Presentation by Maria Llanderas, a student of IPL Lisbon, on her project, a audiowalk in through a quarter in Lisbon. The project is based on “choreomania”, the phenomenon of manic dancing noted in the middle ages that grasped public imagination and became pathologised in nineteenth-century. In the artwork, people follow the stories in the places and themselves „dance“ through the city. Maria speaks about body awareness, dance and choreography through the city as urban commons.
The presentation was followed by a lively discussion on dance and choreography in urban spaces and the possibiliy to include people in the „movement“. Who has contol over bodies in urban spaces, social control, laws and regulations? How can the city become a real choreographic commons?