Book Chapter

Arteries and Avatars

CM Brown

Choreographic Encounters | Institute for Choreographic Development | Published : 2004


The body, this organic mix, is for most of us the basis of our human identity. If we listen, we hear it speaking anarchic desires of its own - mutterings, hummings, restless tensions and flows – compelling us to move in unthought of ways. We are restless figures. We live inside the set of relations our movements gives rise to. The corralling of these into choreographies through systems and methods of making underlines the role of the body, our bodies, as the keystone of who we are and what we are in the process of becoming. In dance-making we dig around through the bloodmusic of our through-otherness to find something, something unspeakable and we make it present.

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