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CPA [Consistent Partial Attention] is a choreographic work that is outside the body (dictated by the video scores) and yet, is intently present in the corps (making the psychological state of interpretation / concentration visible - showing learning in realtime processing). The performers engage as interfaces in a manner of realtime translation of data / dance vocabulary. As a work CPA is not intent on the presentation of professionalized / skill based realization of dance. The challenge is to engage with dance as a vernacular, learned language, which permeates and communicates across communities. These digital dances for the camera are expressions of the contemporary self, innate, in the everyday; used in the construction and representation of self in the digital community.
The CPA project has been initiated by Collective Corps - a newly founded unincorporated collective - comprised of performers / dancers Lise McMillan (Winnipeg), James Phillips (Montreal) and creator / performer Freya Olafson (Winnipeg).
This new work in process was initiated through a research residency with Young Lungs Dance Exchange in Winnipeg. In July 2015 we worked in consultation with Tedd Robinson at Centre Q in Quyon, Quebec. Collective Corps has received support from the Manitoba Arts Council & Canada Council for the Arts to develop CPA [Consistent Partial Attention], a new work available for presentation and touring in Canada and abroad.
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