Re: de-corporalize me

Merilyn Jackson (
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 14:39:28 -0400

Hi Bud, Remember me from AZ? As a dance writer/critic, I'm on on your side.
Dance is of the body -- period -- the human body. At best, it is amusing to
watch the attempts of "techno-artists" make to disintegrate the body, to
render the senses useless. At worst, (take Seth Riskin) it is pathetic to
observe the total lack of understanding of tactility and purposeful
connection to the audience integral to dance. Yes, there are folk who would
say to you "Poof, you're de-corp-or-realized." You are right to fight for
your turf, but we must defend the right of an artist, so-called or real, to
call his work anything he wants. Ceci n'est pas une pipe, after all.
More later on Biped, which I saw Wed night. Beauty as deep as a fatal
wound. Perhaps Merce's most lyrical, almost romantic work.