Choreo Archive-   Your archive re-making.

In Choreo Archive, Jiaying takes you through a creative process that explores her long-term research project.

An opportunity for your dance archive to become part of the artwork being exhibited and for you to become part of the live performance presented in London SKEWED  Gallery on Saturday, 5 November.

All your submitted photographs and videos will be displayed as a collective installation. All the conversations and evolutions of your dance archive during the workshops will think about how we archive from these spaces, which will become the collective exhibition on the 5th of November. 

These spaces will hear your stories and re-choreo your dance archive.  Share your scores and memories with each other and get mutual reflections, and invite your friends to interact with your archive.

Who or what carries, develops, and transmits knowledge when it comes to performance?

The purpose of this research workshop is to encourage participants to question the ways in which performance practice exists beyond the shared live situation. As part of our archival practice, we explore how to include intersubjective and embodied

knowledge beyond well-organised storage.  In Choreo Archive, we challenge the very idea of what an archive is built around and what it is meant to accomplish: the preservation, protection, and control of past thoughts, stories, identities, and bodies. A place for mapping and preserving the traces and embodied knowledge of one another. It is a space where we propagate practices and where we continue to develop the traces and artistic thinking of others. Participants will be invited to participate in Jiaying's mapping of performative practices, which examines the process of generating networks as well as contributing to the critical historiography of performance.  By subverting archival space, meaning, and intention, choreography archives test their unsettling possibilities. The workshop explores how performance practices can be used as archive methods by reenacting and exploring intrinsic media. The sessions included a general introduction to the importance of personal dance archiving, an overview of practical tools and tips to care for personal material, as well as hands-on activities to help participants get started in thinking about caring for their own archive. How to value archives in a different way.

 

What will you do?

In this workshop, participants will learn how to reactivate their dance histories, retell their stories, and perform them with Jiaying's direction and facilitation.

A collective discussion will be conducted on new archiving techniques that redefine the idea of home to transform individual dance stories into collectively understood archives. Taking on the interruptions associated with memory, remembering, retelling, and forgetting. Investigate how your embodied memories take up space unexpectedly. There will be writing, production, dancing, conversations, and new friendships made.

During a series of workshops, you will explore the themes of the Choreo Archive. A concluding dialogue with archivists will evaluate the use of concentrates for performance archiving and evaluate its compatibility with traditional archival logic. Performative practice is intended to facilitate the horizontal and sustainable transmission of knowledge.


Who is this for?  

Performance experiments around alternative engagements with personal histories and archives, storytelling and the body may be of particular interest to people who are interested in experimenting with these themes.

 

For dancers: Professional performance practice/training is required.

For artists- experience collaborating with dancers or any dance project.

Anyone who has an interest in working collaboratively and collectively

 


 

PRE-WORKSHOP preparation 

* Photographs: submit two or three copies of your dance photographs (any performance that you think best represents your score or performance, the best archive of your performance). You can send scans or digital photographs of these to Minghao so he can print them off for you. We'll use these as material for some exercises and installation for the final exhibition. You can send these to Jiaying’s email:  jgao006@gold.ac.uk  to print.


* Videos: If you're interested in contributing to the pool of videos that we are dispersing among audiences (project on the collective installation)during the exhibition, please consider sending me through it. Your videos of the same repertoire of the photos you bring. You can send these to  Jiaying’s email:  jgao006@gold.ac.uk


* Movement: choose a few dance scores from your dance moves that you find important with your repertoire, and you could share and discuss with us.


** Others: bring them on the day of the workshop. Anything you find brings a different perspective to the storytelling of your dance. It could be your shoes, vest, ring or make up plate anything you can link to it!
 
Monday 24 October
6.30-7.30pm
Zoom with Jiaying
Briefing and Q&A


Friday 28 October
6.30-7.30pm
Zoom meeting 2

28th zoom meeting for archive discussion

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82114998404?pwd=eVo2STlYZG9RNTY2ZWpFVTc4eWNsQT09
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密码:5RViKE


Thursday 3 November
4:30-6:30pm
6.30-8.30pm    
Workshop 1
Archive making


Friday 4 November 
4:30-6:30pm
6.30-8.30pm
Workshop 2
Archivemaking

Saturday 5 November
6pm
Exhibition Opening

The zoom link will be send out through email. Please follow the link to register: https://form.jotform.com/222867390534361