Tomada’
Intermedial performance based on the story by the writer Julio Cortázar.
5-9 >November Instituto Cervantes Utrecht

Gabriela Zuarez
‘Resumé’ is a presentation work that envolves the assimilation and absorption of movement languages and physical codes between the abstract, gestural and folkloric styles, attempting a ‘fusion’ as a key of contemporary dance performance. The theme of ‘Resumé’ deals about artist’s search for a sensible ‘oneness’ within an impersonal, globalized world. The piece exposes with irony and humor the manipulation and subjection of the corporeal artists’ body as an object of the visual cultural consumption and hyperproductivity. ‘Resumé’ is a Dutch-Argentinian co-production 2011-2012.
5 November Stasschouwburg Utrecht

Aimeé Zito Lema
‘Reharsing Voices
‘Reharsing Voices’ is a multimedia performance where identity and history of the last dictatorship in Argentina has taken place. Four characters who dialogue with each other in a epistolar way about their own identity in relation with the history.
5 November Stasschouwburg Utrecht

Ravind Sangha
‘Orchestra Origen Tango’
Ravind Sangha, is the artistic director of Origen Tango. He has presented music performances wit Argentinian musicians like the singer Roxana Fontan en Anna Karina Rossi and the dansers Miguel Zotto, Osvaldo Zotto, Pablo Garcia, Ricardo Barrios en Laura Melo. His orkest is conformed by Christiaan van Hemert- violin,
Hernan Ruiz- guitar, Lysandre Donoso- bandoneon, Sebastiaan Van Delft- piano and Adan Mizrahi Bass -contrabass
6 November Winkel van Sinkel

Pablo Fontdevila, Choregrapher
‘Piece About Disappearance’
Working with documents about the forced disappearance of people during Argentina’s last dictatorship (descriptions, testimonies, recordings, architectural sketches, video images) we chose two series of photographs. We created movements by reproducing elements from the photos and working with our memory of these documents. Two particularly provoking qualities came up: the performers relate to bodies that are not there and to spaces where they have never been.
With a desire to communicate with the audience on the level of sensations and emotions, the piece focuses on the processes that take place in the present within our bodies as performers and spectators. During the performance we work on sensing, remembering and imagining in an attempt to access the history behind the photos. By the nature of these bodily processes our efforts double the fragmentary and incomplete history of the disappeared (los desaparecidos).
8 November Theater De Lieve Vrouw

Lisi Estaras, Choreographer
‘Patchagonia’ happens in an isolated landscape, a big extension of inhabitated land in the South Argentinian Patagonia. This is the departure point for the inspiration by Lisi Estaras where she crafts the seek of happiness. This solo is a fragment of the original version for six dance performers and two musicians.
8 November Theater De Lieve Vrouw

Marcos Di Paolo & SureS Project
Argentinian Music Ensemble

The reality and authenticity of the folklore and the magic of the bandoneon in the Tango. Original Argentinian music by Argentinian masters Marcos Di Paolo, Hernán Ruiz, Daniel Lehmann and the guest Santiago Cimadevilla.