form/RELAY/content – a Symposium on Artistic Material in Music and Dance

form/RELAY/content – a Symposium on Artistic Material in Music and Dance

April 29th & 30th, 2023

Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Turmstraße 3-5, 50733 Cologne

The Symposium form/RELAY/content brings artistic and scientific contributions and formats on artistic material in music and dance into dialogue. With performances, lectures, dance-based and sound-based formats, feed forward and feedback moments as well as talks, the symposium negotiates the theme(s) form, relay and content from the perspective of dance and music, inviting research-based contributions as well as artistic practices.
The symposium is part of the three-years EU-funded research project „RELAY – Thinking Artistic Material in Music and Dance“, supported by the ERASMUS+ programme „Cooperation Partnerships". The projects title and aim refers to the „relay“ as the moment of a „passing-over“: During the Olympics in Rio 2016 the Japanese team unexpectedly won the silver medals in men's 4x100 meter Relay Final, even though individually all team members ran slower than their competitors. The secret to their success was instead due to their work with optimizing the hand overs of the baton from one runner to the next, saving them precious seconds in the tight race. This analogy depicts the project's subject: favoring collaboration, the in-betweens and passing-overs between the collaborating institutions, the programmed events, the artists involved and the public it gets in touch with.

The symposium takes place at ZZT/Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln on April 29th & 30th, 2023. Selected formats are being streamed online and accessible via Zoom.

The event takes place in English.

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