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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2009 December, 2009
On cereal, stuff, territorialzation and Fraulein Maria"If you could be a cereal, which one would you want to be?" (fm4 morning show)
Sure, sure, of course us dance folks have to continue to discuss authorship and choreography and collectivity and space/time, but I actually consider it quite important to address some more global questions, too. So:: Raisin Lover? Fit for Fun? Love Crunch? Rockin' Nuts? Girl, I'm curious.
The hell a lot of challenging and addressing and questioning was obviously also going on at the Working Title Festivals #3 / Prix Jardin d'Europe, just now in Brussels. And the answer was not only Claire Croizé, even though her piece "The Farewell" got awarded with the Prix Jardin d'Europe 2009, and I am not holding back my joy for this at all here. The much more spacial joy, however, results from the entire serious multitude of young quality choreography, or - as the jury called it - "the plurality of works displaying singularity and the will to take risks". Learn more about the inspiring awarded artists (e.g. Florin Flueras, Lilia Mestre) and the inspiring non-awarded artists (e.g. Trajal Harrell, Eleanor Bauer) and see pics of them and their work at:
"When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking." (Elayne Boosler)
"If men liked shopping, they'd call it research." (Cynthia Nelms)
As you can see, disparate to the fragrant, reflected and good-looking contemporary dance scene, the evil, dumb and ugly consumerists are rather quick with stereotypes. Curiously, there are entanglements between the two, like the ImPulsTanz-Shop. Depending on your stereotype, you can acquire reflected stuff (like the 8:tension programme of 2008) as well as reflecting stuff (die DVD covers of works of liquid loft, DV8 or La La La Human Steps) plus absorbant stuff (e.g. the bag covers made from former festival banners resp. T-Shirts from the same address) there. And workshop/performance vouchers, too.
Carrie: "Honey, if it hurts so much, why are we going shopping?"
Samantha: "I have a broken toe, not a broken spirit.”
With sound spirits and bodies in singular und plural on the stages these days - please welcome the following artists (in alphabetical order):
_Cooperative Performativa ("no territorialization no hierarchy no competition no property or: open source practices for diminishing the ego", Tanzquartier Wien, today): http://tqw.at/en/node/31&date=16.12.2009
_Doug Elkins ("Fraulein Maria", Dance Theater Workshop New York, Dec 17-19): http://www.dancetheaterworkshop.org/elkins
_Jérôme Bel ("Cédric Andrieux" im Théâtre de la Ville Paris, today): http://www.theatredelaville-paris.com/spectacle-jerome-bel-122
_Simone Aughterlony & Isabelle Schad ("Sweet Dreams Are Made", Dampfezentrale Bern, Dec 18+19)
_ZooNation ("Into the Hoods", Southbank Centre London, as of today): http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/dance-performance
"Movements are the freeest wildest most irresponsible of all things!" (Rémy Héritier)
"Words are the freeest wildest most irresponsible of all things!" (Rémy Héritier)
Listen to Perrine Bailleux! http://www.myspace.com/perrineb
Stream Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/
Empowering contemplations and lush hedonizations you!