Constructing Memory: creation of the choreographic resource

deLahunta, Scott and Shaw, Norah (2006) Constructing Memory: creation of the choreographic resource. Performance Research, 11 (4). pp. 53-62. ISSN 1352-8165

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This article represents the consolidation and new point of departure of a major research strand in his work dating back to a seminal event (‘Software for Dancers: tools to support the choreographic process’) deLahunta organised with Arts Council England support (subisidy: £22,000) at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London in 2001. This event involved four UK choreographers (Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor, Ashley Page, Shobana Jeyasingh) in a detailed discussion of their creative processes and the possible augmentation of this using new ‘digital tools’. Subsequently, a follow-up 4-day seminar at “L’animal a l’esquena”, Celra, Spain (2002) focused on new tools and approaches for dance documentation, archiving and dissemination. Reports of both projects are available online.

This research draws upon or informs deLahunta's involvement in related projects, including: ongoing collaboration with two of the Sadler’s Wells project choreographers (Davies, McGregor) in the creation/development of software, e.g. the digital sketching tool “RotoSketch”; autonomous choreographic software agents with McGregor (overlapping with deLahunta's art/science collaboration research work); deLahunta’s role as official advisor on digital dance archives for Davies' AHRC-funded multi-year project (Coventry University). Additionally, deLahunta is working with European choreographer William Forsythe on a follow-up to Forsythe's ‘Improvisation Technologies’ CD-ROM; and on the ‘Notation Research Project’ with Amsterdam-based dance makers Emio Greco|PC, for whom he has been a lead researcher, and editor of the book ‘Capturing Intention: documentation, analysis and notation research’ (2007) based on their work.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1080/13528160701363408
Additional Information: This co-authored article, from deLahunta’s third research area "software for dancers”, was published in ‘Performance Research’ in the ‘Digital Resources’ issue, also co-edited by deLahunta.
ISBN: 1352-8165
ISSN: 1352-8165
Depositing User: Ex Falmouth Staff
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2014 11:45
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:12


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