5x5: WRITERS ON DANCE

The below video and text pairings are the result of an experiment by the five writers who were part of NCCAkron's Low-Residency Dance Writing Lab from 2017-2018. 

This experiment had the following structure: each writer identified a publicly-available dance video clip, either performance or rehearsal, online. They then wrote 300 words in the format and style of their choosing to complement and illuminate the video.

This project was driven by questions including: how do we allow writing and dance to be in dialogue? Is it possible to engage with text and performance — to read and to watch — at the same time? How can a time-based art coexist alongside a fixed one?

 

In order to experience the results of this experiment, you are invited to press "play" on the video and scroll through the text. Take your own time to engage with both pieces of work, and explore further by clicking on the links underneath each video. And if you have feedback, email us!

KATY DAMMERS ON E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E BY THE COMMONS CHOIR / DARIA FAïN AND ROBERT KOCIK

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS, MARCH 2013

More about Katy: movementresearch.org/people/katy-dammers

More about The Commons Choir / Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik: dariafain.net/commons-choir/

BENEDICT NGUYEN ON TIDES PROJECT: DROWNING PLANET BY MAURA NGUYEN DONOHUE

LA MAMA THEATER, MAY 2017

LAUREN WARNECKE ON WAXING MOON BY ROBYN MINEKO WILLIAMS

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO, DECEMBER 2014

SIMA BELMAR ON GHOST BY RANDEE PAUFVE

SHAWL-ANDERSON DANCE CENTER (BERKELEY, CA) MAY 2006

More about Sima: http://tdps.berkeley.edu/people/sima-belmar/

More about Randee Paufve: www.paufvedance.org

BETSY BRANDT ON A WORK-IN-PROGRESS INSTAGRAM SHOWING BY NICO BROWN

EDEN'S EXPRESSWAY (NYC), JANUARY 2018

VIDEO UNAVAILABLE.

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