On Mary Wigman
Christel Stalpaert, a professor at Ghent University, will be talking to Fabian Barba about the work of the German choreographer Mary Wigman (1886-1973), an innovator in expressionism and a pioneer of modern dance.
Re:Move Talks: six evenings when, watching videos and talking, we examine the work of the choreographers who are quoted and/or adapted in Re:Move.
• Wed 3/2, 10 pm - Kaaitheater
On Pina Bausch: The Kaaitheater dramaturge Marianne Van Kerkhoven will be talking to the film-maker Eric de Kuyper about the work of Pina Bausch (1940-2009). We shall be showing the documentary Un jour Pina a demandé (1983) by the Belgian film-maker Chantal Akerman in the bar.
• Thu 4/2, 9 pm - Kaaistudios
Archiving Dance: Timmy De Laet, a researcher at Antwerp University, will be talking to Kattrin Deufert, Thomas Plischke and DD Dorvillier about archiving, sharing and passing on dance material.
• Fri 5/2, 10 pm - Kaaistudios
On Mary Wigman: Christel Stalpaert, a professor at Ghent University, will be talking to Fabian Barba about the work of the German choreographer Mary Wigman (1886-1973), an innovator in expressionism and a pioneer of modern dance.
• Sat 6/2, 7.30 pm - Kaaitheater
On Nijinski: a talk by Christel Stalpaert on Vaslav Nijinski (1890-1950), the Russian dancer and choreographer who created trail-blazing choreographic works to Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (which inspired this evening’s piece by Xavier Le Roy) and Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (the music in the film by Thierry De Mey’s we are showing this evening, for which Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created the choreography, also inspired by Nijinski).
• Wed 10/02, 10 pm - Kaaitheater
The Memory of the Body: Vincent Dunoyer has danced for Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Steve Paxton and others. How does all this choreographic material lodge in a dancer’s body? Tonight Dunoyer will pass on his 'repertoire' to five other dancers. Afterwards dance critic Jeroen Peeters will talk to him about the body’s memory.
• Fri 12/02, 10 pm - Kaaitheater
On Merce Cunningham: With Boris Charmatz we shall be discussing the grand master of postmodern dance, Merce Cunningham (1919-2009). In the bar we shall be showing the documentary Merce Cunningham, une vie de danse (2000) by his close associate Charles Atlas, and the experimental short film Merce by Merce by Paik (1978) by the American video artist Nam June Paik, a member of Fluxus.