The Hague – On Monday November 5th at 19:00, the fourth ARC (art_research_convergence) forum will take place at De Nieuwe Regentes in The Hague. ARC is a new platform for the artistic-academic discourse in the Netherlands and is an initiative of the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA).
The arts have always played the role of criticizing and questioning our everyday reality. By doing that, they allow us to discover what we have in common, what makes us human. A society cannot come to its full potential without the arts. Today however, the arts are often institutionalized and locked up in the ivory tower of sophistication. At the same time, they suffer from declining funding and governmental support. Classical music, dance and visual arts tend to become museum pieces that are just accessible or understandable for the elite. How can the arts have a meaningful voice in todays society? How can music, dance and visual arts embody connection? How should we educate the next generation of artist to find their voice? Which role can research play? In this ARC session, we will investigate various ways of social engagement through the arts and see how music, dance and visual arts can bridge the gap between performers and audiences, different cultures, old, young, animals and humans. In four presentations, we will hear how a group of musicians enriches a ‘forgotten’ neighborhood of The Hague with new cultural traditions, how two dancers allow immigrants find moments of meeting through dance and movement, how elderly people feel less lonely by sharing their lives with a dog, and how a collective of musicians and visual artist challenge existing conventions of performance. Free entrance.
Natalie Heller and Marianthi Michailidou: Moments of Meeting
Ilona Sie Dhian Ho: The city musician
Angela Bartram: Dog and the Elderly
Heloisa Amaral: Restored behavior, fluid roles
More information on ARC:
De Nieuwe Regentes: https://www.denieuweregentes.nl/
Address: Weimarstraat 63 2562 GR Den Haag
Korzo Theater - 3 December
Online session – date and time TBA