So exciting to see Marjana Krajac’s presentation on choreography and film. She talks about “photo-cinematic ontology” and explores how dance moves beyond performance thanks to the camera. The images of the Zagreb earthquakes make the camera’s lens even more vital to help us understand how we interact with movement in life and on screen or page. How might we connect these ideas with “Euridice’s gaze” as described by Nikolina Lazetic in her paper in the same grouping?
Interesting to see a piece on Serbia coupled with a study of Russophonic immigrants to Switzerland. Can we generalize about how relationships among Slavs pull and push people together and apart? Is it mostly in outside cultures that kumstvo loses its power? I’d love to see a discussion of this topic.