This Website / Blog is being discontinued. I leave it at this place on the web as a reference, for archival purposes. Maybe you have come here through an old link.

The Meeting Point was an international platform for the practice of interdisciplinary instant composing, operating from Amsterdam, but in it's time also connected to artists in Helsinki, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan.
Improvised performance and instant composing seen as a disicpline in its own right, supporting interdisciplinary exchange, artistic production and social communication.

It all started with the Meeting Point sessions at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, which are now continued under the name 'Monday Match'.

On this blog you can find the posts until August 2010, relating to the events that happened in Amsterdam and around (The Netherlands).


The Carpet Collective

This is a new platform for interdisciplinary instant composition in Amsterdam, facilitated by Thomas Johannsen:
Find them here:
We hold weekly research sessions where the performance professionals from various disciplines lead the work in turns. Sessions are set up to (1) train and (2) discover and define work methods and vocabulary that work for any discipline.

The Meeting Point as a project of Valeria Primost is being continued via this website:

The Monday Match is the current regular spot for music/dance improvisation (continuing the concept of The Meeting Point) every first Monday of the month in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam:

The Genetic Choir (instant vocal composition) has also now his own website. You can find it here:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Meeting Point Lab at the Bimhuis

The Meeting Point was founded by Valeria Primost and Marcos Baggiani in June 2004 at the Bimhuis Amsterdam.

It was proposed as a music and dance improvisation lab, because of their own need to practice the discipline of improvised performance on stage.
For two years, every first Monday of the month, the "Meeting Point Lab" was organised in the Bimhuis and it became a fixed point in the agenda of both instant composition practitioners and their audience in Amsterdam.

While gathering a community in Amsterdam by performing and researching the lab in the Bimhuis, artists from other cities started using the same format to collaborate with their own city's communities to further develop their approaches to the discipline and to bring the material to a wider audience. See our main site for more information about the other cities.

To this date, the first Monday of the month in the Bimhuis in Amsterdam is still an evening organised in the spirit of the Lab. The programming is now done by the Bimhuis themselves and it is called the "Monday Match".
The Meeting Point Lab concept of two curators from the disciplines dance and music who invite a unique set of performers to improvise together has not changed and it is still a great place to go every month. Entrance is free. For more information see

Meeting Point Lab Performances
at the Bimhuis and abroad


October 20th till November 5th 2006, The Meeting Point in Caracas and San Felipe, Venezuela
Workshops for the Instituto Universitario de Danza de Caracas and the Regional Dance Academy of San Felipe. Performance at Chacao Theatre in the context of the "I Encuentro de Danza Universitaria - Artes Integrales". Urban intervention with students at Estacion Parque del Este, in the context of the project "Escenario Urbano", for the recuperation of public spaces

June 5th 2006, Bimhuis, curating: Valeria Primost and Marcos Baggiani
Dance: Eric McKenzie, Marta Sponzilli, Marisa Grande, Valeria Primost
Music: Mark van Tongeren, Michael Moore, Guillermo Celano, Marcos Baggiani
Lights: Diana Gadish.

May 1st 2006, Bimhuis, guest curators: Eileen Standley and Michael Fischer.
Dance: Jasmina Krizaj, Nina Fajdiga, Urska Vohar, Tina Valentan.
Music: Daisuke Terauchi, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Marcos Baggiani, Michael Fischer.
Lights: Ellen Knops.

April 3rd 2006, Bimhuis, guest curator: Paul Estabrook
Dance: Natassa Katsika, Elleke Powelse, Louisa Razsyk, Paul Estabrook-
Music: Jan Martens, Felicity Provan, Daisuke Terauchi, Tamaho Miyake.
Lights: Ellen Knops.

March 6th 2006, Bimhuis, curating: Benjamin Vandewalle with The Meeting Point- Brussels.
Dance: Malaika Sarco, Valeria Primost, Albert Quesada, Benjamin Vandewalle.
Music: Ilan Manouach- saxophone, Clement Nourry - guitar, David Weemaels –drums Lights: Federica Porello

February 13, 2006, Bimhuis Amsterdam
Dance/performance: Giorgio Convertito, Lily Kiara, Risa Takita and
Julyen Hamilton Music: Michael Moore (alt sax and clarinet), Eric McEnzie
(electronics), Ahim Kaufmann (Piano) and Marcos Baggiani (drums)
Lights: Ellen Knops

