Or am I wrong? Do you (addressing the collective list) think that while
the mathematical processes indicate infinite possibilities, that human
aesthetic senses are also infinite? Considering the tremendous inertia of
tradition, it seems we have a hard time accepting new forms. We still
probably teach more ballet than modern, and how many contact improv classes
are regularly offered (sorry, personal sore spot there)?
On another note, I agree that the plant world has a lot to offer, along
with mathematics. One inspiration came from a horticulture student, who
described for me the concept of alinear, as opposed to linear, geometry.
In a nutshell, instead of creating shapes by drawing lines between points
you create shapes by causing "growth" around a central point. A.J. Niehaus
and I used this a few months ago in our piece "Farandolae" to suggest a
cooling effect to harsh, angular images, and while no one used the term
"alinear", the feelings communicated to the audience were right on the
Let's hear it for a liberal education! Specialization is for insects...and
I think that your decision is great! A physicist becoming a dancer will
greatly enrich everyone you come into contact with. Maybe more dancers
should become physicists...
"All seen reality is beautiful. It's man's thoughts that break the universe."