Maaike Bleeker: Thinking Through Theatre Published in Deleuze and Performance. Edited by Laura Cull, Edinburgh University Press, 2009 Maaike Bleeker. “You Better Think!. Het denk-theater van Ivana Müller en Carly Wijsz/Ryszart Turbiasz” in: Theater Topics 2: De Maker als onderzoeker. Edited by Maaike Bleeker, Lucia van Heteren, Chiel Kattenbelt and Kees Vuyk. Amsterdam University Press, [...]
Performative dialogue “On Time” between Bojana Kunst & Ivana Müller; presented in the context of a residency at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, France, november 2011 and as a part of Performance Studies International (PSI) Conference, Athens, Greece, november 2011
While standing live and alone on stage Ivana Müller reflects on the act of performing, on being public and being “live”, using her own body and her presence as a canvas onto which spectators project their expectations..
In While We Were Holding It Together, a tribute to the power of the imagination, Ivana Müller subjects notions of body and mind, and the relationship between the two, to a closer inspection. This results in a poetic, humoristic and philosophical production that draws the audience into Müller’s clear logic. While We Were Holding It Together creates images in becoming, always changing, depending on who is looking. Is it a rock band on tour? A picnic in the forest? A hotel room in Bangkok? We look, imagine and re-invent while searching for what is hidden and for what we want to see.
I interviewed interdisciplinary artist Ivana Müller while she was in New York presenting her piece “While we were Holding it Together” at the “Crossing the Line” festival . She expands on her very clear conceptual approach to performance. http://www.associationlisa.com/ivana/ About the Artist: Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts. She grew up [...]
Watch While We Were Holding it Together on dance-tech.tv All about Ivana Müller on dance-tech.tv I first encountered the Croatian-born choreographer Ivana Müller in 2006 in New York, during the Springdance Dialogue, an international gathering of dance artists organized as part of the Netherlands festival. A year later at the festival itself, in Utrecht, I [...]