< All Programmes
Indoor-Outdoor: Dancewalks with Foofwa d’Imobilité
A hybrid between walking and dancing, Dancewalks are dance as voyage. Dancewalking is a dance that always travels through space: either outdoors, dancing through several kilometers, or indoors, dance-ambulating within a closed space.
*This page is available as a downloadable accessibility document.
About this programme
INDOOR DANCEWALKS – RETROPERSPECTIVES AND VOYAGE
4 December 2019, at 6PM
The indoor Dancewalk is a paradox that will be an initiation to the outdoor Dancewalk. The local and indoor Dancewalk let’s one apprehend with intimacy, the freedom of traveling through dance, in body and spirit, but within enclosed space(s). It is also an analytical and historical account of the 600 kilometers danced around the world by Foofwa d’Imobilité since 2015. On stage, surrounded by one vertical and one horizontal video projection, a lone female dancer, Alizée Sourbé, will dialogue with the audio-visuals of 30 Outdoor Dancewalk performances incarnating the particular kinaesthetic coordination of dancewalking. Through her live performance, the audience travels around the globe in communion with the Dancewalk participants captured on the video : musicians, dancers, amateurs, artists, professionals, children and all sorts of people in Switzerland, France, Italy, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, Iran, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Africa and China.
OUTDOOR DANCEWALK – Khirkee
6 December 2019, at 3:30PM
In the outdoor Dancewalk interaction with the city, the landscape becomes poetry. The audiences walk along or join the Dancewalk, shattering the dividing line between performer and spectator. Each person in the energetic and joyous group can reaffirm their dancing personality. The whole experience becomes a celebration of freedom. The outdoor Dancewalk involves dancing through parts of a city. It is also a social and politic-ethical act through art, joy and a sense of community. Accompanied by dancers of his company, working with local dancers, musicians and artists, as well as inviting anybody to join the dance through workshops and classes, Foofwa declares through this dance in the public space that each one of us can reclaim one’s freedom and pride of being unique.
In the Khirkee edition, the walk will begin at Khoj and meander through Khirkee roads. It will end at Saket Select City mall, across the roads, underlining the contrast between the two parts of the city.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Foofwa d’Imobilité is a Swiss dancer, performer, choreographer, dance teacher and the artistic director of Compagnie Neopost Foofwa. Dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Foofwa d’Imobilité started his career as a choreographer in 1998 in New York and founded the Neopost Foofwa Company in Geneva in 2000. Since then he has put his body and mind at the service of creations where the human, the generous, and the authentic prevail over aesthetics. His most recent works focus on the practice of “being-here-present”, which allows the works to be permeable to unpredictability, spontaneity and authenticity.
Curatorial Intensive South Asia 2023
The fifth edition of Curatorial Intensive South Asia (CISA) 2023 returns with tutors Latika Gupta, curator based in Delhi and Shuddhabrata Sengupta from Raqs Media Collective. The Phase I of the Intensive is a combination of talks, seminars and workshops that look at histories of exhibition-making, institutions and their limitations. Emerging discussions incorporate a wide range of curatorial frameworks and…
We are pleased to announce our artists in residence for Peers 2023 at Khoj Celine Jacob @sruthy_v_j Fileona Endoxa Dkhar @fileona.dkhar Gopa Roy @goparoy18 Mothe Mahesh @mothe_mahesh_ Shiv Shankar @shiv_shankar106 This year’s critic-in-residence is Riya Talitha Samuel @mithran.rt Special thanks to the jury for reviewing the long list of applications provided by the Khoj curatorial team, and selecting the Peers 2023 cohort Manisha Parekh @manisha.parekh5 Premjish…
The Observatory : Second Site
The Observatory: Second Site project, by artists Rohini Devasher and Legion Seven, began with an interrogation of the complicated history of observational astronomy and the ways in which ‘seeing’ is strange and more ambiguous than one might imagine. Since then it has transformed far beyond its original scope. At the core of this new iteration is the question of how perception impacts sight…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities A Staged Hearing
Conceived by Khoj International Artists’ Association and Zuleikha Chaudhari, in collaboration with lawyer Harish Mehla; ‘In the matter Re: Rights of Nature’ is a staged hearing which foregrounds the Rights of Nature as an expansion of the Right to Life as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Following on from an earlier project, Landscape As Evidence: Artist As Witness which was…
28th Parallel North – An Expeditionary Weather Station
Formed in response to the climate emergency, the World Weather Network is a constellation of weather stations set up by 28 arts agencies around the world and an invitation to look, listen, learn, and act. For Khoj’s Weather Station, artists and researchers Shahana Rajani and Zahra Malkani, Atul Bhalla, Mithu Sen and Raqs Media Collective are undertaking walks and treks…
Body As Barometer – Live Arts Workshop 2022
For the Delhi leg of the Live Arts Workshop, Khoj wishes to locate the body as central to the making of live arts, and thus simultaneously locate the quality of liveness that emanates from the body. In this framework, the body emerges as an ever-sensing tool, interacting with atmospheres, architectures, materials, technologies, interfaces and communities, mediating affect. The body becomes…
Khoj Live 2012
From the first International Workshop in 1997, to Khoj Live 2008 (a six-day Live Art festival) and most recently through a series of international residencies devoted to performance and time-based practices, Khoj has consistently engaged with the genre of Live Art. In an attempt to further explore the possibilities of the genre, specifically within the context of contemporary cultural production in India, Khoj…
Khoj Live 2008
As part of our 10-year celebrations, KHOJ curated the first ever International Performance Art Festival in New Delhi, celebrating KHOJ’s consistent engagement with the genre of live art practices. Live Art is an umbrella term encompassing a range of performance, performative and time-based practices that are unrestricted by art form boundaries. The Festival ran a dynamic six-day programme of events,…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities Cafe Classroom
As an arts space, Khoj is constantly grappling with modes of knowledges across disciplines. Our curatorial approach strongly emphasises learning as praxis, accepting our role as trying to forge together new entry points into the thematics that interest us. Over the course of researching Does the Blue Sky Lie?, we realised the need to relearn what we know about the…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities Exhibition
The Does the Blue Sky Lie? exhibition brings together works by Abhishek Hazra, Architecture for Dialogue + Salil Parekh, Hanna Husberg, Thukral and Tagra, Pradip Saha, Saraab (Shahana Rajani, Omer Wasim), and Sharbendu De. Engaging with questions of being in “common” with our atmosphere, the works delve into the effects of extractive infrastructures on landscapes, the hubris of technocratic solutions…
Khoj x TBA21 on St_age Safarnama
A sound piece tracing the textures and toxicities of air. Invoking the presence of jinns to explore the textures and toxicities of air, Safarnama (2020) activates natural and sacred worlds to pay attention to the intimacy of toxic colonialisms. Borrowing its name from and referencing the history of travel literature produced in the Islamic world, Safarnama traces the journey of…
Does The Blue Sky Lie?: Testimonies of Air’s Toxicities air expo 22
Come BREATHE with us Come LIVE with us Come ADOPT a piece of the sky with us Come PLAY with us Come IMAGINE a future with us Masks. Air Purifiers. Anti-Smog Guns. Smog Towers. Wearable Ion Generating Purifiers. Techno-scientific innovations are seen as the most desirable solutions for toxic airs by a neoliberal society. The first episode of Does the…