The Dance Discourse Project is a far reaching, far ranging, and ambitious project that aims to articulate in a cohesive and coherent way, from the participants themselves, what is happening in contemporary dance in the Bay Area and beyond. This on-going series of artist-driven discussions is organized by Mary Armentrout and co-produced by Dancers’ Group and CounterPULSE.
Dance Discourse Project #18: Exploring “Choreographic Thinking”
Thu, Apr 3, 7:30pm
Facilitator/Moderator: Megan Nicely with Mary Armentrout
This Dance Discourse Project looks at “choreographic thinking,” a term that describes the ways ideas arise during the process of moving. Many contemporary artists use it as a voiced resistance to the misconception that dance needs ideas before choreography is realized, that thought precedes motion, and that movement serves to express meaning. We will explore these ideas and their usefulness in understanding choreography as thinking, moving, speaking and writing.
Short articles by André Lepecki, William Forsythe, Susan Rethorst and Erin Manning will be available for download here prior to the event.
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