Coming Together by Moving Apart: Contemporary Dance Scores and Communities During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Hetty Blades


This paper discusses Roof/Roof Piece, an adaptation of Trisha Brown's Roof Piece by Trisha Brown Dance Company and perch a dance made by Amy Voris and adapted by Voris and Katye Coe for Coe to perform in her home and online. Both these adaptations began during the Covid-19 pandemic, in contexts when the artists could not meet in person. I consider the role that the scores played in facilitating these shared practices, asking how they allowed for the development and continuation of bonds between members of dance communities during this period.


scores; community; shared practice

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