Moving Across Thresholds: Foregrounding the background

Workshop by Renae Shadler in the frame of „SENSE – Geographies of Perception“

Workshop

Moving Across Thresholds, Judith Förster

© Moving Across Thresholds, Judith Förster

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The number of participants is limited, please register.

The programme of the workshops is different on all four dates, you are welcome to participate in all four workshops.

The workshops are partly barrier-free.
We ask people who are dependent on a wheelchair or a walking aid to contact us in advance by phone or email.
+49 (0)30 288 788 588
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Ticket Prices

Free admission.
The number of participants is limited, please register.

The programme of the workshops is different on all four dates, you are welcome to participate in all four workshops.

The workshops are partly barrier-free.
We ask people who are dependent on a wheelchair or a walking aid to contact us in advance by phone or email.
+49 (0)30 288 788 588
ticket@radialsystem.de

Ticket Prices

Free admission.
The number of participants is limited, please register.

The programme of the workshops is different on all four dates, you are welcome to participate in all four workshops.

The workshops are partly barrier-free.
We ask people who are dependent on a wheelchair or a walking aid to contact us in advance by phone or email.
+49 (0)30 288 788 588
ticket@radialsystem.de

Ticket Prices

Free admission.
The number of participants is limited, please register.

The programme of the workshops is different on all four dates, you are welcome to participate in all four workshops.

The workshops are partly barrier-free.
We ask people who are dependent on a wheelchair or a walking aid to contact us in advance by phone or email.
+49 (0)30 288 788 588
ticket@radialsystem.de

The invisible thresholds of power are to be found in “Moving Across Thresholds” (MaT), an ongoing workshop format: choreographer Renae Shadler explores how the perceived limits or edges within experience – whether physical, structural or otherwise – can be approached as thresholds of potential that invite us to think and move in different ways. Conceived as an experimental space, participants explore with full physical commitment how limits can become thresholds to thought and action through broad engagement and active co-creation with diverse bodies in everyday life. The tried and tested format combines movement, philosophy and activism in a two-day intensive workshop as part of the “SENSE” series, through which Radialsystem explores power relations within a geography of perception.

The workshop at Radialsystem deals specifically with the topic of “Foregrounding the background”; that is, with the invisible thresholds that mark power and privilege in the relationship between foreground and background. What is highlighted and what is pushed into the background is not accidental, but the result of historical processes, dominant pedagogical practices as well as systematic relations of power and oppression. With international artists and researchers based in Berlin, São Paulo and Dar es salaam/Tanzania, the workshop reverses this relationship: what happens when the background comes to life and makes its presence felt? What if the landscape becomes a part of us, just as we are a part of it? What if we centre the periphery?

 

Cast

Concept, Curation, Facilitation
Renae Shadler

Guest Facilitators
Isack Abeneko
Giovana de Souza Possignolo

Festival Companion
Judith Förster

Communications
Flupsi

Documentation
Stella Horta

Production
Sofia Fantuzzi

Biographien

Renae Shadler is a Berlin-based choreographer, performer and researcher. As founder of "Renae Shadler & Collaborators", a project-based collective that develops performances with touring artists and non-professional participants, she has created works for theaters, train stations and city squares. Her choreographic practice "Worlding" (since 2015) explores how we shape and are shaped by our environment, and manifests in her creations and the "Worlding" podcast series.
www.renaeshadler.com

Isack Abeneko is the founder and creative director of ASEDEVA (Art for Social and Economic Development in Africa), a Tanzanian based non profit arts organization. He performs as a dancer, actor and musician while increasingly working off stage as a choreographer, song writer, and curator of the annual ‘Marafiki Music Festival’ and ‘Haba na Haba International Dance Festival’. Isack is motivated by the power of performance art to express and question cultural diversity and postcolonial politics.
http://www.asedeva.com/ 

Giovana de Souza Possignolo is a Brazilian doctoral student in Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a graduate fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Germany. In her research, she departs from border, feminist and anti-racist epistemologies to feel-think with peripheral women from the edges of São Paulo city (Brazil) through lived embodied experiences.

