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dancing in the streets

not with david bowie (though i would not mind dancing with him…) but rather with an amazing, absolutely rad crowd of students & lecturers that have been attending our masterclass in novosibirsk/russia and got heavily involved with ethnographic explorations into the city and conceptualizations of urban spaces.

the workshop has just been followed by an exhibition at the academy of architecture and arts, see the blog for photographs; the gallery as such can be found here.
the whole project will be completed by a workshop lead by choreographer richard siegal and, eventually, the final performance going out dancing in the streets of novosibirsk. perhaps re-enacting the everyday, staging sth., whatever, we will have to wait for richards ideas what to do with the notations and concepts we found during the workshop!

i will soon post a little bit more about the concept and the intentions behind the project. for those multilingual ones try stadt & tanz nowosibirsk to find out more.
the course as well as the whole programm we planned around it, is initiated by the local goethe institute in cooperation with the academy of architecture and arts as well as novosibirsk state university.

thanks to anna and all of you keeping the blog up!


interviews online @ dspace

Crawling the savage minds blog I came across a link that refers to several hundert .mp4 files of interviews and thougths by Paul Rabinow, Marylin Strathern, Jean and John Comaroff amongst others at Cambridge Social Anthropology’s DSpace.
A warning goes that the files are quite big. In this case it seems that transcriptions are available. However, it is a valuable source. See the post at
savage minds or go directly to the DSpace archive

dancing with the tribes. on the internet.

so admittedly, this little thingy is being posted all over right now. nevertheless it is fab, fun and worthwhile watching.

michael welsch is assistant professor at kansas state university and he explores the internet. by means of participant observation. so this might be a nice past time to get into methodology, the way online media asks for.

and whatever cool story you heard about dancing kids, hugging strangers or cruel music travelling the world, numa numa, here we go… Read the rest of this entry »