Choreographies for Survival working group investigated the resilient body and the generative culture space that emerges between bodies that engage in creative acts together. The group process culminated in a performative intervention at a Groupmuse classical music concert, presented at Pioneer Works. “A Massive Listening Experiment” was a giant and intimate classical music concert, featuring conductorless string ensemble Shattered Glass, that immersed the audience members and musicians alike in creative and varied modes of listening.
Using a variety of social choreographic techniques, the Choreographies for Survival working group worked to facilitate the emergence of a social space at the "A Massive Listening Experiment" that was constructed through embodied modes of listening, and in doing so engaged the senses in deep and transformative modes of observation and relation. In creating a space that was at once revelatory and participatory, members of the Choreographies for Survival working group worked to foster the ecological conditions within which music can build new pathways in the mind, helping us arrive at new ideas and social relations, in order to build a new society.
Choreographies for Survival was coordinated by Eugenia Manwelyan. Working group members included Ino Badanjak, Ernest Goodmaw, Max Jacob, Eleni Kontos, Diego Martintereso, Jaanika Peerna, Marta Pia, Danica Selem, Sarah Trignano