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Symposium about digitization in dance
crossing borders: body. image. virtual reality.

The term 'digitalisation' is in the current social debate as well omnipresent as diffuse.

The symposium crossing borders: body. image. virtual reality. will deal with the consequences and potentials, which implicates the digital transformation for the dance. How does the perceived body image change under the influence of the digitalisation?

How does the practical work of dancers and choreographers alter? How can we see the digitalisation not only under the aspect, but to put it in a context, which includes the continuity and the conditions of enabling.


As lecturers for the issue crossing borders: body. image. virtual reality. are invited:

Eva Karczag, Anna Caroline Weber, David Ritterhaus.

The symposium will have a theoretical discursive part and and a practical performative part.


The symposium is open for all, who are interested in the issue of digitalisation in dance.


The symposium takes part from the 14th til the 16th of january 2022 in Halle 2, sozo - visions in motion, Kassel

Costs: 50€ | 30€ reduced | Members of tanz*werk kassel free


Further information:

Please register in advance until 7th of january 2022






The symposium will take place from January 14-16, 2022


Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

  • 2 pm: Lecture by Anna Caroline Weber "Me and the machine - negotiating about (a hybrid) dance" followed by discussion, questions, etc.

  • 3:45 pm - 4 pm : Short break.

  • 4 - 6 pm : working groups.


Saturday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • 11 am: Lecture by David Ritterhaus "Trapped in the visual paradigm? Questions and challenges of the digital representation of the dancing body" followed by discussion, questions etc.

  • 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm: lunch break.

  • 1:30 pm - 5 pm: working groups.

  • 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Performances.

Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • 10 am : Lecture performance Eva Karczag followed by discussion, questions, etc.

  • 12 noon - 12:45 pm: lunch break.

  • 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm: working groups.

  • 3:45 pm - 5 pm: Performances and concluding discussion.

The discussions can take place in German and English. The lectures will be summarized in English as by Anna Caroline Weber and David Ritterhaus.
Eva Karczag's lecture performance and the subsequent discussion will take place in English

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