Basically is an ongoing live project that includes nonlinear dance choreographies that fold in on themselves like portals through time, fugue-like contrapuntal guitar melodies, vocals and Ableton soundscapes, daily I Ching castings that locate us in a shifty universe, journal entries that become our textbook, shrine readings and unscheduled time that leaves room for contingency. Visitors are invited into this shifting constellation as the doors to the studio are often left open. They become involved in making and remaking the environment; a sociality of difference.

© Nikima Jagudajev
© Nikima Jagudajev

The structure of Basically is a choreographic game with interactive and playful rules that allow for relations to develop. Dance choreographies branch from this basic structure that revolve around themselves in varying undetermined patters reliant on an electro-magnetic force that settles into a perpetual but shifting orbit.

Class of the 21st Century: Bård Aarvik, Laurel Atwell, Jordan Balaber, Lara Dâmaso, Dounia Dolbec, Emmanuel Diela Nkita, Ezra Fieremans, Magnus Håland Sunde, Hanako Hayakawa, June Jenkins, Yevheniya Kravets, M I M I, Ashley Morgan, Ikenna Nwaogu, Shelmith Øseth, Cody Oyama, Chris Pawlusek, Salomon Poutsma, Julie Silset, Lester St. Louis, Louise Trueheart, Alexandra Tveit, Marie Ursin, Nicoline Ursin, Amalia Wiatr Lewis, Stav Yeini — Co-organized with: Shedhalle, Bergen Kunsthall, Oktoberdans, BIT Teatergarasjen and Borealis Festival — Part of Re-imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and a Research Grant from the Flemish Government — Residency support: workspacebrussels, kunstenfestivaldesarts2021, Decorateliers


30.05.2022 - 12.06.2022


Past events

Open Studio: Nikima Jagudajev - Basically

9.06.2022 15:00 - 20:00