What the Body Remembers. Dance Heritage Today Mirjam Sögner: Dancer of the Future
Photographs of Isadora Duncan form the starting point for this series of body treatments. The natural and harmonic flow of movement Duncan discussed in her manifest The Dance of the Future is not reconstructed; instead, its queer potential is examined in a techno-driven dance. At the intersection between antiquated forms of movement and contemporary bodies, it becomes clear that the supposedly natural female gesture is a cultural construct. Facial expressions and poses can be learned and are deciphered as a code inscribed in the body.