A Choreographer's Handbook
On choreography: "Choreography is a negotiation with the patterns your body is thinking"
On rules: "Try breaking the rules on a need to break the rules basis"
A Choreographer’s Handbook invites the reader to investigate how and why to make a dance performance. In an inspiring and unusually empowering sequence of stories, ideas and paradoxes, internationally renowned dancer,...more
By times I liked it, by times it felt too telegraphic. A machine gun of not-completely-related ideas that say everything and the opposite (good reminder of how subjective creative processes can be, by the way).
It goes by themes (lights, collaboration, marketplace, etc) and that makes it very easy to explore.
A nice book to have around for when you need ver ...more