ResisTanz / 2021 / 2022

ResisTanz is a participatory dance project that processes sexualised violence on women*/female read in Leipzig.

Sadly sexualised violence on female read is a current and all affecting topic. Many women* don´t experience justice – neither through their direct environment nor through the judicial system – not to forget in relation to their ethnic, race, sexual identity, age and class…

Through an open call via different associations for women* in Leipzig and social media there was a big interest in the participation. As the organisating group we decided to let all women* participate on the basis „first come, first served“.

ResisTanz is a personal process through the artistic expression of dance improvisation. Therefore we are working on dance videos as an art product that is proof of their experiences of sexualised violence.

The very individual body memory of each participating female read in the context of this group of themes gets expressed by her dance improvisation.

Her dance, her choice of space and a created soundscape are creating her personal transformation space – in form of a short video.

We are a group of one dancer, two musicians and one graphic designer whos aim is to enhance communication, consciousness and self-empowerment after the experiences of sexualised violence. We hope to encourage each other to keep on moving – personally, artisticly and politically.

The next video will be published in September 2022!

3rd video of ResisTanz 2022

8th ofJuly

watch cemento below!

2nd video of ResisTanz 2022

10th of May

watch kindheitsort below!

International women´s day 2022 first video publishing of ResisTanz 2022!

watch nullpunkt below

We are actually doing a crowdfunding campaign to compensate all participating artists for each video and to pay the prints of the ResisTanz posters and stickers. We don´t get any funding for this project. So we would be very thankful for any amount of financial support to this project!

https://gofund.me/ca4db609

The first three ResisTanz videos tümpel im auwald, hektar and aire were published in December 2021 as a starting point to the long term project in 2022:

If you want to participate or get further information contact: ResisTanz(at)firemail.de

ResisTanz 2021 was financially supportet by StuRa HMT and Studierendenwerk Leipzig Kulturförderung

D21/LAB: Kein Ort, sondern ein Zustand - D21 Kunstraum Leipzig

ResisTanz cooperates with:

https://www.gedok-mitteldeutschland.de/

Pöge-Haus Leipzig

https://www.pöge-haus.de/de/

poster and flyer by Giulia Cabassi

https://www.instagram.com/giuliacbss/

sounddesign by Léo Marchand & Lise Sutter