Fri, 11 December 2015
Fall Festival Studies Project: An Artist Conversation between Nelisiwe Xaba and David Thomson - December 1, 2015
Movement Research Studies Project, "An Artist Conversation between Nelisiwe Xaba and David Thomson" - December 1, 2015
This event was an informal introduction to choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and was a participating artist in the festival. David Thomson led a live interview and discussion with Xaba around the political and aesthetic resonances in her work.
Direct download: 2015.12.01_Studies_Project_A_Conversation_Nelisiwe_Xaba_David_Thompson_Fall_Festival_2015.mp3
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Fri, 4 December 2015
Movement Research Studies Project, "Dancer as Agent" - November 10, 2014
Within the field of dance, the creation process often demands that dancers develop methodologies, movement vocabularies and conceptual frames. Previously seen as the exclusive domain of choreographers, dramaturges and directors, these procedural boundaries are now shifting and eroding creative hierarchies in live performance. This has produced new, mostly undocumented relationships to working processes and bodies of knowledge. The Dancer as Agent began in 2013 as a conference held at University of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Sweden. This conversation focused on some of the topics that emerged from that conference.
Wed, 2 December 2015
Movement Research Studies Project, "what we talk about when we talk somatics: a sharing of practices leading into conversation" - November 10, 2015
What does the term “somatics” even mean? Can we arrive at consensus around this as an idea, a value, a practice? This event brought together artists/practitioners of various backgrounds and areas of study to lead the group in experiential practices which evolved into a collective discussion on the term “somatics” and the impact and resonance of this way of learning and being in the world.
Direct download: studies_project_2015.11.10_-_what_we_talk_about_when_we_talk_about_somatics.mp3
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