Raquel Meseguer/Jeremy Wade/Sandra Noeth/Anna Wagner
(Bristol/Berlin/Frankfurt a. Main)
Dramaturgical Perspectives #2: Strategies on Non/Productivity
- 27.05.2020, 6 p.m. (CET)via Youtube-Livestream
Bodies are much used to display projections of and implement fantasies and norms of productivity and optimization. In their respective artistic practices, choreographers Raquel Meseguer and Jeremy Wade disclose and destabilize these dynamics of inclusion and exclusion. In dialogue with Sandra Noeth and Anna Wagner, they discuss how performatively reworking how to move in space, time and imagination opens up different ways for a body to participate both in society and in the art market.
Live stream via youtube
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Cast & Credits
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„Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body” ist ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm mit Sandra Noeth im Rahmen von „Corponomy – Politiken des Körpers in Tanz, Performance und Gesellschaft“, gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, und im Rahmen von „DMT – Digitaler Mousonturm“, gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, unterstützt durch das Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin.
Raquel Meseguer is a UK based dance theatre practitioner. She identifies as dis-abled, and works with ‘rest’ and ‘crip’ as creative provocations. Raquel is the artistic director of Unchartered Collective, a Lost Dog Associate Artist, and a Pervasive Media Studios Resident. Her installation ‘A Crash Course in Cloudspotting (the subversive act of horizontality)’ was presented at The South Bank Centre, Unlimited Festival 2018 and at CENART, the National Centre for the Arts, Mexico City 2019. A new version of the piece has been commissioned for Camden Alive 2020. Raquel is currently developing a dance theatre solo entitled ‘Rest Room’ telling some of 150+ resting stories she has collected. Her work is supported by Unlimited and MAYK.
Jeremy Wade is a performer with an extensive practice of curating and teaching. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development, Amsterdam, in 2000 and received a Bessie Award for his performance Glory, at Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, in 2006. Since then he works in close collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin as well as Gessnerallee, Zurich. In his recent work, Wade explores death, zombie subjectivity, strange modes of being and feminist strategies of world making to undermine the social codes that define and oppress bodies. He is the initiator of “The Future Clinic for Critical Care”, an intersectional platform exploring the messy politics of care through performance, social practice and sociocultural animation.
Sandra Noeth, professor at HZT – Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, has been active internationally as a curator and dramaturge, specializing in ethical and political perspectives toward body-practice and theory. Noeth acted as the Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009–2014). Recent publications include “Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects: Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine” (2019, transcript) and “Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement” (2018, with G. Ertem, Passagen). As an educator, she was a Senior Lecturer at SKH-Stockholm University of the Arts (2012-2020) and a Resident Professor at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2015-16). See https://www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/sandra-noeth/
Anna Wagner is dramaturg and artistic co-director at the theatre Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. After studying theater studies Anna worked as assistant curator for dance at the theater Hebbel am Ufer/HAU in Berlin and was head of the dance department at Theater Freiburg. At Künstlerhaus Mousonturm she works regularly as production dramaturge with artists such as Eisa Jocson, Paula Rosolen and Jetse Batelaan. she is also co-founder of “Tanzfestival Rhein-Main” and has curated or co-curated various international programs like “Indonesia LAB” (2015) and “This Is Not Lebanon” (2021). Interested to expand the notion of performing arts, she has initiated various special projects like Oper Offenbach (2018) and The Greatest Show on Earth – A Performance-Circus for the 21st Century (2016).