Photo Credit: Phil Wayes

Sunday, November 16, 2008

You choreographed WHAT?

Okay, first of all, I have no idea why "lyrical dance" has its own category at these things when it's exactly the same as jazz dancing but with angst. And this is the fourth routine I've seen employthe same choreographic formula: "walk walk walk turn walk walk walk kick walk walk walk turn writhe writhe writhe angst angst double pirouette." Gee, I'm sorry, I thought this was a dance contest. Isn't there supposed to be musical movement with some connection, some flow from one movement to the next? I mean, perhaps I should not be hasty in judging; maybe minimalism is making a comeback and you want a postmodernist kick to your lyrical dance. But seriously, if that's what you were going for..... you missed.