Closing Panel – Choreography, Politics, and the Movement of Bodies – Alana Gerecke, and Sasha Kleinplatz. Moderated by Justine A. Chambers
In this panel that closes off the VISR semester, ideas and issues around creative movement practices and their relationship to both aesthetics of activism and political protocols that move bodies will be discussed. Differentiations between metaphor, reality, and analogous relationships between these often-siloed practices, and politics as a form of choreography are of interest to the panel.
Justine A. Chambers’ interests lie in collaborative creation and re-imagining dance performance. Drawn to the movement of all bodies, and focusing on the dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday – she has been creating performance projects throughout Canada since 2000. Justine is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother.
Alana Gerecke is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow pursuing a research project on choreographies of assembly at York University. Her current book project builds on her doctoral research (Simon Fraser University) to develop strategies for analyzing the social and spatial politics of site-based dance. Gerecke is also a professional dance artist and movement facilitator.
Sasha Kleinplatz is a person based between Montreal and Vancouver.
She has had a collaborative curating and teaching practice with Canadian dance artist Andrew Tay for the last 15 years. Her work is focused on psychic scores, ethical outcomes, audience-ing, and how we can be together. She is currently kind of doing an MFA at Simon Fraser University, and will premier her new choreography Miracle-ing at Montreal, Arts Interculturel in 2019.
April 2nd, 2018
The Vancouver Institute of Social Research takes place on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples; the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.