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HTA Ringvorlesung

Rhythm in the early Body Culture - Katja Rothe, Cultural Scientist and Historian

Rhythm is a Dancer? On Rhythm, Movement and Choreography

Organised by: MA Choreography and Performance, ATW, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen in collaboration with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

This lecture will outline the significance of the notion of rhythm as a mode of perception in the early 20th century. Especially the intertwining of gymnastics, dance and "Lebensreform" ("life reform") will be examined.

Katja Rothe studied German Literature, Cultural Studies, History and Psychology. Since 2011 Juniorprofessor (assistant professor) for Performing Arts at Berlin University of the Arts’. Fields of research: History of Performing Arts, History of science (Psychology, Pedagogy, Ergonomics, Economic, Management Theory), History of Media (Radio, TV), Gender Studies. At the moment she is working on a research project on the history of the relation between performing arts and behavior research in the 20th century entitled “Soul-Staging.”