Tanzperformance in der Schweiz – Solotanz und Performance (Kunst) überkreuzt

von Dorothea Rust

Tanzperformance in der Schweiz – Solotanz und Performance (Kunst) überkreuzt

published in Floating Gaps, Performance Chronik Basel (1968–1986), editors, Sabine Gebhart Fink, Muda Mathis, Margarit von Büren, diaphanes, Zürich 2011, ISBN 978-3-03734-172-8, S. 209–219


book information (the publication is in German):

How can performance art be remembered? And how can performance art be adequately communicated? The Performance Chronicle Basel, entitled "Floating Gaps", documents performative works via hitherto largely unpublished photographs, numerous interviews with contemporary witnesses and video stills, before the onset of the "Floating Gap" - the collective memory gap. In a narrowly defined and exemplary field, information on exemplary performative practices from 1968 to the mid-1980s is thus processed and reflected upon.

With text contributions by Sigrid Adorf, Sabine Gebhardt Fink, Ruth Lang, Muda Mathis, Dorothea Rust, Sigrid Schade and Silke Wenk, Anna Schürch and Margarit von Büren. Interviews with Jean-Christophe Ammann, the «Lady Goddesses» (Monika Dillier and Lisa Stärkle), Jochen Gerz, Edu Haubensak, Valerian Maly, Reinhard Manz, Franz Mäder, Wolf D. Prix (Coop Himmelblau), René Pulver, Alex Silber and Gilli & Diego Stampa.

The publication is supported by the Institute for Cultural Studies of the ZHdK, the Lottery Fund Basel Stadt, the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Canton of Basellandschaft, the Ernst Göhner Foundation in Zug and pro helvetia.

Text in German «Dance performance in Switzerland, solo dance and performance (art) crossed over» on the website of Performance Chronik Basel