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Making Dances (History and Present)

Cynthia Oliver

In a weeklong workshop environment, we will explore our preconceived notions of choreography’s components, the histories that influence those values and the ways in which dance makers negotiate those expectations in their own works. Makers will then be invited to imagine choreography that supports their own vision, processes that might best support their individual aesthetics, and an invitation to exploration of the unknown. In other words… What do we know? Why do we know it? And how can we create an environment for ourselves that allows for the crafting of one’s own aesthetic interests/needs/demands based in who we are, where we are from and what we want to communicate/offer to the world?