Bodenwieser at the Beach or, Migration and Memory
In the reaches of my embodied memory a figure is held in language and in gesture. She is re-membered in certain movements, and habits of style. Composed of fragments, of memory, mythology and history, her image is less biography than biomythography, for I never knew her, yet I know her still. Bodenwieser at the Beach or, Migration and Memory is a performance lecture based on the work and life of Gertrud Bodenwieser (1890-1959) and the corporeal tracings of her legacy found in the teachings of Shona Dunlop MacTavish.
Performed as part of the Centre for Performance Research: Grounded in Europe Past Masters event, University of Roehampton, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2001. It was performed again as part of AID Les Archives Internationale de la Danse 1931-51 Research Conference. Centre National de la Danse, Paris, 1 April, 3.30pm, 2006.
Premiere:02 December 2001
Premiere Venue:Michaelis Theatre, Roehampton University 2nd Dec 2001
Bodenwieser Dancers circa 1929