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A "performance" is like a "publication". What is shown (through the stage or through text) is fully developed, thought out, and researched. But the action of "putting it out there" (read: the work for performance and/or publication) also proves to be influential in the choreographer's/ author's research.
Because the creative process is organic, it's never "really" finished.
~Should the work be left to gestate, it might produce different results.
~Should the audience experience the work at a different time or place, he/she/they might have different interpretations of the work, based upon his/her/their lived experiences and what they bring to the work.
~What would happen if the creator could re-visit the work:
~ with his/her new lived and researched experiences?
~ with feedback from other professionals in the field?
~ with feedback from audiences who are not experienced in the field?
How do lived experiences change with time? How do the memories of lived experiences change with time?
|A moment from "The Protected" caught by Bill Hebert.