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
More about Benedict: https://www.benedict-nguyen.com
More about Maura Nguyen Donohue: http://www.roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/?faculty=maura-nguyen-donohue
LAUREN WARNECKE ON WAXING MOON BY ROBYN MINEKO WILLIAMS
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO, DECEMBER 2014
More about Robyn Mineko Williams: http://robynminekowilliams.com
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
More about Betsy: http://www.webster.edu/dance/faculty/betsy_brandt.html
More about Nico Brown: https://www.nico-brown.com