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4-day-research DANCING, NOT THE DANCER with Eleanor Bauer at b12


when: 12th – 15th july 2017 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm

where: Berlin, Germany

through a series of practice-based choreographic scores, we will work on how to get out of the way of our own dancing, allowing ourselves to be the medium for a dance to appear, rather than having dance be a medium for ourselves to appear. starting with a practice score called “dancing, not the dancer” and moving through related practices, we will focus the lenses of initiation, completion, and observation to learn from our own dancing.

exercising a breadth of technical, artistic, expressive and performance skills, we work towards activating our embodied knowledge in a way that is synthetic, intuitive, and generative. “dancing, not the dancer” is about using everything we know and don’t yet know to construct and maintain a horizon of continuously unfolding potential for movement and its actualisation.

assuming the subject of the dancer as a flexible and malleable agent, the interest is to experience how the dance changes the dancer, as much as, if not more than, the inverse. dancing through, next to, and beyond ourselves, “dancing, not the dancer” lets the dancer be nothing more or less than everything that is danceable.

eleanor bauer is a performer and performance-maker based in brussels. originally from santa fe, new mexico, she studied dance, choreography, and performance at new york university’s tisch school of the arts (bfa, dance) and p.a.r.t.s. (performing arts research and training studios, brussels).

she works at the intersections of choreography, dance, writing, music, and performance art. her versatile pieces have toured internationally to critical acclaim. she also teaches, mentors, and continues to collaborate with other choreographers, artists, composers, and directors. bauer has been artist in residence at kaaitheater in brussels from 2013-2016. more information:

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tags: europe, germany

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