Lectures and talks
Laboratory IN TRANSIT 06
Body Identities | Body Politics | Achilles in Vietnam
In the In Transit Lab 06 the notion of body culture will be discussed by artists and scholars from Brazil, India, Europe, Africa, the USA and the Middle East. They describe and discuss an open horizon of cultural variety, which forms resistance to the rationality of modernity up to now.
Lin Hwai-Min and Sarat Maharaj
How can we incorporate traditions of knowledge from various cultures in a contemporary language of dance? Can cultural identity come from within the body?
Lia Rodrigues and Johannes Odenthal
The body in a state of war: dance as a possibility for communicating social and political conflicts.
Portuguese - English
Jonathan Shay and Frank Raddatz
Achilles in Vietnam: Mythical Images as a Way to resolve Conflicts
Jonathan Shay has treated war traumas with the world of mythology in Homer’s Illiad. Is the clash of cultures, the destruction of the ‘Other’, a concept of monotheism?