The choreographic can refer to choreography, and to the writing of dancing bodies, but it can also refer to modes of generating and circumscribing movement that do not register as dance, or as art works. We do not fully know what it can gesture towards, what might properly or improperly fall within its sphere; we are keen to keep the choreographic as an open question for the School.
William Forsythe, one of the Artistic Faculty of the first cycle of the School, has written that choreography is “a curious and deceptive term. The word itself, like the processes it describes, is elusive, agile, and maddeningly unmanageable. To reduce choreography to a single definition is not to understand the most crucial of its mechanisms: to resist and reform previous conceptions of its definition.”
William Forsythe, Choreographic Objects, 2011