Dis_sylphide

by Saša Asentić & Collaborators

Cabinet of political wonders - Alexandre Achour
Cabinet of political wonders - Alexandre Achour
Cabinet of political wonders - Alexandre Achour
Cabinet of political wonders - Alexandre Achour
Cabinet of political wonders - Alexandre Achour

Concept: Saša Asentić
Artistic collaboration: Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski and Natalija Vladisavljević.

Performance: Natalija Vladisavljević, Jelena Stefanovska, Snežana Bulatović, Dalibor Šandor, Marko Bašica, Thomas Möller, Celina Scharff, Tom Reinecke, Liv Henriette Neuman, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Dunja Crnjanski and Saša Asentić
„Witch Dance“ libretto and poems: Natalija Vladisavljević

Dramaturgy consultation: Marcel Bugiel
Artistic assistance: Frosina Dimovska
Production assistance: Nataša Murge Savić

Costume advice: Marina Sremac

Coproduction: 

Kampnagel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, MIKUB e.V. and Per.Art

Funded by: 

Aktion Mensch and NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ (NPN)

“Dis_Sylphide”, as a title, conjoins words “dis-abled” and “sylph(ide)” to point out that historically, as well as nowadays, disabled are present through their absence in dance, just as sylphs are - the invisible bodiless beings of air, the mythological figures in literature and iconic ballets (La Sylphide, 1832; Les Sylphides, 1909). The absence of disabled in dance points to the problem of representational structures in dance, and normative mechanisms in arts, culture and society.

 

“Dis_Sylphide” is a disability dance performance with six disabled artists, it will be an intervention into the current dance scene – and dance history - by its minoritarian subjects: disabled artists. 

 

Disabled dance artists will work together with their non-disabled colleagues on seminal choreographies from German dance history, which introduced new concepts of (dance) bodies that are still politically relevant for the marginal position of disabled people today.

 

 

DATES

Kampnagel - Hamburg

15th - 17th February 2018

Novi Sad - Serbia

17th April 2018

IFTR 2018 - Belgrade

9th July 2018

Tanzhaus NRW - Düsseldorf

12th - 13th October 2018

Mousonturm - Frankfurt

13th - 14th November 2018

TYA Inclusive arts Festival - Tokyo

18th - 19th January 2019

Novi Sad - Serbia

24th - 25th February 2019

25th - 26th March 2019