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“Something is Leaking: On the blurring of disciplinary borders in contemporary art practices, processuality, and the differences between performance and dance”. A lecture by Anastasia Proshutinskaya

Dance Beyond Itself. A lecture cycle by Anna Kozonina and Anastasia Proshutinskaya
1 November 2019


The lecturer will address the problem of differentiation between dance and performance, its connection to the operation of art institutions and the search for criteria to make judgments thereof. The audience will learn about the specifics of dance as an art form and its response to the current notion of interdisciplinarity—as exemplified by the practice of Russian and Western dance artists.

Performance art and contemporary dance seem unusual and incomprehensive for many viewers who often label both of them “performances” and describe them as “a curious experience”. But strictly speaking, the ways both of these art forms are being conceived and perceived have their own specifics in each case. Setting the criteria becomes especially important when dance enters museum territory, while performances continue to grab Venice Biennale’s “Golden Lion” awards. What does dance actually bring into contemporary art, what does it say about the current situation, and in what sense does it allow us to refer to interdisciplinarity proper?  


Anastasia Proshutinskaya (b. 1983, Yaroslavl) is a curator and researcher in the field of contemporary dance. She has a master’s degree in Performance Studies from the University of Southern Illinois and in Art History from Lomonosov Moscow State University. She worked at ZIL Cultural Center from 2012 to 2018 focusing on the organization of residencies for young choreographers and the production of new works. She was included in the selection committee of the [8:tension] Young Choreographers’ Series at ImPulsTanz, Vienna, in 2019.


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