Every type of dance is based on an underlying symbolism. Dance can be a form of socialising, an art form or an expression of ritualistic practices. How do the Rave-o-lution of 12 March 2018 in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi and anti-fascist protests in Berlin relate to ancient Dionysian rituals, and why does the soundtrack to these events come from the drums of African Americans? And to what extent does dance club culture reflect the current socio-political situation and the struggle of individuals or of groups? The exhibition, curated by Bogomir Doringer, aims to find a definition of 'Dance of Urgency' that is based on those emotions arising out of personal and collective crises.
Participants: Chiara Baldini* (ITA), Jan Beddegenoodts (BEL), Irina Birger* (NLD), Heather Dewey-Hagborg* (USA), Shohei Fujimoto* (JPN), Nikolaus Geyrhalter (AUT), Frédéric Gies* (FRA), Kélina Gotman (GBR/CAN), Dan Halter (ZAF), Dimitri Hegemann* / TRESOR (GER), Sampo Hänninen (FIN), Cornelius Harris & Mark Flash / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE (USA), Andrew Herzog (USA), iN Club (AZE), Damien Jalet (BEL/FRA), JAZAR CREW (PSE), Liese Kingma* (NLD) / Clubcommission Berlin, Rafael Kozdron (POL), Yarema Malashchuk* & Roman Himey* / CXEMA (UKR), MAMBA NEGRA (BRA), Pedro Marum* (PRT), Moniker* (NLD), Naja Orashvili* & Giorgi Kikonishvili* / BASSIANI (GEO), Francesco Pusterla* (ITA), RECLAIM CLUB CULTURE, Paata Sabelashvili* (GEO), Derek Sivers (USA), SPACEMAKER (NLD), Anna Vasof (AUT), Ari Versluis (NLD), Anne de Vries (NLD)
Exhibition Curated By Bogomir Doringer / Exhibition Graphics: Alessia Scuderi / Video Trailer: Rafael Kozdron