Andrew Hewitt: Choreography is a way of thinking about the relationship of aesthetics to politics
Frakcija: The key concept and the title of your book is “social choreography” and you use it in relation to both dance and the aesthetic of everyday movement. How do you frame that concept and how is it related to choreography as artistic practice? Andrew Hewitt: My methodology of “social choreography” is rooted in an attempt to think the aesthetic as it operates at the very base of social experience.
Interviewed by: Goran Sergej Pristaš
The WinterUpdateMeeting (WUM) 2009 will be from 26/12/09-3/1/10. You are free to come for a longer or shorter time. You are invited to make proposals for lectures, workshops, showings, classes or discussions.
Prelom Collective in collaboration with Cultural Centre REX invites you to a Frontbildung lecture. The lecture will focus on different methods of analysing the struggle of cultural workers in Hamburg. Combining performance and lecture, Frontbildung will dedicate special attention to the structure of self-organized groups in relation to the current reorganization of institutions.
We invite you to enroll into the Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts. In the 2009/2010 school year, the seminar will take place under the heading Artistic and Social Assemblage of Bodies: Contemporary Performing Arts and the Powerlessness of the Political. In its ninth consecutive year, the Seminar will again be composed of internal lectures, a series of public lectures and four theoretical and practical workshops.
I gave to this talk the title: «the emancipated spectator». As I understand it, a title is always a challenge. It sets forth the presupposition that an expression makes sense, that there is a link between separate terms, which also means between concepts, problems and theories which seem at first sight to bear no direct relation on each other.
Jacques Rancière