What forms of resistance emerge on the dance floor? Can raving combine pleasure with political activism? What unites dance floors worldwide, and what distinguishes them in their social and cultural relevance?
Even if its consumption increasingly takes place online, music still stands for an immediate and deeply communal experience. In a club culture characterized by escapism and profit logic, however, the significance of the dance floor as a political place is being lost from view. In urban centers around the world, actors are working to defend and repeatedly reimagine this space. At Shaping Dance Floors, some of them come together for a conversation with the audience.
Producer and organizer Phatstoki, DJ and radio host Eugenia Seriakov from the Berlin collective Sound System Culture, scholar Larisa Kingston Mann aka DJ Ripley and choreographer Peeps talk with Samira Hamid Sharifu about their experiences in underground club culture and the possibilities of making a difference in their communities. Afterwards, there will be a house dance workshop with Peeps and DJ sets by Phatstoki and Sarah Farina.
On Music: Shaping Dance Floors
1.9.2022 | Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00 CET / Free entry
HKW | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin