The Social Network for Innovators in Motion
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
MEG Musée d’ethnographie de Genève
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65-67, Geneva
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“Paradoxically it is only when we recognise that we are not completely controlled by norms, that we become free to radically deconstruct and change them.“
Ever since the beginning of the 20th century Dance History can be told as a continuous questioning of aesthetic and social normativity. However, contemporary dance is still defined by conventions and standards that mirror prevailing social norms. This becomes clear when people with a disability enter the stage – and especially when they do not.
At the fifth IntegrART symposium, artists and experts will focus on creating and recreating “normality” in dance and society. By looking through the lens of the history of culture and dance to analyse this phenomenon, the symposium aims to find aesthetic and ethical alternatives to the tyranny of the “neutral”.
The symposium will explore the following questions (among others):
Artistic practices are the starting point for our reflections at the fifth IntegrART symposium. The programme includes presentations and discussions, artists’ videos, short dance pieces, performances, demonstrations and workshops.
Concept: Marcel Bugiel
Collaboration on the concept: Saša Asentic
An international symposium by Migros Cultural Percentage. The 2015 event is organised in partnership with the City of Geneva as part of Out of the Box – Biennale des Arts inclusifs. Supported by the Federal Bureau for the Equality of People with Disabilities FBED, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Corymbo Foundation and Migros Geneva.