Rosalind Crisp, Susan Leigh Foster
In the frame of Open Spaces/Sommer Tanz 2017
Rosalind Crisp and Susan Leigh Foster began their twenty year association in Sydney in 1997. In this ragged duet they use their sharp wit and decaying bodies to unravel their dancing histories. “Two Gal(ah)s” is part of an on–going process of collaborative investigation into the body and its histories. Rosalind & Susan extend a warm welcome to audience members to look in on that process as it is evolving.
By Susan Leigh Foster, Rosalind Crisp | Produced by Tanzfabrik Berlin | Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds | The project is part of Platform East - Berlin & Eastern Europe, a platform for Australian artists and Australian-European collaborations, curated by Rosalind Crisp/Omeo Dance, assisted by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund.
Susan Leigh Foster, choreographer and scholar, is Distinguished Professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. She is the author of Reading Dancing: Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance, Choreography and Narrative: Ballet’s Staging of Story and Desire, Dances that Describe Themselves: The Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull, and Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance. She is also the editor of three anthologies: Choreographing History, Corporealities, and Worlding Dance. She is currently working on a book about dance and value. Three of her danced lectures can be found at the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage website danceworkbook/susan-foster