PRAXIS Artist is our new artist talk series. Two dance artists share their process and practice. PRAXIS Artist feature practitioners who through movement and embodiment create different approaches to choreography and performance. PRAXIS Oslo selects one artist and they select a second artist with whom they can reflect and converse. Our first event will take place February 6, 2020 19:00 with Ilse Gheriki (NO/Be) and pavleheidler (Se) in the black box at Deichman Grünerløkka.
Ilse Ghekiere and pavleheidler are long-time collaborators as both dancers and writers. Between 2013 and 2018 they committed to a weekly writing exchange called 'writing bubbles', a practice that supported and enriched their current writing engagements
Ilse Ghekiere is an artist, writer and activist. She studied dance at the Conservatory of Antwerp and art history at The Free University of Brussels. In 2017 she received a grant from the Flemish government to research sexism in the Belgian dance scene. Since the publication of her article "#Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism" in the fall of 2017, Ghekiere has continued to work with projects related to issues around abuse of power in the arts. She is the initiator of ENGAGEMENT, an artist-led movement tackling sexual harassment, sexism and power abuse in the Belgian arts field. She also works as a dance reviewer for Norks Shakespearetidsskrift. Ghekiere lives and works in Oslo and Brussels.
pavleheidler has been dancing-performing, studying, writing, and teaching dancing professionally since early teenage-hood; inevitably considering their varied engagements with the field of experimental dancing and choreography––where choreography is understood to be an expanded practice––as opportunities to continue studying the notions of (1) embodiment, (2) performativity, (3) expression, and (4) success in communication.
pavleheidler studied dancing-performing at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, graduated from the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in 2012, and took their MFA degree in Choreography-specialisation-Performance from the University of Dance and Circus at the Stockholm University of the Arts in 2015. They are currently studying Body-Mind Centering® with Embody-Move, UK. pavleheidler is the recipient of the 2018/2019 International Choreographer’s Stipend awarded annually to a Swedish dance artist by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.