Program "RESPONSES - How to Communicate (about) Dance" –
A symposium on dance mediation
19-20 January 2018
At Uferstudios Berlin, Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin
FRIDAY, 19.01.2018 (Not open to the public)
2-5 pm, Studio 10
Workshop talk with mapping dance berlin participants
Moderated exchange on experiences in the framework of the mapping dance berlin model project. Description of the various format approaches, opportunities and difficulties in practice (within the context of the module, mediators and artists supported in conversation with experts who have observed and documented the formats, representatives of the Tanzbüro and representatives from the audience).
Moderator: Dr. Susanne Foellmer
With the jury members from mapping dance berlin: Eva-Maria Hoerster, Peter Pleyer, the Outside Eye experts: Sonja Augart, Silke Bake and Maren Witte and the artists and mediators of mediation formats supported by mapping dance berlin.
Participants of the Laboratory on Feedback in Artistic Processes are invited to participate in the conversation.
Please register for the symposium by 10 January 2018 at email@example.com
FRIDAY, 19.01.2018 (Open to the public)
5.30 pm, Studio 14
Greeting by Tanzbüro/Netzwerk Life Long Burning/ Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin
Keynote speaker “Why art education? Dimensions: artistic, social, political”, Dr. Eva Sturm
Keynote speaker “Choreography mediation between practical experience and instrumentalization”, Dr. Gitta Barthel
Presentation of the module mapping dance berlin, Expert / Tanzbüro Berlin
Presentation of the module Laboratory on Feedback in Artistic Processes 2013-2017/ Feedback Lab goes public as part of Tanztage Berlin, Eva-Maria Hoerster/Sonja Augart
Panel discussion “Communication/mediation in urban society”
Can or should communication/mediation of art have a socio-political effect by breaking up known structures, making conflict possible and creating new social spaces? Under what expectations do dramaturges and educational experts work in dance venues? In what way is the role of the institutions reflected in the course of mediation work? What vision do dramaturges/mediators have of their work?
Moderator: Karin Kirchhoff
Panel: Frauke Wetzel (HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden), Dr. Pirkko Husemann (Schwankhalle Bremen – Artistic Director), Mijke Harmsen (Tanzhaus NRW), Dr. Ing. Birte Werner (Program Manager Performing Arts at the Federal Academy for Cultural Education, Wolfenbüttel)
From 8.30 pm
Reception and get together
10-12, Studio 14
Partly in English
Panel: “100 Questions to Dance Education – A Collective Effort to Avoid the Ultimate Answer”
In distinguishing mediation between art and communication, a fundamental criticism of mediation is that it ignores the fact that in and of itself, art genuinely is communication.
An opposing view asserts that mediation only prepares the realm in which the opening and interaction between art and spectator becomes possible at all – especially when it comes to abstract dimensions.
In three dialogues between artists and mediators, different positions are compared to mediation. In the game “100 questions on dance mediation”, together with the audience, the spectrum of dance mediation is revealed.
Moderator: Dr. Susanne Martin
1st block: Jeremy Wade (Choreographer/Performer) – Maren Witte (Professor of Theater Theory, Dance and Movement Research at Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen, Ottersberg),
2nd block: Jenny Beyer (choreographer) – Diego Agulló (dilettante artist and freelance researcher)
3rd block: Sabine Zahn (choreographer) – Martin Clausen (performer/moderator)
Partly in English
Panel discussion: “What does quality mean here?”
How can quality be described in mediation work, when mediation has long since gone beyond the classic audience discussion or the work introduction? Which goals are connected to mediation and communication and which formats work in which contexts? A fundamental question: What relationship exists between art or the artists and the audience and what role does mediation play in this? In the process, what can be used to identify “valuable” mediation work?
Moderator: Silke Bake
Panel: Astrid Kaminski (dance journalist), Inge Koks (cultural anthropologist and curator, Amsterdam/Berlin), Prof. Ingo Diehl (Program Director, Contemporary Dance Education/University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt am Main).
Partly in English
Guided workshops/working groups on
“Future visions for dance education”
The workshop is about the exact description of the role of mediation within institutional and independent theater and performance structures. Mediators collect criteria that make up a good and experimental (dance) mediation. In particular, the importance of the body and the movement are explored. Approaches to a putting together a manifesto should be developed from different perspectives.
Direction: Amelie Mallmann (dance mediator)/Sonja Augart (choreographer, curator)
“Mediation: making a difference”
How can a transformative approach to mediation be realized, recognizing that mediation always means separation and not just having something in common, and something that connects?
How can habitual patterns of perception be effectively broken apart, how can antagonisms be recognized as productive and how can other spaces for encounters be created?
Which forms of art contribute to creating a level of negotiation?
And what levels of the political are inherent within the different forms of mediation?
These and other questions will be discussed on the basis of proposals developed by Kirsten Maar
Moderator: Kirsten Maar (dance scientist, FU Berlin)
6.00 – 6.30 pm
Final discussion / Talk Back
Talk Back: Sascha Willenbacher (research assistant at the Zurich University of the Arts)