'Thinking Dance' - Philosophy and dance by Riva Godfried

Humanists have often thought about dance, applying theoretical views to cultural cases, while rarely reaching those who are in fact dancing. What happens if we reverse things and destabilize the order: find dance motion in philosophy and talk about what philosophy means to dancers.
Riva Godfried finished a Researchmaster degree in Comparative Literary Studies. She teaches Philosophy of Science to Bachelor students of Language and Culture Studies. She has been dancing since she was four. Now dancing at Contemporaray Dance Platform she is able to combine the best of both worlds.

May 21: Jaques Lacan & Martha Graham

French philosopher Jacques Lacan gave new meaning to the human unconscious. Choreographer Martha Graham radically changed the modern dance with her expressive and grounded performance pieces. Both Lacan as well as Graham, work with the deepest and unconscious feelings of mankind; Lacan did this through refueling Freud’s psycho-analysis, Graham created psycho-dramatic dance pieces. What is there to find in our individual and collective unconscious? How can we express strong feelings in dance? In this lecture – workshop we will try to answer these questions through a conversation between a great thinker and a great dancer.

June 18: Plato & Isadora Duncan
Tba: Michele Foucault & Anna Theresa de Kearsmaker
Entry with coffee/tea: 15.40 / start 16.00 - 17.30 / €25,- per class

Feb 19: Aristotle & Pina Bausch
March 19: Donna Harraway & Trisha Brown

Dansimprovisatie Utrecht