Guest Notes by J. Akiyama. Reflections on the Global Underscore. June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015.

An event called the Global Underscore has taken place near the summer solstice (Northern hemisphere) since 2000 which connects dancers all over the world in a simultaneous practice of the Underscore, a long-form dance improvisation score developed by Nancy Stark Smith since the 1990’s.  This year, with 70 sites all across the globe participating, I decided to embark upon the four-hour score — usually done as a group improvisation — by myself at Floorspace Studio.  Here are my reflections from my journey.



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