WORKSHOP

Modern Dance History as a Labyrinth

WORKSHOP
Modern Dance History as a Labyrinth

Modern Dance History as a Labyrinth

Gizem Bilgen 

The workshop ‘Modern Dance History as a Labyrinth’ that is to take place on February 8-9 -15-16 departs from how modern dance is defined within the broader context of performing arts and focuses on modern dance’s development through years with a cross-continental perspective. What were the conditions that triggered the emergence of modern dance, a type of dance that was born in America and became established in Europe; and what were the dynamics underlying it taking roots? Which social and artistic needs and necessities gave rise to the emergence of modern dance? How did modern dance influence other disciplines in performing arts and how did they influence it in return? What are the differences between genres such as dance theatre, physical theatre and musical theatre? In this workshop that will not just focus on a historical survey but also explore scientific and creative domains, examples from various periods will be screened. 

‘Modern Dance History as a Labyrinth’ is open to all participants with an interest in the development of modern dance and it aims to evaluate together and make valuable various different perspectives.

February 8th Thursday at:18:30

Escape from the standard and return to the archaic: The birth of Modern Dance, first examples and official acceptance of modern dance
Isadora Duncan, Émil-Jaques Dalcroze, Rudolf Laban, Martha Graham, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss ve Oskar Schlemmer

February 9th Friday at:18:30

Conflict between the Physical and the Emotional: virtuosity and conceptual styles
Merce Cunningham, Judson Dance Theater, Paul Taylor,
José Limón ve Alvin Ailey

February 15th Thursday at:18:30

Polyphony of the 70s and the research period that follows
Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, Steve Paxton, Meredith Monk, Pina Bausch, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Sankai Juku, Lloyd Newson, William Forsythe, Maguy Marin, Mats Ek,
Jiří Kylián, Robert Cohan, Carolyn Carlson, Jan Fabre, Alain Platel, Frédéric Flamand ve niceleri

February 16th Friday at:18:30

States of in-between-ness/liminal states of the contemporary: the problematic of method and staging
Sasha Waltz, Ohad Naharin, Wayne Mcgregor ve Dimitris Papaioannou

The event is free of charge.

Invitations available from the Akbank Sanat ticket office on the event day, one hour before the event begins.

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