Bij Human Encounters programmeren we korte avontuurlijke performances van talentvolle jonge makers, ervaren makers en onafhankelijk artiesten en gezelschappen. In door curator Vincent Verburg samengestelde solo of double bill avonden presenteren zij hun werk. Op 5 april tonen we ‘The … gaze’ van Ise An Verstegen.
The … gaze
By intertwining worlds through a transcultural vision and body rooted in West-Africa and
in the Occident, ‘the … gaze’ questions assumptions, questions reality and challenges to
revise norms and values. This piece exposes the limitations of the gaze and the
difficulties that arise from this, especially for so-called ‘minorities’.
Assuming everyone sees life from his own gaze, this piece challenges to go beyond
one’s own frameworks.
What you see is what you get.
Ise An Verstegen
Ise’s choreographic work is rooted in West-Africa and in the Occident. She intertwines worlds with a transcultural vision and body language in works such as:
Moy Lo Lou (2013)
Nuy Demm (2014)
Dadje Ci Kumpa (2015)
Her works has been performed in nationally and internationally. Ise is a performer, teacher and choreographer, and one of the few artists worldwide qualified to work with the African-modern Technique Germaine Acogny. She is stating a diploma of Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Amsterdam Dance Academy / AHK) and graduated from École des Sables, Technique Germaine Acogny. Ise worked with, amongst other, Germaine Acogny (Jant-Bi), Patrick Acogny (Jant-Bi), Nita Liem (Don’t Hit Mama), Jopie de Groot (AHK), Marijke Eliasberg and Jana Hicks (TNSP), Urban Bush Women and James Carlès (Cie James Carlès).
Since 2011 Ise is connected as a dancer and teacher of the technique Germaine Acogny at the l’Ecole des Sables and the Academy of Amsterdam Dance / AHK, and she works internationally and nationally as ‘Acogny dance-practitioner’. Ise got rewarded with the 3Package Deal 2018-2019, a program of the AFK and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp) to stimulate and facilitate top talent and their work in Amsterdam.