DOCH Dance and Choreography Podcast

The Department of Dance at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts has launched a new podcast series: DOCH Dance and Choreography Podcast. The first edition How Dance Thinks consists of six episodes and you will find the first three episodes below.


Edition #1 How Dance Thinks with Eleanor Bauer and guests

The first edition How Dance Thinks is part of Eleanor Bauer’s research project as a Doctoral candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. Her research project CHOREO|GRAPHY investigates the etymological and ontological paradoxes in choreographic practice.
DOCH Dance and Choreography Podcast cherishes the oral tradition in dance and choreography. Despite the vivid discourse around dance, there is relatively little published writing dealing with dance and choreography. In fact, the transfer of knowledge, the debating and sharing in the dance field often happens orally: through conversations, verbal instructions, in workshops, in studios, in after talks and theater foyers. By welcoming listeners into this audio space, DOCH’s podcast series aims to further resonant discussions within the field. 
The How Dance Thinks edition holds conversations between Eleanor Bauer and Juliette Mapp, Cecilia Roos, Will Rawls, Michelle Boulé, Rasmus Ölme and Peter Mills.
Edited by Robin Jonsson
Music by Linnéa Martinsson

Eleanor Bauer

Eleanor Bauer is a performer and choreographer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a profound synthesis of intelligences. Physical, conceptual, sensual, intellectual, social, formal, and emotional understandings are bound in her embodied practice of making performances. From solos to talk shows to large ensemble pieces, her versatile works range in scale, media, and genre traversing categories of performance with wit, humor, and aplomb.
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Eleanor is currently based in Stockholm where she is a Doctoral candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has been creating performances via GoodMove vzw in Brussels since 2007 and was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. Together with Ellen Söderhult and Alice Chauchat, Bauer co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015, which has since been adapted and sustained internationally by myriad practitioners and organizers. Eleanor continues to teach, write, lecture, and create contexts for exchange of knowledge in the arts, including PROTO TALKS.
Eleanor has collaborated with musician and composer Chris Peck since 2003, creating several works together over the years. Eleanor has worked as a performer with, among others, choreographers Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Trisha Brown, David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, and Veli Lehtovaara. She has collaborated as a choreographer and performer with visual artists Matthew Barney, and Every Ocean Hughes/Emily Roysdon. She has performed or collaborated with music groups such as Ictus contemporary music ensemble, The Knife (leading Miguel Gutierrez's Deep Aerobics as a crowd-warmer for the Shaking The Habitual/Shaken Up tour), Arjan Miranda, and WATT clarinet ensemble. She choreographed a collaboration between pop artist Yung Lean and Cullbergbaletten called NEAR, which premiered in 2018 at Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg and at Dramaten Theater in Stockholm. 
About Eleanor Bauer’s research project CHOREO|GRAPHY
CHOREO|GRAPHY is an inquiry into the nature (systems, processes, qualities, structures) of thought in improvised and choreographed dance in relation to the nature (systems, processes, qualities, structures) of thought in spoken and written language. Or, the relation between what we say we’re doing and what our dance is doing, what is understood through language and what is understood through movement, and how these things collaborate and collide in choreographic practice.

Edition #1 How Dance Thinks, Introduction

Listen to "Introduction to the DOCH Dance and Choreography Podcast" on Spreaker.

Introduction to the edition How Dance Thinks with Eleanor Bauer, Doctoral candidate in Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts, Anna Efraimsson, Head of department of dance at Stockholm University of the Arts (until November 2019) and Robin Jonsson, Choreographer and sound-artist.

Edition #1 How Dance Thinks, episode 1

Listen to "Episode 1- Juliette Mapp & Eleanor Bauer" on Spreaker.

Shownotes Juliette Mapp

Juliette wrote ”letting our speech go” for the dancer as agent collection, more information here:  
Letting our speech go
The Dancer as Agent Collection


Juliette Mapp is a dancer, choreographer, and curator, who lives and works in Stockholm and New York City. Juliette is currently a professor of choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts where she is responsible for the profile area of Concept and Composition. Juliette has been on the faculty of The Eugene Lang School of Liberal Arts at The New School, Sarah Lawrence College, Barnard College, George Washington University, Fordham University, Bard College, and Wesleyan College.  In addition, she is on the faculty at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels where she is a regular visiting teacher.  In 2012, she was a guest curator for the Judson Now platform at Danspace Project and also co-curated Movement Research Fall Festival, Back to Basic that year.  In 2010, she curated Back To New York City, a platform at Danspace Project.  In 2018, she helped plan and curate Alliances and Commonalities, an international conference on Artistic Research at Stockholm Uniarts. Juliette has published articles about her teaching, performing, and choreographic practices in Performing Arts Journal, Contact Quarterly, and The Movement Research Performance Journal. Juliette has danced for many renowned choreographers including Deborah Hay, John Japserse, Vicky Shick, and Stephanie Skura. 

Juliette's choreography has been performed and commissioned in theaters throughout New York City. Over the past decade, Juliette has received a Robert Rauschenberg residency, a MANCC residency, and was twice a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. In 2008, Juliette won a New York Dance and Performance, i.e. “Bessie” Awards in choreography for her piece Anna, Ikea and I and in 2002 received a Bessie for outstanding artistic achievement for her work as a performer in the choreography of John Jasperse. She is currently working on Soft Lockdown, a research project about the embodiment of moral shock that looks at the practice of live-shooter drills in schools in the United States. 

Edition #1 How Dance Thinks, episode 2

Listen to "Episode 2- Will Rawls and Eleanor Bauer" on Spreaker.

Shownotes Will Rawls

Will mentions ”écriture feminine”, here is more information:
Écriture feminine

More on the aesthetics of kewt:
Relishing the Minor: Juliana Huxtable’s Kewt Aesthetics by Adrienne Edwards


Will Rawls is a New York-based choreographer, performer, curator and writer. His work explores the relationship between dance and language through the prisms of blackness, abstraction and opacity. Will’s choreographic work has appeared at Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Danspace Project; New Museum of Contemporary Art, Issue Project Room; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; MoMA PS1; Fisher Center at Bard; Abrons Arts Center. In 2016 he co-curated Lost and Found, a six-week program of performances, artist projects and panels at Danspace Project that considered the intergenerational impact of HIV/AIDS on dancers, women and people of color. His writing has been published by Artforum, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and les presses du réel. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, a Robert Rauschenberg Residency and is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.

Photo by: Luis Rodriguez

Edition #1 How Dance Thinks, episode 3

Listen to "Episode 3 Cilla Roos & Eleanor Bauer" on Spreaker.

Shownotes Cecilia Roos

Cecilia talks about the book ”Material of movement and Thought: Reflections on the Dancer’s Practice and Corporeality” which can be found here:
Material of Movement and Thought: Reflections on the Dancer’s Practice and Corporeality

Cecilia Roos.jpg

Cecilia Roos is a Professor in Artistic Practice and Vice-Rector for Research at Stockholm University of the Arts. She has worked as a dancer and rehearser with, among others, Tilde Björfors, John Caird, Cristina Caprioli, Jefta van Dinther, Mats Ek, Ina Christel Johannessen, Per Jonsson, Reich / Szyber, Twyla Tharp, Margaretha Åsberg. Her research is based on the dancer's practice and the role it plays in performative processes.

The last three episodes of How Dance Thinks will be published here during 2019.