Dance Fort: A History
Dance works are made of a complex set of ideas, physical practice, happenstance, forgetting, remembering, minor epiphanies and daily discoveries, joined together piece-by- piece in the evolving circumstance of choreographic research over time. For decades, though, the traditional container of an artist’s choreographic legacy has been in the documentation of the finished work: videotapes of performances, printed programs, photographs, rehearsal videos and choreographer’s notebooks. We imagine Dance Fort: A History as a digital play-book, part installation, part digital artifact. It is based on the matrix of materials surrounding the development, production and performance of A History, containing cross-referenced research materials "danced," written, spoken and shared in other forms. It is not meant to represent the performance but to create an interactive experience with its bones and subtext, mapping your own trace through our process.