TanzDialog#3 | Bodily Archives and/as Decolonial Gestures
15.07.2021 – 19:30 Uhr
Mit Farah Saleh und Walter D. Mignolo
Online via Youtube. Der Eintritt ist frei. Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten.
Starting in 2014 with „A Fidayee Son in Moscow“, the choreographer Farah Saleh pursues the ongoing project „Palestinian Archive of Gestures“, in which she intends to archive latent stories of refugeehood and of the Palestinian narrative. Her work considers the bodies as living archives and attempts to dig into these archives to find connections between the daily gestures of the present, and gestures of the past. The different projects she has been conducting propose, for example, to initiate processes of a self-historicisation and re-appropriation of past experiences, or to develop a collective gestural identity that challenges that of passive victimhood to which refugees are often subjected to.
Worldwide renowned semiotician and philosopher, Walter Mignolo is a specialist of questions of colonialism and decolonialism. He studies how the global colonial history is shaping our ways of thinking, as well as our contemporary cultural and political concepts and practices. In this dialog, he will reflect on the use of concepts of art, literature and aesthetics, and describe the way those three modern euro-centered concepts trap and blind what is behind, destituting those of ars, aesthesis and techne.
About Farah Saleh
Farah Saleh is a Palestinian dancer and choreographer active in Palestine, Europe and the US. She has studied linguistic and cultural mediation in Italy and in parallel continued her studies in contemporary dance. Since 2010 she took part in local and international projects with Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Company (Palestine), the Royal Flemish Theatre and Les Ballets C de la B (Belgium), Mancopy Dance Company (Denmark/Lebanon), Siljehom/Christophersen (Norway) and Candoco Dance Company (UK). Also since 2010, Saleh has been teaching dance, coordinating and curating artistic projects with the Palestinian Circus School, Sareyyet Ramallah and the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. In 2016 she co-founded Sareyyet Ramallah Dance Summer School, which runs on a yearly basis. In 2014 she won the third prize of the Young Artist of the Year Award (YAYA) organized by A.M. Qattan Foundation in Palestine for her installation A Fidayee Son in Moscow and in 2016 she won the dance prize of Palest’In and Out Festival in Paris for the duet La Même. She is currently an Associate Artist at Dance Base in Edinburgh, UK. More
About Walter D. Mignolo
Born in Argentina, Walter D. Mignolo (Pr. Dr.) is one of the worlwide prominent scholars in decolonial studies, and is known for his criticism of Eurocentric historiography .Semiotician and professor at Duke University, and has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and worked on different aspects of the modern and colonial world, exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and pluriversality. More
TanzDialog#2 „Bodies as landscapes“
10.06.2021 19:00 Uhr
Mit Lisanne Goodhue (CAN) und María Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez (ESP)
Moderation: Dr. Martina Bako (Theaterwissenschaftlerin, em. Universität Leipzig)
Ort: Online. Der Eintritt ist frei. Die Veranstaltung wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten.
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In ihrem Gespräch widmen sich die Choreografin Lisanne Goodhue und die Architekturprofessorin und Feldenkrais-Dozentin María Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez der Schnittstelle zwischen Bewegung, Körper und Architektur und erforschen, welche Einflüsse das Arbeitsfeld der jeweils anderen auf die eigene künstlerische bzw. berufliche Praxis hat. „passed present perfect“ ist ein interdisziplinärer Dialog zwischen Bewegungs-, Sound- und Videokunst über die Charakteristika des kollektiven Stadtraumes und der darin individuell erlebten Privatsphäre. Die Choreografinnen Lisanne Goodhue und Ildikó Tóth untersuchen in ihrer Recherche im Josephkonsum und an verschiedenen Orten im Umfeld der Schaubühne Lindenfels die Verbindungen zwischen Privatem und Öffentlichem. Klang, Bewegung, Perspektive, Interaktion – wie wird Raum anhand bestimmter Gegebenheiten erlebt, welche sensorischen Reize sind wahrnehmbar und wie lässt sich darin navigieren? Sind wir eigentlich im selben Raum? Gemeinsam mit der Soundkünstlerin Maike Lindemann und dem Medienkünstler Matthias Gruner extrahieren sie bestimmte Atmosphären und Bewegungsflüsse des öffentlichen Raumes und übertragen diese in veränderter Frequenz oder verzerrter Form in persönliche Tanz-, Klang- und Videoszenarien, die den Winter in den Sommer, den Morgen in die Nacht, das Geschrei von einem Spielplatz in ein stilles Tanzstudio oder das Schwingen einer Handtasche in eine Armbewegung übersetzen. Während Tanz und Sound den urbanen Alltag in Verzerrungen, Stillstand und Stille widerspiegeln, eröffnen Videoprojektionen artifizielle Realitäten, die eine Auseinandersetzung mit den herkömmlichen Sehgewohnheiten und Dispositiven einfordern. Das Publikum ist über Videostream und in limitierter Anzahl auch live vor Ort eingeladen, mitzuerleben, was die Fragmentierung von Zeit(en) und Räum(en) mit Körpern, Bewegung und Sinnen anstellen kann.
