Inquiring Mind / Choreographic Mind

Inquiring Mind / Choreographic Mind

This photograph was taken in Susan's former New York  studio, and is the cover image for her book: "A Choreographic Mind: Autobodygraphical Writings."

Wrecking 208

Wrecking 208

Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar dove without hesitation into a reshaping of Susan's in-progress work on the new iteration of '208 East Broadway.'

"Thinking Together"

"Thinking Together"

Participants in December's Choreographic Workshop convene. Photo: Tori Lawrence

The Choreographer Demonstrates

The Choreographer Demonstrates

JJ Tiziou has been shooting "208 East Broadway" in rehearsal and captured this....


Features

Outside In

Megan Bridge and Peter Price continue their conversation about Susan Rethorst’s 208 East Broadway.

By Megan Bridge & Peter Price, April 12, 2013
Read more.

My Spot in the Studio

My Spot in the Studio

What bubbled up as Behold Bold took shape.

By Anna Drozdowski, March 16, 2013
Read more.

Boards, Geometry, Choreography

Boards, Geometry, Choreography

As part of the Day of Dance we played with an interactive installation Boards, where long wooden planks disrupt a projection of a still figure aimed at a flat wall.

By Gregory Holt, March 16, 2013
Read more.

Setting aside the ego..."How To Get Started."

Throwing out what he had intended to present, Cage collaborated with Skywalker’s sound engineers in a kind of structured improvisation. First he ordered ten topics randomly. Then he extemporized on the first topic while the engineers recorded his voice. Turning to the second topic, the recording of the first was played back and this mix of two voices was recorded, to be played back with Cage’s third extemporization and so forth resulting by the final topic in a polyphony of ten voices on ten topics.

By Peter Price, February 20, 2013
Read more.

The Self Zooms Through: Susan Rethorst’s Art & the Body’s Mind

The thinking body: you see it in every moment of a Susan Rethorst dance. It’s astounding, really: how the smallest glance or gesture can come so laden with aliveness—with knowledge that can only be accessed in the body, and which exists prior to conceptual "invention."
By Claudia La Rocco, February 18, 2013
Read more.

Postcards from a dance

Sometimes the dance becomes more than itself, not because it means anything or represents anything, but because it can give an experience of the connections between different kinds of awareness.
By Gregory Holt, February 12, 2013
Read more.

Dance 10, Looks 3?

At the Susan Rethorst audition my neighbor confesses:“I don’t know much about her, except what I saw on Google last night. How has she flown under the radar for so long?”

By Anna Drozdowski, February 12, 2013
Read more.

Home Wreckers

Home Wreckers

I don’t think Rethorst’s intention is to site dance as a normal everyday affair, though she has consistently shown the ways I’ve been overlooking the dance that can be found in the simple clarity of attention to form.
By Anna Drozdowski, January 28, 2013
Read more.

More Features >

 

Posts

Bill T. Jones & Susan Rethorst: A Conversation in Five Parts

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has made available videos of a conversation with Susan, Bill T. Jones and Lois Welk.

By Lisa Kraus, August 14, 2013
Read more.

Snapshots of Susan

Forty-some years after seeing Susan Rethorst dance for the first time, we share a city again. Here are snapshots from along the way.

By Lisa Kraus, February 21, 2013
Read more.

Video: Behold Bold Sam Dog at a party

Video: Behold Bold Sam Dog at a party

Gabrielle Revlock, one of the dancers in Susan Rethorst's Philadelphia premiere of Behold Bold Sam Dog, practices a section of the dance at a party in Brooklyn.
By Gabrielle Revlock, February 20, 2013
Read more.

Wrecking: Material and Process

Wrecking: Material and Process

Sitting in the room while other artists muddle freely in one’s creations must be a completely liberating experience.     
By Megan Bridge, February 13, 2013
Read more.

Behold Bold Sam Dog Stats

Behold Bold by the numbers.

By Gabrielle Revlock, February 12, 2013
Read more.

Behold Bold sounds like...

In the studio with Susan, Eun Jung, Bronwen and Gabrielle for a few afternoon  hours, Anna had  movement and sound on the brain.


By Anna Drozdowski, January 28, 2013
Read more.

Other Voices

Other Voices

Other Voices, with two neuroscientists and a quantum chemist, was a reminder that both dancemaking and science move forward by jostling and dislodging fixed ideas.

By Christina Gesualdi, January 23, 2013
Read more.

Wrecking 1

Wrecking 1

An audience of about 30 gathered to watch Annie Parson and Paul Lazar of Big
Dance Theater invade Susan's material for 208 East Broadway Part 5...

By Gregory Holt, January 10, 2013
Read more.

More Posts >

 

Timeline

December 2012
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013

April 12 & 13
“Wreckings/Coda”
View details.


Aknowledgements

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance Support for the Susan Rethorst: Inquiring Mind, Choreographic Mind performance retrospective is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance.