I am in Amsterdam! For the next week, I will be performing in the Amsterdam Fringe Festival, and teaching workshops. Sophie Fetokaki invited me to create and perform with her a live art / performance art / installation work called Harness, also with Vera Goetzee and Mei-yi Lee. We’re performing at Oostblok, Sajetplein, this weekend and early next week. All the details below!
Also I’ll be teaching shibari workshops while I’m in Amsterdam, email me for details, and check back here for more info.
Rope. Voice. Body. Percussion. These are the four elements of Harness, a work bringing together the music of John Cage and the Japanese rope-tying art of Shibari into one immersive performance art work, exploring the dynamics of tension and release; silence and sound; movement, stillness and duration.
Harness raises all sorts of questions, about trust and spectatorship, about consent and power, about beauty and desire. But most of all, it invites the audience to come along for the ride, to travel through the duration of the performance, to permit and explore the inevitable flux of responses; to dive into a deeply dynamic experience of slow, patient transformation.
About the artists
Sophie Fetokaki: voice, artistic direction
Dasniya Sommer: shibari artist
Vera Goetzee: dancer, model
Mei-yi Lee: percussion
Petyr Veenstra: light & technics