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December 9, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A main concern that arose in class was around the term, assumption. What are the assumptions that we make as a choreographer? I think the assumptions we choose (or unconciously choose) play a heavy part in how the viewer experiences the work. Also, there is also the point of the view of the viewer, and the assumptions that he/she chooses (or unconciously chooses) to bring into the experience. John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” tries to give insight in ways to experience art from another viewpoint/perspective.

In class, we worked on veiwing structures from a different lens by trying to minimize our assumptions as viewers. For the course I generated a structure where the viewer was standing close and above the performers. That spatial tension generated a new experience in how a dance could perceived. That tension is something that I’m continually interested in as a choreographer.


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