Call for participation:

For the art project "Le Madison" we are looking for participants of every age.

Simply learn the Madison Dance Steps from the movie Band of Outsiders in 3 weeks (via Internet), register and dance the group dance in a video shooting!

Every registered participant will get a voucher for 2 free drinks!

The dance event of "Le Madison" will take place on Wednesday July 1, 2009 from 8 - 10 pm at the exhibition space W139 (Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam) -> [ site map ]

This group dance scene will be staged with as many participants as possible:

Participate(*) or join the dance event & video shooting
as a member of the audience!
(*) You don't have to be a professional dancer! ...;)


"Le Madison" is the famous dance number from the movie Band of Outsiders (French, Bande à part, 1964) by Jean-Luc Godard.
In this scene, the main actors Odile, Franz and Arthur dance in a Parisian café the so-called "Madison" — a line dance — that has to be performed by a group.

© Videostill: Bande à part (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)
See the original scene at:


(1) Learn the Madison Dance Steps in 3 online lessons. (release dates: 10./17./24. Juni 2009)

(2) Register for participation UNTIL June 28 [ here ]. After doing so you will receive a confirmation email with further information on the procedure. Registered participants will get 2 "FREE DRINK CARDS" to use during this W139 event.

(3) We will come together on July 1, 2009 at W139 to dance this Madison/dance in a group!
This group dance will be tape-recorded.



The Madison's "dance steps" will be outlined [ here ] before the actual dance event:
Over a duration of three weeks you can learn and practice the Madison's "dance steps":

1. online video lesson: June 10, 2009
2. online video lesson: June 17, 2009
3. online video lesson: June 24, 2009


2 - Online Registration

At the conclusion of the 3 video lessons the participants will be asked to confirm their participation in the dance/event/video shooting [ here ]


3 - come together

© Simulation

Participate or join the event as a member of the audience at W139.
The whole evening will be accompanied by the live band Westhell 5.
The film set (black&white grid) is part of the exhibition Belvedere by Bernd Trasberger.


For questions please contact: