Re: radio dance

Jeff Miller (
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 12:59:36 -0600

> How could it, how does the listener listen to dance?

>any thoughts on this?

Well, here's my two sense: Does one have to only "hear"? Well, for radio
or CDs, yes, but I am reminded of some work in contact dancing done with
blind dancers (for that matter, when I myself do contact, if I'm really
feeling decadent I close my own eyes). Certainly the sounds of breathing,
of clothing, of bodies contacting the floor all are aspects of the form
that are rarely appreciated or even noticed. Lately I've become annoyed
with dance for the camera that completely ignores the sounds of the dance
in favor of the musical accompaniment. Seems like a museum focusing all
the good light on the frame, rather than the picture within.