The architecture of a score

We’ll open up a space where we can exchange ideas and strategies on the (importance of an) improvisation score(s). Wording such processes can be demanding, even when the sensation we describe are familar and/or clear. Therefore we’ll keep returning to the essence, and repeatedly interchange words with practice.

What can a score be, and how to use it? How to test it? How to work on it, develop it, refine it? What about boredom and annoyance? Being blocked? What about breaking it? In this context, what is clarity, and what is variation?

What is the function of an improvisation score? What can a score bring to a group improvisation? How can a score direct us towards a joint learning process? What then about the “let’s just do it and see what happens” approach?

We’ll talk about what is for us a useful score. How a score can be a frame that holds us, allowing us to share the same space-time and, in so doing, create space for the individual events within it.

To balance the above, we’ll consider what makes someone a partner and when is it that a dialogue takes place. We’ll talk about the importance of insisting with and developing our own individual proposals. Creating an environment in which change can be perceived.

The performing which is to happen during the week will further provide us with a focus, as well as with a platform for our practice, observations and discussions.