This second stage research is part of the field of participatory practices in contemporary dance.
To do this, we take Emma Goldman's iconic phrase “If I can't dance it, it's not my revolution” as a starting point, since it knots two dissimilar notions: dance - as an act of collective enjoyment - and revolution - as a change of common order - Thus, this phrase that refers to the ideas of community, participation, and body, allows us to imagine a practice where the audience can physically experience this slogan.
This project begins in 2018 with an artist residency in Spain. Subsequently, in 2019 we held a research around the audience participation in dance and the notion of revolution as joyous bodies in motion.
To do this, we carry out mediation laboratories with audiences, the writing of a text that reflects on the methodology of creation and the work "If I can't dance it, it's not my revolution".
Performance research sponsored by FONDART Nacional 2019,
Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Chile.
“IF I CAN´T DANCE TO IT, IS NOT MY REVOLUTION”
Inspired by Emma Goldman's iconic phrase, this work in progress is a relational device that explores the ideas of dance and revolution. In it, the audience is invited to a playful space in which they will have to take on different roles to transform their environment and the way they relate to other bodies. This proposal seeks to affect the body of the spectators through collective and joyous actions using movement, kinetic objects, and sounds.
2018 February. Graner Creation centre for Dance and Live Art, Barcelona, Spain. Organized by NAVE Creation and Residency Center and sponsored by the National Council of Culture and the Arts of Chile.
2019 June-September. “Hecho en BAJ”, Balmaceda Arte Joven.
2019 October. NAVE Creation and Residency Center.
2019 December. Graner Creation centre for Dance and Live Art, Barcelona, Spain.
2019 Work in Progress. Graner Creation centre for Dance and Live Art, Barcelona, Spain
2020 NAVE Creation and Residency Center
Within the framework of this project, we created a series of laboratories on audience participation strategies for dance creation. For each session, we proposed guidelines for experimentation so the participants can be co-creators of the instance. For this, they are invited to various exercises that explore the notion of participation based on movement, sound, and kinetic objects. How do sound and objects affect the ways we move and relate to other bodies? How can joyous collective actions be generated from movement, sound, and objects? How can we transform the scenic action from our decisions? These questions are the starting point for developing a participatory practice, which explore the notion of dance as collective enjoyment, and revolution, as a change of the established order. These laboratories are aimed for people from 16 to 65+ years of age (no experience in dance is required).