The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

October 23, 2009


from foofwa -

in falling i use some movements from a solo merce cunningham made for me 
(in "enter" from 1992, premiered at the paris opera). when i reach a 
stable and still position, i am in balance, until i let myself fall in 
whatever direction my body takes me. in a way it is like the "butterfly 
effect" applied to dance: the determined is the series of movements and 
positions and the unpredictable is the direction of the fall. the degree 
of unbalance decides the speed in which the sequence is done, and the 
falling takes the body to a new situation: a new place, a new direction 
from which i will execute the next position. in other words, each time i 
proceed through the same succession of positions - but end up in a 
different place!

(videography, azure carter, alan sondheim, leslie thornton)

yantra ('erotic,' up for two days only)

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