In the frame of Myriam Lefkowitz's residency, and following to research days that she will lead with SPEAP Master students (Arts and politics), choreographer Lisa Nelson, a major figure in American post-modern dance, whose work is rarely presented in France, will perform a "danced lecture", where she will introduce the tuning score, generic name given to the research she lead during her whole carrier. Tuning score consists in studying the phenomenon of sensitive perception, through the prisma of mouvment. Considering dance as a medium underlying this research, tuning score questions the link between body and imagination.
Research conducted by choreographer Lisa Nelson is a touchstone for the project Walk, Hands, Eyes (Aubervilliiers). The representation of the choreographer at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers will attempt to unveil the multiple potential links between tuning score and questions raised by percpetion experiences conceived and developped by Myriam Lefkowitz.
Lisa Nelson is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who has been exploring the role of the senses in the performance and observation of movement since the early '70s. Stemming from her work with video and dance, she developed an approach to spontaneous composition and performance she calls tuning score. She performs, teaches and creates dances in diverse spaces on many continents, and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including Steve Paxton, Daniel Lepkoff, Cathy Weis, Scott Smith, and Image Lab--a Tuning Score performance ensemble. Her writings have been published by Nouvelles de danse, Contact Quarterly, Writings on Dance, ballettanz, MovementResearch.org, Critical Correspondance, and sarma.be/oralsite. She has co-edited Contact Quarterly dance and improvisation journal since 1977. She lives in Vermont.
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Image: Lisa Nelson, In the office, Vermont. Credit: Jackie Lansley