The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020
Curated by Kristy Edmunds, commissioned and published by UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance in partnership with Pomegranate Arts, Lapis Press and YoungArts.
In the spring of 2020 during the early throes of the coronavirus pandemic, all dance and live performances were halted throughout the United States and much of the world. The impact to the livelihoods of dancers and choreographers was immediate and long-lasting.
The Choreographers’ Scores: 2020 was conceived and curated by Kristy Edmunds, Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance as a collaboration with 26 US-based choreographers to create a handmade score to be editioned as fine art prints. Each artist received a commission to contribute a score in visual time, and to do so from wherever they were sheltering throughout the summer of 2020.
Among the 26 acclaimed choreographers whose works feature in the exhibition are YoungArts award winners Caleb Teicher (2011 Dance), Camille A. Brown (1997 Dance & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts) and Shamel Pitts (2003 Dance), and YoungArts guest artists and mentors such as Ann Carlson, Kyle Abraham, Nora Chipaumire and Rosie Herrera.
The resulting edition is a rare collection of works on paper that reveal the unique and intimate explorations of these artists, and insights to their choreographic ideas while awaiting their return to the studios and stages.