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27 Aug 2011 - 04 Sep 2011

International ChoreoLab Austria | call

the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) calls for participation in a unique interdisciplinary seminar on the theory and practice of celerity, duration & space. The International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) which was developed by the Tanz Atelier Wien in co-operation with the Danube University Krems invites interested protagonists from the field of the (performing) arts as well as protagonists from architecture, (new) media, humanities, medicine, social sciences, pedagogy and management to participate in the forthcoming seminar entitled „(E)MOTION FREQUENCY_deceleration“, which will take place from August 27th to September 4th 2011 at the Danube University Krems / Austria, in the heart of Europe. Following the second module titled “MEMBRANE motion_phonotope” in 2010, wherein the International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) discussed the theory and practice of the choreo-sonar discourse, in 2011 it again will deal with a current topic in the context of science and the performative arts: the desire for deceleration in the complex interface of motion and emotion. Stress, breathlessness, exhaustion – these are the symptoms of our modern life-style pursued by most people around us. Our life is determined by the ticking of the clock or the enslavement imposed by electronic 'tags'... One thing is clear: those who do not surrender to the increasing speed of everyday life will very likely end up with the short end of the stick. It almost seems as if the unstoppable disengagement of life from natural and traditional rhythms simply can not be stopped. In the course of our study we want to convey that there is a great conjunction between motion and emotion, action and inaction, which ultimately brings out who we really are, with full illumination that can be grasped at the conscious level.  Thus, the power of compassion and deep understanding becomes senior to all else, including motion/inaction, intent/action, sound/silence, and so forth. How to take this paradigm to practicality will be the focus of our interdisciplinary seminary. The module „(E)MOTION FREQUENCY_deceleration deals with the inevitable necessity for change in regard to celerity. It will open a discourse about the impact that art and science can have on the organization of the performativity of life. These investigations will be carried out through various formats: lectures, bodywork, round tables, discussions, performances. The renowned faculty includes Yoshito Ohno (dancer/choreographer - founding member of Butoh), Henrietta Horn (former co - director of Folkwang Studios), Johannes Birringer (media choreographer, Brunel University London), Amos Hetz (movement philosopher, former Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance), Soenke Zehle (media theorist, Academy of Fine Arts Saar), Renate Hammer (Faculty of Art, Culture and Building at Danube University Krems (DUK)), Eva Maria Stöckler (Center for Contemporary Music, DUK), Gerald Trimmel and Hannes Rauchberger (Austrian Center for Film Studies, DUK). The seminar is directed by Sebastian Prantl (choreographer/dancer, artistic director of Tanz Atelier Wien). The seminar will be held in English. Several partial and full scholarships are available. The detailed provisional programme can be downloaded here See website for all application details Deadlines for applications are not published at time of posting - you are advised to get your application in early, especially if applying for a scholarship.