Manifestations of Multimedia; Interactive Dance Performance

June 9, 2021, 6:30pm UTC+2

Kerstin Evert

Dance and New Technologies - an Overview of Developments in the 20th CenturyDance and New Technologies - an Overview of Developments in the 20th Century

Kerstin Evert

Since the beginning of the 20th century, choreographers and dancers in their artistic works have been seeking to engage with the new (media) technologies of their time. At the same time, these developments have repeatedly triggered controversial discussions about the role of the body in dance and in the technological context. In her lecture, Kerstin Evert will use choreographic works and examples of important choreographers such as Merce Cunningham or William Forsythe to give an overview of the essential themes, discourses and developments in dance in the 20th century, whose basic choreographic-technological ideas already refer to artistic approaches and projects currently taking place.

Kerstin Evert studied Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, where she did her doctorate on the theme of “DanceLab - Contemporary Dance and New Technologies”. From 1997 to 2000, she was a doctoral candidate in the post-graduate program “Körper-Inszenierungen” at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 to 2006, she worked as dramaturge at Kampnagel.Kerstin Evert founded the choreographic center K3 in Hamburg in August 2006, and has been the director of K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg since then. She was part of the co-management teams of the artistic-academic Graduate Schools "Assembly and Participation” (HCU, Fundus, K3) and “Performing Citizenship” (HCU, HAW, Fundus, K3) as well as of the research project PABR. Kerstin Evert is member of several juries and advisory boards and member of the board of the European Dancehouse Network.