As part of the Dancing in the Streets award from the Somerville Arts Council we had the privilege of spending an afternoon with the formidable David Dorfman of David Dorfman Dance. We watched "the fix" and "But first, let me take a..." and David shared some great notes and gave us some tasks to work through live, new containers to explore the same ideas, with some branched divergences.
The resonances from my notes:
In the spring we sprinkled our rehearsals with sharing, feedback & choreographic tools sessions with a small group of local choreographers for the Dance Complex's aMaSSit residency program. We took one of the pieces that we got the feedback was "most formulaic". I took this opportunity to push some concepts and try some audacious music. Then I structured it using a 3-section score with simple interaction and space rules.