Image: Dancers Ros Warby, Juliette Mapp, and Jeanine Durning’s travel paths in relation to Deborah Hay’s score, from William Forsythe’s Motion Bank.

This January, Bard Graduate Center M.A. candidate Linden Hill published her paper entitled “‘What If?’ Digital Documentation as Performance and the Body as Archive in Deborah Hay’s No Time to Fly” in Interventions, the Online Journal of Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies.

In the paper, Hill explores two strategies for the preservation of dance: documentation as performance and the body as archive. These strategies are examined in how they may by applied to post-modern contemporary dance. Hill uses the documentation of American choreographer Deborah Hay’s solo piece No Time to Fly in William Forsythe’s Motion Bank as a case study.

The paper arose out of the Spring 2014 class In Focus: Beyond the Object Principle taught by Visiting Professor Hanna Hölling as part of the Andrew W. Mellon curricular initiative Cultures of Conservation.

The article can be accessed here.