Mapping the futures of dance
Mapping the futures of dance is an invitation to collectively predict and imagine, wish and design, search for and confront the possible futures of dance as potentialities inherent in contemporaneity. We will use tools drawn from science fiction and thought experiments in order to articulate utopian and dystopian futures; discuss selected texts from (dance) theory and philosophy in order to identify the virtual presence of multiple futures; draw from dance history to understand past narratives of dance’s futures; participate with our bodies in meditative and spatialised exercises in order to sense desires and fears about the future; and collectively map the agents on whom the futures of dance depend, looking for our place therein. At a moment when cultivating our capacity to imagine tomorrows that are otherwise seems pressingly urgent, Mapping the futures of dance proposes a quest for choreographic multiplicities to come as an act of care, critique and engagement in the present.
is a dance historian and theorist. She studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Bristol (UK) and Philosophy of art at Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). She completed a PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Salzburg with a thesis titled Multiple Stories. Expanded Choreography and Choreographic History.
In parallel with her research, she teaches practice-oriented dance history and theory in various contexts and occasionally works as a dramaturge.
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