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In Performance: Philipp Gehmacher – walk + talk no. 7

Philipp Gehmacher
walk + talk no. 7
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The unique project walk + talk is an attempt to integrate movement and language on stage. At the invitation of Tanzquartier Wien, Gehmacher curated STILL MOVING in 2008. For this occasion he developed a series introducing the specific format of walk + talk. Gehmacher asked a number of dancers and choreographers to speak out and give their thoughts on the body in motion. This has resulted in widely varying outcomes: from improvisations to manifestos, from poetic moods to explanations of people’s own dance practices. Previous participants amongst others were Antonia Baehr, Boris Charmatz and Meg Stuart.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble bigartgroup.com and network, blog, and publisher, contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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