*This pop up collection will be open from Thursday – Saturday between 12PM and 5PM.
The Nottdance Reading Room is a pop-up collection that will be available for 3 days during the festival bringing together a range of publications by artists and a selection of readings around relevant themes.
A rare chance to encounter a temporary gathering of some of the many excellent self-produced publications being created by different artists in the dance field today – in the form of original zines, books, scores, documentation and more. We’re delighted to say Hamish MacPherson will be bringing a collection of artists’ zines he has gathered from Chisenhale Dance Space in London, alongside his own zine Still (see full contribution list below).
The Nottdance Reading Room will also host a selection of books and articles that open up thinking and discussion around important subjects and questions. These will include a selection of readings on climate activism and artistic practice, contributed by Rita Marcalo (aka Instant Dissidence), and a selection of readings on Anti-Racist Practices in Dance.
This space is for you to browse, have a chat, open up a new conversation but also an opportunity to take home one of the original artists’ publications that will be for sale.
Join us on Thursday 10 October for Reading Room Hang-out. An event that shines a light on The Nottdance Reading Room in an informal chance to hang out and discuss with some of the creators of the publications and reading lists.
Suitable for all.
|CLIMATE EMERGENCY & ARTISTIC PRACTICE, CONTRIBUTED BY RITA MARCALO
||The Unhabitable Earth: A story of the Future
||Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an ages of crisis
|An Extinction Rebellion Handbook
||This is not a drill
||The power of just doing stuff: How local action can change the world
||No one is too small to make a difference
||Playing for time: Making art as if the world mattered
|ANTI-RACIST PRACTICES IN DANCE
||Does Abstraction Belong to White People?: Thinking the politics of race in contemporary dance. BOMB
||50:50 Dance Programming – Is It Time For Quotas In Dance?, 7 March 2019
||Activating Whiteness: Racializing the Ordinary in US American Postmodern Dance.
Dance Research Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, 2018, pp. 71–84
||Talking Politics of Contact Improvisation with Steve Paxton
Dance Research Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, 2018, pp. 5–18
|Thomas F DeFrantz
||I Am Black: (you have to be willing to not know)
Theater 47 no. 2 (1 May 2017): 9–21.
|Contemporary Dance Whiteness resource list