Cunningham technique intermediate
Merce Cunningham Technique- basic
Martha Graham: Preparation for knee work.
Martha Graham technique.
Old film of repeated movements, used as part of a dancers formal training in the Martha Graham technique.
In Dance for Nothing, Eszer Salamon performs John Cage’s music, “Lecture on Nothing” (1949) and simultaneously dances with the aim of creating choreography of non-intented movements to be juxtaposed to the text piece. The idea of using music done by words and performing a parallel action as another temporality follows the desire for interaction with non-interference. “The dance in ‘Dance for Nothing’ should be autonomous and never become an illustration or a commentary on the text.”
We are interested in many of the discussions going on in the arts, and in popular culture, about audience participation, agency, ‘customisation culture’ … (blog journalism, tweeting an event your feedback/thoughts, Apple’s app store or Nike’s design-your-own-trainer experience…). Despite (or perhaps because of) this we feel that, as consumers, there is a high expectation that our cultural experiences will be well facilitated. That we will be given an appropriate number of options + appropriate set boundaries + appropriate directive/facilitative/supportive environments in order to best achieve our own participatory potential.
…We don’t want to be told how to have fun, but we don’t want to be left in charge of making our own fun either…