Blind runner
Cage 1952 remix
Daliness
Effort
Energy, force, dynamics, quality

Forsythe improvisation technologies︎︎︎
Here are sections of William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies that I use in composition classes with dancers and actors. There are many more, but these are the ones I find most accessible in a class with a range of disciplines. You can find video samples of Forsythe demonstrating these principles here.



Start with the first few from his system and then see how it goes – you can always add more. Good ones to start with include: Point, Line, Parallel, Bridging, Collapsing Points, Dropping Points, Lower Body, Back Space and Room Orientation.


"A choreographic object is not a substitute for the body, but rather an alternative site for the understanding of potential instigation and organization of action to reside. Ideally, choreographic ideas in this form would draw an attentive, diverse readership that would eventually understand and, hopefully, champion the innumerable manifestations, old and new, of choreographic thinking.” Choreographic Objects, William Forsythe
︎︎︎great for artists from all disciplines; gets people thinking about the architecture of their bodies as simple points, lines and planes 

︎︎︎this work can became very complex to increase the challenge, but it can also get bodies moving very clearly

︎︎︎from William Forsythe