In his article Negotiating Choreography, letter, and law in William Forsythe (2012) Siegmund highlights the absence between the body and movement, and the law and choreography and the dancer’s and choreographer’s struggle to connect these opponent poles. He states,
Gleichzeitig 3 (2009), photo: Ulrike HeuerHere the negotiating between body and law becomes visible as an opposite process described by Siegmund. How can I write a choreographic text in response to the dancers’ movement? How can I enter the absence between both poles? By negotiating between these two poles my subjectivity/individuality becomes visible. This refers back to the 'social subject’ (Bel in Lepecki, 2006), which I wrote about in my last blog post (March 2014). I would now argue not only is this process in front of an audience a process of becoming a social subject, it also challenges what might be thought of as the conventional identities of choreographer and dancer.
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