POSTDANCE was a conference initiated by André Lepecki, Danjel Andersson and Gabriel Smeets.
The conference was held at MDT in Stockholm, 14-16 October 2015. It derived from the desire to talk and think about current and ongoing tendencies in the fields of dance and choreography and their traditions. POSTDANCE was not an existing term or a borrowed concept; it is rather a container. The aim was to keep this non-concept open source and make a reversed conference. Instead of saying what POSTDANCE is, a wide range of thinkers, makers, writers, curators and others from the fields of dance and choreography were invited to fill the container, keeping it open and urgent.
What if POSTDANCE were a book?
Soon, it will be. Three of the conference attendees, Mette Edvardsen, Mårten Spångberg and Danjel Andersson, have acted as a precarious editorial board and invited more thinkers to fill the open container. Some of the texts and thoughts in the book come directly from the conference and some are new.