Back it Up: Workshop and Dance Performance
Dance is an ephemeral art which lives in the moment and fades before our eyes. Many have tried to document it through drawing it on paper, filming the dancers’ movement, or describing it in words. If it’s a fleeting art, what’s the best way to archive it? How do dances survive the passing of time or a change in cultural perception?
Karina Dukalska has taken the challenge to investigate to what extent we can archive social dance. Her book ‘Back It Up’ (2018) is a series of experiments supported by psychological theory, personal graphical approaches and interviews with dancers. Her research and findings can be discussed and tested during her workshop and performance at WORM.
During the workshop, we will compare graphical notation systems used in the past to score dances, and draw movements presented by dancer Alina Jacobs. During the performance, you get a chance to control a dance performance using buttons.
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