Class / Movement / Smells of Labour
How can we listen to a smell? What do we hear when we listen to the smell of sweat? How can we dance to the smell of sweat, and to what end?
Through a joint exploration of the method of movement improvisation stimulated by various smells (from sandalwood or coffee to garlic and sweat), which Sandra Chatterjee has been developing since 2019, workshop participants will be invited to engage with research materials and questions around dance, class, labour, and decolonising approaches to dance. The workshop will combine moving (to smells), discussing, reflecting, and sharing movement practices.
is a choreographer and scholar (Culture & Performance/Dance Studies). She is interested in direct exchange and wants to involve senses less considered in dance (e. g. smells and their political dimensions). She is a member of the Post Natyam Collective; of the research team of the FWF-funded project Border-Dancing Across Time (P31958-G) at the University of Salzburg; co-organiser of the platform CHAKKARs – Moving Interventions.