Postconsensual collaboration. A shared lecture on plurality and the choreographic
When? - 18th May, 2013
Where? - London, Middlesex University, Hendon, London
What? - SYMPOSIUM On Collaboration II
The Theatre Arts Department, School of Media & Performing Arts at Middlesex University, with support from the Dance Department at University Campus Suffolk, will be hosting the second symposium on collaboration in performance practice, with a specific focus on the politics of collaboration. The event will take place on Saturday, 18 May 2013 at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, North London.
Simon Murray. "Lightness of touch: politics and embodiment in collaboration"
Rosemary Butcher and Susan Melrose. A dialogue. "Just in time: collaborativememory work and judgement in dance-making practices"
The symposium features a range of research papers and practice interventions, and includes performance installations by Angela Woodhouse and Henrietta Hale, as well as Jane Bacon and Vida Midgelow. Gerard Bell and Karen Christopher will be performing their work So Below (Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects) to conclude the event.
Martina and I will present a collaborative lecture,departing from Florian Schneider’s statement, that we have to establish a new understanding of the term 'together' when we talk about contemporary dynamics of working together. We will probe the meaning of togetherness in the form of a collaborative lecture and discuss Jean-Luc Nancy ́s proposal of a community without common mission and its potential for artistic modes of working together. Which kind of “We” emerges if people collaborate without subordinating themselves to a common identity? What is happening if they do not merely become representatives of what they have in common?
Collaboration undecides regimes of identity, production and representation. It does not only inevitably call the authorship of a work into question but moreover challenges the methods of work. This is why uncommon ways of collaboration are so attractive for a broad field of production, that is interested in innovation and experimentation. Our lecture aims at giving insights into specific collaborative methods that were developed in the frame of choreographic projects – such as the method of reformulation (of the Artistwin deufert + plischke) or the experiment of working together alone of the Cooperativa performativa in Rumania. We will touch upon Gesa Ziemer ́s concept of complicity and the issue of self-organisation and put our thoughts in relation to our own artistic practices and collaborative experiences as members of two distinct collaborative platforms: “Sweet and tender collaborations” and “Kollaborateure”. Mariella Greil and Martina Ruhsam work together in difference. Our contribution intends to stretch beyond a dialogue, and yet we are not a group though. Our temporary “we” is constructed exclusively around the shared effort (attempting the realistically impossible) to respond to the 10 questions on collaboration that we had articulated in our previous contribution to the symposium On Collaboration I.
or ever young
Thursday April 04, 2013 8pm
April 05 and April 06, 2013 8pm
WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus, WUK Saal
Währinger Straße 59, A-1090 Vienna
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When did you first realise that your possibilities were finite? Was this a revelation or did it slowly creep upon you? Then later on, when the fashion trends of your teenage years reappear, you become your own point of reference and then you know that you are no longer young.
Considering the absurd “New-” and the constant “Upcoming” of our society with a simultaneous demographic shift towards retirement age, Doris Stelzer in her new work, takes a look at the time in-between. In search of the moment of "being no longer young" (albeit far from being old) and how people deal with that in their own ways, she holds talks, asks questions and listens. Driven by curiosity, she collects opinions, moods, and personal experiences; she examines clichés and searches for the so-called serenity.
or ever young explores an experiential realm that juxtaposes the real dancer body with the personally perceived experience and through this process questions the societal body image of growing old.
Concept, Choreography Doris Stelzer
Performance, Choreography Ondřej Vidlár
Installation Stephanie Rauch
Sounddesign, Implementation Mariella Greil, Werner Möbius
Lightdesign Thomas Barcal, Martin Schwab
Dramatugical Counsel Astrid Peterle
Production Doris Stelzer / dis.danse
Photo © Bettina Frenzel
Thanks to Tanzquartier Wien Residency, ttp WUK and dialogue partners
Cooperation WUK Theater/Tanz
Support Cultural Section of the City of Vienna and the Art
ACTIVATE / release of volume 2, issue 1 & special issue: performing relations
The new spring/summer issue of activate (Vol.2, Issue 1) including the special issue: performing relations is here!
Please check: www.thisisactivate.net
The release is happening in the very night when spring turns into summer! We hope you enjoy reading!
(Mariella Greil - Managing Editor activate)
Shows! Cabaret! Talks! Films! Events!
How to do things with waste?
A Salon of Refuse at the Trashing Performance Public Programme
Associate Researchers kick-start the Trashing Performance Public Programme, 2-6pm on Tuesday 25 October 2011, by sharing their ‘wasted works’ at Toynbee Studios, Court room.
My contribution is
- a decomposition of performance & lecture in 3 acts of silence, dance and being wasted. This silent memorial to treasured trash will be gilding the value of gold.
I will bring a traditional, folkloristic hood with a queer complexion and dance with it. Then I ditch the old german saying "silence is golden" with the help of John Cage's Lecture on Nothing (1950) and dye my tongue in gold. Finally I invite you to drink with me from the Goldwasser!
p.s.: First aid kit is at hand.
Book your tickets for Trashing Performance, a six-day programme at Toynbee Studios, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and Tate Modern of shows, talks and screenings with irreverent artists and thinkers working at the edges of taste and respectability.
Full programme and booking details: http://www.thisisperformancematters.co.uk/
Performance Matters is a creative research project exploring the contemporary values associated with performance at a time when it has increased resonance as a cultural phenomenon, and as a concept and metaphor in critical discourse.
A collaboration between Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Roehampton, and the Live Art Development Agency. Performance Matters is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.