IntegrART Symposium 2017
Before the festivals, IntegrART presents a symposium that addresses curators, dancers and artists as well as experts from Switzerland and abroad. Participation in the symposium is by invitation and free of charge.
|On Politics and Bodies|
On Politics and Bodies
Reflecting the current trend to present dissident bodies on stage
The relationship between the performing arts and politics is controversial. Political dimensions are being sought in the content of the performances as well as in the production forms and processes. How political are theatre or dance performances by artists with a disability if they serve as a vehicle for social discourse? Even if a sense of identification between the audience and the performers with a disability can be created within postdramatic and performative theatre, the risk remains that the performers on stage will be reduced to their disability. How political is the trend to move away from the usual patterns of representation through the appearance of non-normative bodies? Is the participation of an artist with a disability in a theatre or dance performance intrinsically political, is it a trend which can underline the limits of theatre or simply a way to broaden aesthetic possibilities and experiences?
Without pretending to represent all the positions on this topic, the IntegrART symposium invites you to debate and experience the political dimensions of artistic strategies by and with people with a disability.
The speakers from Switzerland and abroad all work in dance, theatre, performance or in the field of research, may or may not have a disability, and will be exploring these questions through academic presentations, talks, debates, a masterclass, performances and building conversations.
Project Leader IntegrART: Isabella Spirig Manager Symposium: Ketty Ghnassia Advisor Symposium: Gunda Zeeb Production Manager: Saskia Keel
An international Migros Cultural Percentage symposium organised as part of IntegrART. 2017 in cooperation with Tanzhaus Zürich and Gessnerallee Zürich. With the support of the Federal Bureau for the Equality of People with Disabilities FBED, the Foundation Corymbo and Migros Cooperative Zurich.
"Everything you wanted to know about crip choreography but were afraid to ask"
Michael Turinsky defines crip choreography as a critical artistic practice that takes its departure from the singularity of lived experience, its spatial and temporal, affective and libidinal facticity. From there it takes a leap towards a complexity of ideas relating to disability, politics and/or aesthetics. So, it will be about to do both: move and feel as well as think and talk. In between we’ll just mess around a bit, or rest and relax or follow the dark edge of our sweetest dreams. Core issues that will be explored are:
Masterclass held by: Michael Turinsky
The call for participants is open to professionals in the field of performance - actors/dancers/performers (with some performing experience) with or without physical disability are welcome.
The deadline for application is 10 March 2017. For further inquiries please contact email@example.com
Application: firstname.lastname@example.org, make sure to include:
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Milo Rau / Theater HORA / Schauspielhaus Zürich, Die 120 Tage von Sodom, 1/2 April at Programme Commun in Lausanne
Created by Théâtre de Vidy and Arsenic in partnership with other cultural institutions (Théâtre Sévelin 36, Cinémathèque suisse, Manufacture, HES-SO, Ecal), the festival Programme Commun takes place from 23 March to 2 April in Lausanne. The festival is an invitation to move freely between locations and artistic disciplines to discover works by new or renowned artists, from the French-speaking and German-speaking area of Switzerland, Ticino and different European countries.