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(In)Corporeal Encounters

Proposing Choreographies for the Future

(In)Corporeal Encounters. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.
13 April—18 May

Dance Studio, Building 864
234 St Kilda Rd
Southbank Campus, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC 3006


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(In)Corporeal Encounters is a programme of free discussions hosted by VCA Dance at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne, in partnership with Dancehouse, a locus for independent dance practice in Australia.

In these critical conversations we divine possibilities for future dance(r)s through an interdisciplinary weave of voices from artists, scholars and activists working in the fields of art and related disciplines. (In)Corporeal Encounters encourages speculation, provocation and creative thinking. They will be staged around the following themes:

Session One (Wednesday 13 April)Mapping matriarchy in Ngioka Bunda-Heath’s ‘Blood Quantum’ with Rheannon Port, Ngioka Bunda-Heath and Professor Tracey Bunda

Session Two (Wednesday 27 April)Localism and locatedness in the field of dance with Philipa Rothfield, Victoria Chiu and Caroline Bowditch

Session Three (Wednesday 4 May)Speculative Futures with Shinjita Roy, Wendy Lasica, Amaara Raheem and Avni Sethi

Session Four (Wednesday 11 May)Emergent disorders of the (kin)aesthetic with Brooke Stamp, Amelia Wallin and Zoe Bastin

Session Five (Wednesday 18 May)Weathered bodies with Carol Brown, Gregory Lorenzutti, Renae Shadler and Caitlin Dear

This series is curated by Professor Carol Brown, Dr Philipa Rothfield and VCA Creative Researchers Shinjita Roy and Brooke Stamp.

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