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.

Zu vier Händen 
with Kimberley Harvey. Part of The Space In Between.
6 September, Southbank Centre, London

We Took Photographs with Simon Ellis and Paul Hughes

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