The Moment Between
Beginning with William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies and inspired by the Buddhist notion of Emptiness, Schroeder and former CORE dancer jhon r. stronks explore the “space between” that allows the body and mind to encompass the paradox of emptiness and form. It is an investigation of the cleansing that occurs when an individual achieves emptiness, a moment that allows the space between the body and mind to open wider and movement becomes pure and honest.
The system used to achieve this state will come from internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe, specifically his Improvisation Technologies CD-ROM (2000), in which he provides a hands-on guide to the approach he uses to create different types of movements. His methodology is grounded in using geometric shapes such as points, lines and three-dimensional forms to help dancers develop their own improvisational practice.
Using the improvisation technologies as a skill set, the co-choreographers have worked with CORE dancers toward a practice of physical discipline that is as empty of pre-conception (movement/ intention) and pattern (being able to locate, engage and release) as possible. Together this practice led to the creation of choreographic language that illuminates the concepts of emptiness and possibility.