Simone's Boudoir with Atlanta Eke
15 May 2012
This May discussion has been inspired by Atlanta Eke's explorations of the monstrous representations of the female body and how they articulate with notions of feminism. Come and have a chat with Atlanta, Sally Garner ( lecturer in Dance, Deakin University), Alice Lang ( Level ) and Philipa Rothfield ( Senior Lecturer, Philosophy Program, La Trobe University).
"I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity." Simone de Beauvoir
In a way, Simone (de Beauvoir, some would have guessed...) has got nothing to do with a boudoir conversation. The boudoir conversations had already moved into the cafés by the time she was having them.
In the spirit of the salon we invite the dance makers and dance lovers alike to engage in discussion (and discourse) by provoking monthly informal topic-centered talks with selected guests. It will be about dance but also the world in general - isn't the contemporary body so viscerally linked to the world we live in?
So, boudoir is for the intimacy of it - ideas circulate more freely in a familiar warm environment; Simone is for the sharpness and freedom of ideas. We will aim at a sort of deliciously sophisticated French over-intellectualism but we will mix it with the coolness, irreverence and optimism of the Australian style.
Let us reassure you - Simone's Boudoir will be kinky, but only intellectually speaking.
You are all invited to join us, to further explore the MOBILE MINDS topic of our 1st Dancehouse Diary.
When: Thursday 17 May
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Where: The Green Room, Dance house
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