Emilie Gallier

reading choreography

The workshop aims at challenging our understanding of notation and spectatorship. It addresses the question: can a book-performance allow changes in norms of relation between spectators, performers and makers?

Be the reader of the book-performance Sync.
Experience being reader/theatre/spectator/performer. We will explore different types of encounter with the book by trying variable beginnings. We will share our physical experiences of reading the choreography (with movements of thoughts, breathing, shifts of perspectives, mechanisms of expansion-retraction). We will exchange our personal interpretations, and re-name/re-write/re-invent the score with newly generated movements of thoughts, imagination, and actions.

Format: on 2 or 3 days.
day 1 (optional) introduction before starting reading, 2h session ‘movement of writing / writing of movement’ and/or 2h session ‘movement of reading / reading of movement’,
day 2 (mandatory) 2h ‘book club’, and 2h ‘the living book’,
day 3 (optional) 2h session ‘reinventing the book’

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18, 19, 20 May 2012, CLOUD, The Hague
3, 4, 5 Feb. 2012, ICKamsterdam + lecture research encounter with Bertha Bermudez et Kerstien Kussmaul