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KCA - DANCEHOUSE PUBLIC PROGRAM - CONVERSATION WITH CHRYSA PARKINSON

A TALK by CHRYSA PARKINSON

in conversation with PHILIPA ROTHFIELD

EXPERIENTIAL AUTHORSHIP, A PRACTICE

"During this talk I'll work to disenchant, disembowel and reify these five words: Signature, Comprehension, Constitution, Plasticity and The Glitch.

As a performer I do not sign the works I participate in. I do not own them. That's all right with me. How I am comprehended in any one performance is often different from how I'm constituted as an artist. I cannot necessarily author my image onstage as a dancer, but I can author my experience by choosing what's relevant in my experience to this particular role, and then again to the next. Finding plasticity in the border between what I'm included in and what I'm made up of allows a productive gap that produces a particular, specific agency, giving and taking form. This is an ongoing, volatile practice, rife with glitches.

As a performer I have the potential to consider my experience both as a realm of authorship and as a material object I place within the context of another author's work."

Excerpt by Chrysa Parkinson

from Material of Movement and Thought

Cecilia Roos, Firework Edition No. 123, 2013

 

CHRYSA PARKINSON is a dancer living in Brussels and Berkeley, California. She lived in New York for many years and performed with Tere O'Connor Dance, Irene Hultman, Mia Lawrence, Jennifer Monson and Mark Dendy, among others. She began traveling to Belgium in 2000 to work on improvisational performance with Zoo/Thomas Hauert and David Zambrano. Since then she has also performed with: Adrian Heathfield, Veli Lehtovaara, Remy Heritier, Boris Charmatz, Andros ZinsBrowne, Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jonathan Burrows, Mette Ingvartsen, Phillip Gehmacher, Eszter Salomon, John Jasperse, Deborah Hay, Alix Euynadi, Meg Stuart and Joaquim Koester. She has taught in the US, Europe and Australia, and yearly at PARTS (be) since 1998. Chrysa's writing and films have been published and distributed internationally. Her most recent project, The Dancer as Agent Collection, is available at Oralsite.be. She is the Director of the New Performative Practices MFA program at DOCH/Uniarts in Stockholm.

 

 

Date: APRIL 2
Time: 7pm
Where: AT DANCEHOUSE  Sylvia Staehli Theatre (wheelchaire accessible)
Cost: $15 / FREE for Dancehouse Members & Students *

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The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lucy Guerin Inc. and Deakin University and in association with the 20th Biennale of Sydney.

Dancehouse gratefully acknowledges the support of the 20th Biennale of Sydney in bringing Philipp Gehmacher, Adrian Heathfield, Adam Linder and Chyrsa Parkinson to Australia. Philipp Gehmacher and Chyrsa Parkinson are part of ghost telephone, a one-month-long chain performance curated by Adrian Heathfield for the 20th Biennale of Sydney, opening 18 March 2016 at venues throughout Sydney.

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank Phillip Keir and the Keir Foundation, Stephanie Rosenthal and Jenny Kinder for making this public program possible.

The 2016 Keir Choreographic Award is presented by Dancehouse, Carriageworks and the Keir Foundation, with support from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.