upcoming: May 19th & 20th, 2009

•April 24, 2009 • Leave a Comment


What happens to the body if an idea crosses it, leaves traces and imprints, transforms and dies away?

. ORTE is the attempt of a portrait of the mostly unconscious processes that dances behind the surface of the self, a journey into the body revealing the hidden and suppressed, visiting places where hope and despair walk hand in hand, where all what had been and all what had never been, all what might come and all what will never happen,
but nevertheless is true … still lives in the body.

. ORTE is a research on how to create a collage out of incorporated emotions and atmospheres, aiming to reveal this fragility of permanent dissolving and regrouping of what we perceive as our self.


Concept and choreography:  Ingo Keil

Dance : …………………………… Irene Cortina Gonzaléz, Denise Klevering, Katharina Malong,                                                               Theresa Papaendick, Myriam Sillevis Smitt

Video: …………………………….. Ruud Bogart

Sound: ……………………………. Armin Raphael

Techical Support: ……………. Artez School of Dance

Photography: ………………….. Igor Kruter

Location: ………………………… Artez School of Dance Theater 1

Special thanks to: ……………. Joao Da Silva, Ivar Haagendorn,  Léa Canu Ginoux,                                                                                 Tryggvi  Gunnarson


•November 17, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Die sozial-kognitive Theorie

Die sozial-kognitive Lerntheorie von Bandura (1977)

– Versuch eines einheitlichen theoretischen Bezugsrahmens für menschliches Denken und Verhalten
= eine der einflußreichsten und meist zitierten Theorien

3 Kernannahmen

1. Stellvertretende Prozesse psychologischer Funktionen
Nicht nur unmittelbare Erfahrung sondern auch die Beobachtung anderer kann das Denken, die Affekte und das Verhalten von Menschen entscheidend beeinflussen

mehr (Quelle)

Bandura unterscheidet drei Vorbildeffekte:

1.) Beobachtungslerneffekt
Neue Verhaltensmuster werden erworben oder aus bekannten Teilreaktionen zusammengesetzt; vorhandene Verhaltensmuster werden unter neue Situationskontrolle gebracht

2.) Hemmung oder Enthemmung
Potentiell vorhandene, aber sozial sanktionierte Verhaltensweisen werden unterdrückt (z.B. Unterlassung von Aggression, Widerstand gegen Versuchungen) oder von Hemmungen befreit (z.B. Überwindung von Phobien, aggressives Verhalten)

3.) Reaktionserleichterung
Ein Verhalten, das weder neu noch sozial sanktioniert ist, wird durch gleiches Verhalten anderer ausgelöst.

Die Anwendung dieser Dreiteilung auf den konkreten Fall bereitet jedoch Schwierigkeiten, weil eine klare Trennung oft nicht möglich ist. So können z.B. neue Verhaltensweisen, die durch den Beobachtungslerneffekt enstanden sind, durchaus sozial sanktionierten, aggressiven Inhalt haben (Enthemmungseffekt) –> Bsp. Leistungsstreben <–> zu großzügiges Selbstbdienungsverhalten

•November 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment


expressionism abstract

•November 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment
No. 5, 1948, Jackson Pollock
Image:No. 5, 1948, Jackson Pollock

Abstract expressionism has many stylistic similarities to the Russian artists of the early twentieth century such as Wassily Kandinsky. Although it is true that spontaneity or the impression of spontaneity characterized many of the abstract expressionists works, most of these paintings involved careful planning, especially since their large size demanded it.





•November 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

resonance in physics

•November 14, 2008 • Leave a Comment

In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate at maximum amplitude at certain frequencies, known as the system’s resonance frequencies (or resonant frequencies).




Top: A series of images from a film of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge vibrating on the day it was to collapse. Middle: The bridge immediately before the collapse, with the sides vibrating 8.5 meters (28 feet) up and down. Note that the bridge is over a mile long. Bottom: During and after the final collapse. The right-hand picture gives a sense of the massive scale of the construction.


Soon after the mile-long Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened in July 1940, motorists began to notice its tendency to vibrate frighteningly in even a moderate wind. Nicknamed “Galloping Gertie,” the bridge collapsed in a steady 42-mile-per-hour wind on November 7 of the same year. The following is an eyewitness report from a newspaper editor who found himself on the bridge as the vibrations approached the breaking point.

“Just as I drove past the towers, the bridge began to sway violently from side to side. Before I realized it, the tilt became so violent that I lost control of the car… I jammed on the brakes and got out, only to be thrown onto my face against the curb.

“Around me I could hear concrete cracking. I started to get my dog Tubby, but was thrown again before I could reach the car. The car itself began to slide from side to side of the roadway.

“On hands and knees most of the time, I crawled 500 yards or more to the towers… My breath was coming in gasps; my knees were raw and bleeding, my hands bruised and swollen from gripping the concrete curb… Toward the last, I risked rising to my feet and running a few yards at a time… Safely back at the toll plaza, I saw the bridge in its final collapse and saw my car plunge into the Narrows.”

The ruins of the bridge formed an artificial reef, one of the world’s largest. It was not replaced for ten years. The reason for its collapse was not substandard materials or construction, nor was the bridge under-designed: the piers were hundred-foot blocks of concrete, the girders massive and made of carbon steel. The bridge was destroyed because of the physical phenomenon of resonance, the same effect that allows an opera singer to break a wine glass with her voice and that lets you tune in the radio station you want. The replacement bridge, which has lasted half a century so far, was built smarter, not stronger. The engineers learned their lesson and simply included some slight modifications to avoid the resonance phenomenon that spelled the doom of the first one.




2.1 Energy in Vibrations

Francis Bacon

•November 13, 2008 • Leave a Comment

… possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human-like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them.

Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the chaos that lies within and struggling with all that is inexplicable.

Erotic and grotesquely beautiful is the work of this legendary painter whose haunting, distorted figures have inspired entire generations of painters who seek to emulate his highly original style.