Luísa Saraiva




March 26
Kampnagel, Hamburg

new premiere date will be announced soon



Performative Symposium
Museum Folkwang
21. - 23. September 2018

A project initiated by Luísa Saraiva, co-curated and organised by Isabel Hufschmidt and Luísa Saraiva for Museum Folkwang, Essen

As an experimental conference format, Corporeality will combine various sessions, including discussion groups, lectures and performances. These will be followed by moderated discussions between the invited speakers, performers and the audience. Each session is focused on a specific topic. The distinct modules of Corporeality aim to appreciate and make tangible the role of the body as the predominant agency organizing human experience.

In this context, notions of Embodied Cognition and Enactivism, as well as of Systems Theory will come into play. In all of this, a special focus is placed on the notion of compassion as an embodied practice. In the field of contemporary dance it has become common to speak of the primacy of the body, embodied practices, openness and trans-individuality. But what does this mean in relation to creative processes? Which effect does it have on the way in which we approach and understand dance? The performative three-day symposium hopes to sketch and test out an interdisciplinary involvement with audience appeal in relation to active research and artistic analysis devoted to the leading questions in contemporary dance.

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