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What I Learned This Week about The Color of Music -November 15, 2011
A Video Window Into The Process of Dance
The Color of Music with Anneke Hansen and Nathan Koci
in rehearsal preparing for the opening of youyouandyou...
video by Christine Jowers for The Dance Enthusiast
Making use of University Settlement’s top-floor gymnasium youandyouandyou, a new dance choreographed and performed by Anneke Hansen, explores a movement vocabulary of effort and delicacy. Heavily rooted in the somatic experience of the dancers, Hansen’s choreography seeks to create a sympathetic kinesthetic response in the audience. As individuals working as part of a collective “we,” the dancers seek the emotional resonance of their moving bodies, stretching their minds with movement and pushing the edges of the space. Hansen first conceived the piece when she viewed University Settlement’s gymnasium (with its creaky wooden floor and original detailing) for the first time in 2008. The unique venue gives Hansen the opportunity to work with dance in an environment where it doesn’t usually exist and allows her to explore how art-making is isolated (geographically and socially) from everyday life.
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