Posted 25 August 2002 - 06:04 PM
After you've been watching dance for awhile, you begin to see it everywhere. But I think there's a professional hand behind a new Saturn commercial, which shows "ordinary people" commuting. No cars, just people. Stopping for a friend, opening a car door (lots of gesture; I wouldn't call it mime). It reminds me of the dozens and dozens of "found movement" pieces I watched in the 1970s, except this one is very orderly, and very mainstream. (The population is not diverse, either demographically or somatically.) But it's site specific -- oh, how they would have loved this in the Judson days. An entire 8-lane highway, filled with dancers, nicely blocked, too.
Anyone else see this one?