Lehmer’s Dance – een performance installatie


  • Sat Sept 11th: 12.00h, 13.00h, 14.30h and 15.30h @ Bradwolff Projects
  • (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19) Sat July 10th: 12.30h, 14.00h, 15.30h and 17.00h @ Bradwolff Projects

Open studio presentations:

  • Sun July 4th: 12.30 and 16.00h @ Belcampo Loft
  • Thu June 24th: 12.30 and 16.00h @ Mimefabriek
  • Tue June 22nd: 12.30 and 16.00h @ Mimefabriek

‘Lehmer’s Dance’ is a 20-minute live performance by choreographer Roos van Berkel at Bradwolff Projects. Together with five performers she merges dance and mathematics in an exact choreography that invites recognition through proximity. The choreography is based on the work by mathematician Tom Verhoeff. Verhoeff works on proving a mathematical conjecture by Derrick Henry Lehmer. The conjecture revolves around sequences and minimal change: how can you show all possible combinations with the least amount of change? While the rules of the conjecture are very specific, it does not specify whát needs to change. Van Berkel uses Lehmer’s rules as a basis for various compositional scores. The performance installation at Bradwolff Projects is the second part of a series.

After a year in which physical distance became necessity, we welcome you in an installation that invites proximity. We invite you to enter the light space of Bradwolff Projects and take place opposite the performers. As they change position according to specific rules, a seemingly ungraspable movement pattern emerges. An intimate, colorful performance that contains subtle rhythms and unpredictable visual changes.  And while you seek a lawfulness behind these changes, the anticipated roles of spectator and performer begin to shift. The installation is a reciprocal, meditative experience that penetrates through outer characteristics and into human contact. ‘Lehmer’s Dance – the performance installation’ uses minimal changes in sequences and movement to reinforce the presence of performer and spectator.  

With: Ayrton Fraenk, Karlijn Roest, Evgenia Rubanova, Denise Verschut and Jurriaan de Vos

Made possible by: Fonds Podiumkunsten en Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

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