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Thursday 15 July 2021

Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 15: Planetary Moves

Thursday 15 July 2021

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.

Curator: Mbongeni N. Mtshali
Mbongeni N. Mtshali works across a range of performance disciplines, including dance and movement composition and performance, animation and puppetry, and site-specific performance installation among others. He earned a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, as well as the Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award and the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for his achievements in directing and performance-making. Mtshali is primarily interested in black queer/femme performance in South Africa as well as Africa and its diaspora, turning towards queer genealogies of African decolonial world-making in the Caribbean, South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. These research interests frame his practical and theoretical enquiries - with Unrehearsed Futures, as another venture into understanding the broader landscape of global theatre practice.

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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