Call for participation:
For the art project "Le Madison" we are looking for participants of every age.
Simply learn the from the movie Band of Outsiders in (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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6pOXjQLh7Y&hl=de
3 STEPS FOR PARTICIATION:
(1) Learn the in . (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.
1 - DANCE LESSONS
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
or at W139.
The whole evening will be accompanied by the live band Westhell 5.
The (black&white grid) is part of the exhibition Belvedere by Bernd Trasberger.
For questions please contact: