Dancing for the King

design mind

By Marc Fenigstein

In an earlier post I mentioned The Design Mind conference that happened in San Francisco this month. Here is an excerpt from this event.

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet

Alonzo King's Lines Ballet

Tonight’s Design Mind event in San Francisco generated a flood of thoughts on several topics. The thread that struck me most profoundly was the question of preserving artistic vision especially within the context of group collaboration.

picture-172Alonzo King (Lines Ballet Company) shared how dance, ballet specifically, had become rigid. It had become rote, as it became less about personal expression or experience and more about professional entertainment. It had become “dancing for the king” not dancing for oneself, and some thing was lost.

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