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NEA Arts: What the Body Is

“How far can we go erasing clichés of the body? Can we take something like a sphere, or a collection of spheres, and—through video technol­ogy, brain wave scans, motion detection, or some other type of technology—still have it be a represen­tation or abstraction of the dancer? We want to take that idea and push it as far as it can go.” -- Geoff Matters, composer and media artist

Choreographer Koosil-ja and her frequent collaborator Geoff Matters have undertaken a daunting task--investigating how much of dance depends on a dancer's actual body. Read more about the duo's work on dance's new frontier in "What the Body Is," one of several features in the new issue of NEA Arts celebrating the intersection of art and science.

 

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