Sunday, February 3, 2008

Is Video Enough?

If I remember my dance history correctly (and I'm willing to admit I might not), this clip (the first part) is the only extant moving image of Isadora Duncan -- and it's disputed whether or not it's actually her:

Not much to go on, right?

All together now: Video's not enough. No matter how much there is, it isn't enough.

Happily, in the case of Isadora Duncan, there's a lot more: oral history, body memory, Labanotation...

No comments: