Mapping Alternative Dance (Hi)Stories
Using the example of the project 'Munich Dance (Hi)stories’, the team of CHAKKARs - Moving Interventions discusses multiplicity, urban society and dance, as well as the exclusions in historiography and discriminatory cultural practices.
Going beyond the project Munich Dance (Hi)stories, in the presentation we talk about the potential, process and challenges of an alternative mapping of dance histories. Who are the many people who have been dancing (outside of an official dance historiography) for generations, how do they dance, what, with whom, and where? Can a piece of urban history be told through dance practices and with dance enthusiasts?
With this mapping, we adopt a (post)migrant approach that begins with the reflection of cultural exclusions in dance, and then opens up beyond the context of migration. We first present Munich Dance Stories I - Team, a mapping of the dance stories of CHAKKARs, and Munich Dance Stories II - Passion, eight personal dance stories from Munich, from Kabuki to La Marinera to Swing and Latin dances. We extend this exploration of dance stories in dialogue with local protagonists to everyday dance (hi)stories in Mainz, and end with a small workshop on mapping with the audience.