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Evil eye of the authorium vs. aesthetics of response-ability?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  4:10–5:40 p.m.

Location: Athletics & Dance Building Dance Studio Theatre, ATHD 102
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Category: Colloquium



DANCE 280 - Current Topics in Dance Research
Choreographies of War and Conflict - Jens Richard Giersdorf, coordinator

Constanze Schellow, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Bern, Switzerland, Department of Dance
Evil eye of the authorium vs. aesthetics of response-ability?
Re-regarding the pain of others in the ‘wars on spectatorship’ of European dance theory

Constanze Schellow is a dance scholar, dramaturge and writer based in Basel, Switzerland, and Berlin, Germany. Originally trained in ballet, she received a master’s degree in Theatre Studies and Philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin and a post-master's degree in Performing Arts in Antwerp, The Netherlands. Currently, she is finishing her PhD at the University of Berne, Switzerland, in the Intermediale Aesthetics program. Her PhD examines shift in contemporary dance terminology in relation to presence and absence. Part of her research is a performative structure in which she invites artists to reflect physically on theoretical vocabulary (#1 in 2010 with Sara Manente as part of What Espaces curated by Tim Etchells; #2 in 2011 with Antonia Baehr). Schellow has been a guest lecturer at the Centre for Dance Berlin, the Theatre Studies Department at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne. She also served as a dramaturge for Doris Uhlich.

Schellow has worked fulltime as a dance writer for international print and web-based media, such as the critics network SARMA and CORPUS.WEB.  She is the editor of tanzconnexions, a website on Asian-Pacific contemporary dance hosted by the Goethe Institute. Other publications include “56 ways (not) to,” Antwerp 2009; "Dance as Audiovision" in Audiovisuology 1, edited by Dieter Daniels and Sandra Naumann; “See This Sound: An Interdisciplinary Compendium of Audiovisual Culture,” Cologne 2010; and forthcomig “Room to Maneuver. Grounding Alternative Spatiotemporal Experience in Philipp Gehmacher’s Series walk talk” in On Scenography, special issue on Performance Research, April 2013.

Parking: $6 permits at the University Kiosk

Open to: Campus Only
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Dance Department

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Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245