An experimental choreographic work becomes a local contemporary folk dance. Prepared in collaboration with the local community in Wedding, Dance Gathering is an open-air party in the public space where professional dancers and amateurs invite visitors to dance speculative relationships. Steps and rules are replaced by guesswork, engagement and curiosity.
Artistic direction: Alice Chauchat | artistic collaboration: Arantxa Martinez, Dorota Michalak, Julek Kreutzer, Kai Evans | DJ: Manuela Schininà a.k.a Bianca Kruk
Alice Chauchat ponders in practice on politics and ethics of togetherness by dancing, choreographing, teaching, making frames for acting together and writing, in and outside dance studios. 2010-2012 she co-directed the Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, 2017-20 she was a guest professor at HZT Berlin 2017-18 guest professor at JLU Giessen, since 2018 she's a seminar mentor for DASchoreography Amsterdam. Since 2014 her work under the umbrella title “Togethering” takes the form of dance scores whose practice and performance process the knowledge and complexity of collaborative practices, or simply being in the world with other people, into choreographic forms.
Duration: 60 mins + 60 mins DJ and open dancing