The body has tremendous power in translating reality – no matter how complex it might be. In Angola, translating reality through movement is a powerful act of activism – saysÂ Ana Clara Guerra Marques, a pioneer in contemporary dance in this country. We chatted about her journey with CDC Angola, and the role of dance in analysing, questioning and – most importantly – demanding social change.
Words by Paula Riofrio. Scenic art’s dramaturgy brings words and ideas to the flesh and bone, takes the thoughts into a practice that vests through enactment. It webs relationships as a rhizome among concepts, objects, […]
Words by angel dust. Stimming (definition): nounrepetitive actions or movements displayed by neurodivergent people and people with developmental disorders when they are over/ under-stimulated emotionally, or by sensory input from their environment. Recently I was […]
The pandemic and all the activism it enkindled certainly forced many moments to their heady crises, not least the need for better support for freelancers. Given the precarity of being freelance during multiple nationwide lockdowns, […]
Words by Diane Parkes. When Emily Molnar took up the post of artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) in August 2020 it was a key moment in the development one of Europe’s most influential […]
By Inês Carvalho. A creative process is much more than what we see on stage. Behind the scenes, there is adriving force that organises, plans, promotes and manages every single step of the journey. What […]
Words by Katie Hagan. “I think artists have all had some weird reckoning over the past year” contemplates dancer and Trinity Laban Fulbright Will Byram as we speak one afternoon. “We look at the world […]
DAJ chats with Jani Toivola about his journey and how he found in vulnerability the strength to find his way – as an artist and as a person.
Words by Katie Hagan. To celebrate its 30th year, Leicester-based arts organisation Nupur Arts is holding the specially curated Äanartam festival. Taking place on 13th November 2021 at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, Äanartam will feature […]
Words by Stella Rousham Acclaimed choreographer Alesandra Seutin talks to dance art journal about representation, technique and her work Boy Breaking Glass. A brief glance through the Sadler’s Wells programmes demonstrates only too well the […]