This summer we took part in Jonathan Burrows ‘s workshop called «Writing dancing», where he proposed to investigate choreographic process, re-examine and extend our notions of how a dance can be made and what it can communicate to someone watching it. Leaving workshop with lots of fruitful thoughts we decided to share them with you and asked Jonathan to re-examine some questions from the workshop. As the result we’ve got the interview, which we post below.
Merce Cunningham in New York, 1965. Photograph: Herve Gloaguen/ Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
On the 26th of July 2014 5 years left since Merce Cunningham’s death. He played a key role in the history of contemporary dance. In memory of his immortal genius and personality we publish his 1952 essay “Space, time and dance”. Read more…
Making your life as an artist by American choreographer Andrew Simonet, free to download, in our poin t of view came just in time and contains a lot of interesting ideas. Among other issues it speaks about artists’s life and his/her role in culture. Those things still remain under cover for most people. So what do artists do, in particular, dance artists? Why do they play an important role in a life of an ordinary person who even has no connection with dance? You can find some answers in an extract from the book Making your life as an artist.