August 24, 2009
Dance in Unlikely Places
I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now, quarter-aware of some of the funny conversations and interactions around me, so it occurred to me to link to this: Lily Sloan (my sister!) is an MFA student in dance at Texas Woman’s University, and the project she’s working on right now involves observing customers in a coffee shop—essentially building a database of motion and behavior—and then amplifying and remixing that into an “action score”—choreographing it.
You’ve gotta see the video of an early rough draft. It’s simultaneously familiar and strange.
Hmm, now I’m peering around, on the lookout for undercover choreographers…