Complicated and mesmerizing, One Flat Thing, reproduced follows a cueing system that unfolds in a rapidly shifting network of relationships. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, the music does not direct the piece; the dancers direct the piece. Time is organized as dancers give and receive cues, collectively determining the flow of the dance.
Follow along as this cueing system is broken down from multiple perspectives with visual annotations.
We give a sincere thank you to Synchronous Objects Project and The Ohio State University for their groundbreaking visualization of choreographic structure. Visit their website to further explore the complicated concepts behind Forsythe’s work.
Credit: Synchronous Objects Project, The Ohio State University/ACCAD and The Forsythe Company.
COME SEE FOR YOURSELF! ONE FLAT THING, REPRODUCED IS ONSTAGE IN DIRECTOR’S CHOICE, MARCH 16–25, 2018.