Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Methods of Composition

CuP 03/07/09

'Experimenting instead of interpreting' was a dictum of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari that serves as a guide line in this practical course that is not dedicated to the reflexive analysis of various methods of composition but rather to the experimentation with them and the aquirement of compositional/choreographic approaches (e.g. development and reformulation of text and movement material, temporal/rhythmic structuring, spatialization, structured improvisation, real time composition, generative game forms, working with scores/instructions). The course should improve the ability to choose, (further) develop/invent the appropriate methods and tools for owns own choreographic work and artistic creations. Choreography is understood here as the creation and composition of movement, text and sound material, as a method of spatial and temporal arrangement and structuring and as the invention of experiments that give rise to specific embodied practices and choreographic phenomena.