definitions

Mette Ingvartsen’s Yes Manifesto (2005)

Yes to redefining virtuosityYes to conceptualizing experience, affects, sensationYes to materiality/body practiceYes to investment of performer and spectatorYes to expressionYes to excessYes to ‘invention'(however impossible)Yes to un-naming, decoding and recoding expressionYes to non-recognition, non-resemblanceYes to non-sense/illogicYes to organizing principles rather than fixed logic systemsYes to methodology and proceduresYes to editing…

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It’s about trusting the process, coloring the lines and angling your approach

This semester has resulted in a real community of support. My grad-cohort is awesome and most if not all the preliminary tools I need to make, write, create, put forth work and fail have been introduced to me in our “Foundations in Dance Research” course. “Laban Systems: Movements, Methods, and Analytical…

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What is dance about?

Dance is about so many things. Bebe Miller writes in Andrea Olsen’s “Between Brooklyn and Bearnstow: Translating through Dancing” the following notions about dance: “Is it ever a repetition or is it a spiral cycle.” (Olsen, 32) I am imaging a spiral cycle of something speeding up in time, or…

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Labels and meaning

The other day I realized I actually know things. I’ve been perfecting technique and practicing performance for a while, studying from different people along the way that had skills and certifications in Bartenieff, Alexander, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Release technique, classical techniques (Horton, Graham, Humphrey, Limon, etc.) and various other forms of techniques…

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Susan Kozel, affect & phenomenology

Susan Kozel spoke in ACCAD’s Motion Lab at OSU last week and she packed her hour presentation with current works. “Performing Encryption” which involved converting and encrypting movement into data, then creating movement to encrypt and decrypt the encryption. She also spoke about her project “Living Archives” which works with…

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