January 27th to 30st , The Meeting Point on Tour
January 30th 2006, 19:30 im_flieger, WUK, Währingerstr. 59, 1090 Vienna
January 28th 2006, 19:30 Alte Fabrik , Steyrermühl, Austria
January 27 th 2006, 20:00 at the festival 'artacts '06 Alte Gerberei, St. Joahnn/Tirol, Austria
dance: Valeria Primost, Diana Gadish, Isabel Olle Carpintero, Pere Gay i Faura
music: Daisuke Terauchi, voice, theremin, electronics. Peter Huber, trumpet. Marcos Baggiani, drums. Michael Fischer, sopranosaxophone, violin

January 2nd 2006, bimhuis Amsterdam, Curating Lily Kiara
Music: Wilbert de Joode – double bass, Felicity Provan – cornet, vocals, Joost Buis – trombone, lap steel Dance: Mat Voorter, Marek Isleib, Ailed Izurieta, Lily Kiara (guest curator) Light: Ellen Knops


December 5th 2005, Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Guest curator: Marisa Grande
Music: Hans Hasebos (drums/keyboards), Cristin Wildbolz (double bass), Gloribel Hernandez (voice and electronics). Dance: Bettina Neuhaus, Kenzo Kusuda, Marisa Grande (guest curator). Visual Art: Joncquil de Vries. Light: Urska Vohar.

November 20th 2005, Parque Rodo, Festival Montevideo sitiada, Montevideo Uruguay
Francisco Lapetina, Marcos Baggiani, Inés Armas, Edwin Moturi, Nina Fajdiga, Catalina del Castillo, Valeria Primost.

November 5th 2005, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
Michael Fischer, Oscar Jan, Marcos Baggiani,
Pere Gay I Faura, Radahrani Pernarcic, Valeria Primost, Ellen Knops.

October 3rd 2005, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
Carlos Fagin, Camilo Fernandez, Marcos Baggiani, Ron Bunzl, Isabel Ollé Carpintero, Grainne Delanney, Valeria Primost, Pere Guy I Faura.

September 5th 2005, Bimhuis lab , Amsterdam
Felicity Provan, Nathan Fuhr, Mark van Tongeren, Marcos Baggiani, Maria Mavridou, Montse Roig, Kyung Sun Baek, Pere Gay I Faura, Valeria Primost.

June 6th 2005, Bimhuis lab , Amsterdam
With Wilbert de Joode, Marcos Baggiani, Daizuke Terauchi, Bettina Neuhaus, Julyen Hamilton, Diana Gadish, Valeria Primost.

May 2nd 2005, Bimhuis Amsterdam
With: Marcos Baggiani, Daizuke Terauchi, Michael Fischer, Diana Gadish, Maria Mavridou, Natascha Katsika, Valeria Primost.

April 4th 2005, Bimhuis Amsterdam
With Dance: Rosana Pinhieiro, Lior Avizoor, Katrina Brown, Valeria Primost, music: Seamus Cater (electronics and others), Alex Parkinson (drums), Tom Parkinson (bass), Jeroen Kimman (guitar). Lights: Valentina Campora.

March 7th 2005, Bimhuis Amsterdam
With Dance: Daniela Graca, Michael Schumacher, Marisa Grande, Valeria Primost. Music: Peter Hubber: Trumpet, Marcello Windolph: Double Bass, Eric Boeren: Cornet, Marcos Baggiani: drums. Lights: Ellen Knops.


December 13th 2004, Punto de Encuentro, Sur Despierto, Buenos Aires, Argentina
With: Montse Roig, Martin Inthamoussu, Valeria Primost, Marcos Baggiani (drums), Carlos Fagin (piano), Nacho Pola (lights).

November 1st 2004, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
with: Music: Andy Moor (electric guitar), Michael Fischer (sax and violin), Marcos Baggiani (drums).dance/performance: Eilen Stanley, Lily Kiara, Diana Gadish, Valeria Primost. Lights: Valentina Campora.

October 4th 2004, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
With: music: Michael Moore (alto sax), Alex Waterman (cello), Marcos Baggiani (drums). Dance/performance: Montse Roig, Grainne Delaney, Roser Lopez Espinosa and Valeria Primost. Lights: Ellen Knops. (assistance: Valentina Campora)

September 6th 2004, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
With: Music: Meinrad Kneer (double bass), Stephie Buttrich (voice), Petre Radu Scafaru (tenor sax), Marcos Baggiani (drums), Ivo Bol (Laptop). Dance: Katie Duck, Maria Ines Villasmil, Martin Inthamoussu, Sylvain Meret, Valeria Primost. Lights: Ellen Knops.

June 7th 2004, Bimhuis, Amsterdam
With: Music: Carlos Fagin (piano), Mary Oliver (violin), Felicity Provan (trumpet), Camilo Fernández (electric bass and double bass), Marcos Baggiani (drums). Dance: Leela May Stockholm, Manuela Tessi, Vincent Caccialano and Valeria Primost. Lights: Ellen Knops.