> I'm very interested in those practices, especially in their fluctuating
> relationship to more traditional definitions of dance.
I think it is a very interesting area that I will be looking at in my
> Please let me know
> where your discussion goes.
> More concretely, I heard an interesting paper at the last SDHS conference
> on figure skating by a young woman who seemed to really know her skating
> history. It should be in the conference proceedings, which will be out
> soon. If I can find my conference schedule I'll send you her contact
I would be interested to hear who that was and about her research.
> sandi kurtz
> On Mon, 30 Aug 1999, Mardi Jennings wrote:
> > Also anyone intersted in the choreography for figure skating / dance
> > exercise / rhythmic gymnastics / synchronized swimming / gymnastics
> > ...could we join efforts in research and development?
> > Diane,
> > My proposed Honors thesis at the University of Adelaide centers on the
> > notion
> > of how figure skating has evolved as an art form.
> > As a skater/dancer, in 1995 I 'got together' an ensemble of dancers and
> > skaters, we called ourselves Jete' Dance Company and were funded to
> > perform at
> > an arts festival in Adelaide, Australia. The event involved skaters and
> > dancers
> > on ice (some without skates), 'contemporary' choreography and original
> > soundtrack. There is, to my knowledge, no one else working this way in
> > Australia.
> > There is very little/if any texts or resources in this area - Paul
> > Schwartz of the New York Ice Theatre seems to think that there are very
> > few studies/articles that have been written on the 'artistic' side of
> > figure skating and its development in the US, Canada or Europe.
> > I have been yet to find, other than articles by Denby, that look at the
> > sport/art critically - any thoughts.
> > As you can imagine here in Australia skating is such a minor sport that
> > there seems to be few/if any articles/texts available here. Any
> > thoughts? I'd be pleased to correspond on these issues.
> > Mardi