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PAST melt

MELT – the body lo(o)ses the score

Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal

3:30pm – 6:00pm
January 13, 2020
Movement Research

150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009

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  • Registration is OPEN!
  • Multi-workshop registration discounts available.

Is an improvisational score like a magic carpet or more like a crockpot? Does it get me lost or get me found? Does it contain me or turn me loose?

In this workshop
we practice improvisational scores and score making;
we encounter limits, problems, possibilities as the terms “improvisation” and “score” are stretched this way and that;
we critically consider and discuss specific histories and instances of improvisation, their conditions and effects;
we pay particular mind to the improvisatory registers of multiple Black aesthetics and forms;
we dance, listen, talk, write and wander.

The following 2 texts will inform our discussions. Read them/bring them if you’d like.
-- Malik Gaines: Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible - Intro chapter (pgs. 1-19)
-- Danielle Goldman: I Want To Be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom - Intro chapter (pgs. 1-27)



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Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal

Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal is a mixed artist living around NYC since 2014. His solo performance work has been presented and/or commissioned by GIBNEY, Danspace Project, Roulette, Dixon Place, AUNTS, Center for Performance Research, and Brooklyn Art...