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On Site

Methods for Site-Specific Performance Creation

Stephan Koplowitz

07 July 2022

ISBN: 9780197515242

344 pages
Paperback
254x178mm

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Price: £25.99

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Description

On Site is a practical guide to creating site-specific dance performance work. Written by experienced artist Stephan Koplowitz, the book guides everyone from beginners to experienced creators through the work of performing on site.

  • GGuides readers through the practical aspects of creating and producing site dance performances with accessible, easy-to-read chapters addressing both theoretical and pragmatic aspects of site specific creation
  • Contains conversations with 24 practicing artists
  • Details real-world scenarios from the author's decades of experience as a creator

About the Author(s)

Stephan Koplowitz, Director/Choreographer/Educator

Stephan Koplowitz is an award-winning director/ choreographer/media artist working on stage, film, and site. He has created 92 works produced in the US, Europe, and Asia. Awards include the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, Guggenheim Fellowship, New York "Bessie" Award, six NEA Fellowships, and a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellowship. After 23 years in NYC working as an educator and artist, Koplowitz was appointed dean/faculty of dance at the California Institute of the Arts (2006- 2016). Koplowitz has a degree in music from Wesleyan University and an MFA in choreography from the University of Utah. He currently resides in NYC.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction: Motivations and Definitions
    1. How Do We Start?
    Chapter 1 What Motivates Site Selection
    Chapter 2 Permissions, Permits and Insurance
    Chapter 3 Designing the Event, Staging the Audience
    Chapter 4 The Site as Inspiration for Your Work
    3. Fueling Your Vision
    Chapter 5 Staffing Key Production Roles
    Chapter 6 Negotiating Fee and Contract
    Chapter 7 Planning Your Planning Budget
    Chapter 8 Fundraising for Your Artistic Plan: A Short Primer
    4. Creating/Generating Content
    Chapter 9 Staging, Placing Your Work in a Site (one method)
    Chapter 10 Site Content and Process
    Chapter 11 Collaboration and Collaborative Elements
    5. Creative and Production Challenges
    Chapter 12 Rehearsal Process
    Chapter 13 Rehearsal Safety
    Chapter 14 Creating for Physically Integrated Casts and Accessibility
    6. More Challenges from the Real World
    Chapter 15 Working with a Set Budget after Fundraising
    Chapter 16 Promoting and Marketing the Work
    Chapter 17 Documentation
    Chapter 18 Assessment
    7. Epilogue
    Chapter 19 Last, Last Thoughts
    Appendix
    Acknowledgements
    Index
    About the Author

Reviews

"With the range of voices and approaches he discusses, Koplowitz is able to touch on the numerous ideas and creative practices involved in the form and utilize his extensive knowledge and experience." - Laura Stein, thINKingDance.net

"Among a wealth of practical advice for site work creation are Koplowitz's stimulating ideas for site selection and designing events for them, researching site histories and communities, and collaborations with associate artists." - Jonathan Stein, thINKingDance.net

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