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Camaraderie, conflict, collectivity and other conundrums - March 2019

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Camaraderie, conflict, collectivity and other conundrums - March 2019

60.00

with Stina Nyberg

Camaraderie, conflict, collectivity and other conundrums 
March 23 and 24 | 11am-2pm
full workshop - $60

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Camaraderie, conflict, collectivity and other conundrums 
March 23 and 24 | 11am-2pm
full workshop - $60

Workshop Description
Every time I collaborate, I wonder how to do it. And every time, it's different. In which space should we work? At what hour? Should we be as efficient as possible, or should we allow time for gossip and cooking? Can anyone come? Who pays for this, and who arranges for us to get paid? How do we decide on these things, and what do we do when we don't already agree? What are the procedures of decision making? What is fun about this? What are you wearing? What are your food allergies? Why collaborate at all?

Within collaboration, Stina Nyberg is sometimes a dancer, sometimes a choreographer, but most of the time just seems to be invited in to fix the other person's shit. Now, she is here to hear about your shit too. She will not fix your shit, but by the end of the workshop we will all go home with a fuller picture of what kind of shit we're getting ourselves into when we work together.

This workshop will explore artistic collaboration as both a practice and a politics. For this specific situation this entails investigating collective movement as well as mapping our various experiences of working together. In order to get a practical grip on the do’s and don'ts of collaborative practices, we will map the participants' current desires. What are the ethics of working together, how can we avoid agreeing for the sake of agreeing, or meeting at the lowest common denominator between us, and in the end, what constitutes a good artistic collaboration?

Over the two half days, the participants will engage in the question of collaboration through different modalities (dancing, talking, writing...). We will be confronting the hard-earned but joyful benefits of camaraderie, collectivity and conflict.

Bio

Stina Nyberg (b. 1981, Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) has been making and performing choreography in Sweden for many years, but is currently based in New York. In her practice, she uses conviction and illusion in order to create new systems of logic which constructs the world differently, and make bodies act accordingly. At moments she calls this performative force magic, sometimes a craft, and occasionally a practice. Her departure point is always a feminist approach to the body; its social and political construction and ability to move. Stina graduated from her MA in choreography at DOCH in Stockholm in 2012. Stina has developed a series of independent works in collaboration with choreographers, musicians, visual artists, technicians and magicians. Her latest project, The Tesla Project, involves a solo performance with a Tesla coil (Thunderstruck, 2017), a lecture performance (The woman who lit the world, 2018) and a live concert with drone musician Maria W Horn (Alternating Currents, 2018), as well as a puppet show about ghost sex in collaboration with Diederik Peeters and Andros Zins-Browne (Spectrophilia, 2018). Stina is the choreographer of the live concert Shaking the Habitual by the Swedish band The Knife and was performing in the show 2013-2014, and in 2014 she developed a new work for the Cullberg Ballet (Tones & Bones, 2014). She is part of the Swedish collective Samlingen, taking a feminist perspective on the history of dance, as well as the NYC-based collective The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, with whom she participated in several projects in collaboration with the New Museum (2012), LMCC (2014) and American Realness (2017).