Extra Extra Night #2

01 June, 2018, Locatie: Theater Rotterdam Schouwburgplein 25

On June 1st, 2nd, and 3rd we welcome you to the very first Extra Extra Weekend in the heart of Rotterdam. Come and hear the most desirable voices from near and far that together celebrate a mundane and sensual city life.

Eavesdrop on intimate conversations, caressing gestures, see through sensuous tones and enjoy a foot massage. Venture further into closeted worlds with our film programme, or marvel at our captivating theatre performances. Excite yourself over the erotic stories by renowned Dutch novelists who will be revealing their rousing encounters and sweltering dreams.
Come and join us at TR schouwburg Rotterdam. Host for the weekend is the enchanting Margo van de Linde.

Program

Karel Martens - Icon Viewer

  • Friday 16:00-22:00 | Mediawall at the foyer
Move in space, become visible, share intimacy with the icon grid in Karel Martens’ installation Icon Viewer; the Icon Viewer is an experience of digital voyeurism. Graphic designer Karel Martens explores the interrelation and transparency of colours giving flow to unexpected digital visual uprisings. The geometrical and icon surround the astonishing beauty through which Karel Martens slithers a new form of aesthetic sensibility.

Michael Portnoy - Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City

  • Friday 16:00-22:00 | Audio | Foyer
Also known as Director of Behavior, artist Michael Portnoy is in symbiosis with the audience, using a panel of mediums during his performances. Developing an aesthetic called Relational Stalinism, Michael’s work uses a slippery iron fist to unbutton the viewer’s buggy of self and catapult her into a realm of truths only palpable through higher forms of irrationality. Listen to Michael Portnoy’s witty and whimsical Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City. A series of audio to find your third ear before going to the nightclub, the airport, playful wonders and words experimenting with urban shame and other glints of the city.

Film Programme

  • Friday 16:00-22:00 | Various locations; Foyer; Garden Room and Orchestra Dressing Room
Enjoy longstanding Extra Extra favorites and discover something new in our film progamme. The programme focuses on a selection of filmmakers and video artists featured in the magazine. You are welcome to follow your own programme and experience the daring worlds of Kenneth Anger, David Haines, Erik van Lieshout, Bertrand Mandico, Carlos Reygadas. The film screenings take place in the unique and unsuspected environments of Theater Rotterdam, such as the Orchestra Dressing Rooms and Garden Room.

Daniël Dee - Live Urbex on Urban Legends

  • Friday 19:20-19:40 | Talk (Dutch) | Haltheater
Poet Daniël Dee is inspired by contemporary city life. You might encounter his work in various collections of poetry and literary magazines or hear his stories on the airwaves of the Dutch VPRO national broadcast Never Sleep Again (Nooit Meer Slapen). Daniel will vibrantly share stories of Rotterdam Urban Legends. If you'd like to Read the Rotterdam Urbex written by Daniel Dee, see Extra Extra No 7: City of Hidden Intentions

Mette Ingvartsen - 69 Positions

  • Friday 19:30-21:15 | Performance
Eroticism, ritual lust, audience participation and political engagement – the Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen explores the sexual utopia that is part of the sixties counter-culture. She takes experimental performances from the sixties as a starting point and uses this archive of erotic manifestations to research todays sexuality. 69 Positions leads the audience through a space with performances, books, films, texts and images. Visitors of the Extra Extra Weekend can visit 69 Positions for an additional €5, depending on the availability of tickets. Interview published in Extra Extra No 6: Mette Ingvartsen on Estranged Understandings of Bodies and Objects by Tom Engels

Raga Ensemble

  • Friday 20:00-20:35 | Music | Foyer
The Codarts Raga Ensemble is a Hindustani classical music ensemble, based in Rotterdam. That feeling of love with your special someone is always incomplete without a heartfelt ghazal to listen to. The ensemble will also play one of the most melodious Ragas of Hindustani Classical Music: The Raga Bhinnashadaja, followed by the ancient Raga Raag Bhim Palasi. Though the name sounds cumbersome, this melody is most soothing and relaxing. It's a melody that is best heard during a hot steamy evening. The musicians of the ensemble are: Hamid Behzadian - Slide Guitar, Bintang Manik – Tabla, Marloes Milius – Vocals, Ilyas Nadjafi – Vocals, Ivan Vendemiatti – Bansuri.

