Choreographic objects: traces and artefacts of physical intelligence is the title and focus of a series of three workshops centring on the output of four research teams working in collaboration with the choreographers William Forsythe, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Emio Greco | PC. These teams work to bring choreographic ideas and processes into newly productive exchanges with both general audiences and other specialist knowledge areas. The variety of resources they are creating to mediate this exchange constitute the choreographic objects that the workshops will focus on and include interactive scores and installations, choreographic software agents and digital dance archives. The three workshops brought these choreographic initiatives together in the same investigative context for the first time to engage theories of knowledge production and knowledge transfer with established social science researchers.
These three workshops (Oct-2008, Jan-2009 and Apr-2009) were supported by The Beyond Text programme of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK; a funding scheme supporting research on the relevance of non-text based materials in today’s digital culture. Visit the Choreographic Objects project website for more details; and final report.