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Shouting across the century: Affective archives and the politics of transmission

CM Brown

Published : 2016

Abstract

Traditions of dance, be it the diasporic modernism of Central European Ausdruckstanz or the indigenous dances of the Pacific, are stored through kinesthetic memories and passed on through acts of inter-corporeal transmission between generations of dancers. However it is clear that in experiencing forms of the past in the present we are also altering them. Releasing the Archive is a trans-hemispherical project involving dancers from the New Zealand Dance Company, with their diverse histories of Pacific, Māori, hip hop and theatre dance, coming to know and incorporate the kinaesthetic specificity of choreographer Gertrud Bodenwieser's work (b. Vienna 1890 – Sydney 1959). Our research seeks to inh..

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