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 challenge the anthropocentric conundrum. We examine our relationship with environment, 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 practice (performance, dance, movement research, improvisation...), develop ideas and fluency through the creation of individual and group performances about our engagement 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
Performance, dance, movement research, improvisation, creative writing, solo and group presentation, discussion, critical feedback
Dates: 27 March: 09:00-13:00h 28 March: 16:00-20:00h Venue: ZeroPlusz Dance Studio (Jurányi u. 1, 1027, Budapest, Hungary) Number of participants: 8 people Fee:Free of charge Application deadline: 10 March 2021 Participants: The workshop is open for everyone. We highly encourage applicants with only few or without any artistic experience to apply.