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Arts and Entertainment Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 7 years ago

TWIS Talks RIAF: High Expectations for Mark Morris Dance Group

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by: Jessi Smith
 

This art nerd has a confession to make.

Sit me in a college lecture hall and I feel at home as visual theories about art roll from my tongue to the rhythm of slides clicking around the carousel of a humming projector. Stand me before a painting or sculpture in an art museum and I am at ease jotting erudite notes about form, color and symbolism that help me draw my conclusions about the artist’s intent.

Sit me in the audience of a dance performance, however, and all traces of academia are stripped from my vocabulary. I am left with simple verbiage that comes in the form of “Whoa” and “Wow” as I betray the hardly-elementary extent of my formal education in the art of dance.

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