18 November 2017, 5 – 6.30pm

      Research on Rudolf von Laban

      Boris Ondreička
      If I Can’t Dance offices, Amsterdam
      1. Morning training of the famous Laban dance school in Strandbad Wannsee near Berlin, 1 April 1931. Photographer unknown. Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-11626 / CC-BY-SA 3.0.
    2. If I Can’t Dance is pleased to welcome you to its offices at Westerdok 606-608, Amsterdam for Boris Ondreička’s introduction to his study of the dance artist and theorist, Rudolf von Laban. Laban is well known for establishing a movement analysis system (Laban Movement Analysis), a system of movement (dance) notation / choreology (Kinetography or Labanotation), and a theory-practice of space harmony (Choreutics) based on Platonic solids.

      Under the working title “The Choreutics of the Politics of Intimacy”, across the research period, Ondreička will pursue a process of learning, adapting, and applying Laban’s theory and practice of space harmony to the harmony of the private and public intertwined. For this presentation, he will introduce how he will move via Laban to speak on the politics of intimacy through the conditions of externalised memory.

      Admission to the presentation is free and no reservation is required.

      This presentation is part of an unfolding programme of introductions to the artists and researchers of VII (2017–2018), Social Movement, which see the commissioned artists present an existing work and the Performance in Residence researchers an introduction to their project. These events take place each month—across September, October, November and December—in various locations in Amsterdam.

      The programme of If I Can’t Dance is financially supported by the Mondriaan Fund, the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts), and Ammodo. If I Can’t Dance is a member of Corpus and Performance Platform.

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