Dance Preview: Move Weekend @ Southbank Centre

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Dance Preview: Move Weekend @ Southbank Centre

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'What is dance?' is a question that has been debated since the 1960s. The most recent exhibition at The Hayward Gallery takes the issue one step further, leaving us wondering 'what is a spectator?' and 'who is performing?' The Move: Weekend hones in on these questions with 22 events over 3 days (26-28 November) and pulls in high profile choreographers, including La Ribot, Xavier Le Roy, Rosemary Butcher, Siobhan Davies and Yvonne Rainer.The weekender is a spin off from Move: Choreographing You, an exhibition which examines the relationship between dance and visual art, a connection that has been increasingly challenged and played with by artists and choreographers for over 50 years. The exhibition creates an active role for the spectator interacting with the world they have entered. As well as action, it is about thought, eroding traditional barriers between the viewer and performer. The spectator is challenged mentally as well as physically.Expect similar from Move: Weekend with its combination of performances, workshops and discussions. Spanish choreographer and performance artist La Ribot promises to be a highlight, her work sits at the intersection between art, dance and theatre creating interesting and sometimes provocative results. French scientist-turned-choreographer Xavier Le Roy also promises perplexing and entertaining results. Discussions include ‘The Politics of Movement’ with dance theory heavyweights Andre Lepecki and Bojana Cvejic, and Rosemary Butcher in conversation with Stephanie Rosenthal.For anyone interested in exercising both body and mind, this weekend offers a rare and exciting opportunity. With so much on offer, it promises to be an eye-opening and thought provoking event.By Hetty BladesMove: Weekend is at the Southbank Centre, 26-28 November. Some events are free, some are ticketed. Please check the website.

Last Updated 19 November 2010