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Exploring the intersection of music and dance
Exploring the intersection of music and dance

Dancing a Balanchine ballet is hard enough. Explaining Balanchine aesthetics to a lay audience should be even harder. But Lincoln Jones made the most complex issues seem like child’s play in a beguiling “Dance and Design” lecture and demonstration by members of his locally based American Contemporary Ballet on Saturday in the intimate Gensler rotunda downtown. Beginning with nursery rhymes and the simplest of movements, Jones showed how the relationship between music and dance could open what he called “a world of meaning and substance” as well as “new dimensions of thought.” Accompanied by Chloe Kam (violin) and Stephanie Ng (piano), solos...

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