Public lecture by Funmi Adewole - Tuesday November 8 - 19h
Where is contemporary Dance? The public sphere and transnationalism.
Free entrance - everybody welcome - no reservations.
Next week, Dr Funmi Adewole is teaching a seminar in the STUDIOS program at PARTS.
On Tuesday evening November 8th at 19h, she will give a public lecture at PARTS.
Dr ‘Funmi Adewole’s talk is part dance history, dance theory and part provocation. She defines contemporary dance as an artistic practice of the public sphere and argues that this perspective demands that we re-focus the lens through which we see it. She reflects on moments in the evolution of contemporary dance as a practice in Britain, recent scholarship such as the article When is contemporary dance? (2017) by dance scholar SanSan Kwan and recent experiences in the field including interactions with the international cohort of students at PARTS. Her argument that is Contemporary dance has evolved in ways that has shifted it from a Euro-American practice to a rhizomic transnational one.