Crossing Borders Talks
About the talks
2012 Crossing Borders Talks
This year's Crossing Borders is curated by Frank Bock and invites a series of UK and international practitioners whose work understands movement and embodiment through a variety of different forms. Art practice, neuroscience, somatics and curation underpin the many contexts where such explorations take place.
Crossing Borders has been organised in collaboration with the Graduate School of London Contemporary Dance School and Dance Umbrella. The series offers fresh vantage points on artistic practice and environment, and feeds into current debates on the UK dance ecology.
2 Oct | Eamonn Walsh Neuroscientist whose recent work has been with a team exploring the effects of hypnosis on the brain. This neuroscientific discussion touches on free will, hypnosis, movement, dancing and writing. Listen to this talk here.
9 Oct | Mette Edvardsen Norwegian/Belgian dance artist talks about her work Black and Time Has Fallen Asleep in the Afternoon Sunshine, presented in Dance Umbrella 2012. Mette is situated within the performing arts field, also exploring other media and formats such as video and writing. She has worked for several years as a dancer and performer for Les Ballets C. de la B.
16 Oct | Dance Artists participating in These associations at Tate Modern (2012) and Move: Choreographing You at Hayward Gallery in (2011) – these dancers share how rethinking their practice emerges from these different contexts of performance.
23 Oct | Pablo Bronstein Argentinian artist who lives and works in London, specialises in architectural sketches in ink and gouache, set in ornate frames and depicting imagined buildings incorporating styles from 18th century France and the 1980s. His work also includes live performance and has included dance. He discusses his work with dance artist Matthias Sperling.
30 Oct No talk | Underscore session 6.30-9.30pm
6 Nov | Jane Greenfield and Steven Brett two artist producers in conversation, sharing their experience in creating structures and contexts for artist support within dance and live art.
13 Nov | Pedro Prado body-oriented psychotherapist, advanced Rolfing and Rolf Movement Instructor as well as Instructor for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in Brazil. As a teacher and practitioner he is internationally known. He shares his work and understandings of embodiment across these practices.
20 Nov | Emilyn Claid artist whose career spans across 50 years of British Dance theatre practice. She will be presenting her work on the exploration of 'Falling" (which will manifest as an issue in the journal Performance Research, a symposium and a curatorial strand in ID's programme in Autumn 2013).
27 Nov | Julyen Hamilton in conversation with Jacky Lansley, choreographer and performance artist who shared many of the formative contexts in the development of New Dance practice in the UK. Julyen is one of Europe's foremost improvisors and has been teaching, performing and making work for 35 years. He is a key figure in the development of New Dance. This conversation will explore some of the practices and evolution within Julyen’s work and his current thinking as a choreographer and teacher.
4 Dec | Hester Reeve artist and senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Her practice encompasses live art, philosophy, drawing, David Bohm's 'Dialogue' and photography. She will talk about conceiving art more than simply a tool for communication but as a form continually attempting to establish itself through human thought and action.
11 Dec | Siobhan Davies choreographer, and David Hinton film-maker, talk about their recent collaboration applying choreographic processes to film editing.
To listen to previous years talks...scroll down to below the orange info box where you will be able to listen to them by clicking on the dates.
|Time|| Tuesdays, 7pm - 8.30pm
2 October - 11 December 2012 (excluding 30 October 2012)
|Price||Drop-in: £6 full price or £4 concessions and freelance dance artists
Full series of 10 talks £50 full price or £30 concessions and freelance dance artists
|Location||Siobhan Davies Studios|
Listen to the talks from Crossing Borders and Winlab 2011
4/10/2011 Ben Duke, Choreographer
11/10/2011 Guy Claxton, Learning Scientist (PAL)
18/10/2011 Nic Sandiland, Digital artist
25/10/2011 Gill Clarke, Dance artist (PAL)
8/11/2011 Siobhan Davies, Choreographer, with Mathieu Copeland, curator
15/11/2011 Tim Ingold, Social Anthropologist (PAL)
22/11/2011 Nigel Thrift, Human Geographer (PAL)
29/11/2011 Andrew Morrish and Crosby McCloy, Improviser and Writer/Performer
6/12/2011 Nicola Conibere, Choreographer
13/12/2011 Miranda Tufnell and Eva Karczag, Dance artists
Listen to the talks from Crossing Borders and Winlab 2010
28/09/2010 Becky Edmunds, Claudia Kappenberg and Lucy Cash What If... we could view all this as dance
05/10/2010 Barak Marshall The Politics of Dance
12/10/2010 Lauren Potter and Scott Smith The Performers' Perspective
19/10/2010 Ros Warby Creating work from the practice of performance
09/11/2010 Siobhan Davies in conversation with Sam Collins, a collaborator on her new work ROTOR
16/11/2010 Scott deLahunta on Publishing Choreographic Ideas
23/11/2010 Film maker Miranda Pennell and anthropologist Dr Massimilliano Mollona The Politics of Seeing
30/11/2010 Winlab week 1: Performers from MOVE at Hayward Gallery: Changing Perceptions
07/12/2010 Winlab week 2: João Fiadeiro: Real Time Composition
Listen to the talks from Crossing Borders 2009
29/09/2009 Nik Haffner
06/10/2009 Lucy Cash
13/10/2009 Willi Dorner
03/11/2009 Raimund Hoghe & Franko B
10/11/2009 Rosemary Lee
17/11/2009 Sarah Whatley
24/11/2009 Ruth Little & Siobhan Davies
01/12/2009 Tere O'Connor
1 December 2010 | References from lecture by Miranda Tufnell and Massimilliano Mollona
The Singing St (1952, Claude Greta and Alain Tanner - Free Cinema, Uk) extract
You Made Me Love You (2005 Miranda Pennell,UK)
From the Window of My Room (2004, Cao Gimaraes, Brazil)
Les Maitres Fous/Trans The Mad Masters ( 1955, jean Rouch, Niger/Fr) extract
Klipperty Klop (1984, Andrew Kotting, UK) extract
Other references that might be of interest:
Yvonne Rainer 'The Mind is A Muscle'
Fancis Alys 'Re-enactment II' (2000)
Balkan Baroque Marina Abramovich (1997)
Wafaa Bilal 'Domestic Tensions' (2007)
Martha Rosler Backyard Economy (1974)
Technig Hsien 'Time Piece' (1980-1981)
References from the audience:
David Pocock + Personal anthropology
"More then anything else, however, Oxford taught me to acknowledge the great achievements of human beings by honoring the foundation of the achievements in people themselves. Pocock's idea of a personal anthropology (like Polanyi's Personal Knowledge which inspired it) constistently emphasizes the importance of the person in the process of knowing."
page 182 'Beyond survival' Drid Williams 1998
Marta E Savigliano
The Human Zoo - Channel 4 + Ota Benga
29 September 2009 | Websites and clip-links from lecture by Nik Haffner
OVNI archive in Barcelona, also biannual festival: video art, independent documentary, and mass media archeology
PRATICABLE (Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Frédéric Gies, Isabelle Schad, Odile Seitz)
Sweet And Tender Collaborations
Katrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke - developed a workshop format that uses shared notebooks in a rotating system. Tumay Kilencel (dance student from Berlin) gave a short report from her experience of a workshop with Deufert/ Plischke earlier this year
2009 online project - developed by Forsythe together with artists and scientists from different disciplines and departments of the Ohio State University.
During the lecture we looked at Counterpoint Tool
Filmmaker Artavaz Pelishian - during the lecture we watched parts of his films: Earth of People and Inhabitants
Other film-clips watched during the lecture
Peeping Tom by Michael Powell (UK 1960), scene with Moira Shearer
Cien Muchachas by Jaime Salvador (Mexico 1957), scene with two women watching two men dancing
Simple Men by Hal Hartley (US 1992)
Bande a parte by Jean-Luc Godard (France 1964):
Cría Cuervos / Raising Ravens by Carlos Saura (Spain 1975), scene with three children dancing
17 November 2009 - Website links from lecture by Sarah Whatley
Siobhan Davies Replay
Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced by William Forsythe
Inside Movement Knowledge
Siobhan Davies Archive>The Kitchen>Birdsong
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Online Toolbox