Posted:pretty cool. i like how you are trying to push the artistic boundaries in the article, to try to get people to do more than just get up onstage and try to show off their btb weave. but if you really are only for advanced fire dancers, isn't that a bit redundant? the thing that seperates the beginners from the pros is an understanding of the many levels of performance, and how to put on a good show that leaves them wanting a post-fire show cigarette... not that i am being critical. okay maybe a little. but why limit your stated audience to the advanced? what does that do? what do you have to say to an advanced performer that they don't know? i guess i'm just trying to push some creative buttons, cause i'm ready to listen. i like what you are doing.
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Posted:Thank you for the fantastic (not to mention constructive) feedback. It's gonna help us find our groove with this.
One of my thoughts throughout the creation of the zine was that we certainly didn't want to compete with HOP, but we did want to complement it. Though you've never seen my name around here, this is the place where I learned a lot of my first moves, and there is no need to reinvent a perfectly good wheel. It was smarter (and more challenging) to create a focus that doesn't seem to have been addressed, yet.
Maybe it seems redundant to go over aspects of performance with performers, but unless you're taking theatre or circus classes, where else are you going to get these ideas actually discussed, and how will they be integrated with the aspects of manipulating fire?
I'm excited to see how this is going to evolve, and I invite anyone who's interested to contribute to that.
-LeeNy, one of the editors, and a big fan of HOP.
[ 11. November 2002, 07:03: Message edited by: LeeNy ]
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