This lecture took place on September 28, 2014, in the frame of "3. modul-dance festival - Young European Choreographers" at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden. The complete lecture series "DANCE | SPEAK to me!" was produced by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt in May 2014. Elizabeth Waterhouse is a dancer and theorist based in Dresden/Bern (see dancelikething.org).
Dance | Speak to Me!
While artists endlessly question what they do and why they do it, frequently this process happens alone, with other artists, or in a post-performance discussion with an audience and moderator. As an alternative, Elizabeth Waterhouse invites the community to a series of talks addressing fundamental questions in the field of dance. Inspired by Foucault, each lecture will use historical and current examples from dancers' lives and work to consider the spoken and unspoken within dance, to better understand how dancing (power) works.
Lecture 1 - When is a dancer considered to be professional?
Lecture 2 - How do dancers learn a choreography?
Lecture 3 - Where is improvisation?
Lecture 4 - How is dance notated?