Mette Ingvartsen’s Yes Manifesto (2005)

Yes to redefining virtuosity Yes to conceptualizing experience, affects, sensation Yes to materiality/body practice Yes to investment of performer and spectator Yes to expression Yes to excess Yes to ‘invention'(however impossible) Yes to un-naming, decoding and recoding expression Yes to non-recognition, non-resemblance Yes to non-sense/illogic Yes to organizing principles rather than fixed logic systems Yes…

It’s about trusting the process, coloring the lines and angling your approach

This semester has resulted in a real community of support. My grad-cohort is awesome and most if not all the preliminary tools I need to make, write, create, put forth work and fail have been introduced to me in our “Foundations in Dance Research” course. “Laban Systems: Movements, Methods, and Analytical Frameworks” has been a wonderful…

What is dance about?

This photo is a projection on the white floor of OSU Dance’s 50th Anniversary Concert. It is a Labanotation score.  Dance is about so many things. Bebe Miller writes in Andrea Olsen’s “Between Brooklyn and Bearnstow: Translating through Dancing” the following notions about dance: “Is it ever a repetition or is it a spiral cycle.” (Olsen,…

Labels and meaning

The other day I realized I actually know things. I’ve been perfecting technique and practicing performance for a while, studying from different people along the way that had skills and certifications in Bartenieff, Alexander, Yoga, Feldenkrais, Meditation, Release technique, classical techniques (Horton, Graham, Humphrey, Limon, etc.) and various other forms of techniques that I don’t even know…

Laban meets creative process

I went into the studio on Monday with a stack of newspapers, a highlighter and my computer with a article of Susan Kozel discussing the possibility of doing a phenomenology on affect. I had an image in my head of drawing a simple house on pages of newspaper and crumbling them up and throwing them away. I…

Susan Kozel, affect & phenomenology

Susan Kozel spoke in ACCAD’s Motion Lab at OSU last week and she packed her hour presentation with current works. “Performing Encryption” which involved converting and encrypting movement into data, then creating movement to encrypt and decrypt the encryption. She also spoke about her project “Living Archives” which works with archiving movement and performing memory….

Aboutness

The “aboutness” is important right now. What is your experience about? What is your research about? What about you is unique, similiar or contrary? What are you about? I’m currently about discovery. It’s difficult to look at yourself. Display yourself. Find yourself the article of your attention, but that is what they are asking us…