Text/authors: Guy Cools
isbn: 978-94-92095-20-6   ..  € 19,90  .. buy book

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Imaginative Bodies contains a series of in-depth conversations with dancers and choreographers, composers, visual artists, Hip Hop artists, dramaturgs, a lighting designer and a puppeteer. The overall theme is defined by the body, both in relation to the place it takes in the artist’s work, and in relation to wider debates on the body in philosophy, science, medicine, anthropology, and the arts. Depending on the affinities of the artist, a more specific theme has been defined for each dialogue, ranging from poetics to politics, from mythology to ecology, from intercultural studies to conflict management. The associative chains of thoughts of these talks give an intimate insight into the creative process, inspirations, sources, identity, and ways of collaborating. It is through the sentient body that we experience, know and imagine. Imaginative Bodies reaffirms the central position of the body in
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Dialogues with:
Sue Buckmaster
Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion
Rosemary Butcher
Dana Caspersen
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Tim Etchells
Antony Gormley
Jonzi D & Soweto Kinch
Akram Khan
Ruth Little
Russell Maliphant & Michael Hulls
Alain Platel
Hofesh Shechter more
Author Guy Cools is a dance dramaturg. He has worked as a dance critic, curator and policy maker for dance. He now dedicates himself to research and production dramaturgy.
He regularly lectures and publishes internationally, and has developed a series of workshops that aim to support artists and choreographers in their creative process. Cools has edited the transcripts of the talks in cooperation with dance dramaturg
Lisa Marie Bowlerback
Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices
Graphic design: Metahaven..240 pp.. 21 x 13,5 cm.. Paperback..English.. supported by the Akram Khan Company, Concertgebouw Bruges, Eastman Antwerp, Fontys Dance Academy, Les Ballets C de la B, Sadler's Wells