Hagan, Katie. "strikethrough: a score by Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş." Dance Art Journal, Oct. 2020.
Flasher-Düzgüneş, Maxine. "On Creating Strikethrough: The Process Behind Erasure in Choreographic Scores." Inbtwn. Magazine, Sept. 2020.
"I joined dancers Israel Harris and Hiroka Nagai in a conversation on the creative process of my most recent contemporary dance work, strikethrough, which premiered at the Jack Crystal Theater at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in March 2020. The work combined original music, lighting, and costumes with projected animations and the two dancers’ executions of a choreographic score, entitled “strikethrough #1.”
The score — distributed to audience members in the form of a pamphlet — is arranged like a poem and occurs in five segments, each succession undergoing a process of erasure called strikethrough. As the phrases within the poem gradually diminish, instructions appear on the right-hand side, as if highlighting what’s being taken away. Since our first studio rehearsals in late 2019, I used the score as a guide for how the dancers would move and interact with each other on stage. The instructions served as moments for the dancers to exercise their own choices within the duet, so in theory they could live within a structure of infinite mutability, where — like the act of strikethrough upon the poem — all possibilities are in place."
Flasher-Düzgüneş, Maxine. "strikethrough #8." Samfiftyfour_Literary, no. 1, Sept. 2020.
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