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, choreographer and teacher Jonathan Burrows explains how it's possible to navigate a course through this complex process.
It is a stunning reflection on a personal practice and professional journey, and draws upon five years' of workshop discussions, led by Burrows.
Burrows' open and honest prose gives the reader access to a range of exercises, meditations, principles and ideas on choreography that allow artists and dance-makers to find their own aesthetic process.
This book is for anyone interested in making performance, at whatever level and in whichever style.
Routledge, Oxon, 2010, 240 pages, 19.2cm x 12.6cm.
This title has been recommended by La Ribot and Tim Etchells who are Patrons of the Live Art Development Agency.
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