Analyzing Contemporary Dance Critically: Concerts & Perspectives

Seminar with Rudi Laermans (Belgium)

Where: Sofia, Bulgaria

When: 18-21 May

Deadline for applications: 2nd of May, 2017

During this four-days seminar, one of Belgian’s leading sociologists and dance critics Rudi Laermans will present in an open way, inviting critical discussion, some concepts and general insights that may be useful to analyze contemporary dance. After discussing the performative nature of the notion of contemporary dance, the seminar will focus on concepts such as theatricality, self-referentiality, re/presentation, criticality… Also, Laermans will introduce the overall perspective that guides him in analyzing contemporary dance and practices of artistic collaboration, i.e. the difference between potentiality and actuality or singularity on the one hand and the idea of ‘commoning’ and ‘the collaboratory’ on the other.

To apply, please send us a short letter of motivation and your CV at:

For approved international applicants we offer free accommodation for the days of the seminar as well as reduced tickets for the artistic programme of Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance. The seminar is free of charge for international participants.

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