Choreography as Selective Improvisation

“To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.” – John Burroughs In my series on musicality, I described improvisation as one of the five elements that comprises musicality. I defined improvisation as the process that brings life to the other four elements (our creative, emotional, somatic, and relational impulses) by following the invitation […] Read more…

The Five Elements of Musicality, Part 6: The Improvisational Element

We usually think of improvisation as creating something without advanced planning, like a kind of free association. But when it comes to musicality, I have come to see improvisation in much more holistic and nuanced light. Now I think of improvisation as a process that gives life to our dancing. Architect-philosopher Christopher Alexander’s work is what […] Read more…

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