Expanded Dance Space & the private choreography of public space is a month-long program of events I curated and produced in July 2011 as part of a long-term project with Movement 12. Expanded Dance Space continues as an on-going project, including residencies, workshops and installations.
Here is the introduction of my program from the Movement 12 preview brochure [download the full year booklet PDF here]:
Expanded Dance Space & the private choreography of public space
CiCi Blumstein’s month is based on her ongoing investigation of the moving body as the smallest architectural unit in the built & natural environment. Working across different fields, applying urban planning and architectural design directly to the body, her recent practice explores movement behaviour within private and public space, and the notion of ‘oddness’ in the public realm. How do we inhabit these different realms? Could urban planning rules, mediated through our personal movement experience, inform a choreographic score with which to directly shape the built environment, and expand dance-able space further into the public architecture of the city? Taking place across city-centre, semi-industrial & rural locations, CiCi’s programme will explore these themes through events, installations, talks, discussions, screenings & intensive workshops, including:
City-roaming movement training & expanded dance space locations across the South East region. Drop-in, interactive Measuring Room & Urban Solarium installations exploring the movement of light mediated through architecture, spatial rationing, confidence & perception. Making Dance Space design workshop with international architects & movement practitioners examining how dance space is currently defined and how it could be expanded, building a temporary dance-able structure to reflect their findings, and culminating in a performance/showing of the space in action.
See Expanded Dance Space flyer below for further details or download as a PDF here
Movement 12 program & flyer design by Sara Popowa