About the Grant

$30,000 to support Choreography for Audiences (MAP 2011), a new dance experiment choreographed by Noemie Lafrance and performed by a participating audience.

About the Project

Choreography for Audiences is a choreographic and social experiment conceived by site-specific choreographer Noemie Lafrance. The performances gather a dozen teams of hundreds of people to participate in a large-scale game. Participants will follow sets of rules and instructions to generate movement, creating beautiful formations that morph into one another from a bird’s eye view.

Participants will use strategy, competition, and cooperation to achieve aesthetic goals. The aim is to reach a balance with the group, which will create a variety of large-scale visual patterns, interactions, or encounters that form the choreography along the way. The structure will enable the participants to make aesthetic decisions based on their immediate experience, enabling a more spontaneous group effort rather than being overly planned and rehearsed. The rules and instructions used by participants will yield results that resemble evolution patterns and generate complex interactions. Various paths marked on the floor will help carve large-scale group formations, which will create infinite possibilities for this moving tableau.

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