That is the beauty of ensemble work--a division of labor

July 2007
Contact Quarterly;Summer/Fall2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p15
The article describes the status work in an ensemble. In the "Taking Focus" skill, one dancer is encouraged to move into a high-status space. This place can often be front and center. The author explains that a performer can take advantage of these high status spaces. This structure is one aspect being used in the Ensemble Thinking. He further claims that Ensemble Thinking can enrich the improvisational process by empowering individuals with concrete compositional tools.


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