Eleanor Bauer's 80% seminar

Eleanor Bauer's 80% seminar, in two parts, will be held 1-3 October at Dansens Hus and 9 October at MDT. Eleanor Bauer is a PhD candidate in choreography.

PART 1: 
Performative Artistic Research Exposition  
A lot of moving parts VII (Sleeping Giant Dreams)  

When: 1-3 October 2020 at 19:30-21:30
Where: Dansens Hus 
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Practice based Seminar/Discussion

choreo | graphy within practice 

When: 9 October 2020, 13:00-17:00
Where: MDT
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In A lot of moving parts, choreographer Eleanor Bauer prods at the Greek etymology of her own discipline: khoreía “dancing together" and graphia "writing" to understand the place of writing in the embodied, social, and oral practices and traditions of dance-making. Working with the frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs and gaps between dancing and writing in a choreographic search for “simple containers in which the complexity of dance may thrive,” Bauer and her collaborators toggle dancing and writing practices in search for the ways that these two media of thought can serve each other best.  

A lot of moving parts dwells in the untranslatable, sensual, absorbent, expansive, non-linear, protean, and mercurial nature of embodied thought, by getting intimate with uncertainty, making the invisible visible, knitting sense with the senses, and knowing by feeling. In Swedish, to feel and to know are the same verb - känna - coincidence, or poetic justice? Bauer and her collaborators create a porous and open context in which the audience can feel their way through the performance with all of their senses. In a landscape of modular matter, light, sound, movement, and words, A lot of moving parts continuously reconfigures the physical, imaginary, and symbolic space of the performance, together with the audience.

As a malleable framework for Bauer's artistic research practice concerning the relationship between writing and dancing, A lot of moving parts is a flexible container for her ongoing inquiry, evolving over time, and uniquely assembled for each performance. 

For A lot of moving parts VII (Sleeping Giant Dreams) on 1-3 October at Dansens Hus, the second group iteration of this project and the largest yet, 18 performers will bridge the khoreia and graphia through rhythm and orality, with a dancing-together practice accompanied by renowned Jazz percussionist Robert Mehmet Ikiz, and a collective “re-mything” practice, which is an oral speculative fiction practice developed by participating dancer and performer Eva Mohn. For this unique iteration, 9 members of the Coven Press* dancing-writing group and 9 Guests of the Press will gather to create the largest group iteration of this project heretofore.

On the 9 October at MDT, choreo | graphy within practice, presented in collaboration with Stockholm University of the Arts, is an opportunity to open up and reflect together on and through Eleanor Bauer’s artistic-practice based research as a doctoral candidate in choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. Joined by experts from the fields of dancing-together (choreo), and writing (graphy), Bauer will share her choreographic practice research in practice-based conversations with choreographer and dancers Jennifer Lacey and writer and performance maker Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris.

Attendees of the choreo | graphy within practice seminar are warmly welcomed but not obliged to attend also the A lot of moving parts VII (Sleeping Giant Dreams) performances at Dansens Hus. 

*Coven Press, conceived in August 2019, is a collective dancing-writing pod born out of Bauer’s research, who together originating the term for and specialising in the practice of Sensual Journalism has included, in different constellations on and offline: Season Butler, Peter Mills, Juliette Uzor,  Kai Evans, Tilman O’Donnel, Stina Nyberg, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Adam Seid Tahir, Alexander Talts, Alice MacKenzie,  Zoë Poluch, Eleanor Sikorski, Flora Wellesley Wesley, Stephanie McMann, and Eleanor Bauer. 
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Full cast and credits for A lot of moving parts VII (Sleeping Giant Dreams) will be found on the Dansens Hus webpage.

Eleanor Bauer choreo | graphy project description and summary of materials for 80 percent seminar