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Keystroke Choreographies

part of the HYPER_ series

Created through the use of virtual bodies found online, the videos in this series are compositional studies utilizing popular contemporary dance principals & techniques as a framework for virtual choreography.

 

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FLYING LOW Technique

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: LE1F

2:00 minutes

 

Developed by David Zambrano Flying Low is a movement technique that focuses on the dancers relationship with the floor.  Simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body in order to activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground efficiently while maintaining a centered state.

Release technique 

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: Dubbel Dutch 

3:30 minutes

 

Skinner Release Technique - SRT is a movement training technique developed by Joan Skinner in the 1960's that utilizes image-guided and tactile exercises designed to ease tension and promote an effortless movement - integrated with alignment of the 'whole' self. 

core to distal - Laban Technique

Video: Freya Olafson

Audio: LE1F

3:20 minutes

 

Core to distal connectivity is an essential focus in Barteneiff Fundamentals (a movement technique that focuses upon achieving improved coordination) wherein the whole body is organized by a pattern of connectivity that begins in the center core of the body and radiates out through the torso to the proximal joints, the mid-limbs - all the way to the distal ends of the extremities. All movement radiates from the navel.

Working with choreographic expectations 

Video: Freya Olafson

1:05 minutes

 

Created through the playing on an online game, that is rigid in structure. The player simply has to hit the right key in time.  There is quick overlay of positive verbal affirmations and declamations of failure. To succeed choreographically one must not step out of line / off beat. 

contact improvisation

Video: Freya Olafson

2:23 minutes

Contact improvisation is a dance technique in which points of physical contact provide the starting point for exploration through movement improvisation. 

site specific improvisation

Video: Freya Olafson

1:43 minutes

 

Site-specific: a work of art created through improvisation composed on-location.