Slow Dance

Slow Dance

I went and saw a dance exhibit the other night during a rehearsal break at the Opera. Some of the dance professors at CalArts had mentioned that there was a dance performance by this group Slow Dance in downtown LA. It sounded like it would be interesting, but they neglected to tell the class that it was not live dance. It was really convenient for me to go check it out, since it was being held on the square between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of the Opera, and the Mark Taper Forum. Bridget joined me on the break and we went to explore it. It was a bit of a let down to be honest. Slow Dance is basically four really large projection screens that have super-slow motion projections of dancers doing jumps, turns and other movements. At a quick glance it didn‘t even appear that they moved, and then after about 5 or 10 seconds, you understand why they call it Slow Dance. I think part of my dissatisfaction is that I was excited to see what I had hoped would be live dance, but I was let down. But you get what you pay for; the event was free. My suggestion is if you are in the area between 6pm-midnight any time this week, go and check out Slow Dance, but it‘s probably not worth your time to make a special trip to see this exhibit. The exhibit runs until September 26, weather permitting.


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