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Releasing the Archive - Installation: Displaced/Displayed: Re-enacting dances of migration

posted on 2021-03-24, 21:19 authored by Thomas Kampe
The practice-led project ‘Releasing the Archive’, undertaken in collaboration with dance-scholar Carol Brown (NZ/AUS), aims to re-articulate marginalised modernist exile-dance practices and histories, with reference to the work of Austrian Jewish choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser (1890-1959) who pioneered Modern Dance in New Zealand and Australia after 1939. It embraces trends towards somatic-informed dance practices, performance-as-archive, and the revisioning of modernist dance legacies.

This item contains documentation of the screen based installation 'Displaced/Displayed: re-enacting dances of migration' which forms part of the output for this collection.

The installation was premiered as an 8 meter high installation over 30 screens on the Media Wall of Bath Spa University on the 15th of March 2017.

This work is part of the exhibition Alles Tanzt – Kosmos Wener Tanzmoderne, Theatermuseum Wien (2019/2020, Vienna.

This work has been presented at 'The Artist as Researcher' symposium at University of Bedfordshire on 6-7 June 2018; the symposium 'Beyond Forgetting 1938-2018' at Coburg University, Germany, 27-28 July 2018, and at the 'Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World Conference' at the State University of Arizona, 13-15 October 2018.

Artistic direction & research: Thomas Kampe
Editorial direction Manuela Jara
Choreographic research and direction: Carol Brown
Sound artist Russell Scoones
Video Artist: Meek Zuiderwyk
Video Assistant: Freddie Errazo
Dancers of The New Zealand Dance Company: Carl Tolentino, Lucy Linch, Chris Ofanoa , Katie Rudd.

Photographs courtesy of Thomas Kampe (dancers Carl Tolentino, Lucy Lynch, Chris Ofanoa and Katie Rudd)

Used with permission.

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