DIY16 - ANDROGYNY!
Live Art Development Agency | Dance4 | Application Deadline 20 June 19
a weekend of dance and discussion for anyone interested in thinking about gender through dancing
ANDROGYNY! is a weekend of dance and discussion for artists who...
Are curious about androgyny
Are skeptical about androgyny
Love dancing but feel self-conscious
Love dancing but feel frustrated with the lack of queer-specific places to dance
Don’t go to dance classes because it means having to decide what to wear
Want to use dancing to disrupt, complicate, resist, or play with the gender binary
Are sick of understanding gender only through language
Want to find a place for gender fuckery in their dancing
Want to find a place for dancing in their gender fuckery
We invite artists of all disciplines to join us to think about gender through dancing. We propose androgyny as a tool to approach gender through movement, action and sensation, beyond aesthetics. We want to challenge what masculine and feminine dancing looks like!
Androgyny is often understood as a “neutral” expression of gender: somewhere “in between” masculine and feminine. However, whilst the gender binary still shapes our lives, we cannot put any faith in neutrality, or any supposed “absence” of gender.
Androgyny, for us, is not something that you are, but something that you do: a flickering, an oscillation, a movement or disturbance. Through developing “androgynous” practices, we refuse a passive, neutral middle ground, and move further towards the unknown.
We will lead improvised movement tasks, to do with others and alone. We will talk, write, imagine, and create, offering choreographic starting points, as well as creating space for artists to follow their own interests.
Chisenhale Dance Space
This project has emerged from Charlie and Es’ research during the making of ‘Mum, I’m in the fourth dimension, see! - a choreographic work which attempts to channel and process a multitude of tensions, crises and precarious utopias.