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Claudia Jeschke & Analysing Dance: Techniques of Contemporary Choreography
remembering the body's memory
Contemporary choreography does not only mean that it is new, progressive and contemporary art work; it also means that it takes an intellectual view onto the movement language as such, onto its history, the performative modes, and the socio-cultural contexts.
In the discourse of dance the power of memory the body and the movement have, with its specific mechanisms of remembering, is still being mythologized or simply barely considered. This seminar attempts to look into special strategies and procedures in dance, that are of importance for outraging choreographies. Dance has its own form of memory and its own remembrance. Through the analysis of contemporary techniques in choreography and dance and from an historical perspective we want to approach this “other” performative knowledge. The teaching will be supported by videos and text material exemplarily of the works of William Forsythe.
The seminar takes place in the summer atmosphere of Arsenal, in the midst of the big number of workshops and research projects for dancers and dance interested people. A place that invites theory persons and practice people to exchange. All participants will be invited to selected performances.
ArtistBio: Claudia Jeschke
ArtistBio: Nicole Haitzinger
Week1: 16. Jul - 20. Jul 2007