ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 6
EDITION NO. 6
BOJANA CVEJIĆ AND GEORG DÖCKER
TALK ABOUT CONCEPTS OF CREATION IN PERFORMANCE
AND DANCE OF TODAY
In her long awaited book “Choreographing Problems” written after her PhD at Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Brussels based performance theoretician and maker Bojana Cvejić engages in a research endeavour of utmost importance:
Analysing seven performances from European choreographers such as Xavier Le Roy, Eszter Salamon and Mette Ingvartsen, Bojana posits that these singular works defy the fundamental concept and logics of representation and introduce instead a concept of expressive creation that allows for the surfacing of unknown differences and multiplicities, thus enabling change. Equally, Bojana argues that these seven performances specifically address a powerful historical nexus proper to dance, that is the “organic regime” of movement and body or the “body-movement bind”, as she calls it. Breaking with this bind, the choreographies in question would open the way for different conjunctions between body and movement and an expanded understanding of dance.
In a talk with ATW staff member Georg Döcker, Bojana will discuss these and other theses of her PhD study and relate them to her very own practice as a performance maker and dramaturge.
EDITION NO. 6
Friday, 15/4/2016, 6.00 PM
ATW, Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen
The ATW TALKS are a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen. They have been taking place in a monthly interval since the end of 2015. Their aim is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary theatre, dance and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective and for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS is moderated by a member of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affiliated disciplines. The talks and lectures are generally conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they are held in German or French.
Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker
Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft