Kontext / Kollisionen


Friday, May 17, 2019, 3 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 11 a.m. till 3 p.m., PARTLY IN ENGLISH
Venue: Studiobühne der Theaterwissenschaft

admission free

Registration until May 7th: schneider@dance-muenchen.de

The subject of the international and interdisciplinary symposium Context / Collisions is the DANCE 2019 festival itself. Context / Collisions is dedicated to selected productions – and their contexts. These include the world premieres of productions by Yang Zhen, Ceren Oran, and Peter Trosztmer, works by Lia Rodrigues and Gisèle Vienne, and the DANCE History Tour. The contributions to the symposium relate to artistic maneuvers and strategies, aesthetic concepts, and socio-political issues that will be experienced during the festival.

In six big chapters, the contributions will accompany the artistic program, accumulate ideas, enable resonances, and in this manner open up an individual "echo space" for the productions that will be performed.

The panel Groove / Tanzlust / Teilhabe ("Groove / The Desire to Dance / Participation") will shine a light on clubbing, contemporary durational performance, and medieval dance mania. Tanzgeschichte / Archiv / München ("Dance history / Archive / Munich") will relate what will not be experienced on the Dance History Tour. Virtual Reality / Participation / Gaming is devoted to an expanded reality and its methods of perception.

China / Megacities / Community illuminates the theater and life in today's China. The panel Tanz / Film / Dokumentation ("Dance / Film / Documentation") will discuss the relationship between dance and documentary film. And finally, Ritual / Politik / Brasilien ("Ritual / Politics / Brazil) will examine dance and theater in Latin America.

Speakers: Dr. Heike Frick, Prof. Dr. Michael Gissenwehrer, Dr. Martina Groß, Dr. Martin Hennig, Dr. Sebastian Matthias, Prof. Dr. Gregor Rohmann, Dr. Claudia Rosiny, Dr. Johanna Zorn

Discussion participants: Thomas Betz, Prof. Dr. Karlfriedrich Herb, Benedict Mirow, Brygida Ochaim, Ceren Oran, Adriana Almeida Pees, Lia Rodrigues, Susanne Traub, Arnd Wesemann

Concept: Dr. Katja Schneider

The program will be announced on May 1st.

Please register by May 7th at this email address: schneider@dance-muenchen.de

Subject to change

In cooperation with Access to Dance. Access to Dance is a program that supports contemporary dance; the program is initiated and organized by Tanzbasis e. V., an association of various dance organizations and institutions in Munich.

Friday, May 17th 2019


3 p.m. Sebastian Matthias (Berlin): Groove Collectivity between Dancefloor and Stage
3.30 p.m. Johanna Zorn (Munich): "Lange Weile haben". Exorbitant Duration and Excessive Time Experience in Durative Performances
4 p.m. Gregor Rohmann (Frankfurt-on-Main / Cologne): "Fliegenbein". Frau Troffea and the Ambivalence of Immersion. Dancing Mania as Origin Myth of Contemporary Dance 
4.30 p.m. Coffee Break
4.45 p.m. Conversation. Sebastian Matthias, Johanna Zorn, Gregor Rohmann and Ceren Oran
5.45 p.m. Reception

Saturday, May 18th 2019


10 a.m. Conversation: Brygida Ochaim and Thomas Betz about the DANCE History Tour
11 a.m. Coffee Break


11.30 a.m. Martin Hennig (Passau): Culture in Play – Cultures of Play
12 a.m. Martina Groß (Hildesheim): Audience/Space: About the Watching and Playing. Modes of Perception between Immersion and Participation
12.30 a.m. Conversation: Martin Hennig and Martina Groß

1 a.m. – 2.30 a.m.: Lunch Break


2.30 p.m. Michael Gissenwehrer (Munich): Chinatheatre. Four Eventful Decades and a Dream 
3 p.m. Heike Frick (Berlin): City Landscapes and Urban Spaces in Art. The "Hidden" Human
3.30 p.m. Conversation: Michael Gissenwehrer and Heike Frick
4 p.m. Coffee Break


4.30 p.m. Claudia Rosiny (Bern): Positions of Documentaries in Cage/Cunningham, La Danse and Pina
5 p.m. Conversation: Benedict Mirow, Claudia Rosiny and Susanne Traub