thoughts after ongoing work with a professional dancer/teacher.
dancer -> soldier. Peter is trying to work against his classical ballet training by trying to pick up popping and locking/street styles.
visual arts has a counterpart to this phenomena - > de-skilling.
At a dance performance I noticed body fascisms. Certain “non-dancer” body types really stand out. Audiences are conditioned to expect certain parameters.
To free dance would be to de-militarize it. Cage tried to do this late in his career with language….eventually breaking it into syllables so it would no longer march in line.
What about my place in this….as a very clumsy person? Well, freedom also means freedom to do badly. To move errantly. Accentuate discrepancies. Become more uncoordinated(?) Exaggerate . Use humor.
What to be conscious of? When?
How does one breath and what can that change?
Choreography as directing attention of dancer(s) and audience.
Programming with if /then and while statements. Loops. Arrays of variables.