On the 15-17th January BFC presents Score for a Lecture at the American Realness festival at Abrons Arts Center in New York. In Score for a Lecture, a sequence of speech acts choreograph the theater as a medium and institution that literally speaks. Instant collaboration reinvigorates institutional critique as a choreographed blooper. Score for a Lecture creates space to redefine the value of failure while we are inside the theater, the institution, the group, the pair and the self. In Score for a Lecture, as with all projects by The Bureau for the Future of Choreography, everyone becomes an agent of The Bureau.
Some of the Bureau’s earlier activities include: Desire Dances (2011), which occurred in public spaces and explored contexts that regulate bodies; a call to map the past fifty years in contemporary dance/choreography through The Flowchart Project (2012-2013), which re-sorts hierarchies of knowledge through cooperative engagement, enthusiastic attention, and paperwork and a residency at the New Museum as part of Rethinking the Imprint of Judson Dance Theater Fifty Years Later: Movement Research in Residence (2012). In 2014 The Bureau is artist in residence at Lower Manhattan Cultural Councils arts center at Governors Island, where they are arranging a Dance Marathon.
The Bureau is intended to be an open platform for participation and engagement around questions in dance that expands and contracts on a project-to-project basis. If you are interested in participating in the Bureau’s activities, please email: dearBFC(at)gmail.com