tanzschreiber Dialogue: Writing about Dance

Cristina Caprioli in conversation with Andrej Mirčev
Date: 23 August 2022, 6.00-7.30 pm
Location: Tanz im August – HAU3, Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Reflecting on the complex and paradoxical relationship between the transience of the moving body and the permanence of textual trace, Cristina Caprioli and Andrej Mirčev share ideas about the intertwining of writing and dancing. The interrogation of the discursive dimension of choreography aims at articulating the point of intersection in which the body merges with the scripture and multiplies its planes of composition. In search of kinetic agencies, the talk drifts into theoretical speculation and affective modes of choreographic and performative practice.

The event is free of charge and will be held in English, without translation. All interested are cordially invited!

Due to limited capacity, please register in advance via anmeldung@tanzbuero-berlin.de.

Cristina Caprioli is a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm. In the mid 1990s she founded the independent organisation ccap, wherein she produces performances, installations, films, objects, publications and other choreographies, and runs long-term interdisciplinary research projects. During the years 2008 to 2013, Caprioli was a professor of choreographic composition at the School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) in Stockholm, and she has received a number of grants and awards. Fall 2021, Caprioli was awarded the royal medal Illis quorum meruere labores “for her extensive and significant work as a dancer and choreographer as well as outstanding contributions in both the Swedish and the international dance field.”

Andrej  Mirčev is  an  academic, dramaturge and artist  from  former  Yugoslavia,  currently  based  in  Berlin.  His interdisciplinary  artistic and discursive  practices  engages  in  possibilities  of  a  dialectical  and  intercultural  dialogue between theory/practice. His research interests include spatial theory, intermediality, memory and archives, critical theory and performance. Currently, he is interim professor at the University of Arts, Berlin.


tanzschreiber is a module of “Perspektive Tanz“, a project of Tanzbüro Berlin, supported by Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlin e.V. and funded for 2021-2023 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe Berlin.