First I know I have a lot to learn on dance and computing, but from the
scant research, reading and thirty-years of experience in the dance
world I do know that modern dancers take more time to explore while
ballet dancers perfect their technique and form. I was a prima ballerina
and thus can say these things about ballet. It is my opinion that while
I still love ballet I think it is in the past and by that I mean
dedicated to preserving the past without really trying to find a future.
Kevin McKenzie at ABT is doing a great job and maybe other companies
will follow suit, but for the most part I think ballet to most people is
still Swan Lake and Nutcracker.
I know Merce Cunningham uses LifeForms to aide in choreographing as do
other modern choreographers. Plus look at Troika Ranch and other modern
companies expanding and exposing themselves to technology.
I say this because I am concerned ballet, which I believe is a beautiful
and joyous art form will be left behind and become extinct if it does
not in some way incorporate technology and I have no idea how or who.
What do you think?
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