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Lifedance/Gloria McLean and Dancers in Concert

by Gloria McLean; David First; Marianne Novobatzky; Ken Hiratsuka; Susanne Poulin; Maurice Ohana; Somei Satoh; Johannes Holub;

  VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material

The Gods Are in The Floor   (2013-09-17)

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by gmhira

"The Gods Are in the Floor" is the title of the final dance of this evening of dances, which I made in 1993. It was a fabulous group of dancers and musicians and designers who brought the entire evening to a great success. Dance critic Jennifer Dunning wrote a terrific review in the New York Times. You can read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/26/arts/dance-in-review-106793.html

"The Gods are in the floor" comes from a Japanese saying. There are gods everywhere in japan. And certainly for dancers, the gods are in the floor. This was further visualized by the red tape design of Ken Hiratsuka on the floor, which was danced upon, pulled up and danced with throughout the evening until the line design final disappeared, as if the dancing had erased it.

The oneline-lifedance collaboration of artist Ken Hiratsuka (master of one continuous line mostly in stone but in any medium needed) and choreographer/dancer Gloria McLean (founder and director of LIFEDANCE) has created works around the world in varying sites from theatres to a stone outcropping in Kenya (see vimeo/gloriamclean).




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