1. a score is an interface between the author and the performer.
2. a score takes away the possibility for an author to direct by showing and correcting.
3. a score obliges the author to make conscious decisions as to what (s)he directs and what not, thereby clarifying the space left for the performer's interpretation.
4. the performer negotiates between transmitting the score, i.e what was explicitly asked of her/him, and exploring the spaces left for interpretation. both activities, being better framed, are strengthened.
In an age when you're forced to know everything about your favourite dance stars even when you don't want to, it's nice to see a dance can make you forget everything but its dance. Early on in the night, the dance articulated what everyone else was thinking.-- It's a conspiracy -- the dance industry has turned into a giant musical chick flick.- A lot of people have gone through life putting dance on a pedestal.- When it comes to image overshadowing ability -- dance ability, anyway -- the ladies have always had a tougher time of it than the guys.
This book reads as a document of various activities and practices that took place within the project 6 MONTHS 1 LOCATION from July to December 2008 in the Choreographic Center in Montpellier, and from May to June 2009 in performingARTSforum, St. Erme.
1. As we move around the world we create our own choreography
2. People try to derive meaning from our choreography, by trying to understand the meaning of the shapes we make with our body and the energy we use when we move.
3. Choreography is a language of communication.
4. Sometimes we move in ways which people think they understand and at other times we move in ways which people find hard to understand.
5. There is not always a clear relationship between what we think we're communicating and what observers think we're communicating.
Everybody who play Générique are welcome to upload the resultant scores.
Everybody are welcome to use the following scores for the creation of live performances and to upload the videos!
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The following scores have been created performing Générique at Ausland in the frame of DWIGO festival during december2008 Berlin.
"Motion in daily life"
A multimedia performance by everybodys
10 statements on being an artist
1. keep your senses open; or experiment with variations of open and closed
2. be quiet a lot of the time.
3. be an explorer, a researcher, a perpetual kid and a serious old person.
4. allow yourself to be influenced. go see other people’s work. engage in the discourse around you. be both in your time and outside of it.
5. talk to people and listen to what they say; listen to everything and keep track of your impressions. ask questions. don’t be satisfied with the answers.
What is your interest in performance?
December 8, 2008 at Judson Memorial Church Meeting Hall, New York in the frame of the Movement Research Festival. Realized by DD Dorvillier, Milka Djordjevich, Trajal Harrell, Sarah Percival, Annie Dorsen and audience.
QUOTATION MARKS ME
Alice Chauchat (2001)