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Imagination at California Plaza

I agree with Chris Pasles that there was “a high wow factor” to some of the work presented by the Diavolo Dance Theatre [“Getting Its Ideas Out in the Open,” July 17]. I disagree that in using the California Plaza, “perhaps no other company has used the outdoor facility so extensively and imaginatively.” The boring pieces “Door Explorations” or the daringly exciting “Trajectoire” can equally be executed and appreciated outdoors or indoors in a traditional theater.

I would say that “no other company has used the outdoor facility so extensively and imaginatively” than Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers (2000). In multiple ways, the space shaped their choreography and their choreography shaped the space. Most of their work could not be executed and appreciated in a traditional theater but only in that unique space that is California Plaza

JOSE L. REYNOSO

Los Angeles

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