Re: Why dance on the Web?

Thu, 7 Jan 1999 16:26:19, -0500

Hi...from an old dancevideo and dance-tech hand (Dance in America in
the mid 70's
when people like Ed Emshwiller were already light years ahead)---and
it was certainly
the same question(s) then...

My answer...Why not?...If you can make it interesting enough to get
anyone's attention...
Who cares about the rationale, money, or politics(dare I say it) as
long as no one has sold
their soul and no weapons are involved! And whoever said its all
movement, it's all dance--
they are right! And the new media does create an attention deficient
audience by nature--
so what grabs them must truly grab---and can the work bring them to a
new, alive even
deeply stirring moment---that's our job as creators! The wonder of

The wonder of this list---I never could have guessed when I first got
into videodance in college in
the era of portapaks that I would be having this unique dialogue with
people all interested in
dance and technology! Keep on musing on the question of dance on the
web---I'm paying atten-
tion, even if a lot of it sounds hauntingly familiar.

Steven Malkus