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Simpozij → 2011/2012

Danae Theodoridou: Being ‘irrelevant’: grasping one’s own time in contemporary performance

Workshop

 Within the Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts organised by Maska and Cankarjev Dom and within the EACEA (TIMeSCAPES programme). 

20th – 22nd of October 2012
 

20th October at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  / Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana
21st October at 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. (outdoors),  walks in the city of Ljubljana
22nd October at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  /  Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana

One has to be ‘irrelevant’ in order to grasp one’s own time, Agamben argues. ‘Those who are truly contemporary, who truly belong to their time, are those who neither perfectly coincide with it nor adjust themselves to its demands’. Travelling to pasts, presents and futures this workshop aims to discuss and practice notions of ‘irrelevance’ and togetherness in order to approach contemporary uses of time in performance. Within this frame, we will draw on particular texts for discussion but we will also get involved in walks and talks in the city of Ljubljana to create theories (in the ancient Greek understanding of the term, involving actions of contemplating while walking through the city), encounters, texts, performances and dramaturgies that offer alternatives to the way one can think about and work with time in contemporary performance.    

About the artist:

Danae Theodoridou is London-based performance artist and researcher. She has just completed her PhD on the dramaturgical structures of experimental theatre and dance works, at Roehampton University. At the same time she has been creating and presenting solo and collaborative performance works, research projects and writings in UK, Greece and elsewhere and she has been teaching in various University Departments in London both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.



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Events
— 20-10-2012 : Being ‘irrelevant’: grasping one’s own time in contemporary performance
Cankarjev dom - M3/M4 Hall, Ljubljana
Maska Ljubljana & Cankarjev dom


— 21-10-2012 : Being ‘irrelevant’: grasping one’s own time in contemporary performance
Walks and talks in the city of Ljubljana
Maska Ljubljana & Cankarjev dom


— 22-10-2012 : Being ‘irrelevant’: grasping one’s own time in contemporary performance
Cankarjev dom - M3/M4 Hall, Ljubljana
Maska Ljubljana & Cankarjev dom