As AGA pursues several research questions regarding gender, sports, and dance, one issue that comes up is how ideas of competition, winning, and awards might affect the group’s (normally) collaborative way of working, moving, and presenting their work. What can a dance company that emphasizes “intimacy over display” contribute to conversations about the public, spectacle-driven world of sports?

This “continuous pyramid” score from yesterday yielded some images that captured both of these seemingly unrelated ways to relate to competition, as in this more intimate expression of winning as a product of being held up by others.

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As AGA continues to explore movement vocabularies of competition and sports, critiques will emerge, the dance presenting alternative ways to think of “winning.”

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