Re: hello

Cynthia A. Roses (
Mon, 19 May 1997 22:21:52 -0400

nik wrote:
> Cynthia:
> hi. welcome.
> >
> >One thing I would like someone to tell me ---- how is that ballet is not
> >as involved in dance and computers as modern is? The obvious reason is
> >in restaging the classics computers would not be needed or wanted I
> >suppose, but for ballet to advance it must accept new technology. How do
> >you think computers can be applied to ballet?
> >
> what makes u think that modern dance uses computing very much?
> just curious?
> nik
> ~ the dnc project - dance, networks, computing
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Thanks Nic,

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?
Cynthia Roses-Thema
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