André Lepecki at DOCH OPEN LECTURES
Potential movement / kinetic poetry: choreographic transcreation in the early work of Lygia Pape
- This talk addresses the choreographic and sculptural practices of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape in the late 1950s. Thanks to the dynamic embracing of poetry, choreography, and sculpture as essential co-compositional elements of her work, Pape’s two choreographic pieces express the intriguing concept of "transcreation" (transcriação) proposed by Brazilian concrete poet and literary theorist Haroldo de Campos. Brazilian neoconcretism offer a model to understand how dance, sculpture and poetry are always intrinsically dynamic events, capable of co-reformulating, within and between each other, the very status of their identity in the arts -- thus contributing to a general theory of choreographic imagination.