Terry S. Davis's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

Shocking

About 150 years ago in Western cultures, men and women did not touch while dancing. It was considered far too indecent. Then along came the waltz.

Of course, now we consider the waltz to be a very tame dance, but in its origins the idea of a man putting his hand on a woman’s waist or…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Homemade Art

I was struck a couple of weeks ago by what two people from very different traditions said: Joanie Madden of Cherish the Ladies and Roclan González Chavez of…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 21, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Malecón to You

The Kings of Salsa, a show from Cuba, comes to Popejoy Hall next month. Do you want to know how rare the performance will be?

Eight days ago, the Cuban company arrived at JFK International Airport, a facility that handles nearly 23 million passengers yearly. The first…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Making a Spectacle

Spectacles most often are built on numbers: numbers of people, numbers of decibels, numbers of lumens. Whenever you can say “biggest” about your event, you have a spectacle. (Think about the ongoing Albuquerque International Balloon…

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Added by Terry S. Davis on October 7, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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