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RAH
September 14, 2006, 11:01pm Report to Moderator
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Years ago, Gus & I made a program together. It was called CITY/Motion/Space /Game. It was broadcast over two TV stations simulataneously, full color (then, something new!!) & FM/stereo multiplexed sound.  Smashing.

I remember thinking, then, how intricate the movement was. Some of it I didn't understand, exactly. I knew it was related, in some manner, to real-life movement, and certain segments simply were running or walking or whatever.

But the movement assumed its full resonance in combination with other phrases.  Most complex.

It will be interesting to see what you all make of the different phrases & how you put them together!

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Simplicity is ultimately the most complex and perhaps the most difficult form of expression using movement as the primary medium. I am heartened to understand the source of Gus' movement in Red Squalls II to be based on walking, running and jumping...which are all extrapolations of falling and recovery (in a pure sense...as opposed to in the Limon context of fall and recovery). In other words...the movement source for invention is very primal...making something seemingly complex in fact, excrutiatingly simple.

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fascinating information.
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I also am struck by the simplicity of Gus' movement phrases. At once it is basic yet elegant. The dancer in the clips is able to be a single line at times and the precision of the pathways she creates are captivating. My students have been struck. Gus's technique seems very suitable to this medium.

We can't wait to be able to put them together.

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typo 2 -- someday I will simply TYPE something teh way it is supposed to be !
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thanks, Kim. I'm glad you like the architecture of the movement.
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