Robert Steijn Performance
"i am a reborn smoker/ allowing myself to get high in the clouds of imagination".
Performance/lecture by acclaimed Dutch performer and dance dramaturg Robert Steijn.
With a mix of story telling, dancing, stand up comedy and serious investigation, the acclaimed Dutch artist Robert Steijn gets obsessed with invisible energies and presences.
In this intimate solo about trying to connect with the invisible, Steijn asks: How do you dance with people who died? With totem animals? With spirit energies? When does imagination become reality?
About Robert Steijn:
Robert Steijn is an acclaimed dance and performance artist working between Amsterdam and Vienna. His multiple careers in and around contemporary dance include several years as a critic, curator, dramaturg, performer, and teacher. Now he tries to bring the magic back into life and into the theatre. Steijn believes that everyone can become a homemade contemporary shaman, if they put themselves on the path of poetry. His helper is a deer, who appears in many of his texts and dances.
Steijn has collaborated with Frans Poelstra/united sorry, Latifa Labiissi, Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker, Maria Hassabi, Cilia Erens and Georg Blaschke, Theater der Jungen Welt (Leipzig) and Theater im Bahnhof (Graz). He teaches at School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and p.a.r.t.s. in Brussels.
Steijn is strongly influenced by the performance artist Jack Smith, the poets Walt Whitman and Alan Ginsberg, the conceptual artists Dan Graham and Matt Mullican, the Korean shaman/performer Hi-Ah Park, Ayahuasca rituals, long walks and very significant dreams and visions about how to go on in his life.
Presented by Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos, TheOffCenter, and Zero Performance.
Joe Goode Annex (View)
401 Alabama St (near 17th)
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|