The American performer and choreographer Eleanor Bauer interviewed 46
artists, critics, producers and dramaturges from the Brussels’ dance
community including herself. The red thread through these dialogues was the
question: what does a ‘community’ mean in a time of transnational
mobility. For each interviewee a file was made that represents the
interview in an 'abstracted' way. It contains audio-excerpts from the
interview, drawings that were made during and after the interview, a photo,
biographical information, a summary of the talk and some words that were
floating in the air during the interview. Marijke De Moor was responsible
for the abstracts.
Delphine Hesters, a sociologist, has actively followed Eleanor Bauer’s
research and contextualises the working method. Some striking impressions
and conclusions from Eleanor’s interviews were the starting point for
several activities, events and publications. Delphine Hesters has written
'The facts and fixions of B-loning', a text in which she examines the idea
of the ‘Brussels dance community’ from a sociological perspective.
Eleanor Bauer staged her self-interview in the frame of Alien Resident in
Berlin and she has given a lecture 'Becoming room, Becoming Mac' in
Kaaitheaterstudio's. Besides, the B-Chronicles think tank has developed a
community game which was presented in the same context.
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