Judith Förster is a choreographer, dancer, stage and costume designer living in Berlin. Her work is situated between visual art and dance. She combines the performative with the somatic and works experientially with bodies and their political, sensual and visual dimensions. The interaction of body and material is at the center of her research. In collaboration with various choreographers, visual artists and dancers, she continuously gives new forms to the interaction of bodies and materials in her work.
www.judithfoerster.de

Language

English

SENSE – Geographies of Perception

In the programme series "SENSE", Radialsystem explores power relations within a geography of perception. Employing the perspectives of choreography, visual arts, music and workshop formats, "SENSE" investigates an embodied practice of sensory perception in four programme foci until summer 2022. The programme series likewise addresses the question of how the trauma of a pandemic has affected and continues to affect our senses. The double meaning contained in the title of the series – “sense” denotes both sensation and sentiment – invokes and challenges the distinction between thinking and feeling – or theory and practice – common in the Western Enlightenment tradition of knowledge.

Credits

Presented by Renae Shadler & Collaborators. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR, Aid Program Dance. 2020/21 activities with additional support from Marten Bequest Theater Fellowship (Perpetual Trust, Australia).

"SENSE" is a series of Radialsystem, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Supported by the Radial Foundation.

Media partners: taz. die tageszeitung, tip Berlin, ExBerliner and Ask Helmut.

The invisible thresholds of power are to be found in “Moving Across Thresholds” (MaT), an ongoing workshop format: choreographer Renae Shadler explores how the perceived limits or edges within experience – whether physical, structural or otherwise – can be approached as thresholds of potential that invite us to think and move in different ways. Conceived as an experimental space, participants explore with full physical commitment how limits can become thresholds to thought and action through broad engagement and active co-creation with diverse bodies in everyday life. The tried and tested format combines movement, philosophy and activism in a two-day intensive workshop as part of the “SENSE” series, through which Radialsystem explores power relations within a geography of perception.

The workshop at Radialsystem deals specifically with the topic of “Foregrounding the background”; that is, with the invisible thresholds that mark power and privilege in the relationship between foreground and background. What is highlighted and what is pushed into the background is not accidental, but the result of historical processes, dominant pedagogical practices as well as systematic relations of power and oppression. With international artists and researchers based in Berlin, São Paulo and Dar es salaam/Tanzania, the workshop reverses this relationship: what happens when the background comes to life and makes its presence felt? What if the landscape becomes a part of us, just as we are a part of it? What if we centre the periphery?

 

Cast

Concept, Curation, Facilitation
Renae Shadler

Guest Facilitators
Isack Abeneko
Giovana de Souza Possignolo

Festival Companion
Judith Förster

Communications
Flupsi

Documentation
Stella Horta

Production
Sofia Fantuzzi

Biographies

Renae Shadler is a Berlin-based choreographer, performer and researcher. As founder of "Renae Shadler & Collaborators", a project-based collective that develops performances with touring artists and non-professional participants, she has created works for theaters, train stations and city squares. Her choreographic practice "Worlding" (since 2015) explores how we shape and are shaped by our environment, and manifests in her creations and the "Worlding" podcast series.
www.renaeshadler.com

Isack Abeneko is the founder and creative director of ASEDEVA (Art for Social and Economic Development in Africa), a Tanzanian based non profit arts organization. He performs as a dancer, actor and musician while increasingly working off stage as a choreographer, song writer, and curator of the annual ‘Marafiki Music Festival’ and ‘Haba na Haba International Dance Festival’. Isack is motivated by the power of performance art to express and question cultural diversity and postcolonial politics.
http://www.asedeva.com/ 

Giovana de Souza Possignolo is a Brazilian doctoral student in Sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and a graduate fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Germany. In her research, she departs from border, feminist and anti-racist epistemologies to feel-think with peripheral women from the edges of São Paulo city (Brazil) through lived embodied experiences.

Judith Förster is a choreographer, dancer, stage and costume designer living in Berlin. Her work is situated between visual art and dance. She combines the performative with the somatic and works experientially with bodies and their political, sensual and visual dimensions. The interaction of body and material is at the center of her research. In collaboration with various choreographers, visual artists and dancers, she continuously gives new forms to the interaction of bodies and materials in her work.
www.judithfoerster.de

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