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Politics of Participation

Live stream
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
  • 12PM
Live streamed from King's College, London
RUN TIME: 1hr 30min
October 2014
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Saturday October 25, 2014
Performances no longer available.

Presented by Dance Umbrella with Dance UK
In partnership with the Cultural Institute at King’s College, London and BAM, New York
Moderated by Dr. Daniel Glaser, Director Science Gallery, King’s College, London

In this discussion, a livestream event from King’s College London, a panel of guests from across artistic disciplines debate the use of non-professional performers in the arts. What excites artists about choosing this way to work, and how do we, as audiences, watch them differently? How do those taking part feel after the process has ended? How do we, and how can we, critically assess participatory work, when presented in a professional context?

This discussion is presented by Dance Umbrella and comes to BAM in conjunction with this season’s presentation of Kontakthof by Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, an iconic work by the late choreographer and dance-theater pioneer that has been staged with non-professional dancers: on one occasion, a company of teenagers, and on another, a company of seniors.

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Glaser, director of Science Gallery at King’s College

London panel: Penny Woolcock (writer, filmmaker), Matt Fenton (artistic director and chief executive of Contact), Kenrick “H2O” Sandy & Michael “Mikey J” Asante (co-founders of Boy Blue Entertainment)

New York panel: Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Simon Dove (co-curator of Crossing the Line)

Presented by Dance Umbrella with Dance UK, in partnership with the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and BAM

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