Shifting and Morphing. Skills of Artistic Displays: Dance, Choreography ...
A cooperation between Limbo Arts
Studios and the Institute of Dance
The Cambridge Dictionary paraphrases the verb ‘to morph’ with “to gradually change, or change someone or something, from one thing to another”. Highligh- ting the metaphoric quality of the transitory as well as transient connotation of the term, the object-based ‘morphing’ brings about – as does the time-based ‘shifting’ – untried strategies and fresh artistic procedures that are operationali- zed as well as contextualized in the multiple (and distinct) media transforma- tions of e.g. doing dancing and/or video art.
Thus, the laboratory format of the artistic-academic Atelier intends to under- stand morphing and shifting as dynamic converters of knowledge production in body/movement-related arts by embracing experiments with and strategies of agency, experience and visualization in movement research, scoring, historio- graphy, praxeology... The Atelier asks about the peculiarity of non-discursive practices of thought in (dance) arts, their aesthetic obstinacy and their own validity.
The specific research topics of the contributors rehearse examples of these non-discursive practices in/as broad time-and landscapes relevant for the theo- retical negotiation of eventness in (dance) performance. They allow – on the level of content and context – fresh looks on cultural histories and personal/ professional dispositions exploring their relevance for actual artistic creation. And, in so doing, they diversify – on the level of methodology – choreographic strategies by negotiating transfers between dancing/moving and related media (scores, notation, video).