Re: demanding, ambitious, informed and inspired
Thu, 14 Oct 1999 10:18:30 EDT

<<Why does this game attract a crowd of onlookers, when most interactive
dance performance leave their audience underwhelmed? what makes this game
"work" as a spectacle, and most interactive dance to "fail" as a spectacle?>>

The beat of the music, the competitive nature of the action, the physical
feats. And it's free. Kinda like why the original non-technological break
dancing gathered crowds of onlookers while experimental dance performances
languished (OK, not always--i dramatize for effect).

Creativity under duress will always have a mass appeal, I believe.

Clarinda Mac Low