The Prepared Body Valeska Gert Visiting Professorship Deborah Hay: Presentation
“Everyone is consciously and unconsciously choreographed, by culture, gender, locale, politics, race, job, history, etc. As a choreographer I am not interested in another movement technique that imposes a stylistic shape to the body but I am fascinated with how a choreography of language, using as few words as possible, can inspire experimentation that expands a dancer’s movement resources and performance potential.
It is this absurdly coherent information that feeds my attachment to dis-attaching from the posture of a single coherent person who dances. My dance practice continues to seek less stable instances of being and I try to identify those capricious moments through the structure of language, working and reworking that language to best describe the learning taking place in my spewing multi-dimensional reconfiguring non-linear embodiment of potentiality.” (Deborah Hay)
The participating students of dance science at Freie Universität Berlin, who experimented with this approach to movement and choreography, are: Vasiliki Bara, Henriette Büchsenschütz, Jeanne Chapy, Nicole Fiedler, Friederike Geisler, Sarah Gressmann, Nina Patricia Hänel, Stephan Hellweg, Nicole Kohlmann, Susanne Mayer, Malte Pieper, Luisa Scholz and Katja F. M. Wolf.
In cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Freie Universität Berlin.