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Walking into Dancing

A walkshop for

Walking as a Question, Prespa, 2021

Choreography notation, Lucinda Childs

Every walk, even the one from bed to stove, is a complete journey, a narrative filled with a dizzying variety of events, locations, people, creatures, most of which we overlook. For our bodies, walking is a series of controlled forward falls, a dance of conscious and unconscious choices. How do “I” and where I am affect each other? Why do I begin walking? What do I look (hope) for? What do I see? When (and why) do I choose to end? Who is this “I” choreographing my daily journey(s) and what is this place I am journeying through?

Psarades, Greece

– Daily awareness assignments to carry throughout the day
– Short presentations regarding maps and subjectivity, chorography, chorology and chronology, as well as some of the basic time and spatial concepts inherent in contemporary western choreography.
– Sharing and experiencing other participants preference maps
– Documenting/building your own preference map

Definitions:

Choreography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choreography
Chorography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chorography
Chorography & History: https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935338.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199935338-e-102
Chorology: https://www.wordnik.com/words/chorology
Chronology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronology

Click here for an excerpt from Edwin Denby’s wonderful series of lectures on the nature of looking and seeing: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets