Content of the workshop Joshua, who has been both an art-maker and an administrator as well as critic, is excited by prospect of sharing his experience of watching of movement, dance and performance. He is interested in taking the participants through a journey of looking, seeing, viewing, observing and experiencing dance. As a dance writer, his focus has been on writing as a means of unlocking and engaging with the various conversations that dance-makers initiate, the elements the artists adopts and enabling a means of talking outside the trite dichotomy of “it works it doesn’t work”. Of course ,in the workshop, Joshua will attempt to talk about context, form and theme and so on, but his true interest is to ask: HOW DO WE LOOK AT DANCE? Being exactly who we are, knowing what we know and having had our own set of experiences. This workshop will help unravel some of our confusions about live movement watching, it will help us to experience, evaluate and articulate with greater complexity and daring that dance offers us, and most of all it will prompt some questions on seeing, reading and viewing movement works.
Joshua Muyiwa Joshua has just completed work with the Attakkalari India Biennial 2015, co-developing a Writing on Dance laboratory as well as co-editing, Ligament, an online dance journal.. Before this, he worked at the 2013 edition of the Biennial, where he oversaw the documentation and collaterals of the festival as well as managed the Writing on Dance workshop. He has worked for seven years at the magazine, Time Out Bengaluru in the capacity of Dance Writer and a short stint as Consulting Editor. He has also freelanced with other publications like The Week as well as writes a weekly column on living in the city titled “Gazing Outwards” in the Bangalore Mirror. He is also a poet and has won the Toto Award for Creative Writing in English in 2012 for The Catalogue, a series of nine poems on the history of photography and poetry told through the relationship between a photographer and a poet.
Come enjoy a Sunday of getting to know one’s own experiential language and artistic sensibility with one of Bangalore’s most vibrant and enthusiastic dance writers!
Fee: Rs 400/-
To register, please visit: http://lshva.in/event/literature-1-a-workshop-on-writing-for-dance/