Premiere Study for MAGENTA by Giulio D'Anna + concert Polyband

Date: Sunday 20 August
Location: De Tolhuistuin (garden entrance)
Garden open: 18:00
Start program: 19:00
Buy your tickets here: € 10

This summer, WhyNot is back again in the beautiful Garden of De Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam. This time for a co-production in collaboration with De Tolhuistuin, led by prize-winning choreographer Giulio D'Anna. On Sunday, 20 August, WhyNot presents the premiere of Study for MAGENTA, the final result of a series of summer workshops and also a pre-study for D'Anna's upcoming work MAGENTA (2019). This production in the form of group choreography derives from WhyNot's long-term fascination with “letting go" of the body or “leaving the body behind”.

Together with a group of performers, both amateurs and professionals, D'Anna creates a choreography in the garden, reseraching whether we can become one in a society in which individualism is rampant. What would that unity look like? And what happens to our individual identity if we want to use the power of the masses?

In addition to Study for MAGENTA, WhyNot presents a concert of De Polyband, founded by guitarist Jasper Stadhouders, introduced by a dance improvisation. The Polyband is a varied group of musicians and other performers dedicated to hypnotic sessions with ever-changing rhythms, and ever changing sounds. Ritualistic, transcendent, symmetrical, euphoric. They were previously seen on festivals such as Le Guess Who? and Motel Mozaïque.

Furthermore, WhyNot shows their latest dance film Leave Body Behind, which premiered at Cinedans Festival in EYE in March 2017, and presents an interactive and experimental Whatsapp project together with Lava Lab and Hackers & Designers that gets the audience moving. From 6 p.m. the garden is open and everyone can enjoy a drink in the sun and some very tasty Turkish pizzas.

Study for MAGENTA is an initiative of WhyNot in co-production with De Tolhuistuin and is being developed in the run-up to the sixth WhyNot festival edition, which takes place in De School from 27th to 29th of October 2017.

18:00 Garden open: Turkish pizzas and salads
19:00 WhyNot: Leave Body Behind (film)*
19:30 Giulio D'Anna: Study for MAGENTA (performance)
20:10 Q & A Giulio D'Anna
20:30 WhyNot in collaboration with Lava Lab / Hackers & Designers: i-Perform 3.0 (interactive app)
21:00 The Polyband (concert)*

*limited capacity

choreography: Giulio D'Anna
performance: Safira Jones, Bouchra arbaoui, Tania Perez, Stephanie den Blanken, Rosa Vrij, Emma Minarelli, Laura de Vogel, Nicolien Kipp, Joyce van Acker, Cuna Knegt, Daniel Barkan, Vera Goetzee, Carcom Cheffer, Nadine Wijshoff