Koreografisk poesi består av seksten litterære tekster, som også er partiturer for dans. Tekstene leses, partiturene danses, men i lesningen oppstår samtidig noe annet og nytt, en lesemåte, kanskje, med hele kroppen.
Det ligger et stort nybrottsarbeid bak denne boken. Janne-Camilla Lyster har kombinert sitt virke som poet og danser, i tillegg har hun skrevet en rekke personlige essays om arbeidet med denne typen poesi.
Koreografisk poesi er en del av Lysters kunstneriske doktorgrad som presenteres samtidig med at boka lanseres under Ultimafestivalen i september.
Boken inneholder en komplett norsk og engelsk versjon.
Choreographic Poetry consists of sixteen literary scores for dance.
The scores' poetic nature and stingent structure forms a series of curious, playful and contemplative performance pieces in the spirit of the groundbreaking New York School.
The 1950s/60s avant garde movement in New York, including composers such as John Cage, Earle Browne, Morton Feldman, musicians, visual and performance artists, choreographers and dancers, invented new forms and new collaborations. Methods often involved indeterminacy, chance operations, graphic scores and performer choice.
The work that has lead to this book is both groundbreaking and adventurous. Janne-
Camilla Lyster has combined her work as both poet and dancer, and in addition written a number of personal essays on the writing of this kind of poetry.
Choreographic Poetry is part of Lyster's artistic PhD, which is presented at the same time as the book is launched during the Ultima festival in September. The book consists of a complete Norwegian and English version.
Janne-Camilla Lyster (b. 1981) is a writer, choreographer and dancer. She has published several critically acclaimed poetry collections, as well as the novel Mørke dyr, published 2018. Choreographic Poetry is her eighth publication.