Dance and theatre critic, researcher
26 March to 10 April 2017
Teresa Fazan is a dance and theatre critic living in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, she is studying at the College of Inter-area Individual Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. She is regularly publishing critical reviews of contemporary dance as well as choreography and also participating in various projects, conferences, and residencies. In her academical research, she is particularly interested in relations between the theory of art, aesthetics, and phenomenology.
I would like to use my experience as a dance critic and a researcher to prepare a critical paper about the process of creative work of the company in the residence. I plan to analyse practices used during the rehearsals. I intend to use such tools as: active observation, interviews with dancers and open discussions. Moreover, I would like to share my experience in a form of a few informal lectures, concerning body movement, improvisation, and dance in relation to the researches of phenomenology, philosophy, and cognitive science.