Games


I am interested in the overlaps between games and choreography. 

In choreography, like music, scores are used to tell people what to do, when and how. A bit like the rules of a game. Choreographer Jonathan Burrows describes such a score “as a representation of the piece itself, a template which holds within it the detail, in linear time, of what you will eventually see or hear.” (2010, The Choreographer’s Handbook)

Burrows also describes a second, less direct, kind of score which works as “a tool for information, image and inspiration, which acts as a source for what you will see, but whose shape may be very different from the final realisation.”

These two approaches can mix.

I like the way that games rely less on previous level of experience or training - a musical score only works with many years of training in playing and reading music. Something that is not explicit in the notation.

I wonder how choreographic scores, imagination, thinking might be made possible and widely accessible through games and game like devices.