It is oddly fitting that art that is by nature fleeting is itself fleeting. Classical music and other art forms point to something transcendent and Platonic. But dance is the ultimate art of immanence. It is all about the mutable world, the now, about change. No wonder it hasn’t put down roots. An institutionalized structure for the ongoing preservation of the moment is a contradiction. You can’t recapture that first, fine, fearless rapture.
August 26th, 2010 by G.