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A Dance for the Web

By Rhizome

Sure, video streaming online is often choppy and less than fluid...but it has a certain beauty to it, almost like that of modern dance. Choreographer Molissa Fenley has taken the characteristics of movement as captured on the web to heart, and has created "Latitudes," a dance designed to be watched online. Originally commissioned for the Dia Center of the Art's web site, the piece is striking and enjoyable to watch...unlike an out of synch video conference. Foley turns a technical inadequacy (the offbeat timing of web video) and turns it into an effective ballet. Plus, as the audience, you've got the best seat in the theater for this performance...

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