Presented by Rudi Laermans in a talk with Angelina Georgieva.
18 May, 17:00, Goethe-institut Bulgarien (1 Budapest Str.)
„Moving Together” by Rudi Laermans examines contemporary dance from both a practical and a theoretical perspective, with interactions between the two. The author analyses three important tendencies in contemporary dance: pure dance, dance theatre, and (self-)reflexive dance. He proposes a (theoretical) conceptual framework and through extensive dialogues with choreographers he investigates how artistic cooperation results in dance.
Rudi Laermans is Senior Professor of Social Theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences at KU Leuven, Belgium. Between 1992-2006, he was in charge of the Centre for Sociology of Culture and supervised several research projects in Flanders on the field of the visual arts, cultural heritage, cultural policy and the attendance of the performing arts. Since the school’s establishment in 1995, Laermans was also involved in the theoretical program at P.A.R.T.S.; besides, he has been a guest lecturer at many art schools abroad. He has published numerous essays and several books, nationally as well as internationally, on social and cultural theory, cultural policy and participation, contemporary dance and the visual arts. “Moving Together” is his most recent book, published by Valiz.