Esplanade Presents | da:ns festival


da:ns lab 2017 – Dancing in a Landscape of Crisis

Curated by Daniel Kok (Singapore), featuring Jeremy Wade (USA / Germany), Karol Tyminski (Poland / Germany) and Eisa Jocson (Philippines)
25 – 27 Oct 2017Wed – Fri
10am – 9pm
(with breaks)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
R18: Restricted to age 18 years and above. Content may contain nudity and mature themes.
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This workshop is by selection and free for participants.

Interested applicants must be 18 years old and above, and can attend the entire duration of the programme.

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Choreographers and dancers are invited to apply for this three-day workshop and seminar da:ns lab – an annual platform for dance practitioners to reflect upon key issues surrounding their creative practice.

This year da:ns lab examines the role of dance and the dancemaker within the current unstable global political environment. Artistic disciplines like dance that emphasise the complexity of human relations, collaboration and communality, and as such practise performance as lived politics, are compelled to take on a mantle of urgency in landscape of crisis. If choreography is the artistic practice on relational politics par excellence, it is hence imperative to now critically rethink strategies for dance.

How should one move now? Why keep moving? In the present moment, such why and how-to questions have become explicitly political questions: How does a body navigate a landscape in crisis? Is dance, whose ontology is based on movement, able to take action as opposed to merely ask (oftentimes vaguely formulated) questions? Is there still time, resources, or the need for dance?

Curated by Singaporean dancemaker Daniel Kok, Kok has invited three guest artists Jeremy Wade (USA / Germany), Karol Tyminski (Poland / Germany) and Eisa Jocson (Philippines) to lead the workshops and seminars on this theme. Over three-days they will share their methodologies and conduct workshops, as well as give studio performances.

10am – 1pm: Lecture & seminar presentation by guest artists
2pm – 6pm: Workshop
7.30pm – 9pm: Guest artist’s studio performance & Q&A

R18: Restricted to age 18 yrs and above. Content may contain nudity and mature themes.

Free, by selection only

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