Notes sur les mouvements (2013-2014) [French/English]

10 October 2019, dusan

A free publication edited by Romana Schmalisch during her residency at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.

“The first issue analyses the conjunction of dance with Labour Movements of the 1930s (New Dance Group) as well as its use in the industry to enhance efficiency (Laban/Lawrence); it looks at the vague image that we have from various professions, researches the value of the performance of a work and its equivalence in the wage, and considers different forms of abstractions (notations and graphics) and training methods.”

“The second issue focuses on the question of education. In an interview, sociologist Anne Querrien discusses social norms and the school system. In her text, the London-based writer Marina Vishmidt revisits an earlier essay which considered the relationship between contemporary dance and the de-materialization of labour. What changes about this relationship as all employment becomes more and more of a brutal hypothesis in our post-crisis conditions?”

“The last, third, issue deals with what is at stake when one learns a job, with relationships between teachers and students, with various methods of education, and with the way these systems reflect certain social norms.”

Edited by Romana Schmalisch
Publisher Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Aubervilliers, 2013-2014
Open access
24 pages per issue


Issue 1 (September 2013)
Issue 2 (March 2014)
Issue 3 (September 2014)

O plesu i iz(a) plesa (2016) [Croatian]

6 April 2018, dusan

This book covers a period between 2006 and 2016 of the work by Zagreb-based choreographic platform and organisation Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij and its adjacent artists and collaborators. It examines the idea of the artistic archive and memory in the medium of contemporary dance. Dramaturgs, theorists and artists process on different levels a period of structural and contextual challenges in post-transition Croatia as well as noting choreographic practices and points of interest.

With texts and contributions of some of the prominent Dramaturgs, theorist and artists such as Una Bauer, Katja Šimunić, Andrej Mirčev, Mila Pavičević, Pavle Heidler, Tomislav Medak, Marjana Krajač, and others.

Edited by Andrej Mirčev
Publisher Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij, Zagreb, 2016
ISBN 9789535893905
300 pages


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Jennifer McColl Crozier: Carmen Beuchat: modernismo y vanguardia (2010) [Spanish]

26 September 2017, dusan

A book on the life of Carmen Beuchat (1941) as a postmodern dancer and choreographer, from Santiago to Valparaíso, with an important passage through New York from the late 1960s through the 1980s.

“‘Monja, salvaje, barroca, gozadora y penitente, ávida de conocimiento, rupturista consuetudinaria, deseosa de libertad, atada a los seres queridos vivos y muertos’. Tal es la complejidad de Carmen Beuchat, ícono nacional de la danza contemporánea posmoderna. La descripción es de Paula Tapia, profesora de danza que prologa Carmen Beuchat. Modernismo y vanguardia. El libro cuenta la vida de Beuchat como bailarina y coreógrafa, de Santiago a Valparaíso, con un importante paso por Nueva York. Leerlo es recorrer las alegrías y los sinsabores de quienes hacían arte de vanguardia en Estados Unidos y en Chile.”

Publisher Cuarto Propio, Providencia, Chile, 2010
ISBN 9789562605090
130 pages
via author


PDF (4 MB)