Gerard Rooijakkers - Live Urbex on Ritual Stimuli (Rituele prikkels)

  • Friday 21:40-21:00 | Talk (Dutch) | Haltheater
The Urbex rubric is an anthology of sensuality in word and image connected to a place and written by an author on the spot. These subjective explorations constitute an erotic lecture on a specific city and can be seen as an alternative tongue-in-cheek description of a newly discovered city centre. The Urbex functions as a blueprint for academics, artists and urbanists to reflect on the city. The Live Urbex opens the closed doors of the most sensual moments in our metropolis to discover the most hidden secrets of the city. Ethnologist Gerard Rooijakkers will explore in dialog with the audience the rituals of modern festival culture in dialog with the audience.

Joey Schrauwen - Masking Friendship

  • Friday 21:00-21:20 | Performance | Foyer
Masking Friendship is an endearing interactive performance about physical interaction with strangers. Joey Schrauwen uses a robotic mask with his own likeness suitable for coming closer to the audience. Come and lose yourself in this heart-warming performance.

The Double Collective/Dalton Jansen - The Double/To the Edge

  • Friday 21:00-22:00 | Dance
The Double Collective and Dalton Jansen Choreography present a double bill consisting of The Double and To the Edge. The Double is about the déjà vu of meeting yourself, maybe in a busy city or in a dream. A real encounter between two almost identical people who challenge each other but at the same time show each other their strengths and weaknesses. Is The Double a real, physical doppelganger or just a fantasy? To the Edge shows six male dancers in a square box. The tension is tangible in the box, but it is unclear where this tension comes from. How does the space influence the relationship between the performers and how do they relate to each other? Visitors of the Extra Extra Weekend can visit The Double/To the Edge for an additional €5, depending on the availability of tickets.

Extra Extra Playlist

  • Friday 21:30-01:00 | Music
End the evening with some smooth moves on the dancefloor accompanied by the compelling Extra Extra playlists, created by Loes Verstappen.

Karel Martens - Icon Viewer

  • Saturday 16:00-22:00 | Mediawall at the foyer
Move in space, become visible, share intimacy with the icon grid in Karel Martens’ installation Icon Viewer; the Icon Viewer is an experience of digital voyeurism. Graphic designer Karel Martens explores the interrelation and transparency of colours giving flow to unexpected digital visual uprisings. The geometrical and icon surround the astonishing beauty through which Karel Martens slithers a new form of aesthetic sensibility.

Michael Portnoy - Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City

  • Saturday 16:00 - 22:00 | Audio | Foyer
Also known as Director of Behavior, artist Michael Portnoy is in symbiosis with the audience, using a panel of mediums during his performances. Developing an aesthetic called Relational Stalinism, Michael’s work uses a slippery iron fist to unbutton the viewer’s buggy of self and catapult her into a realm of truths only palpable through higher forms of irrationality. Listen to Michael Portnoy’s witty and whimsical Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City. A series of audio to find your third ear before going to the nightclub, the airport, playful wonders and words experimenting with urban shame and other glints of the city.

Film Programme

  • Saturday 16:00-02:00 | Various locations; Foyer; Garden Room and Orchestra Dressing Room
Enjoy longstanding Extra Extra favorites and discover something new in our film progamme. The programme focuses on a selection of filmmakers and video artists featured in the magazine. You are welcome to follow your own programme and experience the daring worlds of Kenneth Anger, David Haines, Erik van Lieshout, Bertrand Mandico, Carlos Reygadas. The film screenings take place in the unique and unsuspected environments of Theater Rotterdam, such as the Orchestra Dressing Rooms and Garden Room.

Leisure

  • Saturday 16:00-00:00
Surrender yourself to ultimate relaxation. Enjoy a foot massage by Bianca Tjon-Fo or get yourself a new braided hair look by Melany Esajas. Read our latest magazine, which is available for a reduced price of €10.

