20th Biennale of Sydney Program
Translating Dance: Noa Eshkol’s Movement Notation System
Sun 8 May, 2 – 3.30pm
Free, bookings recommended
Seminar Room, Level 2
Influential Israeli choreographer, researcher and textile artist Noa Eshkol (1924-2007) is known for the system she and Avraham Wachman created in 1958 for recording and studying movement. Join Sally Gardner, Lecturer in Dance at Deakin University, in a discussion about the significance of Eshkol’s work, which can be seen in the Embassy of Translation: the 20th Biennale of Sydney at the MCA.
This edition of the Biennale is structured around thematic clusters, conceived as 'embassies’, with each venue providing constellations of thought. The MCA is transformed into the Embassy of Translation bringing together selection a selection of works by artists that consider history as one material among others.
Image: Noa Eshkol, The Four Seasons (detail), 1995, cotton, sisal, wool, lurex, rayon, lame, sateen, polyester, jersey, cotton crepe, silk taffeta, image courtesy the Noa Eshkol Foundation for Movement Notation, Holon and neugerriemschneider, Berlin, photograph: Jens Ziehe