Thinking dance / Togethering

Rudi Laermans / Carlotta Scioldo / Erika Di Crescenzo / Cristina Caprioli / Gerarda Ventura

May 10, 2016 18:00

Institut français Florence | IT

Free admission



Which new strategies are emerging in the ecosystem of performing arts?

A look at the dynamics of development and production of artistic projects based on cooperation, collaboration, exchange and self-training through the creation of micro/macro communities steered towards the production of knowledge.
Socially engaged performances, experimental communities, dialogic art, participatory art, participatory practices, interventions, artistic research projects, collaborative art are some of the names of movements and artistic practices developed since the late 90’s, starting from a strong push towards collaboration and expansion of the goal and the art medium.

This landscape include experiences and collective, side, horizontal, living, specific, nomadic or permanent experiments, which question and stimulate our society, through the exchange of artistic practices and performative thought.
In the continuing exploration and mapping of these strategies, one wonders what new trends are created at the local and global ecosystem level of performing arts and how these “expanded” artistic practices stimulate the entire cultural production system.

We will talk about these issues with sociologist and dance critic Rudi Laermans, who will present his latest publication Moving together (Valiz, 2015), which examines the core of artistic collaboration and co-creation reflecting on its essence of micro political experiment characterized by the combination of individual desires, shared expectations and ways to resolve this paradox.


Workspace Ricerca X_research&dramaturgy: platform supporting artistic research in the field of choreography and performance curated by Carlotta Scioldo and Erika Di Crescenzo
Rudi Laermans is a professor of Social Theory at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is the author of several publications on social theory, postmodernism and sociology of art, including Moving together. He regularly writes about contemporary dance and performing arts and has worked with many important choreographers of the Flemish scene.






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