10 Dec 2019
Dance is understood as a way of socialising, as a nonverbal communication, as an art form, as a ritualistic practice. Could clubs be observed as micro-environments? Can dance floors tell stories about their wider contemporary cultural and socio-political systems?
Clubbing during the NATO bombing of Belgrade (Serbia) in 1999 introduced Bogomir Doringer to dance as a coping mechanism and as a political phenomenon. In 2014 he started his project using film as a medium to investigate the social phenomenon of clubbing; the collected footage initiated an interdisciplinary research project 'I Dance Alone' utilising artistic and natural science methods.
Looking at dance culture as a contemporary ritual and as an empowering phenomena, his research established two forms of dancing: that of entertainment and that of urgency. He identified the dance of urgency as a dance that rises in times of personal or collective crises and aims to empower individuals or collectives. Hear Bogomir give an insight into his research, reflecting on the dynamics of dance floors as mirrors of social and political change.
Drinks provided by Absolut Vodka