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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2002 April, 2002
Newsletter 22.04.2002"In dance you can express harmony and disharmony at the very same moment, which you cannot do in language." (Meg Stuart)
Well, I certainly feel in harmony and disharmony at the same time with my friends at ImPulsTanz. On one hand you don‘t want to bite the hand that feeds you. On the other hand you certainly don‘t want to be stood up. Of course putting info on ImPulsTanz 2002 online "around Easter" is subject to interpretation but 3 weeks after Easter is quite a stretch, no? So let me keep harmony with you and tell you this:
Wendy Houstoun (UK), Vera Mantero (P), David Zambrano (NL/VEN), Michael Laub (B), Chrysa Parkinson & Mark Lorimer (USA/UK/B) are said to host research projects in Vienna this summer in Vienna.
And in the theatres you should be able to meet Jerôme Bel (F) (video clip under "Arts&Media"on http://www.ImPulsTanz.com!), Chris Haring/Klaus Obermaier (A), Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker & Rosas (B) (video clip!), Barbara Kraus (A), Jirí Kylián & Megumi Nakamura (NL/JP), Michael Laub/Remote Control Prod. (NL/B), Xavier Le Roy (F/D), Heddy Maalem (F), Steve Paxton & The Gang (World Wide), Antony Rizzi & Company (D), Sankaï Juku/Ushio Amagatsu (JP) (video clip!) and Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods (CH/B) (video clip!) among others.
Looks not so boring to me. Guess the missing ones, then put them in the right order and you will get a free ImPulsTanz T-Shirt!
Just kidding. What is "right" anyway. Not to speak of order.
"Language", certainly, "is linear, while dance explodes in multiple perspectives." Says Jan Ritsema. So do you dig reading, too? Do you read dance? You could:
Helmut Ploebst - "No Wind No Word: new choreography in the society of the spectacle."
(A survey of the work of nine young European choreographers: Meg Stuart, Vera Mantero, Xavier Le Roy, Benoit Lachambre, Raimund Hoghe, Emio Greco, Joao Fiadeiro, Boris Charmatz, and Jerome Bel. Text in English and German, many black and white photographs). Klaus Kieser Verlag.
(find it on http://www.dancebooks.co.uk)
Andrea Amort/Mimi Wunderer-Gosch (Editors) - "österreich tanzt".
(Documentary work providing an overview of the history of Austrian Dance, numerous dance photos and a listing of the most important Austrian choreographers since 1980). Böhlau Verlag.
(find it on http://www.boehlau.at; get discounts at http://www.festspielhaus.at)
Michel Feher (Editor) - "Fragments for a History of the Human Body".
(The essays, especially comissioned for this project, include the work of historians, anthropologists, literary critics, philosphers and art historians. An astonishing attempt to create the shape, substance, theory and mythology of the human body). Zone Books.
(find it on http://www.barnesandnoble.com).
Stanley Kubrick (director) - "2001 - A Space Odyssey".
(The ultimate research on bodies in space and time). Warner Studios.
(find it on http://www.amazon.com).
Travelling (at least on earth) always opens up quality time for reading, so go and visit mysterious neighbourhood countries, loves and ex-loves, your inner self, Springdance (http://www.springdance.nl), IDF Ireland (http://www.dancefestivalireland.ie), Non Io - Art without a subject (http://www.xing.it), KunstenFESTIVAL des Arts (http://www.kunstenfestivaldesarts.be) or one of the many individual dance events featured in the Event Data Base on http://www.ImPulsTanz.com.
Joyeux voyage, bon courage and other fun things from France!
Plus Peace. Unconditional.
P.S.: "When one does not love too much, one does not love enough." (Blaise Pascal). Let this be your challenge for the start of the week. Ha!