Dancing in Common

  • Claudia Kappenberg (Participant)

    Activity: EventsConference


    "Communal I/lands." Paper.
    Abstract: This paper is concerned with the potential of communally owned land in the 21st century, and explores the relation between communal land, participatory screen/dance practices and community resilience in the case of Isle Martin, an island owned by the Ullapool community, Scotland. The island was once a herring station involved in the Scottish Slave trade, and later supported small-scale industries, but is now uninhabited. Having lost its historical purpose in terms of an exploitation of peoples and land for the sake of private profit, the island offers an opportunity to develop a different communal imagination, via a collaborative cinematic project.
    Period9 Aug 2019
    Event typeConference
    LocationChicago, United StatesShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • the commons
    • island
    • dancing
    • choreography
    • screendance
    • Community
    • participation
    • resilience