westdance: Dancing for Posterity.

Rachael Keish rachael.keish at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 10:15:39 PST 2007


>>Bragging & nose-thumbing to groups less
fortunate than us?<<
Err, surely you meant mentoring and outreach to those less
fortunate than us....right?
:-), Marguerite

On Nov 12, 2007 1:56 AM, Cin <cinbarnes at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dancers,
> I have 3-4 videos from previous Wens dance group performances.  No
> editing & shot/recorded by a cellphone, but they're polished
> performances pieces, in gorgeous clothes. So you cant see the ladies'
> footwork & we look a bit historically confused in our clothes & dances
> from across 200 years & several thousands miles.
>
> My main comments:
> Post the vids I have now to YouTube where charmingly there's no music
> copyright issues as we didnt use recorded music.  If you do use one
> with recorded music be prepared for the recording group to bitch.
>
> Decide what the purpose of posting videos is then you will know what
> to post in future.  Is it more dancers you want?  Practice videos?
> Vanity? (I approve of vanity)  Bragging & nose-thumbing to groups less
> fortunate than us?  Historical recreation of a specific time/place?
> --cin
>
> On Nov 12, 2007 7:33 AM, Francis Classe <torlanswingmeister at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Here are my comments on the matter =)
> >
> > > QUESTIONS
> > >
> > > Should we dance in garb?  It's harder to see the
> > > footwork, but prettier!
> >
> > For posterity, I think it would be much betterin garb,
> >
> > > Should we do it at dance practice?
> >
> > Depends on people!
> >
> > > Should it be
> > > called, or <gasp> not
> > > called?
> >
> > No calling is better!
> >
> > > How should it be filmed?  Should it be
> > > uploaded to YouTube or
> > > distributed on DVD or what?
> >
> > I think it would reach a wider audience on youtube.
> >
> > > A lovely room to dance in would be pretty, but plain
> > > white walls in the
> > > background would perhaps be better.
> >
> > I think it might echo a bit at Katrina's...maybe an
> > event or a park would be a better atmosphere?
> >
> > - V
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