Remember "serious art?"

Morrison Dance - Morrison, Sarah (
Thu, 06 Nov 1997 14:47:36 -0600

Hello All,

Some of you may remember the wild discussions on "serious art," and
"hype," etc, back in September. Well, "Leaping Into the NET," which
seemed to be the impulse of some critiques, as well as some wonderful
discussions, can now be seen on the Internet.

The archived video can be watched through RealPlayer. I'll be the
first to admit that not all of the pieces work very well in the slow
frame rate format; however, I was pleased with the end result. The
sculptural pieces tended to work the best - and the fast paced pieces
sometimes result in dancers disappearing into thin air (an interesting
touch - I might consider it for future choreography :)
The live concert used projected web-pages (some of them mock-ups) to
link together each of the pieces. This does not translate into the
video format.

At any rate, I would be very interested in getting some feedback
from those of you who can find the time to watch some of the works (they
are broken up so that you can watch one piece at a time). It was
difficult for me to take to heart many of the previous commentaries
(whether they were good or bad) when I knew that many of you had not
even seen the work.

Please take a moment to check it out, and feedback (positive OR
negative, as long as it's constructive) would be greatly appreciated and


Sarah Morrison
Choreographer and Dancer