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(Un)Domesticated Bodies: Two Gal(ah)s

Ongoing Practice by 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.

 

          

Rosalind Crisp

Rosalind Crisp is one of Australia's foremost dance artists. In 2016 France awarded her a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Dame of the Arts). Rosalind founded the Omeo Dance studio – home to experimental dance in Sydney (1996-2004), and Tanzfabrik has worked in partnership with Rosalind’s company Omeo Dance for many years. Invited to Paris in 2003, she became the first choreographic associate of Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson (2004-2012). For over thirty years Rosalind has been developing a radical physical critique of dance, through dancing. The foundation of her practice is her consistent solo studio research and her long-term collaborations with, amongst others: Celine Debyser, Max Fossati, Andrew Morrish, Bo Wiget, and dance scholars Isabelle Ginot and Susan Leigh Foster. In 2014, in acknowledgment of her influence on many generations of Australian dancers, the University of Melbourne – VCA made her an Honorary Fellow. www.omeodance.com
 
 
 

Susan Leigh Foster

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