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An open conversation on intermateriality (in dance/writing/research) 9-2-22


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An open conversation on intermateriality (in dance), (in writing), (in research)

  • Feb 9th 1.30–3.30 on ZOOM
  • KEYWORDS: Intermateriality, embodied research practices, embodied writing, Amerta Movement

On online workshop with Paula Kramer, a dance researcher and movement artist based in Berlin. Paula's work focuses on intermateriality in site-specific movement practices and choreography. She completed an artistic PhD in Dance at Coventry University (UK) in 2015, followed by a three-year post-doc position at the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki (FI). She currently supports choreographer Katja Münker’s participatory outdoor piece Schrittweise (premiere in Sept. 2022, Berlin) as production manager and associated researcher.

As a dancer she has worked extensively with Helen Poynor, Bettina Mainz and Suprapto Suryodarmo. In her working practice she collaborates with materials and organisms of many different orders—as active agents in the making of movement, performance and choreography, and as partners in the creation of daily life and sense-making. She publishes widely in the field of artistic research through bodily practices and is a board member of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices as well as a founding member of AREAL – Artistic Research Lab Berlin.

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Her artist book Suomenlinna // Gropius – two Contemplations on Body, Movement and Intermateriality came out in 2021 (Triarchy Press, UK).


List of Publications (selection):

2021    Suomenlinna | Gropius. Two Contemplations on Body, Movement and Intermateriality. Axminster: Triarchy Press, 180 pages.

2021    The Changing Body - Configuring Awareness as Alive In: Reeve, Sandra (Ed): Body and Awareness, pp. 33 – 45. Axminster: Triarchy Press.

2021    Poynor, Helen, Kramer, Paula and Kneale, Hilary: Walk of Life Training in Non-stylised and Environmental Movement, Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 12:2, 233-249.

2019    Bacon, Jane, Hilton, Rebecca, Kramer, Paula, and Midgelow, Vida (Eds). Researching (in/as) Motion: A Resource Collection, Artistic Doctorates in Europe, Nivel - Artistic Research in the Performing arts (No.10), Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki.

2019    Artistic Research as a Tool of Critique. Co-authored with Stephanie Misa. In ibid.: Researching (in/as) Motion: A Resource Collection.

2019    About Adequacy: Making Body-based Artistic Research Public. Co-authored with Emma Meehan. In ibid: Researching (in/as) Motion: A Resource Collection.

2015    Producing the Golden Calf. Notes on the ritual of thesis writing in the context of artistic research. In: Quaresma, José, Dias, Fernando Rosa, Longley, Alys (Hrsg.): Ironic Assemblies. Assimilating methods in Practice-Led Research, p. 138 – 145. Lisbon: University of Lisbon Press.

2015    Moving, Writing, Living – Experimental Documentary Practices in Site-Specific Dance Research. Co-authored with Alys Longley. In: NOFOD Conference proceedings, Expanding Notions: Dance, Practice, Research, Method. Reykjavik, Iceland, 28. – 31.05.2015.

2015    Dancing Materiality – A Study of Agency and Confederations in Contemporary Outdoor Dance Practices. PhD Thesis, Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University, UK.

2012    Bodies, Rivers, Rocks and Trees: Meeting agentic materiality in contemporary outdoor dance practices. In: Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, 17:4, pp. 83-91.