If dancing isn’t reacting, it’s muted, nonsensical, mindless, arbitrary, limited, artificiel, mechanical, automatic.
The only way in which separate lines of dancing become choreography, is through them being a ‘reaction to’ (whatever calls for reactivity). A response to a challenge, which doesn’t leave a cumulative residue as memory. A discovery from moment to moment, an emergence of intentions beyond self projections.
Dancing (within a choreographic context) is an answer to a question. It’s the solution to a problem. An act of reciprocity between situation and (re)action.
Look, observe, process, make up your mind, move (ideally, all of these happening at the same time).
photo: [SUNNY] Julia Gat