Brilliant, or Bogus?

One of my favorite things about art, and dance in particular, is that it is completely open to interpretation.
Beauty (or lack of) is in the eye of the beholder…

Behold: SSS, a film by Henry Hills featuring Sally Silvers, Pooh Kaye, Harry Shepperd, Lee Katz, Kumiko Kimoto, David Zambrano, Ginger Gillespie, Mark Dendy, and others.  The film was shot in the streets of New York’s East Village, and is synched to music previously improvised for the project at Noise New York by Tom Cora (cello), Christian Marclay (turntables), and Zeena Parkins (harp).

What is YOUR take? Is it brilliant? Is it bogus?  Is it more than moves to YOU???

One Response to Brilliant, or Bogus?

  1. Stan

    Gotta go with “Brilliant”! The movement is EXACTLY what we did in “Modern Dance” class in college in 1969. Today we’re accustomed to watching the beautiful technique of studio trained dancers, (like yourself, Dana!), which makes these dancers look awkward. But this is SO GENUINE! I’d never heard the word “technique” until I enrolled MY KIDS ;-) in dance class! The music is definitely “Brilliant” too! Totally matched to the dance clips, and I love the surprising editing. That said, it’s unsettling to watch and hear… unpredictable, sometimes grating. Not “pretty”, but must dance be “pretty”? Must it always “tell a story”? I think it can simply grab you, make you incredulously wait for an answer to “what will they do next?”

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There is not another person I could think of that would be better and more entertaining to put on a show about how dance revolves around life. You'll break a leg watching!!"
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