The theoretical part of the SOTA@GARAGE education program consists of lectures on the history, theory, and practices of contemporary dance, as well as on psychology, architecture, music, and sociology. Each lecture will touch on a specific aspect of collective social and artistic practices.
Do contemporary flash mobs and avant-garde mass performances have anything in common? How does psychology explain the human need to form groups and take part in collective action? How does architecture shape our collective experiences? How did contemporary dance make it into the world’s biggest museums and how does it interact with cityscapes? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in the program.
SOTA lectures will provide dance practitioners with theoretical knowledge they can incorporate into their future performances. This year, the lectures will be open to everyone.