- Alle Dicu: Open Call for Dancers and Dance Students
Alle Dicu: Open Call for Dancers and Dance Students
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Dancefloor laboratory / research group
Romanian artist and dance researcher Alle Dicu is looking for 5 dancers
and/or dance students to take part in a two-week reading group in August 2018.
My current research focuses on the elaboration of a conceptual surface similar to the ones of real dancefloors, but equally disconnected from those. This mental space is inspired by the nature of certain club dancefloors, and even more by a dissatisfaction with the reality of those places. Therefore, this conceptual surface attempts to fantasize on and study different aspects of actual dancefloors - things that these spaces evoke in people, things that they are not always in reality but rather in people’s impressions of them, things they could be.
The dance floor in my research is a space without a fixed place in reality, similar to the heterotopias of Michel Foucault: a space born in the “minds of people (...) in the in-betweens of their words (...) in the place without a place of their dreams, in the emptiness of their hearts”.
This research is based on an eclectic curatorial process that studies and re-interprets various artistic and non-artistic objects as well as theoretic works through the prism of this conceptual dancefloor and its possibilities.
THE LABORATORY IN AUGUST
During my residency in Brussels in August 2018 I intend to form a transdisciplinary research group, a laboratory of practice and reflection on the notion of the dancefloor as seen in my current research. This group will be formed out of dancers and/or dance students who are willing to engage during two weeks on an eclectic, experimental research experience. The research sessions will consist in collective readings, discussions, sound listening and dance sessions based on my research’s current bibliography and visual collection, and most essentially each participant’s personal input and interests. The purpose of this group is to develop ideas and methods, rather than to prove facts in a final and determinate way.
I am looking for 5 dancers who are willing to reflect on the space where dance happens (equally as a professional gesture or as pure pleasure), and on the ability of the space to engender certain emotional charges that influence the body and its further manifestations.
The work sessions take place in the Ultima Vez dance studio in Brussels between 6 and 26 August. The exact dates will be fixed together with the dancers.
Note: Your participation in the reading group is on a voluntary basis, so please note that there is no fee or reimbursement of expenses.
How to Subscribe
Send your cv, a short motivation and (if available) some video material to Alle Dicu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates12/04/2018 - 20/06/2018
Info and Documentation
Theory of the dérive, Guy Debord, 1956
Report on the Construction of Situations, Situationist International, 1957
Esthétique de la vie ordinaire, Barbara Formis, 2010
Danser sa vie, Roger Garaudy, 1973
Le sacré et le prophane, Mircea Eliade, 1965
The Art Museum as Ritual, Carol Duncan, 1995
La philosophie de la danse, Paul Valéry, 1936
Les Hétérotopies; Des espaces autres, Michel Foucault, 1967
Zone autonome temporaire, Hakim Bey, 1991
L'invention du paysage, Anne Cauquelin, 2002
The Image of the City, Kevin Lynch, 1960
Through various artistic mediums, artist and dance researcher Alle Dicu explores situations in which music appears to affect behaviour, hence affecting the space. Her works have been included in various exhibitions and publications. She is currently living and working in Lisbon, Portugal.