<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><small>I really wish more companies would distribute their works on video and sell them without public performance rights (for personal use only). I don't know if they don't do it because of the expense or if they just don't want their work distributed that way (the arguement that video doesn't show a work at its best) or that they think video will preclude people from actually going to the theatre if they can watch it at home. Anyone?</small><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Heh, I'm with you, Marie. When I'm watching a dance on tape/TV, I don't think I am ever expecting a direct replica of a "live" stage performance - what I'm interested in is getting a sense of the work in question, its choreography, music etc. Particularly with the classics that you've read about so many times in dance history books, but never got the chance to see. For me, this is especially the case with works by Graham and Humphrey. I've watched filmed versions of Graham's "Appalachian Spring" and Humphrey's "With My Red Fires", but if they were to be performed "live" at a theatre near me, that's certainly not going to stop me from watching these dances again.