come closer: jacuzzi and dj lazergazer

21 October 2022 | 8 pm - 10 pm

A new edition of Come Closer focuses on movement and dance in a collaboration between choreography collective Jacuzzi and DJ LazerGazer. For years, Jacuzzi has organised regular sessions on Mondays at their studio on nearby Warmoesstraat, where ‘dancers and non-dancers’ are invited to participate in movement exercises led by one of the collective’s members or a guest. In this programme, the audience is invited to move and dance together in the centuries-old church building.

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For this evening, the collective has developed an extended relay session, led in turn by six of the members. This is a unique opportunity to experience ways of moving and perceiving differently, from the vision and artistic practices of six performance makers. LazerGazer, the Amsterdam-based DJ known for her sets that evoke a wide range of textures and emotions, will provide a live set during this two-hour journey through different dance forms.

about jacuzzi
Jacuzzi is a gathering place for Amsterdam choreographers, acting as a fluid support structure for each other and a host body for all kinds of movement practices and performance-related events. In Jacuzzi, we come together to share, reflect, problematise and invent new conditions for making art, practice together and celebrate our enthusiasm for the importance of dance.
Jacuzzi currently consists of seven members: Setareh Fatehi, Tomislav Feller, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Noha Ramadan, Clara Saito, Charlie Laban Trier and Elisa Zuppini.

about lazergazer
LazerGazer is an Amsterdam-based sound designer and DJ. Driven by an unwieldy bass and driving percussions, her selection lets you belly dance through many genres. She has previously played at clubs and festivals such as Sonic Acts, Rewire, Dekmantel and Garage Noord, and was resident DJ at Ma3azef radio.

*Note: Make sure you wear something warm and comfortable; the church is not heated. This is not a performance, but a participatory programme where visitors take part in collective movement exercises. If you feel the need for a break, there will be opportunities to do so.

Photo: Maarten Nauw