Bojana Cvejić—philosopher, performance theorist, and author of Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance—will give a lecture this week at Redcat on war and dance.
“At what moment, in the post-war era, did war surface as the political unconscious of postmodern and contemporary dance for dancers and choreographers? This does not mean that dance or dancers were politically unconscious of war, but rather that dance articulated or demonstrated the impossibility to address war. What dance can do politically is limited, but it could reconfigure ideas through a form that conveys the contradiction between dance’s aesthetic expression and its immediate political context.” — Bojana Cvejić*
BOJANA CVEJIĆ—DANCE-WAR: WHEN WAR WAS THE POLITICAL UNCONSCIOUS OF DANCE, Tuesday, November 21, at 7 pm.
REDCAT, Disney Hall, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.
See The Third Rail interview with Christina Schmid:
“Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance illuminates the relationship between the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and experimental dance and performance in the works of leading European choreographers, Xavier Le Roy, Jonathan Burrows, Boris Charmatz, Eszter Salamon, Mette Ingvartsen, Jefta van Dinther, and Jan Ritsema.”*
Bojana Cvejić, Spatial Confessions, Tate Modern, May 2015, four photographs by Lennart Laberenz.
Bojana Cvejić, Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance cover. Image credit: Palgrave.