S:PAM Lecture #29: Prof. Dr. Guy Cools

11-12-2019 from 18:00 to 19:00
VANDENHOVE Centrum, Auditorium – Rozier 1, 9000 Gent
S:PAM - Christel Stalpaert & Annelies Van Assche
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The Choreopolitics of Alain Platel: how a dramaturgy of stuttering evokes the response-ability of the spectator to become a with-ness.


On the occasion of the new book publication – The Choreopolitics of Alain Platel: emotions, gestures and politics, edited by Prof. Christel Stalpaert and the dramaturges Hildegard De Vuyst and Guy Cools, the latter will have his own contribution to the book on ‘a dramaturgy of stuttering’ dialogue with some of the other authors.

The lecture will focus on how a dramaturgy of stuttering (Christel Stalpaert) uses alterkinetic movements (Kélina Gotman) in works such as pitié! (2008) and Out of Context – For Pina (2010), inviting the spectators to become with-nesses (Ann Cooper Albright) and take up their response-ability in a shared ‘ethics of care’.


Dr. Guy Cools is a dance dramaturg. Recent positions include Associate Professor at the research institute Arts in Society in Tilburg, and Guest Lecturer at Ghent University and at University of Ottawa. He has been a fellow at the Institute of Interweaving Performance Cultures at Freie Universität in Berlin. He has worked as a dance critic and curator and as a production dramaturg, with amongst others Koen Augustijnen (BE), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (BE), Danièle Desnoyers (CA), Lia Haraki (CY), Akram Khan (UK), Arno Schuitemaker (NL), and Stephanie Thiersch (DE). His most recent publications include The Ethics of Art: ecological turns in the performing arts (co-edited with Pascal Gielen) (2014): In-between Dance Cultures: on the migratory artistic identity of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan (2015) and Imaginative Bodies: Dialogues in Performance Practices (2016). Cools lives in Vienna. 


Participation is free of charge, but subscription is mandatory through UGent event manager

Via the following link: https://eventmanager.ugent.be/spamlectureguycools