For the fourth year in a row the international contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance‘14 organizes a project of critical writing Šokis žodžiu – ne[w]kritika (Dance through Word – Not[new]criticism). The coordinators and the participants of the project kindly invite festival’s audience to open lectures with critics and discussions with artists. All those who feel for the creative “kitchen” of dance, who aren‘t afraid to share their thoughts with dance artists and who are enthralled by the choreographers, dancers and critics are welcome.
May 10, Saturday
13:00 Arts Printing House, Glass hall
Open lecture Throwing the Body into Fight. Reflection on the Body as Instrument in Arts
Speaker – Max Ryynänen
[Max Ryynänen is a lecturer from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Finland. His lecture will focus on the expression and perception of the body, the use of the body as an instrument in contemporary arts and the political role of the body in the arts and society. Max Ryynänen gives lectures on the theatre theory, aesthetics and criticism, philosophy of art and academic writing. He has also authored analytical papers about the problems of contemporary art and it‘s institutionalization.]
May 14, Wednesday
17:00 Arts Printing House, Glass hall
Open discussion Performative Bodies on the Paper or Why the Need for Dance Critique?
Speaker and moderator – Andrius Katinas
[Choreographer Andrius Katinas (resident in Finland) will moderate a discussion with young dance critics from Lithuania. The discussion will focus on the (un)importance of dance critique, the topic of flesh in dance and performing arts, and on the concept of the body beyond the art context. Choreographer Andrius Katinas not only coordinates the project Dance through Word – Not[new]criticism, but is also a participant in this year’s festival New Baltic Dance‘14.]
After the last performance each day there will be artists’ talks in the festival’s club located in the café of the Arts Printing House.
Moderators – participants of the project Šokis žodžiu – ne[w]kritika
The project is curated by Germany based dance critic Ingrida Gerbutavičiūtė and Finland based choreographer and dancer Andrius Katinas.