‘displaced/displayed : re-enacting dances of migration’ Screendance installation; followed by a series of presentations. Bath Spa University, Newton Campus, Commons Atrium, 15/03/2018, 6 pm. Free entry.

Venue: Media Wall, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Commons Building Foyer 15/03/2018 6 pm

Artistic Direction : Thomas Kampe; Editorial Direction: Manuela Jara Choreographic; Direction & Research: Carol Brown

Sound: Russell Scoones

Video Artist: Meek Zuiderwyk Video Assistant: Freddie Errazo

The New Zealand Dance Company: Carl Tolentino, Lucy Lynch, Chris Ofanoa, Katie Rudd

displaced/displayed re-activates the legacy of Viennese choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser (Vienna 1890 – Sydney 1959) and her dancers within a context of global transmission of dance knowledge through crisis, diaspora and exile. This installation coincides with the 80th anniversary of Bodenwieser’s exile from Europe and celebrates the possibility of a nearly lost avant-garde to remain. It builds on artistic research undertaken by Kampe and Brown between 2014 and 2017 (‘Releasing the Archive’, Auckland, Berlin, Hannover, Bath, Tel Aviv and Vienna) in collaboration with The New Zealand Dance Company and international scholars. The installation draws on video footage of choreographic work developed through the re-enacting of archival material of ex- Bodenwieser dancers Shona Dunlop-McTavish, Hillary Napier and Hilde Holger. The installation explores practices of displacement, doubling and fragmenting of recorded material to echo and honour the labour of lost modernist dancers and dances of exile. Thanks to Shona Dunlop-MacTavish, Shona McCullagh, Barbara Cuckson, Laure Guilbert, Neil Glen, Anthony Head, Kirsten Seeligmüller. The project was supported through Bath Spa University and University of Auckland. t.kampe@bathspa.ac.ukJoin us!

It’s free To book, click here  or just turn up on the night.

Followed by

18.3018.30 ‘Beyond Forgetting 1938 -2018: persecution/exile/memory’

Public talk   Newton Campus; Commons Building. Room 136

This event offers series of presentations and panel discussion on historical and contemporary migration and exile and performing arts cultures.

Invited speakers are: Marian Malet who will talk about the work of Bodenwieser dancer and designer Litz Pisk. Viennese artist Pisk was the leading pedagogue for Movement for Actors in the UK after WWII, and taught interdisciplinary arts practice at Corsham Court in the 1950’s. Writer-director Julia Pascal will talk about her work on The Holocaust Trilogy and refer to the play ‘Theresa’ which was based on the hidden histories of British collaboration with the Nazi authorities on the Island of Guernsey in deporting foreign Jews from the Channel Islands. Walking Artist and CoLA staff member Richard White will talk about his art practice working with holocaust survivor testimony that involved transposing the route of a death march to Somerset which in turn took him wayfaring through other silences and absences.

The event is supported through the ‘Creative Corporealities Research Group’  through CoLA public engagement funding.

The event is open to the general public. Join us! It’s free To book, click here

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Author: Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities, and I am Director of the University's Environmental Humanities Research Centre

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