Saturday, January 07, 2006

space dance

with recent reports (admittedly not cited here) that the majority of cultural event attenders attend for the social experience associated, i have been considering the typical form of dance presentation. if people go to art to be social, should we cater to that? do we need to force people into a seat in a theater for them to get it?

i've been thinking about artists who are playing with this idea and altering the way they choose to "offer"(?) art to their audiences.

john jasperse's recent work prone jumps out.

review here

a friend also pointed me to tokyo space dance who did a workshop at mit a few years back. (too bad i missed them.)

2 Comments:

Blogger tripp said...

that's pretty hot.

4:36 PM  
Blogger fwc said...

i hate those "audience-participation" gimmicks, in theater or dance. aside from being trite and a smokescreen, there's too much discomfort for the audience for anyone to enjoy it. the one exception maybe is dame edna.

10:30 AM  

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