Performance by Zhana Ivanova

13 May 2009
15 May 2009

Two seemingly autonomous performances are taking place simultaneously on the same stage. Their combination results in a third, in itself coherent performance.

During 'Plateaux goes Amsterdam Festival' combitickets are on sale for € 15.
A combiticket gives access to Parallax at Mediamatic (at 21.30 hrs.) and a performance by Violetta Perra or Andreas Bachmeir at Frascati WG - M.v.B. Bastiaansestraat 54 (starting at 20.00 hrs.).

Click on the date to make a reservation for Zhana Ivanova's Parallax on: Wednesday 13 May, Thursday 14 May or Friday 15 May 2009 at 21.30 hrs.

Parallax and the interactive exhibition Re: Parallax are also part of the art manifestation My Name is Spinoza.


Parallax - James Beckett

A parallax is an apparent displacement of an object, as seen from two different stations, or points of view.

“Parallax” is the combination of two seemingly autonomous performances. Both are taking place simultaneously on the same stage, and are to be viewed from two adjacent audience perspectives.

“Parallax” is constructed in accordance to principles of music composition and film editing techniques. It consists of a series of narrative units, featuring elements from recognisable cinema genres. These units are arranged on two independent timelines, with consideration of rhythmical quality, viewing angles and spatial configuration. The parallel progression of these timelines and their intersections, results in a significant correspondence. The combinations of units cause for emerging storylines to fluctuate and for established atmospheres to turn.

Ultimately everything falls into place, producing one coherent performance – “Parallax”.

Parallax performance credits

Concept and direction:

Zhana Ivanova


Mariangela Tinelli
Marianne Langenegger
Tashi Iwaoka
Hanin Msellek

Stage Design and construction:

James Beckett
Isaac Carlos

Coproduced by:

DasArts, Amsterdam
Plateaux Festival, Frankfurt
Mediamatic, Amsterdam

Special thanks:

Tammuz Binshtock
Edit Kaldor

Thank you:

Orly Nurany, Andrew Fremont-Smith, Daan Simmons, Esther Mugambi, Koen Nutters,
Alena Alexandrova, Gerindo Kartadinata

Parallax is a DasArts Final Project