About Lisanne Goodhue
Lisanne Goodhue is a Canadian dance artist based between Berlin and Montpellier (Fr.) since 2010. She trained in contemporary and classical dance, as well as in visual art in Montreal, Canada, and has since been working as a dancer, creator, choreographer and teacher in various cities around Europe. Her collaboration with choreographer Sebastian Matthias [2009-18] brought her to perform in Impulstanz Vienna, Tanzplatform Deutschland, Tanz im August and be supported by the Goethe Institut [Jakarta & Tokyo]. In 2020, stemming from her enthusiasm for collaboration and heterogeneity, she co-funds the interdisciplinary collective cohue, based in Montpellier. Passing on knowledge takes the form of teaching and writing about her practice: she is a teacher at Tanzfabrik Berlin since 2017 and completed her Master’s degree in Choreography at ICI-CCN Montpellier in 2020. Rooted in a political and social approach, her choreographic path weaves close links with her practice as a performer and collaborator; she works from and with the invisible knowledge of the dancers.
A generator of scenographies & installation in-situ (large format video, sculptural drawing, modular sculpture, photography, light, etc.), Goodhue positions her dance in the friction between a malleable written dramaturgy and a detailed improvised movement. Her choreographies imply a virtuoso, somatic and strenuous dance. She anchors eLLipSe (2012), HUE (2015), the way to do it (2019), menocare (2019), d’humeur vitrée (2020) in a fine observation of dance practiced in close proximity with the public, and what it might open in regards to the interaction with the spectator(s). Since 2012, her work has been supported in Montpellier by Théâtre de La Vignette and ICI-CCN, in Berlin by Tanzfabrik, Ada-Studio and Lake Studio, in London by Kite&Laslett, In Sweden by MARC and Wanas Konst, in Germany by K3 Kampnagel in Hamburg and the Leipziger Tanzteater in Leipzig, and in Montreal by La Maison de Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal. More
About María Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez
Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez (Córdoba, Spain. 1973) is architect by E.T.S.A.M (1998) and PhD in Architecture since 2012. She is landscaper recognized by AEP and IFLA. She is also Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education by the Feldenkrais Institute (2018). Since 1997 teaches at the E.P.S San Pablo C.E.U University (Faculty of Architecture), mainly in Architecture Design Studio and coordinating the Diploma Thesis Workshop. She is accredited as Professor by ANECA and has gained recognition for three six-year periods of research. In between 2008 and 2013 she teaches also at the Master of Collective Housing in Madrid (E.T.S.A.M) and has been invited to develop diverse workshops, lectures or postgraduate programs in TU Graz, Panama University, Ljubljana Architecture School, Politecnico di Milano, Greenwich University, Harvard University, HafenCity Universität or FADU Buenos Aires.
She has developed her PhD research at E.T.S.A.M about choreography as an experimental laboratory for Architecture in terms of space, atmosphere and creative tools; for this research she wins in 2010 a grant from E.P.S C.E.U and the Santander Bank, to stay for six months at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. The PhD work has been awarded with a Mention in the National Competition of ARQUIA TESIS 2013. Since 1998 till 2000, she collaborates in Abalos & Herreros Office of Architecture. Since 2000 she develops projects in an autonomous way and in 2003 founds- together with Izabela Wieczorek- “Gálvez+Wieczorek Architecture” in Madrid, office active till 2016, when she founds the “Platform of Somatic for Architecture and Landscape”. She has been distinguished in national and international contests, highlighting the 1º Prize received at Europan VI in Córdoba; Landscape Award in “Ciudad Levante” International Competition; 1º Prize at Europan VII in Murcia; 1º Prize at Celebration of cities (UIA) in the local and national stages; Distinction at “Lausanne Jardins 2009” (as G+W the last three), Runner Up at Europan IX in Delemont, Switzerland; and Finalist at “The Next Helsinki”, at the “Laguna Art Prize” (Venecia) or at Piazza Castello International Competition in Milan between others. In 2001 she obtained a grant at the Casa de Velázquez and in 2012 an EEA Grant of the Norwegian Embassy in Madrid. Her work has been published, among others, in “Natural Artificial” by EXIT.LMI, in the journals UHF, BAUWELT, Summa+, 2G, Deutsche Bauzeitung, Arquitectura Viva or in the monography “Excepto 21. Gálvez+Wieczorek”. Her architecture has been exhibited several times, highlighting “Freshmadrid”, “Génération Europan” and “Gran Vía Laboratory” promoted by the C.O.A.M, The French Institute of Architecture (Paris) and Telefónica Foundation respectively. In 2002 she was selected for the 8th Venice Architecture Biennale and in 2018 her work was part again of the material selected for the Spanish Pavilion at the 16ª Biennale. She has been jury member in different occasions highlighting Europan VIII, X and XII, the 12th edition of the “Premios de la Región de Murcia” or the COAM awards in 2015.
As researcher, she has been part of the Scientific Committee of the Congress “Middle-Class Housing in Perspective: From Post-war Construction to Post-millennial Urban Landscape” celebrated in Italy in 2012, co-director of “We Are All able Bodies. From Sensory Deprivation to Sensory Augmentation” celebrated in Spain in 2018 thanks to the support of the International Ambiances Network and nowadays she is member of the Scientific Committee of the 5º International Conference Sound and Audiovisual Spaces: “Philosophy, creation and current technology” and the 23rd Computer and Electronic Music Days – JIEM 2020. She is author of the book: “Somatic Space. Multiple Bodies” (2019). Between 2006 and 2010 she has been Coordinator for Panama in the International Cooperation of Social Housing developed by the Andalucian Government. Nowadays she works in Landscape and Architecture mainly associated to an embodied point of view and researches the possibilities of Embodied Cognition and Movement in the pedagogy and development of these disciplines. She develops what could be called “Somatic Architecture”. She is member of the “International Ambiances Network” (France) and is part also of the research directory of the “Centre for Sensory Studies” (Canada) More