choreograph.net is an online journal growing a community of knowledge about how we recognise, cultivate and negotiate a state of dance in human and other systems. The desire is to facilitate a community of practice around a sense of choreography as a new and open metaphor.
Because everyone has their own idea of what choreography is, and how it can be done, it is the ideal metaphor for a new kind of art form, one that seeks to understand:
human, artistic, social, natural systems of knowledge, production, creation or automation;
in terms of forces, patterns, emergence, recurrence, recursivity, communication and perception.
How we perceive these systems, and which mental/conceptual tools we use to organize our sense perceptions, actually determines what we see, and by extension how we interact with, participate in, use, abuse, destroy or perpetuate systems in the world we live in, for
The mind organises the world by organising itself
Taking our lead equally from the world of modern dance and the new model of artist as negotiator, we are trying to create the art of the science of cybernetics and systems theory: an aesthetics and art of change.
You will find here a broad range of researched/academic papers (filed under articles) and more spontaneous, artistic inputs (see raw thinking), shaping a morphogenetic field that invites open and expansive movement of thought: a matrix out of which new ideas might be born.
If you are interested in writing and ideas, with or without a background in dance art science, we invite you to contact us, regardless of experience. We seek to foster an original writing style to articulate ideas about choreography as an aesthetics of change, and choreography as a supra-disciplinary pattern language. Special areas of interest include: choreography as an aesthetics of change, state of dance, ecological thinking/ecology of mind, pattern recognition, intuitive framing practices, aesthetics as an organising principle of consciousness, cybernetics and systems, epistemology, cognition, recursion, social choreography, new social political performative formats, mind-body thinking, emergence, paradigm change, reality building.
We also seek photo or picture essays thematically related to these subjects.
choreograph.net was founded by Michael Klien and Davide Terlingo in 2001 and brought by them to Daghdha Dance Company in 2004.