Where: Dock 11, Kastanienallee 79, Berlin, Saal 3, Germany
When: 12th of April, 12.00 – 15.00
As a result of ongoing dialogue and collaboration between curator and art critic Frida Sandström and choreographer Kasia Wolinska, we would like to invite you to an interdisciplinary movement and conversation workshop where the autonomy of the body at work is investigated through movement. The collaboration is specifically focusing on the agency of Duncan’s political strategies of the future body almost 100 years later. Something which is compared to the the raving structures of Dancing Plague 1518 – a movement preceding the first ballet academies, when a group of un-choreographed bodies were understood as if they were caught by a decease. 500 years later, this event is put into the context of the individual and collective body at work today.
According to literary scholar André Hewitt, a dancer ”comes to represent the possibility of a self-sustaining energy, exciting itself through a reading and reiteration of its own rhythm (Hewitt, Social Choreography, 2005, p. 45). Through the conversation happening along the open movement practice we will discuss the political potentialities of dancing bodies and bring the history of revolution that occurred in the dance field at the beginning of the XX century to further reflect on the legacy of dance taking into consideration “unseen’ dances and dances that became ‘weaponized’ for the sake of cultural and political transformation.
The workshop is open to everybody, no dance experience required. If you would like to join the movement session please consider bringing some comfortable clothes. Non-dancing is also welcome. The workshop is free of charge and is possible thanks to support of The Royal Art Academy in Stockholm, Senate Department for Culture and Europe in Berlin and DOCK 11 Berlin.
There is no application process, just arriving on time and committing to the duration of the workshop is required.
For further information, please submit your questions via form on the website http://www.danceisaweapon.com/