Lecture The Intuitive Body

Sunday, December 18 from 2 pm till 3:30 pm

By Suzan Tunca

This lecture will be in English

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Everyone has an idea or feeling about intuition, but what exactly is it? Some call it our sixth sense; others call it a form of unconscious knowledge that cannot be explained in words; a third describes it as instinctive knowing. In honor of the exhibition Imagine Intuition, we are organizing an in-depth lecture series in collaboration with Studium Generale Leiden, in which various scientists will reflect on the elusive theme of intuition. Everyone is welcome!

On Sunday, December 18, in her English-language lecture The Intuitive Body, Suzan Tunca performatively shares insights about our intuitive body. She obtained these insights by documenting the choreographic language of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, artistic directors of ICK Amsterdam / Space for Dance Art. This intuitive knowledge, based on the logic of dance, is linked to thought-provoking experiments in relation to fields of knowledge such as philosophy, psychology, art theory and religion.

About Suzan Tunca

Suzan Tunca (1975) is head of the ICK Academy, dance researcher and PhD candidate at Leiden University. She studied theater dance at the art academy in Arnhem (1994-97). Since 1998 she has worked as a dancer, choreographer and choreographic assistant at home and abroad, including with Krisztina de Châtel and Dylan Newcomb. Between 2005-2013, she danced with Emio Greco. In 2015, she completed a research master's in artistic research at the University of Amsterdam with a video work and live performance at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. Tunca is currently responsible for dance research activities at ICKamsterdam, the development and implementation of the artistic research curriculum for dancers at CODARTS and she is a member of DASresearch THIRD. Through her work as a dance researcher in professional and educational contexts and as a performing artist, she aims to contribute to the ongoing regeneration and advancement of dance as an autonomous art form and as an invaluable source of embodied knowledge and understanding.

Practical information

  • Date: Sunday, December 18
  • Time: 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Location: Auditorium Museum De Lakenhal
  • Language: English
  • Price: Free. Do you want to visit the rest of the museum? Book your online ticket.
  • Registration: Not required, but appreciated.

About the lecture series

This lecture is part of the lecture program surrouding the exhibition Imagine Intuition, which we are organizing in collaboration with Studium Generale. The other lectures will take place on:

Afterwards, you can watch all the lectures online.