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Releasing the body as archive: Dance, somatics and the Bodenwieser Method: Panel: Exploring ethics and embodiment 1

CM Brown, T Kampe

Published : 2015


Continuing Dialogues within Somatic Informed Practice and Philosophy. This jointly presented paper reveals how the Bodenwieser legacy of Ausdruckstanz, exemplary for choreographic and pedagogical practices emerging from the pre-­‐WW2 Central European Dance diaspora, foreshadows current developments in contemporary dance practices, with their distinctly emancipatory and corporeal dimensions. This largely marginalized, disappeared, displaced and disembodied legacy has recently gained attention in Australasia and Europe through an online experimental archive, The Source Code, an initiative by German choreographer Jochen Roller, as well as earlier reconstructions of the solos of Boden..

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