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Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson: player of Tuning Scores, explorer of the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement, choreographer, improvisational performer, learner. She is intrigued by dance behaviors, systems of transmission and translation, patterns of surviving culture, and the sense of imagination. Her practice of Tuning Scores is an approach to composition, real-time editing, and communication. Editing in many mediums has been a life practice, including Contact Quarterly dance journal since 1976. Her writings are accessible on MovementResearch.org Critical Correspondance, and oralsite.be/pages/Anthology-Lisa-Nelson. She's grateful for encouragements from a Bessie Award 1987, Alpert Award in the Arts 2002, and United States Artist Award 2020., and lives in Vermont, USA.

[Image Description: Image of Lisa Nelson silhouetted with several images overlaid in the background. One image is a close up shot of eyes and the other is a person walking in a white room.]

Faculty,

MELT Faculty

Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Reimagining the illusion of a stable world: a dancer's lab on composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Jan 16 – Jan 20, 2023
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MELT – TUNING SCORES Laboratory - Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Jan 20 – Jan 24, 2020
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MELT open showing: TUNING SCORES Laboratory - Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

January 18, 2019
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[email protected] – Studies Project: Creating the Score

January 17, 2019
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MELT – TUNING SCORES Laboratory - Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Jan 17 – Jan 18, 2019
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MELT – TUNING SCORES Laboratory - Composition, communication, and the sense of imagination

Jan 12 – Jan 16, 2019
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