Paz Rojo Doctoral Candidate in Choreography: 50% seminar

What can “invisibility” do in our current contexts? Could invisibility be a condition of potentiality in the context of choreography and dance production?

During this seminar I'd like to reflect on the notions of “invisibility and desire” and what they may entail in the context of dance production and as (an artistic) form. I'd like to discuss how the production of dance may involve a displacement of the notion of “necessity” as to materialize the distance between dancing (what) matters from its own ends: How can we think of a movement (or dance) that is only necessary to itself, but useless to any constitution of value? How does movement materialize the distance in between what is being and its actualization as choreography? In this seminar I will situate the aforementioned questions from within the domains of kinetics of movement and aesthetic experience.

During the seminar participants are invited to a simple movement practice which they can experience or watch. This practice will set the working ground to speculate further on the proposed questions by constellating sounds, concepts, images and movements, drawing from various source materials such as non-fiction film, philosophy, cinema, and my own working material.

Opponent: Bojana Cvejic

Time Schedule:

  • 12.00 – 14.30 working session (includes movement-practice and lecture)
  • 14.30 – 15.30 lunch
  • 15.30 – 17.30:
    Opponent's response to proposal
    Doctoral candidate answers to opponent's questions
    Open discussion with participants in the seminar

The seminar is held in English.

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