22 NOV, Stockholm University of the Arts
Bad girls practices: the 0.00% seminar #1
Bad girls practices: the 0.00% seminar #1 is an invitation to spend seven hours together in the same place: Stockholm University of the Arts, Linnégatan 87, Stockholm. During these seven hours, Frédéric Gies will present the outcomes of his research project Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir. He will host the event together with Anna Efraimsson and Peter Mills. There will be dance, techno, talks, food and probably many other things. Of course, nobody is obliged to stay during the whole time, but coming at the beginning is good.
This event, conceived as a new step within the research project, will start at 11:00 with “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere”, a 3 hours 38 minutes experiment that Frédéric Gies prepared with the DJ Fiedel (resident in Berghain) and the visual artist Anton Stoianov.
Etymologically, choreography means writing the circle dance, the choir dance. If one understand the choir dance as the choir, as what we do together, as what we do as a community, then there is a political issue at the core of the task of choreographing. Interestingly enough, the word made its first appearance in 1700, during French absolutism, to name a dance notation system created by Raul Auger Feuillet, who made his career at the Royal Academy of Music in France. The research project Bad girls practices: un-writing dance, the body and the choir seeks for ways to address the issue at the core of the word choreography in relation to specific aspects of the current political context. It seeks for way to approach choreography as an un-writing practice.
During the one year process of this research, Frédéric Gies collaborated with:
- Carla Bottiglieri: dancer, BMC practitioner and phd student at the Dance Department of Paris 8 University.
- Peter Mills: choreographer, former student in the MA in choreography at DOCH-SKH
- Anna Efraimsson: curator and producer, senior lecturer in choreography with a specialization in curatorial practices at DOCH-SKH