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).
FOR ANY CURRENT ACTIVITIES:
The Carpet Collective
This is a new platform for interdisciplinary instant composition in Amsterdam, facilitated by Thomas Johannsen:
Find them here: instantcomposition.wordpress.com
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: www.themeetingpoint-platform.com
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: www.bimhuis.nl
The Genetic Choir (instant vocal composition) has also now his own website. You can find it here: www.genetic-choir.org
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Study and Practice of dance as an ongoing activity interwoven with the everyday movement of life
A whole experience of being and living together where our dance can emerge as a natural and challenging way to a deeper and authentic communication
In the movement training we use body alignment, yoga, experiential anatomy and partnering work to explore and experience technical principles and aspects of the body to attune the "instrument" and discipline the mind, engaging into a deep physicality. The work focuses on the development of a kinesthetic sense of the body, increasing awareness of the body in motion.
In instant composition we practice our capacity to make dances and our natural ability to compose in the moment.
Developing directly from the physical experience we tap into the world of dance as a language and open up to its power of communication through composition.
We learn to articulate our dance while keeping our body-mind present and available. We train our capacity to make choices by being present and tuned to the moment, perceiving and moving as one organic action.
In this week emphasis will be given upon process of creation and decision making to exercise and practice a specific mind that can think and choose in a dynamic and ever changing context. We will practice dancing and dance making as a way of being and relating.
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Monday, February 16, 2009
The first public performance of the Genetic Choir is coming up!
Come and listen in on Friday, the 20th of February in the Smart Project Space, Amsterdam.
We are a humble part of a bigger event called 'Slow Future', kicking off the evening at 20:30 with half an hour of vocal instant composition.
But there is loads more:
Hisako Horikawa (J) - dance, co-founder of Body Weather with Min Tanaka, Pierre Mansire (F) - Action Light Installation, ETC: Jacques Foschia (BE) - clarinet and radio waves, Anthony Carcone (F) - disturbed string instruments, DFF (US) - sheet metal , Eric Thielemans (BE) - drums, 'A Snare is Not a Bell', Andy Moor (UK) - electic guitar, Genetic Choir (NL), Amstel Quartet & Ivo Bol (NL) - saxophone quartet and computer, Doron Hirsch (IS) - butoh inspired dance, Anani Dodji Sanouvi (SEN) - dance , Emma Nik Thomas (IRE) - dance, Marije Nie (NL) - tapdance, Hilary Jeffery (UK) - trombone, drones, Vilbjorg Broch (DK) - performance, Slow Food Amsterdam - slow food tasting
Friday 20 Feb 2009
Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113 Amsterdam
Food tasting Slow Food Amsterdam @ 19:30
program starts @ 8:30 pm
See for more information: