"How can I approach drawn depiction of dance with a similar connection to my body as the dancer has to their own? Rather than treating drawing as a sort of dance in which I make marks, I wish to collaborate with dancers on a series of drawings. This microresidency meeting will be a few hours exchange of vocabulary and transfer of disciplines between participants, to help me better understand the material and conceptual possibilities of this notion. Through Drawing and Dancing with a group I hope to learn more about what it means to draw the body in motion."
We can discuss the formal historical practices of both disciplines.
- What is the history of dancing? What formal dances are parallel to different eras in the history of visual arts?
- What is drawing performance today?
- In what ways can drawing be choreographically described?
- The importance of sets and costumes to a dance performance.
Drawing is looking and looking again. Rhythm, repetition, structure and gesture in a dance offer intervals for different kinds of looking.
- Can drawing trigger a different kind of dance? What does it mean for a dancer to be watched?
- How do dancers choreograph a gaze?
Possible outcomes could be:
- A scenario for a dance to be drawn.
- Ideas for custom drawing tools made as an interface between dancer and drawer