Choreographic thinking and amateur bodies

Steven Spier

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWilliam Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography. It Starts from Any Point
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages139-150
    ISBN (Print)9780415978231
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Spier, S. (2011). Choreographic thinking and amateur bodies. In William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography. It Starts from Any Point (pp. 139-150). Routledge.