"Collective Reorientation #4 Locating Dance”
13 June 2017, 5pm, Artists Meeting and Podium Discussion
Susanne Foellmer, Kirsten Maar, Sandra Umathum discuss the question: Where is Contemporary Dance located today?
Dance, performance and choreography have been experimenting with alternative formats and new production practices alongside traditional stage formats for a long time now. The modes of differentiation are manifold.and yet they remain dance or give a clear outline of the specific choreographic thought processes involved. Different paradigms to those of classical dance performance are necessary.The specific discourse is equally influenced by the interdependency with questions and issues in other art and scholarly discourses.
Susanne Foellmer, Kirsten Maar and Sandra Umathum will be discussing the following questions on the podium:
· Where is contemporary dance located today and what still makes it dance despite all its diversification?
· Which questions and concepts are negotiated under the idea of ‘expanded choreography’ and can these still find any space among ‘performing art’ criteria?
· What impact does the increasing expansion of the term ‘dance’ have on artistic work and what are the implications for spectators?
· If you compare the structural features of dance with those of other art forms, the autonomy of dance is still being questioned – in most federal states, dance funding is organised under performing arts. In a logical continuation of the content-related questions, is the cultural-political subsuming of dance in the large ‘drawer’ or parent category of ‘performing arts’ still justified and sensible for dance creators?
In the second part of the evening, these questions will be discussed further and analysed in greater depth with members of the audience.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
ZTB e.V. and Tanzbüro Berlin
13 June 2017 ǀ HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN ǀ Eberswalder Str. 10-11 ǀ 10437 Berlin
5pm: ZTB and Tanzbüro Berlin artists meeting on the status of reform efforts in relation to the Berlin Funding System and a report on the Culture Committee consultation on 8/5/2017
6pm: Podium discussion "Collective Reorientation #4 Locating Dance”
Podium: Susanne Foellmer, Kirsten Maar, Sandra Umathum
Host: Karin Kirchhoff
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