Motion Bank: Two

Re-imagining Choreographic Ideas

Posts tagged “emergent

Word Cloud of Bebe’s Movement Direction

Posted on May 23rd, 2012

Norah and I have been working on establishing a vocabulary that we could use to better discuss some of the choreographic tendencies that Bebe employs in her work.  We started from the vocabulary we gleaned from our conversations with Bebe about the work and our residency with the company.  To test some of this vocabulary development we invited Bebe to direct OSU dance student Erik Speth during a motion capture session.  When directing Erik, we asked Bebe to work within the specific subset of her ideas that we had summarized.  Bebe and Erik worked with some phrase material that they had already been rehearsing for a Spring performance as well as some improv that was shaped by Bebe’s descriptive direction.   Aside from the…

Allowing for the Unknown

Posted on March 28th, 2012

Beginnings are messy. We deliberately start by not knowing in order to allow our research to emerge from the materials at hand. Beginnings are messy because we entertain all input, listen and watch, listen and watch and take in, and listen and watch, and gather multiple perspectives. Nothing is outside the boundaries in the beginning. Beginnings are messy. We deliberately start by not knowing in order to move into new spaces and encounter the unfamiliar. We are in the beginning now of a new project. The boundaries are defined only slightly. We know our concerns are choreographic. We know we are interested in bringing forth choreographic ideas through the mediums we have at hand animation, video, computer graphics, data, and code. We are beginning…