FREIRAUM Salon #16
// Peer-to-Peer
with Foteini Papadopoulou
11 jan 2023 at 6 pm

New Year, New Salons: Our first FREIRAUM Salon in January 2023 is a Peer-to-Peer meeting in which artists from the FREIRAUM community regularly give insights into their work.

Foteini Papadopoulou is a freelance choreographer, director and movement researcher from Düsseldorf. “What do you see when you look at movement?” was the question of her 2014 multimedia dance performance “afaao”, and this question, or variations of it, seem to run through many of her works. For the 2017 work “Stück für drei Tänzer” (piece for three dancers), she worked for the first time extensively in the thematic field of tension in which she feels most at home as a choreographer: everyday absurdities and escapist banalities. Papadopoulou uses dance notation, predominantly Laban kinetography, to transform movements, to analyse and compose movements – and to reflect on them. In 2020, she conducted “Movement Journals / Moving Journals”, an experiment in processes of transformation and practices of remembering movement in the form of a #366daychallenge.

After a 30-minute input about notation, explained using one of her recent works, Foteini and the FREIRAUM team are happy to have a discussion with you, for example on questions such as: How can notation support movement and dance – and dance makers? What does a score tell us as an object with its own artistic value and purpose? What new perspectives can we take? Why is notation-based thinking particularly good at promoting interdisciplinary work?

Afterwards, as in every salon, a freshly prepared vegetarian dinner awaits us, where we can continue our common exchange in a relaxed atmosphere.

Please register to plan the evening at:
Since we will be eating together, we ask that you test yourself beforehand if possible and stay home if you have any symptoms of illness.
Language of the Input: English