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 Post subject: A fashion show seen by dance eyes
PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2000 11:27 pm 
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The Guardian's dance critic, Judith Mackrell sees a fashion show and is amazed:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Even odder was the movement that passed as a walk among the women - a curiously stilted prance which, executed in teetering high heels, resulted in a kind of juddering, angry stomp as they paraded by. The fact that all the models had, in addition, to zip down the catwalk at high speed to get through the show, meant that they looked as if they'd all been rounded up for some sadistic boot camp march. <P>Since the models at both shows were following the same routine, I assume there are people out there coaching them to walk this way. But I can't figure out why. When dancers move unnaturally, there's nearly always a good reason. In classical ballet they labour to turn out their hips so that they can lift their legs higher and make themselves look grander, more visible on the stage. They dance on the tips of their toes so that they can move with brilliant speed and create the illusion of defying gravity. When modern dancers contort their bodies into harsh introverted angles, they are creating a kind of expressive human sculpture. But models are meant to be icons of beauty and glamour, so why were they making themselves look so absurd?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P> <A HREF="Http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4069580,00.html" TARGET=_blank>Http://www.guardianunlimited.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4069580,00.html</A> <P>


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