MAKERS DOING TEXT
We invite you to a full day devoted to Text and Choreography ending with a massive PARTY.
Opening 2014 MDT will focus on and around text and the strong phenomena in the Swedish dance field on writing. Is it an answer to the dry or absent response from the academic field, or from the traditional media to the exploding and creative dance scene in Sweden? It could be. Perhaps in combination with the fact that the makers get more formulated on what they do.
There is a vast and intense reaction. Social medias are exploding with comments on performances: recommendations, analyses and tips, there are blogs starting, the venues are printing far more material around performances than ever before, there are workshops on dance criticism, (MDT has one, the Kedja network and Dansstationen in Malmö as well.) and the makers produce their own books and make their own magazines. They write their own history.
MDT chooses this year to present and co-produce “The Swedish Dance History no 5” as our opening production. TSDH is a shiny book made by makers.
Expect talks, seminars and discussions. And a sweaty party. Free entry.
The day looks more or less like this:
13.30 Intro and seminar #1: “The inside and the outside eye and the notion of expanded choreography”
16.00 Lecture Siegmar Zacharias “Invasive Hospitality” (with Anna Pehrsson and Stina Nyberg)
17.30 Seminar #2: “Is writing yourself the answer?”
19.00 The Swedish Dance History
21.00 Party party party
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