What does it take to belong?
Focus: Belonging through Artistic Collaboration
The 2019/20 SODA lecture and workshop seminar looks at the notion and experience of Belonging from the perspective of bodies. It explores how belonging is constructed, rehearsed, performatively brought about and authenticated by body- and movement-based, sensorial and affective means and strategies: how can artistic practice and aesthetic experience be understood as a site of recuperation for homogenizing and static identity politics? But also, when do we become complicit in collectivizing and stereotyping bodies in our dances, choreographies, performances and writings?
Lee Meir & Roni Katz: Temporarily together
Across the Middle, Past the East, An unsettled Cabaret, is, as its title suggests, one of those projects that never really end. Rather, it is a project that continuously informs and re-defines our understanding and practicing of art making, with all the struggle, joy, entanglements and the endless amount of unanswered questions it brings along. In this seminar we will share our work process as a temporary collective, addressing its nuances, troubles, conflicts as well as the methods and tools we developed to work together through them as we aim to remain a somewhat messy collection of co-existing individual voices resisting the demand to become one unified and coherent voice.
Roni Katz & Lee Méir are both Jerusalem born, Berlin based freelancing choreographers, who created together two cabarets, one in Berlin and one in Tel-Aviv. Sometimes they write together and otherwise they focus on their solo practices and other collaborations. They harness their friendship for clubbing or carrying out important conversations about art, love and life.