Alwin Nikolais – Inventing Your Own Solutions

“I always seem to be looking for something that hasn’t been invented yet.” – Alwin Nikolais

Alwin Nikolais was an American choreographer. He employed lights, slides, electronic music, and stage props to create environments through which dancers moved and, more important, into which they blended.

Viewing technique as a means to an end, Nikolais did not ask his dancers to embody characters or emote, but to simply dance as part of the onstage environments created by his innovative costume, lighting and production designs—most of which he handled personally, in addition to creating his own music and, of course, choreographing the steps.

To know more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alwin_Nikolais, http://bearnstowjournal.org/bauhaus.htm

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