BOOK PRESENTATION AND LECTURE
SIX THOUGHTS ON SEEING DANCE WITH POSTCOLONIAL EYES
How can we see and describe contemporary dance – especially that of an unknown culture? Over the last few years, dance authors from India and Europe have been briskly exchanging views on this subject. Now, they have published a joint collection of essays entitled Tilt Pause Shift. At K3, dance journalist Gabriele Wittmann will introduce some of the issues discussed in the project via a series of six thoughts on the subject. In a surprising labyrinth of mutual attributions, it is no longer a matter of cultures or nations, but rather of the relationships between regional and global, individual and society, young and old, dance and performance, “good” and “bad” pieces and the taste of different (sub-)cultures. And it is all about the concept of finding a form of documenting dance, which teaches history– while also stimulating the senses.The lecture will take place as part of India Week Hamburg 2017. Guests can subsequently visit a performance of Rukawat ke liye khed hai (Sorry for the Interruption) by Indian choreographer Mallika Taneja.
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