Contact Quarterly – chapbook 4 summer/fall 2013 vol. 38 no. 2

Author: Susan Sgorbati with Emily Climer, Marie-Lynn Hass
Publisher: Contact Editions (2013)

Paperback: 64 pages
Language: English

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SUMMARY

On the nature of spontaneous composition

where dance meets science

3Preface

by Lisa Nelson

5Introduction

by Susan Sgorbati

8Emergent Improvisation Defined

11A Meeting Between Dance and Science

14Talking to Science: a conversation with Bruce Weber

20Solo Practice:

Embodiment

Discovery of Movement Vocabulary

Attention to Spatial Environment

Focus on the Particular

Emergent Structures for the Solo Practice

26Talking to Science: a conversation with Stuart Kauffman

33Ensemble Practice:

Compositional Exercises

Assessment/Reflection

Compositional Tools

Emergent Structures

Communication

Performance

40Talking to Science: a conversation with Gerald Edelman

44Emergent Forms:

Complex Unison Form

Memory Form

Recall Form

Landscape Form

50Reflections on the Practice and Performance

of Emergent Improvisation

by Katie Martin and Jake Meginsky

54Language of EI

57Sources

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