Wunderbaum - De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid

  • Saturday 19:00 | Theatre
De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid (The history of my stiffness) is a theatre play about the Dutch inability to move smoothly. Do our deep-seated Calvinism, the cold, our shame and the clay landscape determine the way we dance? Are we born stiff or are we raised stiff? Together with ten stiff compatriots, Marleen Scholten and Walter Bart try to understand the Dutch national character. Visitors of the Extra Extra Weekend can visit De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid for an additional €5, depending on the availability of tickets.

The Double Collective/Dalton Jansen - The Double/To the Edge

  • Saturday 19:00-20:15 | Dance
The Double Collective and Dalton Jansen Choreography present a double bill consisting of The Double and To the Edge. The Double is about the déjà vu of meeting yourself, maybe in a busy city or in a dream. A real encounter between two almost identical people who challenge each other but at the same time show each other their strengths and weaknesses. Is The Double a real, physical doppelganger or just a fantasy? To the Edge shows six male dancers in a square box. Tension is tangible in the box, but it is not clear where this tension comes from. How does the space influence the relationship between the performers and how do they relate to each other? Visitors of the Extra Extra Weekend can visit The Double/To the Edge for an additional €5, depending on the availability of tickets.

Readings and Interviews hosted by Abdelkader Benali

  • Saturday 19:00-22:30 | Talks | Haltheater
Enjoy readings of some of the Extra Extra erotic short stories and lingering interviews with the authors and two renowned artists hosted by Abdelkader Benali. Eavesdrop on these intimate conversations about stirring encounters and sweltering dreams and excite yourself over erotic stories and imagery. We are delighted to present some of our commissioned erotic short stories read to the audience by the authors Alma Mathijsen, Don Duyns and Maartje Wortel who will reveal stirring encounters and sweltering dreams, followed by a performative reading by Mark Winstanley.

Alma Mathijsen reading of the short story Crazy Eyes

  • Saturday 19:00 | Followed by an interview with Abdelkader Benali | Haltheater
Alma Mathijsent’s short story Crazy Eyes explores the confines of daily sensuality from its edible components, the imprint of a bra on your chest until the lock of hair behind the ears. The routine of looking in the mirror turns into a voluptuous night of intimate encounters and conversations. Alma Mathijsen will read the story Crazy Eyes, which she wrote for Extra Extra and was published in no. 10.

Performative reading by Mark Winstanley of the story Bostini by Ivo Victoria

  • Saturday 19:45 | Performative Reading
The wetness from the dusty attics drips into the magnitude of a cathedral, swiveling the shakiness of sensuality in public life. Ivo Victoria’s Bostini is a feel of voluptuousness when the conspicuous releases friction in the lowest part of the belly.

Rosas Love Supreme

  • Saturday 20:30-21:30
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis work together in A love supreme, a quartet on the legendary music of John Coltrane. Coltrane's musical structures, which are inspired by the blues, give ample space for freedom of expression. The tension between complexity and simplicity in the music translates literally to the choreography: the choreographers accept the challenge to intertwine improvisation and composition. Rosas Love Supreme is canceled due to an injury of one of the dancers.

Interview with the artist David Haines

  • Saturday 20:35 | Interview | Haltheater
'David Haines is an artist who lives in and through our world of endless virtualities, and turns them into images of his own dwelling amongst them; strange desires, fantasies and daydreams. He makes drawings, watercolours and videos; he uses pencils, brushes, words, sounds, melodies, voices, chewing gum and actors as if substances of his thought. Yet he is also an artist who undoes what we call techniques and media, making them strange and enigmatic, and in this his work is neither traditional nor is it experimental. It looks neither backward nor to the future. It invents an uncanny present…' Adrian Rifkin

Interview with the artist Riley Harmon

  • Saturday 20:45 | Interview | Haltheater
The practice of Riley Harmon consists of performances, films, objects, live experiences, installations and the collaboration with artists from different disciplines. With his work he challenges the audience to reflect on their own reality. The reality that is fed by media, the internet and a world in which everyone has their own truth, Riley Harmon turns them into a science fiction-like quest to grasp that world and our awareness of its complexity.

