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NOT TO DISCOU[RAGE] YOU

Author(s)

Faye Green

NOT TO DISCOU[RAGE] YOU surrounds the illicit learning of a forbidden dance. A delicate thievery, a swallowing down into the belly... the remnants of a dance unseen, undanced, but held in the body like a fever. The work explores a kind of haunting, the delirious desire to inhabit a dance, THE dance – Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A. This learning process is marked by the obstructions of the dance’s protected legacy: ‘Transmission’ as a correct way of learning, which the learner cannot access, and the notation of the dance, which the learner cannot read. The learning therefore takes place through a series of surrogates, frames and restrictions. The piece explores the tensions between discursive practices and embodied knowledge, the resonances between reading and dancing in relation to the process of learning. The Score was written in proximity to a live performance, and acts both as a partial document of the live work and the process of leaning, and as an incitement for its possible reenactments.
  • Published: 2/16/14 8:59 pm
  • Length: 59
  • Categories: GB

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