DANCE
FIRST
THINK
LATER

RENCONTRE ENTRE DANSE ET ARTS VISUELS
21.08–13.09.2020

Le Commun, Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC), Geneva

Opening
Friday 21 August 2020, 6pm

Exhibition
From 22 August to 13 September, Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, free entry

Events and performances in collaboration with La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, ADC – Association pour la danse contemporaine, MAMCO, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Fête de la Danse Genève, Cinéma Spoutnik


Artists


Performances

21.08.2020
8.30pm

Le Commun
28, rue des Bains
1205 Geneva


11-13.09.2020
5pm

La Ribot
Pièce distinguée no.54

Premiere

Installation – performance – dance

Le Commun
28, rue des Bains
1205 Geneva


22-25.08.2020
12pm-3.30pm and 4.30pm-8pm every 30’

Lenio Kaklea
A Hand’s Turn

Solo for 2 spectators

Studio de l’ADC, Grütli
16, rue Général Dufour
1204 Geneva


25-27.08.2020
7pm

Gregory Stauffer
Sitting

Premiere

Solo, 40’

Le Commun
28, rue des Bains
1205 Genève


26-30.08.2020
2pm-5pm
Non-stop, every day

Alexandra Pirici
Re-collection

Ongoing action by 2 performers

Musée d’art et d’histoire
(Fine arts section)

2, rue Charles-Galland
1206 Geneva


28-30.08.2020
12pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5pm
4 performances each day

Gerard & Kelly
Clockwork

Performance inside an apartment

Tamara Bacci, Ruth Childs, Lenio Kaklea, Ryan Kelly (alternating), 40’

MAMCO
L’Appartement

10, rue des Vieux-Grenadiers
1205 Geneve


28-30.08.2020
3pm-5pm

Marie-Caroline Hominal
Fragments

Activation of the sculpture-painting

Le Commun
28, rue des Bains
1205 Geneva


06.09.2020
8pm

Christodoulos Panayiotou
Dying on Stage

Lecture–performance

Short version: 2h30

ADC
Association pour la danse contemporaine

82, rue des Eaux-Vives
1207 Geneva


11-13.09.2020
5pm

La Ribot
Pièce distinguée no.54

Premiere

Installation – performance – dance

Le Commun
28, rue des Bains
1205 Geneva


11.09.2020
7pm

Films

Dara Friedman, Dancer
Gerard & Kelly, Schindler / Glass
Marie-Caroline Hominal, Le Triomphe de la renommée (film with performance)
La Ribot, Mariachi 17
Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Swinguerra

Cinéma Spoutnik,
L’Usine

11 rue de la Coulouvrenière

1204 Geneva


12.09.2020
CANCELLED

Marinella Senatore
Parade Genève

The Parade Genève by Marinella Senatore should have brought dozens of amateur dancers and musicians, activists, athletes and other performers in the streets of Geneva on Saturday 12 September from 3pm. After more than 8 months of preparation, while the difficulties and frailties had accumulated, we finally had to make the sad and heavy decision to cancel this flagship project of Dance First Think Later, due to the situation related to COVID-19.


13.09.2020
1pm

Christodoulos Panayiotou
Dying on Stage

Lecture–performance

Long version: 6h

ADC
Association pour la danse contemporaine

82, rue des Eaux-Vives
1207 Geneva


Project presentation

Arta Sperto is delighted to announce the launch of the multidisciplinary exhibition

DANCE FIRST THINK LATER – An encounter between dance and visual arts

Halil Altindere, Alexandra Bachzetsis & Julia Born, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Alex Cecchetti, Clément Cogitore, Dara Friedman, Gerard & Kelly, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Lenio Kaklea, La Ribot, Pierre Leguillon, Xavier Le Roy, Klara Lidén, Melanie Manchot, Olivier Mosset & Jacob Kassay, Samuel Pajand + Lovesong(s), Christodoulos Panayiatou, Alexandra Pirici, Julien Prévieux, Marinella Senatore, Gregory Stauffer, Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

Opening, Friday 21 August 2020, 6pm
Exhibition, from 22 August to 13 September 2020
Le Commun, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Genève

Events and performances in collaboration with La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, ADC – Association pour la danse contemporaine, MAMCO, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Fête de la Danse Genève, Cinéma Spoutnik 

Curator: Olivier Kaeser, director of ARTA SPERTO


Dance First. Think Later – An encounter between dance and visual arts explores an artistic realm on the intersection of dance and visual arts, two mutually nourishing fields, but which operate through very different modes of production and presentation. The project is a hybrid between an exhibition and a performance festival.

The artworks feature the human body, its movements, its gestures, their meanings and interpretations, through a wide range of approaches: conceptual, sensory, political, social, activist, playful, provocative, historical, and through questions of gender and identity. They refer to the history of choreography, to types of dance, to technologies, to architecture and urban context, to clothing or to scenography.

The title Dance first. Think later is inspired by a line from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which became a slogan, pasted onto t-shirts or mugs and even used as the title for a book of rules to live by. The contrast between this mainstream usage and its original context opens a field for reflection on the relationship between ‘dancing’ and ‘thinking’. Dancing is both a ubiquitous, mass activity – a means of celebrating that everyone has access to – and at the same time, a rigorous, conceptual artistic discipline, a way to define the thinking body. 

Alongside a selection of existing works produced during the last 20 years, the exhibition will present new productions (Cechetti, Hominal, La Ribot, Manchot, Pajand, Stauffer), site specific installations (Gerard & Kelly, Mosset & Kassay), as well as new versions of works (Gerard & Kelly, Leguillon, Le Roy, Pirici, Senatore).

An accompanying publication, available early 2021, will bring together essays and new texts on each artist, richly illustrated with images taken over the course of the exhibition.


Site: www.artasperto.ch
Contact: media@artasperto.ch
Olivier Kaeser (curator)
Sandra Mudronja (communication)
Nefeli Skarmea (production, communication, administration)


The project is supported by the City of Geneva, the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain DCS Genève, the Organe genevois de répartition des bénéfices de la Loterie romande, Pro Helvetia, the Leenaards Foundation, the Fonds culturel de Pro Litteris, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Dr Georg und Josi Guggenheim Stiftung. 


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