Through the exploration of animal and vegetal, nature and environment, power and society, art activism and cosmopolitics, queer and feminist ecologies, speculative fiction and ecocriticism, we will dress the limits and possibilities of how performance and dance are able to respond and to challenge the anthropocentric conundrum. We examine our engagements with technology, rethink and redefine the concept of human, consider the effects and potentials of the posthuman. During this workshop, we place equal weight on critical theory and artistic interventions, develop ideas and fluency through the creation of individual and group performances on our relationship with nature, the protection of ecosystems and the psychosocial consequences of climate change, including scepticism, denial, critical rejection, anxiety, indifference and activism.
- Glenn Adelson: “Environment: An Interdisciplinary Anthology”, 2008
- Tania Broguera: “Introduction on Useful Art,” 2011.
- Judith Butler: “Can One Lead a Good Life in a Bad Life?”, 2012
- Donna Haraway: “Symbiogenesis”, 2017
- Elizabeth Kolbert: “Age of Man,” 2011
- Emily Eliza Scott: “Artists’ Platforms for New Ecologies”, 2012
Photos: © Gergely Oláh, 2018.