Dance Histories in Practice

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

Selected Aspects of Archiving and Historicization of Dance, seminar

In partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, with which Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia has been creating the Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives since 2018, we are organising the seminar Dance Histories in Practice – Selected Aspects of Archiving and Historicization of Dance in order to share good practices, standardised and innovative methodologies and approaches to dance archiving with our collaborators, as well as various multi- and trans-disciplinary derivatives through which archival documentation is historicized, recorded and transformed (visible and invisible aspects of dance work from the studio to education and completed stage works). The aim of the seminar is to share dance works, problems, issues and solutions that dance archiving and historicizing confront us with, according to their temporal and material aspects. At the seminar, we will share our internal working problems and evolving decisions with the public, opening up our work to further questions.

Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives
10:00 a.m. Opening of the seminar, address by Martina Vovk, Acting Director of Museum of Modern Art (MG+MSUM)
10:15–10:45 a.m. Short guided tour of the Temporay Slovenian Dance Arcives for guests, Rok Vevar

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, seminar
11:00–11:45 a.m. Discussion on the story of Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives and MSUM and the inclusion of dance archives in museums, Zdenka Badovinac and Rok Vevar

11:50 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Franz Anton Kramer: The Role of Archives in Dance Writing, lecture
Franz Anton Cramer is a German dance critic and educator, historian and theorist, who, among other things, has worked extensively on dance archives and helped to create a number of them.

2:00–3:00 p.m. Ricardo Viviani: Methodologies and Functions of Oral History, lecture
Ricardo Viviani is a choreographer, researcher and oral history specialist. In recent years, he has been creating oral histories and researching historical methodologies in dance.

3:00–3:45 p.m. DANCE RECONSTRUCTIONS, HISTORY RECONSTRUCTIONS, sharing of expertise and experience
Isabel Niederhagen and Igor Koruga
Isabel Niederhagen is a theatre scholar, researcher and dance archivist who has been working with Bureau Ritter in Berlin for some time. Igor Koruga is a dancer, choreographer, performer and educator based in Belgrade.

4:00–4:45 p.m. CURATING DANCE HISTORIES, sharing of expertise and experience
Àngels Margarit i Viñals and Dragana Alfirević
Àngels Margarit i Viñals is a dancer, choreographer, educator and curator from Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona. Dragana Alfirević is a choreographer, dancer, educator, curator and producer in the NDA Slovenia programmes.

5:00–5:45 p.m. THE HISTORY OF INVISIBLE DANCE WORK, sharing of expertise and experience
Keith-Derrick Randolph and Delphine Hesters
Keith-Derrick Randolph is a choreographer, dancer and teacher who has been working mainly in the Netherlands in recent years. Delphine Hesters is a sociologist and theatre scholar currently working on dance heritage at the Stuck Dance Centre in Leuven, Belgium.

Free entry.

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