Allusionist 84. Trammels

Why would you write books or poems or plays with only one vowel? Or in palindromes? Or only using the example sentences in dictionaries? Sometimes you need to force yourself to jump a few hurdles (and perhaps the rest of the obstacle course) before your creativity will be unleashed.

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Allusionist 19: Architecting About Dance

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“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” is a problematic statement: not just because nobody can agree on who came up with it, but because dancing about architecture doesn’t seem particularly far-fetched. Talking about dance, however - that's really difficult. How do you put a wordless form of communication into words?

Audio describer Alice Sanders and choreographer Steven Hoggett take the issue for a twirl.

READING ABOUT DANCE IS LIKE READING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE:

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MAILCHIMP'S RANDOMLY SELECTED WORD FROM THE DICTIONARY:
poetaster

CREDITS:

  1. Allusionist Theme by Martin Austwick
  2. The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
  3. A snippet of the film version of A Chorus Line
  4. Cinderella by Prokofiev

- HZ

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