Re: The lighting deal

Jeffrey E. Salzberg (
Tue, 12 May 1998 22:20:08 -6

Many of the suggestions that have been made (for lighting that will
address Robert's technical requirements) are ingenious and will
undoubtedly work, but I'm concerned about one thing: what about the
live audience?

Dance lighting is (or should be) more than illumination. Among its
functions are revelation of form, reinforcement (of theme and
movement), and mood. Any technology we use should serve the art;
when, in order to make the technology work, we force the audience to
watch blah, uninteresting lighting that doesn't serve the
choreography, then the art is serving the choreography

We need solutions that allow for boht the newer and the older aspects
of the art -- solutions that allow the video interface to work
without forcing us to compromise the visual effect of the dance.

Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Lighting Designer