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Post (Para?) Studio Dance: A Walk through the Labyrinth, by Biba Bell

From the Studies Project: WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY DANCE  and WHERE DOES IT COME FROM and WHERE IS IT GOING?
Initiated by  The Bureau for the Future of Choreography

Post (Para?) Studio Dance: A Walk through the Labyrinth
by Biba Bell

When invited into the conversation proposed by The Bureau…

[What might a flowchart for contemporary dance look like? Where and when does your flowchart for contemporary dance start? Where does it end? What are your ideologies and how do you name them? What are your histories and how do you write them–especially those that have not been formally written?]

… I immediately focused on the question of the contemporary. What makes dance contemporary? Is it a moment, perspective, set of materials… what does it look like? What is it aligned with or against?

I’ve been teaching in Detroit some the past year where there are a lot of competition studios and this is the main point of entry for many of the dancers that I’ve worked with in the University. So, to them contemporary has a different meaning – more along the lines of a genre, Read the rest of this entry »

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, June 13, 2011.

Video Clips from Movement Research at the Judson Church, June 16, 2011.

Featuring work by Kai Kleinbard, Narcissister, Maya Gurantz, the Bureau for the Future of Choreography




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