CriticalDance Forum
http://www.ballet-dance.com/forum/

Conducting Music for Dancers
http://www.ballet-dance.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10835
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Maggie [ Fri Jan 19, 2001 8:24 am ]
Post subject:  Conducting Music for Dancers

Lisa Traiger talks to Jack Everly about conducting for dancers-in the Washington Post.<P> <A HREF="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10071-2001Jan17.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10071-2001Jan17.html</A>

Author:  Basheva [ Fri Jan 19, 2001 12:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Conducting Music for Dancers

This is a very intersting subject, Maggie - thank you for posting it. Sometimes when I mention to people - students or otherwise - that the orchestra can't see the dancers for whom they are playing, they are very surprised.<P>It somehow never occurs to them that the musicians cannot see the dancers. The conductor is exactly that - plus a conduit. It is through him that the two art forms connect. I see the conductor also, as being responsbile to the wishes of the composer, and a facilitator for the dancer. The conductor can make all - the composer, musicans, choreographer, and dancer look very, very good - or very, very bad.<P>He is the eyes of the musicians, he is the ears of the dancer.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/