HTEA03229U Relational Choreography
Relational Choreography provides a concept of choreography that is no longer restricted to dance but disclosed to the construction of complex and dynamic social assemblages. It is the quest for choreographing an open society that allows for heterogeneity, complexity and play, as much as it is an attempt to empower the general intellect and horizontal structures of decision-making.
This course practically explores relational choreography as dynamic composition of the social. It investigates through choreographic practice how transversal relations can produce collective movements and how decision-making and organizational processes fashion specific aesthetics. In return, these aesthetics – understood not only as outlook of a choreography but as its perceptional devices – perform and shape the organization of dynamic relations.
Relational choreography thus proposes an experimentation with this mutual interplay of relational moves and the perception of societal configurations. It examines those parameters and values that allow for qualitative changes in relations (and hence, the social aesthetics). Which parameters are operative for generating collective actions with a certain degree of freedom? Which parameters allow for heterogeneous economies; which ones can produce play and difference?
Running over two intensive weeks of 4 x 3 hours per day, this course combines the practical proposition with theoretical discussions that will touch on recent conceptions of (social) choreography, concepts of relationality and non-relationality, as much as on theories of pragmatism and theories of perception.
In preparation for the course the students will receive a reading list, parts of which are to be read before the start of the course in week 7.
For further questions please contact Assistant Professor Karen Vedel, Theatre and Performance Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lea Vendelbo Petersen (email@example.com)
NB New course format / new dates
In agreement with Petra Sabisch we have made an important adjustment of the dates and format of the course which means that the actual involvement with Petra Sabisch takes place in the weekends of 14 – 15 February and 14 – 15 March (see details below). The changes have made it possible to deepen and intensify the practical / workshop dimension, which is key to the combined artistic and academic approach in the course.
Please note that in addition to the weekends there is an introductory lecture on Monday 9 February followed by a seminar and the possible formation of a student-driven study circle.
The dance studio (21.3.56) is available for the study circle in Week 7 between 11 – 14 on February 11, 12 and 13 and in Week 11 between 11 – 14 on March 11, 12 and 13.
The course description and the reading list is uploaded on Absalon together with the information given here. Information on where to start on the reading list will be communicated as soon as it is available.
The revised schedule is as follows:
- 15 ECTS
- Type of assessment