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Julie Carrere’s artistic practice focuses on creating work accessible to social groups that are not going to the theater often or don’t feel included in the contemporary art world.

For the last few months, her research focused on analyzing mechanisms used by dancing bodies to develop a connection with their viewers. One representation of connecting with an audience through dance today is the viral TikTok Dance challenges. The choreographies of these challenges are created to captivate online viewers and generate a reaction (a like or comment) as a sign of approval, in the same way, that a physical audience would clap at the end of a performance in the theater. T

aking inspiration from the famous video platform, Julie intends to develop choreography based on a continuous flow of movements (like the continuous flow of images unraveling on TikTok) while repeatedly breaking its linearity with catchy movements inspired by Commercial Dance and the choreographies of viral TikTok dance challenges.

Part of this work questions how codes of seduction, femininity, and high intensity of physical effort have a central part in dance online, and how they are linked to entertainment and our consumption habits implemented by capitalism (the viewer of viral dance challenges is fed with a rapid flow of movements, without having the time to digest them or question the meaning of the gestures).

Julie’s creative process will take into consideration the central part that gender expression plays in those online dance formats. Standardized codes of femininity are widely present on TikTok and are often at the core of the choreographies of the viral dance challenges. Those representations of femininity seem to be inspired by famous singers (Britney Spears, Rosalia, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Nicky Minaj), feminine icons of their generation influencing the representations of feminine bodies, specific gestures, and movements repeated online.

"reinkommen" ("coming in") is ada Studio's latest performance series. It gives young choreographers the opportunity to open their work process, invite the audience to come in and to get into conversation.
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Research & Presentation: Julie Carrere