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Choreographic Devices
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A stone sculpture torso upside down on a tray being driven by a truck, in front of old houses

Choreographic Devices is an annual event that activates the choreographic as a methodology for trans-disciplinary forms of inquiry and rehearsal. Bringing together practitioners from across an expanded ecology of practices, this multi-format forum speculates on and with choreographic arrangements and their complex modes of co-production. Choreographic Devices tests how material assemblages, organisational forms, and modes of being alongside each other, might be choreographed otherwise.

Following on from the larger scale inaugural 2022 edition, the 2023 iteration acts as a smaller scale in-between moment to both echo the prior event and its ripple effects, as well as reflect and imagine toward next year’s event. During four distinct sessions taking place over one day, four hosts and their invited contributors will utilize the choreographic across a range of bodies of knowledge to, again, conjure the 2024 edition of Choreographic Devices as the afterlife of the performative gestures enacted now. 

With contributions by: Murat Adash, Charlie Ashwell, Eglė Budvytytė, Elly Clarke, Ofri Cnaani, keyon gaskin, Adrian Heathfield, Raimundas Malasauskas, SERAFINE1369, Protektorama toxica, Emily Rosamond, Sara Sassanelli, Edgar Schmitz, and Himali Singh Soin.

Also: Choreographic Devices recommends Fest en Fest LAB from 19 – 22 of June.


12:00pm  Doors

12:30 – 1:45pm  this dark gleam: choreographic listening with Charlie Ashwell and Sara Sassanelli

1:45 – 2:30pm  Lunch break

2:30 – 4:30pm  alterity, alterity with Murat Adash, Eglė Budvytytė, Protektorama toxica and Himali Singh Soin

4:30 – 5pm  Break

5 – 6:30pm  Dragging Affordances with Elly Clarke, Ofri Cnaani, Adrian Heathfield, Emily Rosamond 

6:30 – 7pm  Break

7 – 9pm  proposals for the next one, with contributions from keyon gaskin, Raimundas Malasauskas, Edgar Schmitz and SERAFINE1369

Artist Bios
Note: Please leave extra time if travelling on Saturday 17 May, due to events on the Mall.

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