Mobilizing the languages of making
A workshop on dance criticism by Jeroen Peeters
09th to 13th July.2013, Mosteiro São Bento da Vitória, Porto
How do choreographers work today? How do they speak about their method? In newspapers artists are interviewed about their world-view, in the weekend editions about their lives, and in specialised journals about their artistic intentions and poetics. Yet seldom are they addressed as makers, which renders the languages of making inaccessible and inexistent even for interested audiences. How can one make a start with documenting, discussing and sharing the hybrid and heterogeneous practices that underpin the performing arts today? How can the informal and embodied discourses, as well as the implicit knowledge they carry, find a wider recognition and accessibility? Here is a task for dance criticism to reinvent itself in dialogue with artists and their practice. And a task for artists to exchange about their methods and ways of embedding critical reflection in their creative processes.
- Kuidas teha