March 11 2017
11.00 ►Cankarjev dom I Lili Novy Club
The event will be held in English.
In Europe, curatorial practices in the field of contemporary dance began forty years ago with the changes of production models in contemporary arts and the accelerated development of NGOs. Over the last two decades, modern and contemporary choreographic practices became of interest to curators in contemporary visual arts. Some reputable museums (Centre Pompidou Paris, Tate Modern London, Hayward Gallery London, Haus der Kunst Munich, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, etc.) organised a series of resounding international exhibitions wherein the documents of choreographic practices met visual arts. How do these facts reconfigure the contemporary dance context? How do curatorial practices affect the modes of contemporary dance programming? How are the artists included in contemporary curatorial practices? Are curatorial practices the result of changed production models or do they change them themselves and if yes how?
Discussion with guests: Ivana Ivković, Angela Glechner (Szene Salzburg), Kris Nelson (Dublin Fringe), Eddie Nixon (The Place).
Moderated by: Rok Vevar
Ivana Ivković holds an M.A. from the Department of Dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. A former editor-in-chief of Frakcija Journal for Performing Arts (2008-2012) and program coordinator at the Center for Drama Art in Zagreb, she has also published in several other publications (Maska, The Drama Review, TkH…). As a member of the performance collective BADco. she has co-authored a series of artistic projects since 2004. She regularly holds workshops and presents at international festivals, symposia and conferences.
Kris Nelson has been Festival Director of Dublin Fringe Festival, Ireland’s largest multidisciplinary arts festival since 2013. He was founding director of Antonym in Montreal, a touring agency devoted to the dissemination of experimental Canadian dance, theatre and live artists. Representing such artists as Theatre Replacement (Vancouver), Ame Henderson/Public Recordings, Evan Webber & Frank Cox-O’Connell (Toronto) and 2boys.tv (Montreal), Kris facilitated touring projects and commissions in over 30 different cities on 4 continents and co-curated several independent showcases and platforms (2008-2013). He was Encounters Series Curator for Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa) and an Associate Producer at PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver).
Angela Glechner has been artistic and financial director of SZENE Salzburg and festival Sommerszene and head of the European network apap – advancing performing arts project since 2012. Between 2008 and 2012 curator for International Sommerfestival Hamburg at Kampnagel together with artistic director Matthias von Hartz. Before that she was responsible curator of the City of Vienna for funding in the performing arts, project leader for the European network IDEE – Initiatives in Dance through European Exchange and production manager for Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher. Between 2000 and 2004 she was responsible production manager for the Tanzquartier Vienna and for KunstenfestivaldesArts in Brussels. Before that she was working as production manager for several artists working in the field of performing arts and as journalist for weekly magazine in Vienna.
Eddie Nixon is Director of Theatre and Artist Development at The Place in London. After studying Chemistry at Bristol University he changed career direction somewhat and gained a BA (Hons) and MA at London Contemporary Dance School. For 12 years he performed for a wide range of companies and choreographers including New Adventures, The Featherstonehaughs, Protein Dance, DV8 Physical Theatre, Adventures In Motion Pictures, Rosemary Lee, Aletta Collins and Mark Bruce. He began working as Associate Director of The Place in 2005, programming theatre seasons and leading the theatre’s projects and artist development programmes. He was appointed to the role of Director in 2009. During this period he has initiated many new season programs and projects at The Place as well as developing established season programs such as Resolution!, Spring Loaded and the Place Prize for Dance. He is the UK representative for the Aerowaves.