Emergent Patterns in Dance Improvisation and Choreography

  title={Emergent Patterns in Dance Improvisation and Choreography},
  author={Ivar Hagendoorn},
In a traditional choreography a choreographer determines the motions of a dancer or a group of dancers. Information theory shows that there is a limit to the complexity that can be created in any given amount of time. This is true even when building on previous work, since movements and their interactions have to be communicated to the dancers. When creating a group work, choreographers circumvent this problem by focusing either on the movements of individual dancers (giving rise to intricate… CONTINUE READING
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