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By Jonathan Burrows

On choreography: "Choreography is a negotiation with the styles your physique is pondering" On principles: "Try breaking the foundations on a necessity to damage the principles foundation" A Choreographer’s guide invitations the reader to enquire how and why to make a dance functionality. In an inspiring and strangely empowering series of news, principles and paradoxes, across the world well known dancer, choreographer and instructor Jonathan Burrows explains how it’s attainable to navigate a path via this complicated strategy. it's a attractive mirrored image on a private perform trip, and attracts upon 5 years’ of workshop discussions, led via Burrows. Burrows’ open and sincere prose offers the reader entry to various routines, meditations, rules and concepts on choreography that let artists and dance-makers to discover their very own aesthetic strategy. it's a ebook for someone drawn to making functionality, at no matter what point and in whichever variety.

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46 A CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK A dramaturge is someone who collaborates with you to help find overviews of the work which disentangle threads of possible meaning, so that you can make consequent choices during the process. Sometimes the role of dramaturge supports an artist to arrive somewhere, with strength, that they have never been before. Sometimes a too sure dramaturgy approximates so strongly to the idea that a consequent piece is being made, that everyone gets fooled – except of course the audience, who are harder to fool.

Is the reference visible, and if so is it meant to be? A reference which stops us at itself is, on occasion, exactly what you might need. The reference will not do your work for you, but if you use it for the right reasons in the right context then it might do the work which you want it to do. A CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK 33 Self-expression: If my subject is myself, then I had better find a way to see, best I can, what someone else might see of myself, because I am too familiar with myself to see anything.

In the performance of ‘Cheap Lecture’ these words are accompanied by music, much of it borrowed from Schubert, and 139 slide projections of counterpointed words and phrases. At the end Matteo plays a grand piano and we wave our arms and shout. ) A CHOREOGRAPHER’S HANDBOOK 23 Improvisation / Cut and paste / Choreography Improvisation: Improvisation is one way to work. For some, in some instances, it brings freedom: the freedom to follow impulse and the intelligence of the moment, the freedom to arrive at the right parameters for the structure of that moment without binding it with formality, the freedom to work at the speed of a thinking body and mind.

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