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Graphic Scores

Performed by Shannon Elliot, Kiki Vance, Echo Gustafson, Melissa Briggs, Deirdre Morris, Miles Tokunow and Tamara Bates


This is an experiment. These drawings / graphic scores indirectly reference dance notation systems and deconstruct specific symbols and score structures. My interest is in making drawings that can stand alone as a graphic, linear and in parts gestural abstraction but that also contain rules within the marks that the dancers are aware of and that they use to interpret the piece. I want for the work to be both a drawing and an event. The drawings are not intended to communicate literal dance steps to the performer, but rather to give them a set of guidelines from which they can improvise.