— A two dimensional syntax or a glossary of language for movement – by JoanaChicau.

Act, Accumulation, Aleatory, Away, BlackOut, Breath, Chance, Construct a Singular Explicit Space, Counter-Tension, Disappear, Duration, Draw, Empty, Exaustive, Geometric Formations, Here, Holding the Stage, Indeterminancy, Intervals, Aleatory, Movement, Minimize, Pause, Path, Phrasing, Place, Positioning, Random, Repeat, Rhythm, Rhythmic Patterns, Ritualistic, Sequencing, Space Construction, Spacing, Saturated by Contrasts, Speed, Stage, Stillness, There, Spatio Temporal Experiences, Warning.

Act

First_Act ()

Synonym Functions:

Second_Act ()
Final_Act ()

window.open('II.html', '_blank');

Movement

Move_to ()

'Rainer selected found movement as her material, whether from everyday pedestrian or work activity, ballet, contemporary or popular dance, mime or vaudeville.' (...) 'In short every movement is and ought to be possible.' — Anne T. Kaersmakeer

Synonym Functions:

Away ()
Draw ()

window.moveTo(x, y)
// another example of usage:
context.lineTo(x, 3750);}
// another example:
< marquee direction="down" width="250" height="200" behavior="alternate"

[Yvonne Rainer, Hand-Movie_1966]

Path

Path ()

'...in between geometry and the gesture' — Trisha Brown

Synonym Functions:

Construct_a_singular_explicit_space ()
Geometric_formations ()

for (var x = 0.5; x < 5000; x += 15) {
context.moveTo(x, 0);
context.lineTo(x, 3750);}
// another example:
for (var y = 0.5; y < 3750; y += 15) {
context.moveTo(0, y);
context.lineTo(5000, y);}
context.stroke();};
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[Trio B path, by Yvonne Rainer]

Pause

Pause ()

'resting' or 'stoping to choose' — Yvonne Rainer

Synonym Functions:

Breathing ()
Stillness ()
BlackOut ()

document.getElementById("body").style.backgroundColor = "#000000";

Random

Random ()

'Seperate movements were arranged in coninuity by random means, allowing for superimposition of one or more (...) by tossing coins or by looking at the I-Ching.' — Merce Cunningham

Synonym Functions:

Elements_of_Chance ()
Indeterminancy ()
Juxtaposition_of_elements_under_aleatory_influence ()

Math.random()
for (var Text = document.getElementById(textRange);

[William Forsythe, Solo_1997]

Repetition

Repetition ()

'...the movements seem to be very personal, private , idiosyncratic (..) seemingly endless repetition. This is a play of surfaces rather than an expression of depth. The minimalist monotony of the repetition of mundane gestures suggest compulsion to conform prescribed behavior.' - Anne T. Keersmaeker

Synonym Functions:

Rhythmic_Patterns ()
Ritualistic ()
Exaustive ()
Accumulation ()

(count == Infinity)

[Trisha Brown, Primary Accumulation_1972]

Remove

Remove (x)

'Eliminate or minize' - Yvonne Rainer

Synonym Functions:

Minimize ()
Disappear ()
Empty ()

//one or the other until it dispappears:
{ y.style.fontSize = parseInt(y.style.fontSize) } / 2 + 'pt'
setInterval (Minimize () {half(x)}, 2000)

Rhythm

Rhythm ()

'Length of time in seconds, assuming 5'' as a minimum.'- Merce Cunningham

Synonym Functions:

Intervals ()
Speed ()
Duration ()

setTimeout("New_Sequence_or_Phrasing()",delay*1000);
setInterval(Elements_of_Chance, 100)

[A sequence of movements from Trio A, by Yvonne Rainer.]

Sequence

New_Sequence ()

'Phrase as a metaphor for a longer or total duration containing beginning, middle and end.' - Yvonne Rainer

Synonym Functions:

Sequencing ()
Phrasing ()

var count='0';
var Texts=new Array();
Texts[0]="Choreography";
Texts[1]="as a mobilising language,";
...

Spacing

Spacing ()

Synonym Functions:

Positioning ()
Place ()
Space_Construction ()
Here ()
There ()

document.getElementById("body").style.backgroundColor = "#000000";

[Stage movement variations, by Anne T. Keersmaeker.]

[Lucinda Childs, Calico Mingling_1973]

Stage

Set_new_stage ()

'An alternative sight for the understanding of potential instigation and organization of action to reside' - William Forsythe

Synonym Functions:

Holding_the_stage ()
There_are_as_many_movements_as_there_are_distinct_ _spatio_temporal_experiences ()

document.getElementById("canvas")

Tension

Counter_tension ()

'Momentum is also the interval between two opposing tensions' - Steve Paxton

Synonym Functions:

Choreography_is_organization_of_tensions ()
Saturated_by_contrasts ()

setInterval("choreography_is_the_organization_of_tensions()",tempo) colors = new Array ()

Warnings

(…) the situation of performance rather than the spectacle…” - Yvonne Rainer

Warning()
Warning_2()

alert("...");