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 the live 
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Along the Lines lecture/performance, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, 2018

Photo: Margherita Dello Sbarba

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Along the Lines lecture/performance, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, 2018

Photo: Margherita Dello Sbarba

Since 2015, we have presented Along the Lines in various contexts – school, university, conference, theater; and since 2019, we have also presented online versions. Each context and version necessitates a different organization and arrangement of the information, thus our material is continually configured by the particulars called for by the unique situation in which the lecture/performance is performed or presented, and by our audiences. 

 

The dynamic nature of our rhizomatic map reflects the way ongoing change underlies people, relationships and practices as they evolve or take different directions. Similar to a meshwork of entangled threads, the connections presented in Along the Lines include infinite open ends. In future iterations, these could become junctures where other artists, teachers, concepts and schools could be added, that were, and are relevant for this particular field of dance but are outside of our personal radius. 

In Along the Lines, we invite the audience into an interactive encounter 

 

In each performance, it is the curiosity of the watchers, as well as the recognition of interests and intersections both of us have in common, that builds a unique journey.  We share personal narratives of seminal moments, encounters and experiences that shaped our individual histories, and were decisive in guiding the trajectory of our artistic paths.  In so doing, we create a multi-directional map in the space. 

 

As constellations unfold, a mesh of connections is exposed, that has allowed inspiration and knowledge to flow between places, people and times. They reveal the multi-dimensional nature of our journeys.  These took place within the historical context of post-Judson dance, and reflect our individual methodologies, both of which are rooted in our on-going engagement and practice within somatic approaches. 

 

Before and after the lecture, audience members can explore these in their own time.