Saturday, October 13, 2007

On the principals of intricacy


click for video: Quicktime / Flash / Blip.tv = direct streaming for Pc

"The beauty of this kind of "mystic dancing," as the poets term it, depends upon moving in a composed variety of lines, chiefly serpentine, governed by the principals of intricacy. The dances of barbarians are often represented without these movements, being only composed of wild skipping, jumping, and turning around or running backward and forward with convulsive shrugs and distorted gestures."

Remembering some lines of Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty, Sam Renseiw re-viewed contemporary steps at a recent display of indoor footage, pleased that some of the ulterior efforts by his alter-ego ,in conveying the seemingly barbarian ways of choreographic conceptualization, where not wasted. View the intricacies of movements-in-space poetics in a longer excerpt by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 513, 06'46'', 42,3MB!, Quicktime/mov - great direct streaming for Pc available at blip.tv)

Today's Bonus Lumiere video features a mute, uni-directional score, defining other moves. (Lum # 41: the traffic below, 01'00'', 6.5MB, Quicktime/mov) For other's fine Lumieres, click here.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Steven Ball said...

for a moment I thought they were going to break into jumpstyle dancing!
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eoPl0XoQguQ

Monday, October 15, 2007 11:16:00 am  
Blogger SAM RENSEIW said...

great footage link. :-)

(the style even comes with a tutorial) >
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pcIF7-VFrs8

i guess that hogarth might have had something like that in mind when defining "the dances of the barbarians"...
but then again: what is modern, contemporary dance? must explore the topic in further footage, then...

Monday, October 15, 2007 1:59:00 pm  

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