|Photo Credit: Steve Benisty|
The Greek language refers to choreography as "dance writing" from the words χορεία (circular dance) and γραφή (writing). I have come to understand that choreographers practice the art of designing movements, in some specified form, through time.
Many choreographers supply the observation that “time-based art” is a redundant heading, when applied to their work. Not only is choreography time-based, but is is a continuum, advanced by many participants, over time. Choreographers participate in this continuum, by moving the artform forward - and in a variety of different aesthetic directions.
My goal is to develop four proposals on the time-based continuum of choreography:
- To inhibit the act of vanishing in choreography. To capture choreography, and interrupt its disappearance.
- To intensify the relationship between choreography, visual art, and time-based media.
- To utilize new forms of reproduction, animation, and digital applications, in order to show choreography in real time, after it has been performed.
- To reconfigure the use of time, by situating choreography in new relationships to durational performance.