Well before a choreographer begins work with dancers, there is an idea in shape and form—often some kind of a sketch or series of instructions for eliciting movement. For some choreographers, these can be elaborate and structured; some are a flurry of shapes and lines; others are collages of inspiration, thoughts and instructions. The score is a side of choreographic practice that a public rarely sees—a precursor to the living staged work of dance. CAP UCLA is commissioning 26 choreographers to create a dance score for a future project while they await their return to the studio and stage: each one a love letter to the future of dance.
Each score will become a fine art limited edition print, sales of which will further benefit each choreographer and support the future of live dance performances at CAP UCLA.
Participating choreographers include:
The images of these scores will be posted on CAP UCLA’s website and shared via social media over the course of the 2020-21 Season.
The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 is commissioned by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance in collaboration with National YoungArts Foundation and produced by Pomegranate Arts with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Photo by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.