Photo: Kelsey Gerber
From Blog Director Jill Randall:
Through Life as a Modern Dancer, we are excited to have launched in Fall 2017 a new concept for post-performance discussion and writing. The goals are multi-fold:
- What are new ways to invite post-performance writing (since so few publications now print dance reviews, and there are fewer and fewer dance critics in the United States)?
- How can choreographers hear and read more from audience members about their impressions and experiences of dance events?
- Can we offer new mechanisms for choreographers to gather language about their work, to further their work and to promote their work?
The premise is simple. If you attended a performance of Quicksilver Dance (Children of Hobbes) at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center on November 17, 18, or 19, please take a few minutes here to leave a comment. Write down images, impressions, appreciations, and questions from the performance. These can be words, phrases, or a few sentences. Then please sign it with your name and a descriptor, such as:
Jill Randall, Director of Life as a Modern Dancer
Chris Randall, dance enthusiast
Reed Randall, first-time audience member
We thank you for your time, support, and thoughtfulness. Here's to more dialogue, more reflection, and more writing on the dance performance experience.