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Author:  Kim Shipp [ Wed Jun 14, 2000 5:13 pm ]
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Yes, Palo Alto. We are kicking off "Retail Dance" with an installation/special event at Modernbook, 494 University Ave., Palo Alto at 8:30 PM on Friday, June 16. The book store is promoting photographer Philippe Glade's new book and we are supporting his work by dancing within some of his slide images prior to the unveiling. We have been funded by the bookstore.<P>This would be on the "special events" side of Retail Dance, as opposed to the "installation" side in which we would collaborate to promote a product, (like a shoe) or a service ( on the internet. Please, come one, come all!

Author:  grace [ Wed Jun 14, 2000 5:34 pm ]
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well, kim, i used to live in palo alto, at stanford -nice place- so i WOULD come if i i live in australia.... Image<P><BR>p.s. i love THIS bit, up above "vendors are trying anything to get the customers<BR>attention....they are even resorting to creativity! And who else should provide them a creative means than society's artists!" Image<p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited June 14, 2000).]

Author:  tango [ Thu Jun 15, 2000 12:59 pm ]
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Kim, what brings you the idea of doing Retail Dance?

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Jun 15, 2000 4:07 pm ]
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Should we create a new thread titled "Retail Dance"?

Author:  tango [ Fri Jun 16, 2000 6:52 am ]
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A new title, a new form of Art. I am excited to see and how this Retail Dance grow.

Author:  Cronos [ Fri Jun 16, 2000 11:59 am ]
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this so-called retail dance appears to be quite specific. it should have its own thread.<P>i am very intrigued. i am keen to hear more about this new concept.

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Jun 16, 2000 12:54 pm ]
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As requested, I have started a "Retail Dance" thread at<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 18, 2000 9:23 am ]
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Previously I had cited press material that described a Sara Mann work as being site-specific. Jennifer asked how it could be site-specific if it is performed in a theater.<P>Here is a wonderful response and clarification from Ms Mann herself (she responded to me by email):<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The intention was to design all three studios and entrance spaces at Dance Mission into a walk through situation - Each room was to be designed as a state that would repeat/be recycled and the audience could enter or exit at will. The vision was much larger than the money for this project - thus it became condensed into one room and redesigned for stage. Conceptually, it did serve the work - and I kept this idea until the last week. The work was put up without crew, house/stage manager - designer, etc. It was not a site-specific work by the time it got to the performance - this was the vision of the work and I hope to acquire the funds to do it in the future. There are two other sections still to be made. (The prologue was created to be viewed in the round - the 2nd section was conceived as a recycled form that would repeat over and over - desirable that audience could come up close and listen or watch from the sides. When show time came close, I needed to put together a form that had some cohesion for stage. In my mind - I had every room and corner cleaned, painted, perfectly there with objects and words to reanimate the soul - One step at a time. Thanks for the question.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Author:  grace [ Sun Jun 18, 2000 4:51 pm ]
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hi and welcome tango - from me... Image

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 25, 2000 8:10 pm ]
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Here's an interesting article on Sara Shelton Mann's work:<P> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Thu Jul 06, 2000 9:56 pm ]
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And, now, for an interesting twist on site-specific dance, check out the description of Liss Fain's upcoming "Quarry" in the following thread:<P> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Mon Jul 24, 2000 11:13 am ]
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More site-specific dance. This is a story about the Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company putting on a "'Dances for Wave Hill,' site-specific dance and music commissions produced by Dancing in the Streets":<P> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:31 pm ]
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Please go this thread about Dancing in the Streets, a non-profit organization for site-specific dance:<P> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

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