Research Bureau- ‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution’ :  FRIDAY 3rd JULY 2020/ 6 to 10pm CEST



 From April to June 2020, the research program  ‘If I can’t dance, I do not want to be a part of your revolution’, focused on building connections between the University of the Underground HQ in Amsterdam and Tbilisi whilst bringing together multidisciplinary practitioners and early career researchers investigating disciplines such as dance and its potential in building organised communities and reinventing politics. Of interest to the research bureau ‘If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’ were the historic collisions between dance,politics and organized communities. The research group considered how politics and dance can  inspire one another and what would happen if they merge. How do dance parades undermine power structures or create a blueprint for new ones? What can politicians learn from ballerinas or ‘dancing’ boxers and vice versa? How can new forms of debate develop from voguing and how will new systems of government emerge from modern dance or contemporary jazz? Due to covid 19, the programme had to take place online instead of in Tbilisi and Amsterdam and therefore the result of these investigations will also be presented online.

From queer conversations and dance to the decentralised internet run by ghosts and pirates to a platform to kill words, to twiggly udons and touchy moves, climate change wars and escapism in jails, dancing in the field for a farming revolution or peace plans between Israel and Palestine — the researchers’ imagination had no limits.

Join us Friday 3rd July 2020 from 6 to 10pm CEST to see and experience this show.


6:00- 6:20: Iivi Meltaus
6:20-6:40 Gaspar Cohen
6:40-7:00 Fatemeh towhidlou
7:00-7:20 Anjali Prashar-Savoie
7:20-7:40 Ana Subeliani
7:40-8:00 Micaela Terk
8:00- 8:20 Elvi Kleyn
8:20- 8:40 Merve Purde
8:40-9:00 Ciara Waldron
9:00- 9:20 Tuva Björk
9:20-9:40 Yan Copelli
9:40- 10:00 Antoine Delaunay Belleville

You can also read more about each participant into the catalogue here and this webpage