She has been called a force of nature – this petite, now 63-year-old choreographer, with the pixie haircut and a build to match. But on stage, Molissa Fenley was a lion – engulfing space, swallowing time, attacking movement with unbridled ferocity. In the 1980s, when edginess ruled the New York fashion and art scenes, for Fenley modern dance was highly visceral and with a limit-pushing physicality. Today, she’s still experimenting and discovering.
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IS ALL CHOREOGRAPHY ART?
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- Norisham Osman O. - Choreography is a practice or a method of organising movement, reaction or response from another third person perspectives or even one self. Not all could be considered as art. Sometimes, it is used for devising be it in Theatre, Dance or music.
- Kimmie D. - To me art requires both aesthetic value and emotional meaning. If either is lacking it can stretch the definition to a breaking point. Fully realized art takes cultivation over time; so skills/steps without context is just an exercise of components.
- Julia C. - Definitely yes, however not a FINE ART in all occasions...
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