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Re: “Calling all critical first responders: Marin, Teker, Radin

unwelt I think it was Art. A reflection on everyday life. A performance installation that contained movement. If I were to categorize it, I would not put the movement of the figures as "dancing" as I would not categorize the noise as "music". It was certainly a piece that encourages discourse on "what is art", but I could have watched a 40 minute video of the N.Y. subway and came away with the same aesthetic experience. Plus it would have only cost the price of a token, rather than $35. The comment by Trish questioning should an audience only be exposed to work which is critically acclaimed to be pleasant to watch and experience- I would agree that the arts should touch our souls in a number of ways, however, I did not go to the performance last night expecting to be assaulted . And so, if a dance director says "it is dance" then , dance, it is. The only true question why the American Dance Festival felt this piece reflected their goals for presenting the festival and to share their thoughts on the production.

Posted by Lin on 06/25/2008 at 11:41 AM

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