Thu 09 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Join us for Anne Juren's Lesson on Gravity, a somatopoetic experience, using the format of a Feldenkrais lesson to turn to the body as a site both known and unfamiliar, a product of culture and a landscape of fantasmical experience.
Lesson on Gravity is a slice of Anne Juren’s ongoing artistic research into ‘fantasmical anatomies’. ‘What happens when our sense of ground, orientation and support is lost? What is the risk and the promise of detaching ourselves from the pull of gravity?’ As this apocryphal Feldenkrais lesson embraces moments of intrusion and fragmentation, poetry and flights of fancy, it shows how language is alive, embodied and liquid. It also invites the reader to treat the book itself as a body, an unruly tongue sticking somewhere in its folds and creases.
19:30 Bookshop and bar
20:00-20:30 Performance: Lesson on Gravity
** Please note spaces are limited **
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The performance will be in English
About Anne Juren
Born in France, Anne Juren is a choreographer, dancer and performer. She lives and works in Vienna, where she founded the Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung association in 2003. Juren’s choreographic and artistic works are shown in theatres and museums, at festivals and at biennial exhibitions worldwide. In her artistic practices, Juren seeks to expand the field of choreography by exploring sensorial, trans corporeal and soma poetics of the body. Anne Juren has been a Feldenkrais practitioner since 2013. She finished her PhD at the Stockholm University of the Arts under the supervision of André Lepecki and Sandra Noeth.
[Cover image credits: Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery (1831–54) by Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery and illustrator Nicolas Henri Jacob]