Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'
Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.
June 2nd, 2016watch now
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by Martin French
Social networks are supposed to make sharing easy but they only work if everybody actually shares material and does it with some consistency. Reaching a lot of people should be a very simple task.
To illustrate the point we've made the above video which you might like to share with people, or not if our theories are correct.
We, here in TheLab™, have pointed out before that the wide world of dance was quick to share information about Google and their brief sojourn into the wacky world of dance with a short Martha graham doodle on their homepage.
Google is a multi-billion dollar corporation with a staggering global reach and needs the publicity about as much as a dog need instructions on how to chase a cat.
When it comes to sharing information about, you know, dance, the profession retreats back into its clamshell and says nothing. National Dance Agencies, dance companies, ACE, you name it, there is no end to the amount of information they won't share about each other no matter what it is or how important it might be.
Companies and organisations are also not really adept at getting their own staff in on the sharing game using their own social networking connections.
It's just an awful lot of people talking about themselves all the time. There's nothing wrong with talking about yourself of course but if that's all you ever do then people can and do get tired of you very very quickly.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about this issue is that all that is required to make it work is the will to do it. It doesn't cost money, you don't need training, you don't need to hire a specialist, you don't need to fill in an application form and you don't need anybody's permission.
You just have to do it.