Yeah….It can be that difficult to maintain brevity when attempting to describe modern dance to the non-dancer.
This is by no means the first time I’ve visited this puzzle in my work but this is a most recent stab prompted by the impressive Jordon Cloud.
So, here goes. My meager attempt to describe modern dance with attention to creative intent, technical expression, and aesthetic. Gulp.
- Modern dance IDEALLY seeks to convey meaning which may or may not include direct narrative.
- Modern dance IDEALLY relies on organic, natural, and technical movement vocabulary, which supports that expression and which may or may not be codified.
- As in everything, there is good and bad, but in modern dance either may be ugly.
What do you have?