Tere O’Connor’s Cover Boy, dancers Michael Ingle, Matthew Rogers and Oisin Monaghan, photo by Paula Court

PAST melt

[Virtual] MELT – Complexity

Tere O'Connor

3:30pm – 5:30pm
July 20, 2020
  • This MELT workshop is being offered virtually through Zoom.
  • Registration is OPEN!

Movement Research offers this MELT workshop virtually over Zoom.

Workshop description:

We will engage the concept of complexity as a lens through which to perceive and analyze the world and use it as a motor of ideation for our choreographic work.

Applying it as an editorial strategy, we will push against ideas of cutting and subtraction as basic tools. We will move towards a more poeticized approach to editing by continually adding information as a strategy, looking for transformation instead of fixity as a point of arrival. Dance making is so open and takes so many diverse forms.

With components ranging from language, personal mythologies, embodied knowledge, socio-political influences, and cultural practices it is important to look for the interrelatedness between the ideas that arise in one’s output, rather than cutting out elements that don’t “behave.” In an effort to avoid the prevalence of binary systems to shape our thoughts with their limited capacity for inclusivity, we will look for another kind of math to shape larger constellations of thought.

MELT Zoom Etiquette Guidelines:

  • We ask that you please "Mute" yourself when you are not verbally participating.
  • Please do your best to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session. If you plan to leave early, inform the faculty member at the top of class using the "Chat" function in your Zoom window.
  • Experiencing connectivity or technological issues? Either use the "Chat" function to communicate with the MR administrator, or email “[email protected]" and someone will assist you as soon as possible.


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Tere O'Connor

Tere O’Connor is the Artistic Director of Tere O’Connor Dance and a Center for Advanced Studies Professor at the University of Illinois. He has created over 40 works for his company and many commissions, including Lyon Opera Ballet and Mikhail B...