As part of a Re-Framing Dance producer residency, Nora-Swantje Almes invited six practitioners into conversations on the shifting relationship between contemporary dance and visual arts.
The 5-part podcast series takes the practices of choreographers and artists Jamila Johnson-Small and Gillian Walsh, Holly Blakey, Michele Rizzo, curator/DJ Naeem Dxvis BBZ London and dance historian Tom Hastings as departure points to gather a variety of perspectives.
Delivered every two weeks from Thursday 21 April.

 

Episode 4 is is out now.

In the latest episode, Nora speaks to Italian choreographer, Michele Rizzo about his route from dance to visual arts, working museum settings, how he considers club culture in his works and the journey of the raver.. Available to listen in the table below.

The next and final episode, episode 5 will be released Thursday 30 June.

 

Episode Description and link
EPISODE 4 In the fourth episode Nora speaks to Naeem Dxvis – artist, curator co-founder of BBZ London – about the label queer, creating spaces and their curatorial methodologies in art and club spaces.

EPISODE 3 In the third episode Nora speaks to Italian choreographer, Michele Rizzo about his route from dance to visual arts, working museum settings, how he considers club culture in his works and the journey of the raver.

EPISODE 2 In the second episode Nora speaks to London-based choreographer Holly Blakey, about breaking away from the field of contemporary dance, motherhood as an artist, choreographer-performer relationships, popular culture and value systems attached to it.

EPISODE 1 In the first episode Nora speaks about inherent contradictions and the potential of transformation with London-based artist and choreographer Jamila Johnson-Small and New York City-based choreographer Gillian Walsh.

 

 

Conversational formats have become an important research method that continuously inform Nora’s curatorial practice. The series understands the ‘in-between’, unpredictability and being in-flux as a legitimate tool. Queering* and body-based practices in institutions both challenge existing (infra)structures and open up room for new working practices. By bringing about moments of surprise, conversations reflect this non-linearity and facilitate a constant learning beyond education conventions. Their fluid character allows for dissonance – a change of direction in the midst of it. Primarily recorded for curatorial research purposes, the edited episodes give an insight into the practitioners’ cross-points, shared questions and concerns, and an outlook on where to go from here.

Sound Design: Urban Feral
Sound Edit: Tom Harris

Thanks to Primary, Jerwood Arts, Lxo Cohen, Annika Thiems.

Image Credit: Bless This Place (2018), performance by Aaron Ratajczyk, image by Philippe Gerlach