I took in a performance of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at the Sony Centre yesterday. I had never heard of this group, but when my friend Suzanne asked me to go with her, I jumped at the chance.
I have always been interested in movement as a storytelling mechanism. My xmas script features one character who communicates primarily through movement.
I was truly inspired by what I saw.
Alvin Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. I saw masses of humanity moving through space in ways that were both beautiful and elegant. The full spectrum of human physical expression was on display.
I have resolved that if I am ever able to put my xmas script into production, audiences will remember it for how it moves.
2016 Culture Tally;
Feature Scripts Read: 2
TV Scripts Read: 2
Movies Watched: 10
TV Seasons Watched: 9
Documentaries Watched: 6
Documentary Series Watched: 1
Audio Books: 1
Books Read: 1
Live Dance Performance: 2