Hannah Franziska Feiler

Performing Politics. Political potentials within contemporary dance

In her research project, Hannah Franziska Feiler asks how contemporary dance unfolds political effect and what political, critical, resistant potentials are always already present. Normative orders  determining the possibilities for bodies (not) to move in certain spaces are criticised and renegotiated in dance: Contemporary dance forms not only address the changeability of norms that assign bodies and subjects clearly defined positions in spatially defined tableaus, but also perform this change.
Jacques Rancière's concept of the "Distribution of the Sensible" serves as a starting point, which is confronted by further conceptions of politics, e.g. by Judith Butler. With this perspective, Hannah Feiler examines plays and political protest forms drawing on dance by focusing on the process and the practice of dance. The aim of this research project is to develop a political aesthetic of contemporary dance.

 

About

Hannah Franziska Feiler studied philosophy and intercultural arts in Hildesheim and Montpellier. After her studies, she initially worked on various dance and theatre projects, including the format Theatrales Philosophieren in Hamburg. From August 2019 to March 2022, she worked as project coordinator and dramaturg for Compagnie Fredeweß in Hanover. Since April 2022, she has been a researcher at the DFG research training group 2477 Aesthetic Practice at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Hildesheim.

 

Short CV

Studies

since 04/2022: PhD student at the DFG Research Training Group 2477 Aesthetic Practice at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Hildesheim

08/2019 – 03/2022: Project coordinator and dramaturge of the Compagnie Fredeweß in Hanover

12/2017 – 03/2018: Assistant director at Zuckerhut Theaterprodukt in Hildesheim; production: Na dann, gute Nacht!

09/2016 – 06/2017: Assistant director for the format Theatrales Philosophieren at the Ernst-Deutsch-Theatre in Hamburg

09/2016 – 11/2016: Assistant director at Zuckerhut Theaterprodukt in Hildesheim; production: Das halbe Leben (Half of Life)

 

Professional Career

since 04/2022: research assistant/doctoral candidate in the DFG Research Training Group 2477 Aesthetic Practice at the Institute of Philosophy of the Foundation University of Hildesheim

08/2019 - 03/2022: Project coordinator and dramaturg of the Compagnie Fredeweß in Hannover

12/2017 - 03/2018: assistant director at Zuckerhut Theaterprodukt in Hildesheim; production: Na dann, gute Nacht!

09/2016 - 06/2017: Assistant director for the format Theatrales Philosophieren at the Ernst-Deutsch-Theater in Hamburg

09/2016 - 11/2016: Assistant director at Zuckerhut Theaterprodukt in Hildesheim; Production: Half of Life

 

Further work experience

Translation

Anja Rüdiger: „Hegemonie als ethische Praxis. Zu den Strategien sozialer Bewegungen im neoliberalen Staat“ [From Resistance to Reconstruction: Hegemonic Movement Practices in the Neoliberal State], in: Andreas Hetzel (Hrsg.): Radikale Demokratie. Zum Staatsverständnis von Chantal Mouffe und Ernesto Laclau, Baden-Baden 2017 (Nomos Verlag).

Lecture (with Marvin Dreiwes; 03/2019): “We’ll come united. On fragile performance of pluralised collectivity” during the workshop Critical perspectives on the formation of collectivity at the Research Institute for Philosophy Hanover.

04/2013 – 07/2013: Tutor for Parwez Ghafoori‘s seminar Introduction to Ethics at the University of Hildesheim

10/2011 – 12/2011: Internship in the cultural programme at the Goethe-Institut Lima, Peru