- Post-dance, the book
POSTDANCE was a conference initiated by André Lepecki, Danjel Andersson and Gabriel Smeets. The conference was held here in MDT, 14-16 October 2015. It derived from the desire to talk and think about current and ongoing tendencies in the fields of dance and choreography and their traditions. POSTDANCE was not an existing term or a borrowed concept; it is rather a container. The aim was to keep this non-concept open source and make a reversed conference. Instead of saying what POSTDANCE is, a wide range of thinkers, makers, writers, curators and others from the fields of dance and choreography were invited to fill the container, keeping it open and urgent.
What if POSTDANCE were a book?
Now it is! Three of the conference attendees, Mette Edvardsen, Mårten Spångberg and Danjel Andersson, have acted as a precarious editorial board and invited more thinkers to fill the open container. Some of the texts and thoughts in the book come directly from the conference and some are new. It’s Free but hard to get.
Book launch in Stockholm 22 March 18:00-20:00 at MDT. Right before this performance by Rósa Ómarsdóttir & Inga Huld Hákonardóttir: http://mdtsthlm.se/program/2501/
Supported by: Cullbergbaletten and Life Long Burning – with project support from the European Commission. Swedish Art Council. Stockholm City Culture. The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.