Lisa Weiler : sensory overload
Lisa Weiler (choreographer)
Anna Stanutz, Joy Lee (interpreters)
Came with a physical query (when take senses away, how does dancer dance?) and movement studies exploring the question
Began with making action with real sensory deprivation (e.g. blindfold)
Eventually inverted the theme to “sensory overload” to make more studies
Once she understood better what the world was, she was able to then go back to internal sources to develop more sophisticated movement material.
To determine essential core material
To choose material that you can fully commit to
To visualize the stage world that the dance can live in
To identify the movement principles in each sensation (from the theme) and make the movement material from that.
Understanding that the work is about what is on stage, not about the personal attachment to the ideas
Recognize what the physical action is conveying thematically and rename the intellectual content
Create dance from internal sensations