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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1968

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Dunn-Dixon: New Way To Move, Sound

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By ANDREW LUGG
What happens when you try to
find new ways of moving around?
Judith Dunn danced out some of
the possibilities at the Canterbury
House last evening. Working
closely with the jazz trumpeter,
Bill Dixon, Miss Dunn developed
some simple, but intriguing no-
mtions. I mean notions about
dance.
In. the . first place, we learned
that any srt f movement is o.k.
Unlike many other modern danc-
ters, Miss unn_.does not reject
what has gone before, rather she
exploits it. Steve Paxton works
with everyday comings-and-go-
ings. Merce .Cunningham has
brilliant theatrical ideas. There's
,nothing wrong with these ap-
proaches, of course. Indeed, Ju-
dith Dunn has worked and
learned from both Paxton and
Cunningham. Her dance is, how-
,ever, different.
To be stite, she uses the ordin-
ary - she walks around, thinks
awhile, sits down - but she is
not unawar that she can put her
leg up in the air when the oc-
casion demands. What is so mag-
nificent about the way that she
dances is =that she incorporates
diverse elements in an extraor-
dinary fashion. To do this requires
not only brilliant technique (and
Miss Dunn certainly has this) but
also a refined sensibility.
With these two things, any-
thing is in the cards. Thus I was
not surprised when a series of
quietly effected motions ended
with a grotesque contortion. Now
and then, even the raucous can
be exquisite. It all depends on
how it is done.
If movement means Swan Lake,
it also means what goes on when
a spastic child grabs for a glass.
That is the first point. The sec-
ond point: if you can move your
leg around, you can use your vo-
cal chords, your fingers, your eye-
lashes. I am suggesting that Miss
Dunn's dance is something to be
close to. There is a lot you miss
When .the dancer is fifty feet
away.
In the Canterbury House we
Creative Arts
Festival
Saturday, Jan. 27
MIRIAM MAKEBA In concert.
Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.
ART BUCHWAL "Son of
the Great society."
Hill Aud ., 8p~m.
N1oday, Jan.29
PETER ARNOTT, puppeteer
presents "Dr Fautus":
Aud. 4, Angell Hall, 8 p.m. j
NATHAN MILSTEIN, vio-
linist:
Hill Aud., :30 p.m
AcroSS
CampUS
A show to introduce new artists
e n t i t 1 e d "The Contemporary
Scene" opened yesterday at the
Lantern Gallery, Featured in the
show are the works of eight
artists whmthe gallery has re-
cently ad t its stable.Susan
and Russell blt, a husband and
wife team;' exhibit ceramics on
which they collaborate. Mrs. Bolt's
seri raphs are also on exhibit.
Glenn R. Bradshaw, Nicholas
Britsky and Billy. Mrrow Jack-
son, all professors on the faculty
of the University o9f llinos, work
in oils, watercolors and casen.
Sophie Fordon and Carol Wald,
both Detroit artists, exhibit draw-

ings and watercolors. Pamela
Stump Walsh of Rochester is a
sculptress .and works with welded
metal.
The show hangs for one week
only, through Feb. 1. Gallery
hours are 10 to 3 Tuesday through
Friday, 5 to 8 Thursday evenings
and 9 to 2 Saturday.

were able to see all the subtle
movements of the whole body.
The dance seemed very intimate,
very personal. Although this often
spells out indulgence - that is to
say, something not important
enough to reveal - this was not
the case here.
I do not think that these dances
have anything "to say." That
means that I cannot say what
they mean. The dances are not
stories, nor are they dramatic. So
much the better for that.
Nevertheless, I can say that
they are what dance is about.
They are descriptions of words

like "delicate," "r a u c o u s," the musicians were allowed to
"strange." They give some clues, improvise. Each element was im-
as I have said, to the ways in portant; nobody was leading.
which movement can be struc- Likewise, the Dunn - Dixon
tured - that it can be structured "duets."
to embrace diverse elements with- Now, if I were to translate all
in a single mood. that I have said about Judith
Bill Dixon did not play a pas- Dunn into music jargon - the
sive role in these goings-on. What combination of raucous and gentle
happens in their duets is much sounds and so on - I would be
the same as what occurred during describing Dixon's music. What
a piece called "Voices" that Dixon happens when you try to find
played with some local musicians. new ways of making sounds? Ju-
Each musician had a separate dith Dunn's movement and Bill
part; each was, as it were, play- Dixon's music relate to the same
ing solo. This was structured, problem. Their major achieve-
planned in advance, but on cues ment is to relate them in a unit.,

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