The afternoon continued with the group Favelinha Dance from La da Favelinha, who were guests during this residency, and an intervention within the Museum collections in collaboration with Ana Pi. Everyone gathered in the Museum hall to finish the day around Ana Pi Radio Mix, broadcast live on 96.2 FM. Daniel Favier, Director of La Briqueterie and choreographers Eleanor Sikorski and Masako Matsushita were among Ana Pi’s guests!
On the last day of this week at Ivry and Vitry-sur-Seine, the Dancing Museums team and their guests shared an afternoon and evening of propositions with the public of the MAC VAL Museum. Here’s an overview of the rich programme in pictures, beginning with the first part of the afternoon: a collective proposition from the six choreographers in the large gallery, followed by individual interventions by each one of them, in interaction with the people around.
THE KNOWLEDGE OF POSING from Voguing tradition to the Museum’s conventions, is a workshop led by Mother Lasseindra Ninja, within the MAC VAL Museum collection. From the circulation of vogue practice and culture to pose learning, this is time for reflection on the act of posing within a museum.
The crew from La da Favelinha, dancers Vitinho, Tiffany, Negona, Dudu and Dj Nym offered a Passinho dance workshop, a dance born in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro. A demonstration in movement of displacement knowledge and peripheral footwork dance.
The evening continued with a party to practice the moves with this question in mind: how can a party be a collection of gestures, how can such a collection be alive in a space such as a museum?
On Friday afternoon we attended a round table at La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne with Prof. Dre Maria Aparecida Moura, Samuel Mwamé and Kdu dos Anjos from Lá da Favelinha. “When the invisible becomes visible, the eye takes time to get used to – peripheral innovation, epistemological reparation & steady feet” is the title of this gathering and exchange of experiences and knowledge.
Prof. Dre Maria Aparecida Moura shared her research on epistemicide, colonial imperialism of knowledge. Samuel Mwamé shared the importance of a taking a step through the practice of tap dancing. Kdu dos Anjos shared the story and the model of the social and cultural independent center Lá da Favelinha he founded in Belo Horizonte, a place for dance practices with a library, English, yoga, or rap classes, a fashion department and that also organises social and cultural events.
On Friday the whole team spent the day at La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne. The morning started with a practice-based workshop led by Susanne Franco and Gaia Clotilde Chernetich on the glossary they are currently developing for Dancing Museums 2. In the studio ouest we worked in small groups around key words such as “site-specific” “material and immaterial”, “communities” to explore the vocabulary in a participative and active way.
Today more encounters with students, children, teenagers, teachers, facilitators at the MAC VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne! The team worked in twos to think about workshops for inside the museum space. Here’s a glimpse of what was going on in the different spaces.
✨ After a first full day in Vitry-sur-Seine yesterday, the Dancing Museums team gathered this morning at La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne for a time of sharing and reporting on the ongoing research.
On Monday 25 November, the day continued with lunch at the MAC VAL prepared by the Centre Social Les Portes du Midi and a visit in the afternoon to art theoretician Jean-Claude Moineau at his house-library!
The Dancing Museums team has arrived at the MAC VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne for a new week of workshops, exploration and sharing! This morning, we visited the museum from the storage and archives space to the rooftop! With Stéphanie Airaud (Head of Public Department and cultural programme), curator Frank Lamy and Bernard Cabrisy (Head of Building and Security). Follow us all week right here and on our facebook page!
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