Improvisation Techniques

7 May 2021
Dresden

Improvisation Techniques 

William Forsythe - Improvisation Technologies 

Geometrical shapes 

  • Points
  • Planes
  • Volumes 
  • Lines

With those shapes create choreographies with the actions below.

  • Rotating
  • Folding
  • Unfolding 

“U lines” - vocabulary  

  • I’m not talking to you 
  • You meet yourself 
  • Cheers you up 
  • To spite you.

Mathematical terms.

  • divides 
  • delineates 
  • Functions 
  • Planes 

Verbs and adjectives

  • deviate 
  • Follow 
  • Reject 
  • Implode 
  • Partial 

Computational operations 

  • Distortion
  • Operations 
  • Recursive algorithms 

Wayne McGregor -  Improvisation tasks.

  • Scores 
  • Problems 

These can consist of visualised shapes in space to stimulate movement. 

Choreographic devises.

  • Repetition
  • Mirror
  • Canons 
  • Contrast 

Spatial elements.

  • Change speed
  • Direction 
  • Levels 

Add through visualisation 2d objects that have.

  • colour
  • shape 
  • texture
  • sound 

Mechanical gestures.

  • Break 
  • Twist
  • Collapse
  • Taste
  • Measure

(Memorise in a personal way)

Chryssa Varna - Improvisational Choreography as a design language for Spatial Interaction