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Choreographic thinking and amateur bodies

Spier, Steven (2011) Choreographic thinking and amateur bodies. In: William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography. It Starts from Any Point. Routledge, pp. 139-150. ISBN 9780415978231 [Book section]

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Forsythe's preoccupation with exploring the organisation of the body in space is paradigmatic in five of his pieces between 1997 and 2003 that confront the public with the choreographic, and often political, question of how the body moves and how bodies in space are organised. Rather than working with trainer dancers to create a choreographic system whose organisational principles are held in the bodies and minds of the performer, Forsythe works here to create a choreographic event with non-trained people.He views the five works under discussion as choreographic scores.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute
ID Code:17453
Deposited By: Professor Steven Spier
Deposited On:10 May 2011 15:10
Last Modified:10 May 2011 15:10

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