For We Are The Time, If I Can’t Dance was invited by curator Grant Watson to consider how to present Foucault’s Vanity Fair interview with Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow. If I Can’t Dance will present How We Behave, delivered and conceptualised with artists Snejanka Mihaylova, Adva Zakai and Veridiana Zurita.

Snejanka Mihaylova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1978. She was educated in Philosophy of Language at the University of Florence and at Das Arts, Master of Theatre, Amsterdam. Her work is situated between performing arts and theoretical thinking and has been realized in galleries and festivals internationally, a.o. Santarcangelo dei Teatri (Italy), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), de Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam), Les Urbaines (Lausanne). She is currently a researcher at the Fine Art department of the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.

In the past 10 years Adva Zakai has been operating within the performance field, both as a choreographer and a performer. She followed dance education in Israel and studied at the mime school Amsterdam. Her recent performance work focused on juxtaposition of text with movement, playing around with manners in which physical presence (mis)leads to a specific understanding of language. During 2010 she obtained an artistic research position in the framework of post-master program a.pass in Antwerp, for which she researched the influence of a curatorial approach on the development of new performance formats. In the same year she conducted the curatorial project d o m i n o k i n g d o m (in collaboration with architect Miriam Rohde) in Brussels (www.dominokingdom.be). She has been leading workshops and attending studio visits in art schools and dance academies in several countries.

Veridiana Zurita was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1982. She graduated in ‘Communications on Body Arts’ at PUC/SP (Brazil), obtained an MA in Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute (Holland) and is currently attending an artistic research programme at a.pass (Belgium). Working with video, performance and text she is interested in the concept of persona as an event between discourse and physicality. Her work has been showed in Sesc Pompéia – Body Installation (São Paulo), Arti – Forum for Live Art (Amsterdam), CBK – Post Dordt (Dordrecht), Videobrasil International Video Festival (São Paulo).

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution is an association dedicated to exploring the evolution and typology of performance and performativity in contemporary art. From its headquarters in Amsterdam, If I Can’t Dance develops art works and thematic programmes with artists, curators and researchers on the basis of long term collaborations, and presents these projects at (inter)national venues.

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