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Goat Island

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Goat Island was a Chicago-based collaborative performance group that made nine intimate, low-tech and intensely physical performance works that toured internationally, between 1987 and 2009.

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Soldier, Child, Tortured Man (1989) was Goat Island’s first performance. It considered the physical and mental conditioning that militarises first the individual and then the social structure.
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The Lastmaker (2007) was Goat Island’s ninth and final performance, composed by the group with ending in mind. The piece took its inspiration from the historical trajectory of the Hagia Sophia.
Devising is a method of making performance that is not dominated by text, and includes the collaborative participation of the whole creative company in all stages and aspects of the creative process.
While it can describe theatre and performance that incorporates dance and music, multimedia performance more commonly specifies work that mixes live performance with machines and/or mediated forms.
Postmodern dance tends to be divided between those choreographers who experiment formalistically with constructed and performed movement, and those who are influenced by modernist developments.