In recent years in the contemporary performance and dance world, queer has become a fashionable topic and is more and more used as a portmanteau word. Having often the same postmodern theoretical references, these works are often characterized by the use of stereotypes in grotesque and caricatural ways through cross-dressing, gender-based exaggerated stereotypical movements, clichéd body postures and gestures. However, without having a critical approach, queerness in these pieces is often reduced into the realm of “topic”, and remain at a level of "aesthetic". Therefore there is a deep disconnection between the discourse and the work itself, which is rather composed of a series of superficial signs and appearances. Instead of having a critical approach and deconstructing hierarchies, these performances maintain asymmetries between the sexes and reinforces gender stereotypes.
Performance, dance, movement research, improvisation, solo and group presentation, discussion, critical feedback
Dates: Venue: Number of participants: 15 people Fee:Free of charge Participants: The workshop is open for everyone.
Anna Adam, performance maker and visual artist. Teaching experience: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT), Conservatory of Dance and Choreography (AM), University of Artois (FR), University of Novi Sad (SRB), ZfinMalta National Dance Company (MT), Mediterranean Dance Center (HT), ZéroPlusz Dance School (HU)... www.annaadam.net