the refusal to choreograph and its movement: the subaltern pathway - doktorand Paz Rojos 30 % seminarium

Genom en lekfull reflektion över hur ”rörelse” kan bli en subversiv praktik och en avbrytande gest, gör "the refusal to choreograph and its movement: the sub-altern pathway" upp med styrningens dans (det som koreograferar oss) för att i stället föreslå ”koreografi” som en apparat utan styrning.

Opponent: professor André Lepecki

11.00-12.00 Dancism  (videoessä)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Presentation
14.00-14.30 Paus
14.30-16.00 Diskussion

“the refusal to choreograph and its movement: the subaltern pathway”

How to interrupt the trajectories of our current choreographies (the structures that shape our subjectivity)?  What would be of choreographic practice if -rather than building and projecting movements-, it liberates them away from the neoliberal logic? How could choreography affect our trajectories if we address it through a point of view invisible to hegemonic power? How would this affect the choreographer's subjectivity?

In her PhD project “the refusal to choreograph and its movement: the subaltern pathway” Paz Rojo proposes to open a discussion which argues that the neoliberal self (namely the choreographer, the dancer, the performer) is no longer possible in a choreography which has been made rather impossible, proposing instead the potential of movement itself, thereby the possibility for choreography to dissent from itself. Which concepts we can use in order to understand the possibility of a movement without choreography? What metaphors allow us to understand that, if we want to gain a bit of capacity for action, we may actually let ourselves be in 'the movement of things' while 'refusing' to choreograph it?
In the video essay DANCISM Paz proposes figures, metaphors and concepts which invite us to think the potential of movement, regardless choreography. Later in her presentation, Paz will give an account on the  historical context her current work is situated and what have been its outcomes and problematics. Ultimately together with professor André Lepecki there will be an open discussion.