One of the things I love about writing a blog is the conversations and discussions that spring from it. I’ve been discussing the question of whether dance in SL should be considered ‘art.’
My resounding answer is YES. Yes, we all use the same basic tools. Yes, we use animations that don’t change. But the way in which we use the tools and create a dance is unique to each performer and is most definitely ‘art.’
In discussing the issue with others, I made the statement that if you gave 4 dancers the same song, odds are you’d end up with 4 very different routines. Now, I don’t think you could do this in a dance performance. What audience will want to hear the same song 4 times in a row? BUT – it would be possible to video the dances and then let people view them at their leisure.
So, if you are a dancer, and you’re interested in participating in my little experiment, let me know. I haven’t settled on a song yet, but I have a few ideas in mind.
This will be interesting. 🙂