Dansbaren — The Mob without Flash is a tool that spurs dialogue and thought, giving you long-lasting inspiration! A publication on art, bodies, politics and self organisation; it’s an essential knowledge base for critical thinking and reflections on working as an artist in general, and as a dance artist in particular.
This publication consists of two parts: a book dedicated to critical thinking in the field of dance, choreography and self organisation, and a tablecloth printed with topics for discussion. It unfolds complex issues in an easy-to-use way, literally putting dance discourse on the table. Edited by Ingrid Cogne and Marika Hedemyr. Published by the Swedish artist-run platform Dansbyrån.
Based on artistic practice, the chapters cover topics of dialogue formats, power relations, aesthetics, self-organisation, sharing knowledge, appropriating language, artistic practice itself, history making and feedback methods.
With texts by Ingrid Cogne, Marika Hedemyr, Per Herngren, Paula de Hollanda, David Karlsson, Rani Nair, Paula Tuovinen, Lis Hellström Sveningson.
With contributions by Kate Elswit, Johanna Gustavsson, Lena Hammergren, Myriam Mazzoni, Cecilia Malmström Olsson, Bodil Persson, Moa Matilda Sahlin.
Dansbyrån, 2016. Paperback, 17 x 12 cm (Size of tablecloth when unfolded: 70 x 70 cm), 216 pages.
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