The architecture of a score

Looking at contemporary creation processes, research and stage performances, we see that improvisational and choreographic practices meet and blend increasingly through what could be called improvisational scores of varying complexity and structure.
Therefore we’ll open up a space where we can exchange ideas and strategies on (the importance of?) improvisational scores. 

Describing such processes in words can be challenging, even when the sensations being described are familiar and/or clear. So during the workshop we’ll keep returning to the doing, repeatedly interchanging wording with practicing: by trying out ourselves, observing others, giving and receiving feedback.

What is the function of an improvisation score? 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? What about being blocked? In this context, what is clarity, and what is variation?

What can a score bring to a group improvisation? How can a score direct us towards a joint learning process? What then about the “why not just do it and see what happens” approach?

We’ll talk about what is for each of us a useful score. About how can a score be a container, allowing us to share the same space-time, creating possibility for the individual events within it.

To balance the above, we’ll consider what makes someone become a partner and how we know that a dialogue is taking place. We’ll talk about the importance of insisting with and developing our own individual proposals, in so doing creating an environment in which change/action can be perceived.