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 Post subject: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 2:12 pm 
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Lewis Segal of the Los Angeles Times have a very interesting article on the cycles in dance and dance creativity:<P><BR><B>Here's Hoping That History Repeats Itself</B><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dance may be in a lull as the new millennium begins, but if the past is any guide, this cycle will soon produce another revolution in the art.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Search-X!ArticleDetail-16321,00.html?" TARGET=_blank>MORE</A><P><p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited January 07, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 6:48 am 
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IN Mr. Lewis' article he speaks of the cycles of dance - creativity, growth, decrepitude, renewal - but these are the cycles of everything. Arts, nations, nature.<BR>And so why not dance?<P>I am not surprised - but it is heartening to be reminded of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 6:39 am 
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Basheva, thanks for linking this article, which I really enjoyed. Segal seems to really know his history. Though I don't agree that "modern dance companies intent on talking audiences to death" is a symptom of decline. Rather I'd say the increase in gimmick-based flash seen in some contemporary dance might be.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 11:42 am 
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CDTooth- I am glad you enjoyed this article - as did I. May I ask you to define "gimmick based flash"?<p>[This message has been edited by Basheva (edited January 12, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2001 2:09 pm 
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Yes, I'd like to know too, since I work with dance and technology. I've noticed a lot of contemporary works billed a "multi-media" lately if they run video projection during the performance.


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 Post subject: Re: Is Dance Creativity Cyclical?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2001 6:21 pm 
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In case anyone is interested, here were several long-running threads on dance and technology (including video):

Merce Cunningham's Summerspace, Interscape & BIPED and Video Technology

Liss Fain & related 'dance/tech'

Dance & Technology

<font size = -2><center>(Edited by salzberg to fix link)</center></font>

<small>[ 08-11-2002, 11:14: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>


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