This past May, Dance Theater Workshop started its Community Choreography project by using the power of Twitter, YouTube, and blogging to create collaborative movement videos. Here’s how it works: DTW’s Twitter page sends a tweet to its followers asking for movement ideas that will be incorporated into a video. After getting enough Twitter responses, DTW creates a video using the suggestions and posts the video on DTW’s blog and YouTube channel.
The tenth and most recent Community Choreography video encourages viewers to use their own soundtrack while watching Jillian Sweeney perform. It’s a great exercise that produces a unique result and viewing experience for each person. Still feeling inspired by last week’s show at PS 122, I listened to Kanye West’s “Welcome to Heartbreak” while watching. Check out the comments section on DTW’s post, where I shared some thoughts. And I encourage you to find your own sound source for the video and post some comments as well. If you’re on Twitter, you can contribute to the 11th Community Choreography here.