Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker: An Unbridled Activity of Gothic Lines

Oleg Lebedev

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreographies for the famous dance company Rosas are often thought to be dependent upon rigorous, abstract, and formal parameters, resonating with the meticulous interrogation of the score (frequently borrowed from musical modernism: Reich, Grisey, Bartók, Schönberg). While it is not completely untrue, this paper goes beyond mere application of mathematical rules...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Arnold Schönberg, Béla Bartók, Gérard Grisey, Steve Reich, Wilhelm Wörringer

The Minor Actor: The Composing Plane of Performative Bodies

Lindsay Gianoukas

Whereas Deleuze’s engagement was to follow “aberrant movements” through literature, painting, thinking, and so on, he never explored such movements in the theatre. This    is probably because he did not like theatre, as he recognised himself. However, certain specific practices—such as Carmelo Bene’s minor theatre, or The Exhausted in Beckett’s work, and intensity as described by Ar...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Penthouse
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: minor, plane of composition

Thinking Dance in Relation to Deleuze’s Nietzsche

Philipa Rothfield

Deleuze’s treatment of Nietzsche draws upon and elaborates a number of Nietzschean concepts that construe the activity of dancing as the work of bodies and forces. Deleuze’s reading of the body as a relation between active and reactive force makes possible a typological evaluation of the action of dancing, one that distinguishes between dancing (as a form of activity) and the dancer (as a reac...

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conference: DARE 2017: aberrant nuptials
date: November 20, 2017
venue: Orpheus Institute, Auditorium
format: in words
practice: performance
keywords: dance, Friedrich Nietzsche

The Last Frontier of (Un)Consciousness and the Arts: On Neurodiversity and Artistic Thinking in Times of Self-Observation, Evolution’s Most Recent “Killer App”

Nina Stuhldreher

This presentation, connecting my own performative knowledge with recent debates, discusses neurodiversity as a potential game-changer for the notion of art. Applying two key concepts of contemporary identity politics (disability studies, postcolonial theory) to the highly idealised but never closely analysed process of artistic thinking, it aims to parallel the global rise of self-observation (soc...

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conference: DARE 2015: the dark precursor
date: ongoing
venue: De Bijloke Music Center, Mezzanine
format: in absence
practice: performance
keywords: apparatus, lecture-performance, neurodiversity, singularity