Mapping Environmental Dances
This project looks at the question of whether the specific physical knowledge of dance cultures can be used to promote a less destructive use of nature and the ecosystems. Our aim is to bring contemporary dancers from different countries together, starting from an examination of traditional dances and rituals, to highlight the possibilities of ecological approaches in dance. To this end we are working with local dance artists on various video-dance formats. These projects reflect the experiences of the participating artists, and are naturally carried out by them in their home regions.
All the works are compiled on a website, where they represent their respective regions. We also provide numerous visualisations of climate-relevant data. Some of these simulations have been produced in collaboration with the Institute of Geography, University of Bern.
In this way, the project links locally inspired dance works about climate change with global, scientifically sound data sets to enable an interaction between the two fields.
In the lecture Mapping Environmental Dance we introduce the project and its special features. We have invited two participating artists to talk about their contribution.
This event has been included in the programme through the Open Call.