Photo: Ishmael Houston-Jones by Ian Douglas

PAST melt

MELT - Improvising Choreography/Choreographing Improvisation

Ishmael Houston-Jones

3:30pm – 6:00pm
July 10 – July 14, 2017
Danspace Project

131 E 10th St New York, NY 10003

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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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Choreographer and improvisor Ishmael Houston-Jones, whose dance and text work has been performed throughout the world, is also an author, curator, and teacher whose practices have had significant impact on dance makers of multiple generations. D...