Designing Dance: Embodiment, Ephemerality, and Experience
Dance is polysemic and pluralistic, referring to a broad range of embodied practices that often create confusion as to what dance is, what dance can do, what it can mean, and what purpose(s) it serves. This panel of choreographers will introduce methodologies of choreographic thinking that trouble visual dominance in favor of inner, kinesthetic experience and illuminate distinctions in designing in, through, and for the body. Our aim is to showcase how dance may correspond with the more familiar methodologies of design thinking and inform the exploration of embodied experiences through somatic practices. Choreographic perspectives will touch upon ideas of social justice, collective memory, community building, technology, interaction design, surveillance, robotics, and more. Panelists: Sydney Skybetter, Lauren Bedal, Jessica Roseman; Moderators: Laura Perovich, Ilya Vidrin, Nicole Zizzi.