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Standing In Space: The Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice Softcover

Standing In Space: The Six Viewpoints Theory & Practice Softcover

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Mary Overlie created the Six Viewpoints as an answer to the question "What are dance and theater made of?" She sought out a technical language to discuss the artistic forms similar to that of the specific language used to describe painting. What followed was the development of a comprehensive language that simultaneously uncovered a philosophical depth to performance when deconstructed.

 

The seed of the entire work of The Six Viewpoints is found in the simple act of standing in space. From this perspective the artist is invited to read and be educated by the lexicon of daily experience. The information of space, the experience of time, the familiarity of shapes, the qualities and rules of kinetics in movement, the ways of logics, that stories are formed and the states of being and emotional exchanges that constitute the process of communication between living creature. These are the six materials named in The Six Viewpoints that constitute basic deconstructed theater. Working directly with these materials the artist begins to learn of performance through the essential languages as an independent intelligence.

 

The Six Viewpoints has achieved a unique position in the world of theater and performance philosophy; it maintains the quiet and infectious ability to represent itself without the author. Overlie joins those who have worked to elevate theater. Her leveling of the creative hierarchy by focusing on the materials has conceptually and practically infected the performance worlds of both theater and dance. 

First Edition Softcover, 212 Pages; printed 2016. 

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