Dance / Class / Movement
Grounded in her practice as a choreographer working with the senses and her training in and research on classical Indian dance and its (post) colonial dimensions, Sandra Chatterjee will research the intersections between dance, class, classicism, labour and decoloniality during her research affiliation. The values of classicism (and thereby class privilege) are ubiquitous in stage/concert dance; even in critical and contemporary dance contexts, our practices implicitly or explicitly emerge from high culture, bourgeois aesthetic trajectories and values at a distance from the popular. Artistic dance practice is marked by precarious working conditions and, at the same time, entangled with class privileges and aesthetic exclusivities. Chatterjee will experiment with various formats (workshop, lecture, dialogue) to investigate these questions.
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.