I forbindelse med den internationale performance festival Works at Work: Group works har Samlingen (SE/CA/IS) et residency på Forsøgsstationen fra den 24. til den 30. oktober 2016.
Vi har lokket dem til at give en artist talk tirsdag den 25. oktober kl. 17-18, hvor medlemmer og andre interesserede har høre mere om hvad denne spændende gruppe arbejder med.
Samlingen blev dannet af koreografer Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Stina Nyberg og Zoë Poluch. De kalder det et koreografisk projekt hvor de kan dyrke deres fælles passion for dansehistorie, koreografi og feminisme. Samlingen har skabt værker til Cullberg Balletten (se omtale af projektet her), Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern, Stockholm og var “keynote speakers” (da: hovedtalere) ved “Postdance” konference ved MDT i Stockholm i 2015. Intro til deres keynote lød således:
We think the dance scene lacks knowledge about its own history. About stories, traditions, experiences. It lacks knowledge about the people who made the history, not only about those who wrote it.
Every now and then I hear someone describing the dance scene as a “minor” art scene, like one of the small arts. Smaller than theatre. Smaller than visual art. Smaller than literature. I think that this is a self-fulfilling prophecy, which keeps us small through repeating our tinyness all the time. To bring up the long, rich, embodied knowledge of dance history makes us bigger and reminds us of all the good stuff that people have made.
Also, history tends to be written by men with rational minds and an expensive pen, sitting by their desk whilst a woman cooks the food. The dancer is not really well known as a history writer, but she kind of is. History writing is also made body to body, mouth to ear, and mouth to mouth. This is not to say that dancers do not talk or write. On the contrary, dancers are great talkers and writers.
But it is just an attempt to combine two feminist strategies on history writing: one that highlights the physical knowledge, the experience and knowledge transferred body to body, the oral history and herstory of dance. And one that insists on that we, we being everyone that has been excluded from the history books (because of having a vagina, of practising the wrong kind of sex, of using feet to write with, of being silenced as a housekeeper, or as the subject of any kind of racist, ableist or sexist behaviour), that we need to write ourselves into that big book of history.
Samlingen is a collection of past, present and future related dance stuff.
Deres oplæg kan læses i sin fulde længde her.
Under WORKS AT WORK indgår Samlingen i et heldags seminarprogram mandag den 31. oktober på Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi. Læs mere og book billetter her.