We kindly invite all conference participants to attend the performances
of the accompanying mini festival ‚DANCE &
the rehearsal stage of the Department of Applied Theatre Studies. The
festival will present new productions of internationally well-known
November 11th, 10pm Mette Ingvartsen (with Manon Santkin and Sirah Foighel
Brutmann): Where is my privacy?
Mette Ingvartsen studied at The Performing Arts Research and Training
Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels. The emerging choreographer and dancer
is internationally hailed as a new voice in contemporary dance.
Starting with her participation in 6MONTHS1LOCATION (Montpellier, 2008)
she has engaged in an exploration of the resonances between process and
production, respectively between ways of working and the final
products. In „Where is my privacy?“ she shines a
light on the international free dance scene and the ways in which
artists are again and again forced to change places and work in a loose
network of a deterritoralized community that demands of its members to
stay in motion instead of ever arriving anywhere.
November 12th, 6.30pm Saša Asentić: My private biopolitics Saša Asentić lives
and works as performer and cultural worker in Novi Sad, Serbia. With
dance performance „My private biopolitics“ he
gained international recognition. The performance explores the relation
between hegemonic structures of the Western European art market and the
situation of Eastern European artists.
November 12th, 10pm Late Night Performances Performances by students of the MA Choreography and
Performance, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of
November 13th, 6.30pm Xavier Le Roy (Berlin): Product of Other Circumstances Xavier Le Roy studied molecular biology at the University of
Montpellier and started his career as a by now internationally
acclaimed dancer and choreographer in 1991. With his legendary
“Product of Circumstances” (1999) he established
the genre of the dance-lecture. The earlier production resonates in his
most recent project “Product of Other
Circumstances”, yet instead of starting from the familiar
place of his own biography, Le Roy this time takes off from the
position of a stranger and invites the audience to follow his journey
into the Japanese Butoh, a form of dance that the professional
choreographer approaches as an inexperienced amateur.
The festival will take place with kind support of the Kulturamt
the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies Giessen and
the Hessian Theatre Academy.
November 14th, 4pm-8pm
Workshop with Saša Asentić and Ana Vujanović
The Performance "My Private Biopolitics", as a personal artistic and
political statement of the author and his team, characteristic for
transitional Serbian society and art and their positioning with regards
to scenes of “the First world”, is in its next
After self-abolition of performance as an art work, in the new phase we
comprehend the work as an artistic means, a methodological tool which
we wish to share with contemporary dance and performance artists, who
are willing to reflect their contexts and public work, and to all who
have something to say about structuration of global World, of
contemporary dance and performance.
Work will develop within an open research platform consisting of
"demonstration examples" (My-Private-Biopolitics-performance
and discussion) and "methodological games".