The choreographed conversation is a platform for sharing artistic practice through a performative medium. Such a talk will take place about the topic of Rosé Porn, presented by Zoja Smutny on the same day.
The choreographed conversation is a talk between visual artists, choreographers, curators, and audience members. In this particular conversation, artists and curators will share their thoughts and questions on influence between disciplines, mediating that influence within their own work, and where influence becomes visible.
The conversation will take at its forefront Zoja Smutny's Rosé Porn, a work greatly influenced by models of making from the visual arts and music, and designed to be performed in venues native to these forms. The conversation participants are Anthony Burnham, Ame Henderson , Amelia Ehrhardt, Claudia Fancello, Guntar Kravis, Anne Marie St-Jean Aubre, and Zoja Smutny.
This event is presented as part of GESTURES2 : at the crossroad of dance and visual arts
Zoja Smutny is an artist that works at the intersection of dance, visual arts, music and writing. She recently completed her Masters at UDK in Berlin. She spends her time between Berlin, Toronto, and Montréal performing, making choreographies and teaching. She is currently a resident artist with Dancemakers, where she is working on her concept album Rosé Porn. Her research is founded in her curiosities around intimacy, presence, popular culture, the cinematic frame, critical theory and shared practices.
Dancemakers is Toronto’s second oldest contemporary dance company. Dancemakers proposes a curatorial practice about people, about making space for a multitude of perspectives and systems of thought with the vision of centering towards people as individuals. They embrace a multi-voices system through their co-curatorial approach to provide a base for artists to make, think, and do. As a centre for everyone they pose the questions: “what is dance?”, “why are you dancing?” and “how do you define what you do right now?”