Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dance and Doodles

(Click to enlarge the double image)

Specifically, Bill T. Jones dance and my doodles.

Recently, I was excited to see that Bill T. Jones was going to appear at the L.A. Central Library as part of the ALOUD series. As a Library Foundation member, I receive advance notice of these events, and I jumped to reserve a seat. The next day, I was dismayed to realize that I would be out of town on that date, and I reluctantly canceled my reservation.

Of course, he was in town because the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company was going to be performing at UCLA that weekend. I would miss that, too. Sigh. (I've been a fan for many years, starting well before Zane died.)

But this reminded me about the last time I had seen the company, also at UCLA, some years ago. While watching one work (I don't remember what work), I had been struck by a sudden recognition: The movements reminded me of my doodling! I saw some of the same sharp twists, turns, and angles in both.

Link to a 2:32 video of the company in action.

Link to a selection of my doodles. (It's a l-o-n-g webpage, and it might be slow to load. Sorry about that. It's not quite what I wanted, but it's all I can manage using Google Sites right now.)

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