Thursday, November 15th at 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103
“The Interspecies Dance: Confrontation and Choreography with the Animal World” by Karima Borni, Scholar in Residence, Dance Program, Middlebury College
This talk explores the process of communication with non-human species using physical listening, spatial awareness and corporeal clarity in order to develop a shared language of movement. Further, the inquiry examines how this practice can impact our embodiment of the human form as dancers, and how this can lead to a more effective choreographic encounter between ourselves and “others”.
Karima Borni is a dancer-choreographer and dance studies scholar. Her research and teaching in contemporary dance practice and performance in the Middle East and North Africa has taken her to dance sites across Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Her current interests concern nature studies in dance, site-specific composition and rural landscapes, and in developing somatic knowledge through interspecies communication.