Stories by <I>The Kansas City Star</I>'s Paul Horsley on being at this year's ADF:
<B>Music and dance notes: Gotta dance!</B>
This summer, dance and I went to the mat at the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., where I took part in a program called the Institute for Dance Criticism.
There I grasped that I wasn't alone -- that no one in America danced enough. And that we think and talk far too little about dance. We have relegated it to the category of frivolity.
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Dancing into a murky, but fertile, millennium</B>
This season, the ADF's 70th, included Chinese and Indian dance and French angst, the latter in the form of the 1960s-flavored genre known as "European dance theater." There was butoh -- the glacially paced, post-World War II Japanese form that began as an expression of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And there was Bill T. Jones, whose controversial political pieces from the 1980s and early '90s (like the AIDS-inspired "Still/Here") continue to spark debate.
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