The Performers’ Perspective with Lauren Potter and Scott Smith (2010)

Lauren Potter and Scott Smith discuss what is it to invite being seen, the agency of the performer and the development of the performing self. How do needs, desires and aesthetic choices alter over time? Topics include teaching as a process that helps to define your values, demystifying the notion of the “artistic genius” and the etiquette of being in a collective vs. hierarchical company. They suggest that perhaps “choreography can be as simple as organising.” They consider cultural changes and different models for authoring and distributing performance work and sustaining a performing career – economically, physically, and artistically.

This talk was part of the Crossing Borders series, and was presented in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School