contains a series of in-depth conversations with dancers and choreographers, composers, visual artists, Hip Hop artists, dramaturgs, a lighting designer and a puppeteer. The overall theme is defined by the body, both in relation to the place it takes in the artist’s work, and in relation to wider debates on the body in philosophy, science, medicine, anthropology, and the arts. Depending on the affinities of the artist, a more specific theme has been defined for each dialogue, ranging from poetics to politics, from mythology to ecology, from intercultural studies to conflict management. The associative chains of thoughts of these talks give an intimate insight into the creative process, inspirations, sources, identity, and ways of collaborating. It is through the sentient body that we experience, know and imagine. Imaginative Bodies
reaffirms the central position of the body in
many artistic practices. | more
Author Guy Cools
is a dance dramaturg. He has worked as a dance critic, curator and policy maker for dance. He now dedicates himself to research and production dramaturgy.
He regularly lectures and publishes internationally, and has developed a series of workshops that aim to support artists and choreographers in their creative process. Cools has edited the transcripts of the talks in cooperation with dance dramaturgLisa Marie Bowler
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