The description and textualization of movement in texts, notations, and sketches contributes significantly to the mediation of knowledge about dance. While the tension between transitory movement and documentary writing has been seen as problematic both in artistic practice and in academic dance research up to the present time, the researchers in this project aim to investigate the transformations and media transfers between movement and writing as well as the interferences between art and science in light of their potential for writing about movement, whereby writing is regarded both as a process of verbalization and in forms of graphical recording of movement.
In their joint work, the dancers and choreographers Christina Ciupke, Kiran Kumar, and Liz Waterhouse, the performance artist Sophia New, the visual artist Juliane Laitzsch, and the dance and theater scholars Daniela Hahn and Isa Wortelkamp are developing models of writing about movement that should prove to be fruitful for both artistic and academic work processes.
The project is being funded within the "Art and Science in Movement" funding line of the Volkswagen Foundation, which aims to stimulate exchange between academic knowledge and artistic knowledge with respect to the study of movement, thereby setting in motion the processes involved in the production of knowledge itself.
Juliane Laitzsch, Map, pencil, colored pencil on paper · 100 cm × 70 cm (2005); a drawing by an artist involved in the project; Credit: B. Borchardt
- Dr. Isa Wortelkamp (Project Coordinator), Dance and Theater Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Name: „Bewegung Schreiben. Im Zwischen von Praxis und Theorie in der Kunst und Wissenschaft des Tanzes“ (Writing Movement: Theory and Practice in the Art and Science of Dance)