Joey Schrauwen - Masking Friendship

  • Saturday 21:00-21:20 | Performance
Masking Friendship is an endearing interactive performance about physical interaction with strangers. Joey Schrauwen uses a robotic mask with his own likeness suitable for coming closer to the audience. Come and lose yourself in this heart-warming performance.

Performative reading by Mark Winstanley of the story Bij de psycholoog by Daniël Dee

  • Saturday 21:20 | Performative Reading
Join the psychoanalytic pool in Seeing the psychologist – or what my mother doesn’t know by Daniël Dee, a wet story deconstructing the taboo of masturbation, voyeurism punctuated by the sensuous smell of chlorine.

Maartje Wortel reading of the short story Afslag 22

  • Saturday 21:30 | Followed by an interview with Abdelkader Benali | Haltheater
Have you ever met a lover in the traffic jam? Maartje Wortel shares about the unexpected, the frivolity of modern bounds in Exit 22 slowing down the state of longing that crystallizes the fragility of love.Maartje Wortel will read the story Exit 22, commissioned by Extra Extra.

Don Duyns reading of the short story Ontmoeting

  • Saturday 22:06 | Followed by an interview with Abdelkader Benali | Haltheater
Encounter set up in a deserted techno-testosterone room. A block of wood, a plastic bag lead to a devouring story and conception of eroticism as carnality. Don Duyns will read the story Encounter.

Milou van Duijnhoven - Phoenix

  • Saturday 22:30-22:45 | Performance
From the arena, with the dedication and aesthetics of a hooligan, Milou van Duijnhoven dances a solo about exposure, pride and surrender. The music forms the bass line for this 10-minute powerfest that brings an hommage to music videos, dance and the body. The performer flirts with vulnerability, irony and openness. "Without this, I have nothing." - Cristiano Ronaldo

DJ Duckfood

  • Saturday 23:00-02:00
Duckfood as a DJ defies categorization. On the search for new and vintage sounds from around the globe, the music collection of DJ Duckfood absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. Duckfood is closely connected to Rebel Up! Soundclash and Pantropical.

Karel Martens - Icon Viewer

  • Sunday 16:00-22:00 | Mediawall at the foyer
Move in space, become visible, share intimacy with the icon grid in Karel Martens’ installation Icon Viewer; the Icon Viewer is an experience of digital voyeurism. Graphic designer Karel Martens explores the interrelation and transparency of colours giving flow to unexpected digital visual uprisings. The geometrical and icon surround the astonishing beauty through which Karel Martens slithers a new form of aesthetic sensibility.

Michael Portnoy - Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City

  • Sunday 16:00 - 22:00 | Audio | Foyer
Also known as Director of Behavior, artist Michael Portnoy is in symbiosis with the audience, using a panel of mediums during his performances. Developing an aesthetic called Relational Stalinism, Michael’s work uses a slippery iron fist to unbutton the viewer’s buggy of self and catapult her into a realm of truths only palpable through higher forms of irrationality. Listen to Michael Portnoy’s witty and whimsical Instructions on Getting Closer to Your City. A series of audio to find your third ear before going to the nightclub, the airport, playful wonders and words experimenting with urban shame and other glints of the city.

Film Programme

  • Sunday 16:00-22:00 | Various locations; Foyer; Garden Room and Orchestra Dressing Room
Enjoy longstanding Extra Extra favorites and discover something new in our film progamme. The programme focuses on a selection of filmmakers and video artists featured in the magazine. You are welcome to follow your own programme and experience the daring worlds of Kenneth Anger, David Haines, Erik van Lieshout, Bertrand Mandico, Carlos Reygadas. The film screenings take place in the unique and unsuspected environments of Theater Rotterdam, such as the Orchestra Dressing Rooms and Garden Room.

Wunderbaum - De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid

  • Sunday 19:00 | Theatre
De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid (The history of my stiffness) is a theatre play about the Dutch inability to move smoothly. Do our deep-seated Calvinism, the cold, our shame and the clay landscape determine the way we dance? Are we born stiff or are we raised stiff? Together with ten stiff compatriots, Marleen Scholten and Walter Bart try to understand the Dutch national character. Visitors of the Extra Extra Weekend can visit De geschiedenis van mijn stijfheid for an additional €5, depending on the availability of tickets.

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