Instructions for Use: an internal survey of 40 years of improvisational dance, with Lisa Nelson, Jan.14

Instructions for Use: an internal survey of 40 years of improvisational dance, with Lisa Nelson, Jan.14

 

Choreographer, performer, videographer, and coeditor of Contact Quarterly dance and improvisation journal, Lisa Nelson will talk about how her personal history in dance evolves from a need to learn how to see. During this talk, she will show excerpts of videos of her work and collaborations with various artists.

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Moving, Speaking and Writing, with Efrosini Protopapa, Jan.7,8

Moving, Speaking and Writing, with Efrosini Protopapa, Jan.7,8

 

This workshop will focus on the relationships between moving, speaking and writing, as modes of performance but also as practices of reflection. Through practical tasks, individual and group work, reflection exercises and discussion, we will explore the potential of word and action to inform one another so as to create a multi-layered embodied practice.

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Georges Bataille // Walking the Limit, with Laurens ten Kate, Nov.12

Georges Bataille // Walking the Limit, with Laurens ten Kate, Nov.12

Was Georges Bataille (1897-1962) a hero of transgression? There is quite a persistent tendency in the last decades to describe Bataille’s work and his life as one of the key examples of the strive for a certain relentless liberation and excess typical of 20th century culture and politics.

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Movements: On dramaturgy and contemporary dance and performance, with Bojana Bauer, Oct.8

Movements: On dramaturgy and contemporary dance and performance, with Bojana Bauer, Oct.8

Dance in the XX century can be observed through a series of diverse attempts to take a position of difference in relation to laws of theater poetics and dramaturgy of development. This desire of demarcation is explored through different artistic practices and schools of thought, meeting many paradoxes and ambiguities.

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