Livestreamed on this page on Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).
Episode 15: Planetary Moves
Planetary Moves: Dancing Across the Fault-Lines livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).
In this conversation with award-winning dance practitioner and scholar jackï job, we will explore the capacity of dance practise — and in particular, the questions around the body, presence, and materiality that it evokes — to engender radical and vital forms of agency, intimacy and connection in an increasingly unequal and divided world.
Speaker: jackï job
Organization / School: CTDPS - UCT / Creative Director of Spiral Productions
For more than 25 years, jackï job’s predominantly independent performance career has been eclectic with engagements ranging from producing experimental solo and group works, to choreographing classical operas and television commercials, as well as hosting television shows. job lived in Japan from 2003-2011. During this time, she developed the application of Butoh principles to her already established performance methodologies. Her PhD study focuses on how performance philosophies concerned with difference, incompleteness and the unknown, can contribute to the meaning of personhood and transformation in South Africa. She has a particular interest in the implications of power and presence in relation to what it means to be a person in flux. The academic articulation of her performance processes are in publications related to feminist discourse, soma-aesthetics, philosophy, theatre and Butoh. Her awards include the David and Elaine Potter Fellowship, the Bunkacho Cultural Fellowship and the National Research Fund’s Thuthuka Grant. The integration of her processes as a dancer, performance maker and scholar remain ongoing and integral to developing her understanding of the everyday world.
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