Workshop | Responsive Bodies. The Ethics of Temporal Community in Contemporary Dance
Organised by Alexander H. Schwan (Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Theatre Studies), Research Area 2: "Travelling Matters".
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By relating positions of philosophical literature to the connection of dancing and dance reception, the workshop investigates the ethical dimension of temporal communities in dance. Based on but also going beyond the co-presence of dancing and kinaesthetically responding bodies, temporal communities in dance address an extended audience: They transcend the present moment of dancing into the past of ethical reflection and into the future of responsible action.
How can we relate philosophical connections of ethics and performativity (Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Werner Hamacher, Jean-Luc Nancy, etc.) to the materiality of moving bodies? What role do vulnerability, resilience and non-identity play in terms of the temporal community of philosophers, dancers and spectators? How can we understand contemporaneity beyond shared time and presence so that contemporary dance can acknowledge the fragility and incompleteness of the past and unlock the potentiality of the future? And how is this understanding of contemporaneity linked to ethical responsiveness in dance and dance reception?
Thursday, 3 June 2021
15:00 | Alexander H. Schwan (Freie Universität Berlin): Welcome and Introduction
Panel 1: Re-Definitions: Choreography and Dancing
Moderator: Mariama Diagne (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)
15:15 | Lucia Ruprecht (Emmanuel College, Cambridge): An Ethics of Inconsistency
15:45 | Raf Geenens (KU Leuven): Community and Choreography: A Reflection on Dance’s Constitutive Outside
Panel 2: Articulations
Moderator: Monika Raic (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
17:00 | Aili Bresnahan (University of Dayton/University of Roehampton): Enactive Communal Expression in Dance: Limits on Spectator Access
17:30 | Sandra Noeth (HZT Berlin): On Corporeal Grounds: Bodily Integrity and its Artistic Articulations
Panel 3: (Non-)Relationalities
Moderator: Lindsey Drury (EXC 2020)
18:45 | Mlondi Zondi (Wesleyan University): Cleansing Violence: Notes on (Non-)Relationality and Absolution
19:15 | Stefan Hölscher (Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Questioning Man in Joana Tischkau’s ,Colonastics‘
Friday, 4 June 2021
Panel 4: Transpositions
Moderator: Kirsten Maar (Freie Universität Berlin)
15:00 | Timmy De Laet (University of Antwerp): The Choreographic Attitude: Documentary Dance and the Ethics of Witnessing
15:30 | Gerko Egert (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen/HBK Braunschweig): Transsituational Techniques
Panel 5: Co-Existence
Moderator: Nina Tolksdorf (EXC 2020)
16:45 | Fiona Bannon (University of Leeds): Arenas of Exchange: Dance, Ethics and Communities of Practice
17:15 | Leonie Otto (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): The Experience of Co-Existence
Panel 6: Intersubjectivity
Moderator: Alexander H. Schwan (Freie Universität Berlin)
18:30 | Einav Katan-Schmid (Berlin): Touching Gestures of Relational Care. Three Case Studies from Israel of Choreographing Intersubjective Considerations through Touch
19:00 | Ilya Vidrin (Northeastern University): Normative Issues in Dancing Together