Cult to the What is a dance for three performers: a body, a lectern, and language. For this performance Linder has re-skilled as a rapper, merging the productive strategies of rap music with an interest in collaging divergent performativities. Further cementing an approach to the discipline of performance as a field where cultural vernaculars and signifiers can intermingle. With this Rapography Linder seeks a place for vernacular exeperience alongside the discourses of Western theatre.
Adam Linder makes performances stemming from a background in dance and choreography.
Recent works have been created for Kampnagel Hamburg (Cult to the Built on What, 2013), Kunsthaus Dresden (Several Costume Changes, 2012), Silberkuppe Berlin (Ma Ma Ma Materials, 2012), Tanz im August Berlin (A Hip Reconnaissance, 2012) and The Watermill Centre NY (Dining at The Wilsons’ with Shahryar Nashat, 2011). Additonal performances have been presented at Halle für Kunst Lüneburg (2012) and Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel (2013). Linder has an ongoing collaboration with visual artist Shahryar Nashat. Together they have worked on the videos The Rehearsal of Adam Linder (2011) and Factor Green (2011). And the performance Buffing Judd (2011).
In the past he performed with Michael Clark, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, The Royal Ballet and visual artist Pablo Bronstein. And trained to be a dancer at The Royal Ballet School in London.
Adam is currently working on a reinterpretation of The Ballet Russes production of Parade. To be presented at The Hau Theatre in Berlin in October. adam-linder.net