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David Bower of Signdance Collective blogs on the work and travels of a dynamic sign dance performance company

David Bower blogs about the Signdance Collective’s approach to choreography

10 January 2011

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photo of male and female dancers imposed over top of each other

From experience I would say choreography is about listening visually, with the eyes and finding the right moment to act and react. Choreography begins with a simple idea like the movement of the sea and how the light plays on water. Or it could be creating a sign name for ourselves using sign language and taking that as a basis for a movement - and then creating interaction between that movement and other sign names. We don’t believe interaction between the dancers has to be in time -...

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