Program 12 mars
exChange Perspectives day 2
Lived Experience Leadership
by Tanja Erhart
ABLEISM IN DANCE
Ableism. What is that? In dance? Well, dance is about finding out what you are able to do or not and to train to do it better, right?? …
Tanja Erhart is here to debate this with us in her lecture performance. She shares her lived experiences of being a disabled and chronically ill dancer and the knowledge she gained from living the experience in the professional workforce to discuss ableism and why its comprehension is indispensable to ramp up contemporary dance and leadership.
Coffee break 10:00-10:30
Talk + film: 10:30-11:00
NORMAL - with Maria Kittilsen and Ursula Kaufmann
NORMAL is an artistic collaboration between Maria Teresa Kittilsen and Daniel Mariblanca. The research project aims to explore intimacy, pain, access, beauty standards, invisible disabilities and gender dissent.
The research is a co production supported by Carte Blanche, 71Bodies and Danselaboratoriet.
Sexuality and ability
The conversation is based on an intersectional look at body, sexuality and function and highlights different power schemes that constantly interact.
The panellists discuss artistic projects that challenge gender, sexuality and function on stage.
With Emilia Wärff, Maria Kittilsen, Ursula Kaufmann and Juli Apponen (TBC)
Moderator: Stine Nilsen
Lunch buffet is served in Hotel Scandic Norra Bantorget, next door to Dansens Hus.
"Dare to Wreck": Skånes Dansteater
Dare to Wreck is a powerful and emotional exploration of a relationship. It deals with aspects of allowing yourself to meet someone while at the same time also having the courage to leave.
The duet was originally conceived as part of the longer performance C me (choreographed by Caroline Bowditchand Melody Putu) for dancers with and without disabilities. Peder Nilsson and Madeleine Månsson have expanded this duet to a stand alone performance.
The wheelchair is completely integrated into the choreography, a continuation of the body and a prerequisite for the compelling power enhancing the expressiveness of the duet in to an expansive experience. What is wonderful is brief, but nevertheless powerful and beautiful.
Skånes Dansteater is Sweden’s largest independant dance company.
Choreography: Madeleine Månsson, Peder Nilsson
Music: Gert Østergaard Pedersen
Dancers: Madeleine Månsson, Peder Nilsson
Workshop 1: 13:30-15:00
MELO is a collective of artists who makes stage works, installations, walks, music and more.
In the workshop, MELO Collective will try out exercises and methods that they use themselves within the group and in meeting with others; playful dance and movement exercises that require no prior knowledge; confidence exercises and creative collaborative exercises in collaboration with (live) music.
MELO is constantly trying to explore how they can create together and give room for different ways of approaching movement, interaction, physical contact and music according to each and everyone’s possibility.
They will also tell you about, and show something, from their upcoming project MELOrum (working title).
Workshop 2: 13.30-15.00
MR_Moving Reciprocity is an accessible place and a new format that reworks the interactive dance performance, dance workshop and dance class as concept and method.
You are invited to participate in a MR_ session, where everyone is an expert on their own movements. We work with communication, mirroring, following, listening and paying attention without verbal instructions. No dance experience is necessary.
After the session there will be a conversation about our work and methods. We will also present our newly released publication about MR_.
Open discussion 15.15-16.45
What do we do now? How do we take the ideas further? How do we create strategies and engage people in the concept of change to broaden dance opportunities for diversity and variation?
During the two days Luke Pell will bring his way of working with words and movement – words as movements -that he has developed as a performance maker, re-mapping and re-remembering people, place, politics, communities and environment through participatory conversations and social choreography.
Formerly Head of Learning & Research with Candoco Dance Company Luke has worked as a dramaturg and collaborator with artists at the forefront of disability and intersectional identity. He has collaborated with Claire Cunningham, Caroline Bowditch and Birds of Paradise Theatre and with dance/performance companies and developed organisations including being Associate Artist with Fevered Sleep and Dramaturg in Residence for South East Dance.
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