Performance and everyday media
Mechanisms of re-learning
Relations of art and different belief systems
Collaborative processes in cultural practice (1+1=3)
Performance as collective memory
Expanding the possibilities of choreography.
(Yeah, the question mark was in the original slide.)
Maija: Can the choreographer be a writer? And if so, how is the pathway different from a journalist? If the choreography is social choreography? Between abstract and non-material things as well as people on stage?
But the work she spent quite some time on was On Ice, inspired by her time as a cheerleader while in art school.
Maija: I got this funny invitation [to be a cheerleader] At that time I was a serious art student, with black hair, reading critical theory. But at the same time, I was thinking thisis an interesting experience because I would never put myself int hat position. And I thought maybe when I’m 80 years old I’ll make a show about this.
Even performed versions of this in an empty ice hall, and in front of a statue of a Finnish suffragette! Had this persona teach a dance class! Performance and pedagogy, something-something!
There was a bit about Operation We, which we talked about last week. But what was cool was she also described some future work. Like Walkopolis, a site-specific work with performers as tourist guides - TRUE HELSINKI: investigating immigration into Helsinki over the last 10,000 years; HELSINKI UNDERGROUND: the ancient wartime tunnels under the city (and associate connotations of the underground); NATURE IN CITY: manmade nature; EXPANDING CITY: the expanding city through the tendrils of urbanisation. This can be adapted for other sites - maybe yours!
Argh - updating this at 3am Singapore time. Loads of articles still to summarise. What the hell am I gonna do?