What do we think of when we talk about “the” dance history? Whose bodies and movements does this history glorify, and whose does it ignore? Who writes this history, what is their profit in its retellings? Such questions motivate this do-shop. We will first make explicit our preconceptions and accepted narrative of dance history. Then, we will see how we have been locating ourselves in it. Finally, we will devise some criteria for feminist, anti-colonialist, post-humanist routes of telling the multiple stories of dance, and see what kind of motions, shapes, anatomies they might afford to our bodies today and in the future. To achieve these goals, we will practice our improvised writing as well as improvised moving skills.
Teacher: Eylül Fidan Akinci
Feb. 18/19/21/22, 3 pm
Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, room KX