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Improvising Choreography / Choreographing Improvisation

Ishmael Houston-Jones

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3:30pm – 6:00pm
January 2, 2017
$150

It is my belief that all dance that is made to be performed in front of a live audience is choreographed. There is a common mistaken notion that there is a dichotomy between “choreographed” dances and “improvised” ones. I believe that there is only a difference in temporality – all dance performances have the same compositional concerns – some choreography is set and is meant to be repeated nearly exactly and others are choreographed in the moment.

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Summer MELT 2019

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Ishmael Houston-Jones

Ishmael Houston-Jones is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator whose improvised dance and text work has been performed world-wide. In 1984 Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie Award” f...
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