Open Talk Working Slow in Performing Arts Criticism as Critical Practice

Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN) cordially invites you to a reception before the panel from 14:30 where refreshments will be served. The immediacy of live performance may lead to expectations […]

Open Talk Working Slow in Performing Arts Criticism as Critical Practice

Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN) cordially invites you to a reception before the panel from 14:30 where refreshments will be served.
The immediacy of live performance may lead to expectations of an immediate critical writing practice: the closer it is to a performance in time, the more relevant or important a critical text will be. How does this idea shape the content of critical practice? Thinking and writing takes time, and a critic’s reflection does not end when a text is published. How to make room for deeper, slower thinking in performing arts criticism? How to ensure that the discourses surrounding the performing arts have time to develop in its own time?
With critics Lucie Hayashi (CZ), Petra Dotlačilová (CZ), Lydia Wharf (UK), Lena Megyeri (HU), moderated by Anette Therese Pettersen and Hild Borchgrevink.
“Think we must; we must think. Actually think, not like Eichmann the Thoughtless. Of course, the devil is in the details – how to revolt? How to matter and not just want to matter?”
Donna Haraway: Staying with the trouble (2016)
Organised by Dance and Performing Arts Criticism in Europe (Taneční aktuality (CZ) and Performing Criticism Globally (NO)) in collaboration with Springback Assembly, Tekstallianse and Oktoberdans. Supported by PAHN.
The discussion is organized within the project Dance and Performing Arts Criticism supported kindly by EEA grants 2014-2021.