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He chases three women, who shift into one hip, the lines of their torsos echoing the precise angles of the set while they dance, first classical, then music-hall steps. Their marionette doubles drop from above. Colorful geometric flats swivel to transform the scene through which they dance. Shadows and cinematic projections play. Six men in metal and plastic jump, bend, twirl. Personifying “rulers, triangles, and circles,”1 they come together into a rigid double line; lunges, forced arches, and extended arms in front, forward bends in back, they form a car.
2 The third is La Chatte, created by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1927. It fuses the Futurist visions of the other two pieces, creating architecture out of dancers while devising choreography and bodies infused with syncopated dynamism and mechanical power. Its choreographer was George Balanchine. This isn’t to say that you’ll find references to Futurism in scholarly works on Balanchine, nor characterizations of him as a Futurist choreographer. S. dance scholars, Balanchine “Americanized” ballet with a bold and original neoclassicism marked by speed, dynamism, athleticism, plotlessness, and vocabulary from popular culture.
Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange © Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011 42 Intersections the avant-garde. S. 3 Poggioli defines it as “the tendency of certain individuals, parties, or groups to act without heeding plans or programs, to function with any method ... ”4 In the context of northern Uganda in 2004, Poggioli’s cynical description strikes a chord. In our inchoate desire to “do something” to help former child soldiers, the two of us were perhaps pandering to the “vanguard fantasy”5 that art could save the world.