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September 21, 2018


Only that, I like this a lot:

"I have never believed in foreshortening any movement's options by imposing one's own experience on it. If there is eroticism in the music and the movement, it will speak for itself; if the dancer chooses to emphasize this aspect, it is the beginning of vulgarity."

"It will speak for itself." Words an anxious America needs to hear. =)

This is so beautifully the artist Farrell. Choosing to emphasize any aspect of a larger movement diminishes the whole, though she says it (and danced it) with infinitely more grace. Integrity breaks down. Possibility, too. I like your observation about the distinction between art and pornography. Yes, perhaps this is it, at least part of it.

Thank you for this valuable comment.

Excellent point. Thanks.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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