Saturday 23 October 2021
Warming Up Festival
Amsterdam Noord (location tba)
Tickets €15 / €12,50
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The landscape is there. It breathes sounds waves roars. It constantly changes its form. To what extend do we embody the landscape and is the landscape defined by us? How do body and landscape set each other in motion?

For 'Landscaping', WhyNot brought together a collective of artists from various corners of the cultural field, whose work is centered around the body. After weeks of research in the garden of the Tolhuistuin they staged a series of interlinked performance interventions in nature. With physical connections, disruptions, rhythms, rituals, and changing sight-lines they explore the continuous construction of the land. From these different perspectives, a new outcome emerges that invites you to look at your environment in a different way.

The audience takes place in a spatial installation by scenographer Theun Mosk that will define our gaze and perspective. For their piece, choreography duo Elisa Zuppini & Nica examined how human emotions relate to the natural environment, while choreographer Dario Tortorelli chose to zoom in on the rhythms that can be found in nature. Composer and producer Job Oberman (Oceanic) records and distorts natural noise to create new sound experiences. He seeks the interaction and connection between birdsong and human language, in which we, as visitors in a landscape, gain a better understanding of nature.

Moving beyond the Landscape

As part of 'Landscaping', WhyNot presents the publication 'Moving Beyond the Landscape' by researcher of (landscape)architecture Daphne Bakker. Bakker is amongst the artists participating in Landscaping and has reconnected her conclusions with those of the collective. From a personal fascination for dance and movement in relation to nature, Bakker considers the interactions between body and land, what makes them so essential, and asks how the body and dance can play a role in our perception of landscapes.

Read the publication online


Idea & Production: WhyNot (Daisy Benz & Marjolein Vogels)
Concept: Job Oberman, Theun Mosk, Dario Tortorelli, Elisa Zuppini & Nica Roses
Choreography: Dario Tortorelli in collaboration with Performers: Nicole van den Berg, Roberta Maimone, Liah Frank
Choreography & Performance: Elisa Zuppini & Nica Roses
Sound Installation & Music Composition: Job Oberman (Oceanic), Trumpetist: Thijs van der Geest
Scenography: Theun Mosk
Landscape Architect: Anna Maria Fink
Costumes: Martina Bauer
Technicians: Manuel Boutreur (lighting), Ted Grindei (sound)
Artistic Advice: Keren Levi
Publication: Daphne Bakker, Graphic Design Publication: Sam Velenne Reith
Publicity: Daisy Benz, Mayke Klomp, Iris Peters
Production Manager: Charlot van der Meer
Production Assistant: Norma Schiphof
Publicity & Production Assistant: Vera Goetzee
Front of House Volunteer: Neda Rujeva
Graphic Design Campaign: Angela Lidderdale

A WhyNot production in collaboration with Amsterdamse Bostheater, Korzo, Ruimtetijd & Tolhuistuin

With the support of: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, BNG Cultuurfonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

'Landscaping' premiered on 1 September 2021 in the Amsterdamse Bos.