sandik

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  1. Thanks so much for this link -- between this conference and the recent Dancing in the Cold War program at Barnard/Columbia I'm doubly frustrated that I don't have a big travel budget!
  2. Especially when a station or network shrinks the credit roll so that they can run other promotional stuff at the same time!
  3. This is often true for dances trained in modern/contemporary styles as well.
  4. You've asked a complex question -- while different eras and styles have valued different elements in ballet technique, "plastique" has sometimes been used to indicate the indescribable. And I think almost everyone here has certain dancers or certain moments that they feel exemplify a kind of kinetic modeling that exists between positions or beyond correctness. For me, I tend to use the term when I see a sense of contrapposto, usually starting in the torso and extending through arms/legs/head. It's usually about the getting from place to place, rather than a static position, though some shapes imply that process. Though she thought of herself as outside the world of ballet, Isadora Duncan is probably one of the clearest examples of this for me.
  5. Alas, I'm not sure where to find this.
  6. In case you missed it, here's a link to the first half of the program -- it's up until March 17 (according to the website)
  7. I heard it was happening, but no details -- I'm hoping that someone here might have attended and will post about it.
  8. Zipporah Films, which distributes Wiseman's documentaries, is giving a shipping discount on his DVDs until March 20. From the press release: It's almost time for the 89th Annual Academy Awards, and to celebrate them--and the Honorary Award that the Academy Board of Governors gave to Frederick Wiseman in November--we're offering FREE FIRST CLASS SHIPPING on all orders of 1-2 DVDs for home viewing.* To get free first class shipping on 1-2 DVDs, simply choose USPS First Class as your shipping method. The discount is automatic! This is a limited time offer through Monday, March 20, 2017. Only one discount code per purchase. Please note that free shipping is only available for delivery within the United States.
  9. I'm not sure what to expect in a ballet about Norman McLaren, but I'm certainly curious! Both NBC and Pacific Northwest Ballet will be performing Emergence next year -- Pite is getting her moment.
  10. Thanks so much for this review. I have a technical question -- is the DVD in a multi-region format, or does it need a dedicated player?
  11. Thanks so much for the reports -- Alston doesn't get to the upper left hand corner very often so I don't know that I'll get a chance at this. One of the most intriguing performances I've seen was a combination of Kathak and flamenco -- the two dance practices share a common ancestor, and it was fascinating to see how that was expressed in their different styles.
  12. Oh, I enjoyed One Flat Thing -- we'll just have to agree to disagree.