In the lecture performance Along the lines, we, Eva Karczag and Bettina Neuhaus invite the audience into an interactive encounter.
In each lecture performance, it is the curiosity of the watchers, as well as the recognition of interests and intersections both of us have in common, that build a unique journey.
In Along the Lines we give credit to the impact and significance of experiential, personalized and liberating approaches on artistic, educational and human growth.
Writings, interviews, photographs, audio recordings and videos arranged in the space create a multi-directional map of artists, methodologies, concepts and events.
Shared narratives and memories by and about artists and practitioners we know and with whom we have studied and/or danced reveal the multi-dimensional nature of our journeys embedded in a larger dance historical context. The work of these artists and teachers stems from the experiments of the Judson Dance Theater, and from body-mind practices set in motion since the early 20th Century.
A mesh of connections is exposed that has allowed reciprocal exchange of knowledge, skills, and inspiration to flow between places, people and times. Further the lecture/performance reflects how our own work as dance artists has been/ is propelled by an attitude that seeks an engagement with change and with the desire to let work evolve – at times into new and unknown realms.
Before and after the lecture, audience members can explore the material that form the map in their own time.
Concept & performance: Eva Karczag, Bettina Neuhaus
Along the Lines premiered at Improvisation Xchange Berlin, platform and festival for improvised performance, August 2, 2015.
Further performances at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, October 2018, Centre Culturel Huy, November 20, 2018, Beekdal Lyceum Arnhem, March 21, 2019, ArtEZ Bachelor of Art, Arnhem, June 3 and October 23, 2019, Body IQ, Berlin, November 16, 2019, Tanzhaus temporär N°3, organized by Tanzwerk Kassel, February 17-19, 2023
Online-Version of Along the Lines: ArtEZ Bachelor of Art, Arnhem, September 3 & 10, 2020, September 21, 2021, February 2, 2023
Photos: Margherita Dello Sbarba, Susan Sentler, Karl-Heinz Mierke, Bettina Neuhaus