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Collective amnesia – choreographic excavation of suppressed narratives

LICA#4 (May 15-20, 2024) disrupts dominant narratives through international artists. Their embodied stories unearth erased histories and challenge sanitized versions of the past. Ephemeral dance becomes a tool for reclaiming silenced voices and confronting suppressed narratives. The artists explore themes of forbidden expression and collective transformation, inviting us to co-create a future informed by diverse truths.

Welcome ceremony by the host, Rani Nair (Lund). Rani´s work is represented at the Performing arts museum and Dance museum in Stockholm. Recurring thematics are archive and memory with a special interest indecolonial practices and postcolonial aesthetics. https://raninair.se

Performance Lecture by Dr Sandra Chatterjee (Kolkata/Munich). Dancing out of time and place: memory and choreography in the South Asian diaspora in Continental Europe. Dr Chatterjee is a dancer, choreographer and researcher and willpresent the research work over Nyota Inyoka, one of many forgotten dancers in the 20th century. https://ebrary.net/

Performance Lecture by Denise Palmieri (Vienna). Denise is a performance artist, curator and co-president of the Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ). In her role as a curator, she addresses the theme of the “politics of care” across diverse  disciplines. Her responsibilities involve fostering an inclusive artistic community among queer-feminist artists. Palmieri will present her work together with the work of VBKÖ.  https://www.vbkoe.org

Closing ceremony by Ray Roa Alonso (Copenhagen). Ray is an Anglo/Filipino contemporary dance artist who has used his work to explore themes of social connections, fluid realities, queerness, and representation. Ray Roa will present an artistic reflection upon LICA#4 and point out LICA#5, taking place in 2025.

Long table conversation – welcoming the audience

Lund International Choreography Assembly (LICA #4; 15-20 May, 2024) is hosted by Embassy of Movement, a platform based in Skåne working with representation, community and diversity. It is a meeting place between theory and practice, caring for international artistic exchanges, guided by decolonial conviction and strategies. https://raninair.se/LICA

LICA#4 supported by: Statens Kulturråd, Region Skåne, Konstnärsnämnden, Lunds kommun, SkissernasMuseum, Page 28, Riksteatern Lund, Dansalliansen, Danscentrum Syd.

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