Sunday, July 17, 2005

> acknowledgements

con•sens•us is a collaborative project, which develops constantly from the influences of many single individuals. like any human endeavour it lives from the joined diversity of many who gave their energy, time, and effort to make it happen.

therefore first thanks goes to everyone who helped make this particular development possible, each in her/his own way.

to see the ever expanding list, please see under
> what is it / performance history

Eva + Thomas would like to express their special thanks to
Elaine Summers for her magnificent inspiration and pioneer work in choreography and dance-technique. it helped enormously for the becoming of this project.

they also would like to thank her for
her generous permission to include selected dance-scores of hers to be used during this series: Invitation to Secret Dancers, Circle Dance with Balloons, and Walking Dance for Any Number.
these dance scores were used extensively, as well as the practice of Summers' Kinetic Awareness® work.

Invitation to Secret Dancers
dance by Elaine Summers,
1973 - present

original drawing © 1976 by Tina Mchon

further thanks go to Mary Overlie for developing the Six Viewpoints and her vision on historical development as described in her forthcoming publication Postmodern Mechanics.
for analysis of what happened in a practice, the Viewpoints provide a comprehensive formal analysis. thanks to SITI Company / Anne Bogart for their further application and teaching of this tool for post-modern decomposition and re-development.

the concept of responsible anarchy and ethical reformation by Mary O'Donnell-Fulkerson and her teachings of Open Form Composition clarified and helped envision the artistic, conceptual and social understanding of the implications of this practice instrumentally. as it progresses to develop these ideas constitute one possible attempt at an interpretation of her visionary and revolutionary work.


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