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Connecting Communities - digital autumn school from Aktion Tanz (25th - 27th Nov 2022)


25th - 27th November 2022

Registration deadline: 20th November 2022


I want to take this opportunity to invite you to an upcoming Aktion Tanz digital event which I am involved in curating: “Connecting Communities – autumn school”.


The weekend (25th – 27th of November) has been programmed by the Aktion Tanz associated artists Jo Parkes, Lucia Matzke and nomadic academy (Anna Konjetzky, Carolin Jüngst, Sahra Huby und Quindell Orton) and will be full of impulses and opportunities for exchange and networking. The digital programme includes the strand ‘Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity’ in which four artists from Ethiopia, Germany/Egypt, USA and India share their practice of working in dance with communities.


The digital programme is listed below. To participate you need to register by 20 November 2002: https://forms.gle/n7YM3Y3VB4YcNSa39


Many of the digital sessions are aimed at dance artists and facilitators working in community and participatory settings. These sessions are marked with an asterisk *. Some sessions are open to the general public. These sessions have no asterisk.


All times are Central European Time.


Friday, November 25th 2002


15.45 - 16.00

In English

Welcome

JO PARKES (DE/UK)


16.00 - 18.00

In English

My Dance/My Homeland * (for all women)

NORA AMIN, DE/EG

A lecture and workshop for all women, based on the vocabulary and technics of Raqs-Sharqi/Baladi dance from a feminist perspective. A training session that aspires to decolonise what has been labeled by the west as belly dance from the voyeuristic and objectifying gaze, and reformulates it as a holistic practise of re-rooting the body/self and claiming its ownership. Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity


18.30 - 19.45

In German

dancing*politics – Einblicke in das Projekt *

ONLINE-PANEL with FANNY KULISCH and TEAM

dancing*politics is a model programme to think political education and dance together. How can we apply activist, anti-discriminatory and empowering knowledge in different dance formats? Taking care


20.30 - 21.30

In English and German sign language

Accessibility im Tanz und in der Tanzvermittlung

ONLINE-PANEL with DODZI DOUGBAN, NEVE MAZIQUE-BIANCO, RAINA* HOFER, NOA WINTER (NOMADIC ACADEMY/CAROLIN JÜNGST)

The panel takes an intersectional perspective and focuses on questions of interpretive sovereignties, power and accessibility in dance and dance education.

Taking care


Saturday, November 26th 2002


10.00 - 13.00

In English

Move, create, empower *

ADDISU DEMISSIE, ET

Addisu Demissie is currently developing ETHIO-FUSION CONTEMPORARY dance styles in his work with young people in Ethiopia. In a talk and workshop, Addisu will share how he uses dance as a means of communication to empower and to support young people to reach their potential. Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity


14.30 - 17.30

In English

Inspired by Labor *

KRISSIE MARTY, USA

Krissie Marty most often engages people in dance-making which takes their everyday work as its starting point (for example, food service workers, arborists, lifeguards). In this talk and workshop, she proposes the physical labour of housework as our shared theme. You will engage in interviewing, observing the movement of the physical labour of housework, embodying that work and crafting a short choreographic study. Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity


19.00 - 21.00

In English

Working local, connecting global, seeking solidarity

DISCUSSION with SANGEETA ISVARAN, ADDISU DEMISSIE, KRISSIE MARTY, NORA AMIN

The four artists working in Ethiopia, Egypt, Germany, USA and India join JO PARKES in a conversation about the state of the field of community/participatory dance in the locations in which they are based, international collaboration in a climate emergency and their hopes and wishes for the future.

Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity


Sunday, November 27th 2002


10.00 - 13.00

In English

Katradi - Empathy Based Social Transformation *

SANGETA ISVARAN, IN Sangeeta Isvaran will introduce the Katradi method, an empathy-based methodology for social transformation. She uses this methodology working on the ground with marginalised communities. There is no separation between dance, performance and life. In the workshop, she will explore her process, founded in Bharatanatyam (Indian classical dance). Working local, connecting global, towards solidarity


The digital event accompanies a live event in Freiburg, Germany. You can explore the live programme here: https://aktiontanz.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/autumn_school_Programm_EN_FINAL.pdf


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