During WE LIVE HERE 2017, participants will spend five days together participating in several work sessions and reading groups, attending lectures and visiting a performances at Julidans Festival, visiting other art events and lunching and dining together.


MAIN PROGRAMME | POETICS OF THE IMAGINARY: reading sessions and communal dreaming

Instead of using given forms such as academic writing, we will look at what are other ways of articulation and emerging formats of writing that make more sense and are closer to knowledge gained through artistic research. The hexagon shape of the honeycomb emerges due to the material conditions of wax and surface tension. What then is a singular form of writing that emerges from the materiality of every of our singular embodied practices?

This question will be explored throughout the week through a combination of communal dreaming and reading sessions, guest lecturers who will introduce different forms of writing and see performances at Julidans. This will be the framework in which you can alone and together with others cross-examine the poetics of our own art making.

Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 July, 10:00–13:00
Location: BAU

Reading sessions
Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 July, 14:00–18:00
Location: BAU


Monday 10 July, 11:00–16:30
Starting point: BAU, Entrepotdok 4, Amsterdam

11:00 – 12:00 Introduction at BAU with coffee and tea.
12:00 – 12:30 Walk to Mediamatic
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Walk to ‘Huis met de Hoofden’
14:30 – 16:30 Tour Ritman Library



Christos Papadopoulos / Leon and Wolf Dance Company (GR)
Tursday 13 July, 21:00
Location: Rabozaal SSBA, Julidans

When Papadopolous made Elvedon, he was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel, The Waves. The book follows the lives of six friends from childhood up through their later years. Six totally divergent characters, each with their very own perspective of the world and all of them carried away by the waves of their lives. The main theme in both the novel and this work is time itself, a powerful evolutionary force that creates constant change: a never-ending collision and merging of life and death, love and friendship, the personal and the communal. The concept of a perpetual flow forms the heart of the Elvedon performance– the title refers to an enchanted place in the novel where the friends got together.

The movements which Papadopolous uses to tell his story could not be any more pure. Very subtly, the six dancers change their pattern of movement with utter simplicity as their only guide. The music of Coti K. follows the heartbeat of the dancers and transports you to the timeless Elvedon.

Christos Papadopoulos (1976) studied theatre in his native country of Greece and then went on to study dance at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2015, he founded his own Leon and Wolf Dance Company by using theatre and dance to express his heart-felt desire to communicate. Elvedon is his first independent project as a choreographer. It was selected by the European dance network, Aerowaves, and since then, it has been seen all over the world.