February 19, 2016

CHOREOGRAPHIC POETRY: CREATING LITERARY SCORES FOR DANCE

Artistic research fellow Janne-Camilla Lyster, Oslo National Academy of the Arts | Project description

1. Background and motivation

I am a dancer, choreographer and a writer. I received my BA in Contemporary dance at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Academy of Dance, where I studied from 2003 to 2006. I have, so far, published six collections of poetry and a novel.

Through my artistic research project, I aim to develop literary scores for dance, searching for approaches and exploring the experience of writing, composing and interpreting such scores. My scores addresses the dancer specificly.

When developing choreography, it is quite common to make use of different types of materials in the creative process; tuning into a certain theme through reading texts or discussing an exhibition, trying out how a certain pair of shoes make you respond movement wise, using images to evoke a certain state of mind, and so on.

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