In an earlier post (“On being out out of place“) I made a point about a dancer placed at the front and in the centre, linking up the strength of that position choreographically with her strength as a performer. Well, having just seen this piece in the theatre, I think the likely explanation is that she is shorter than the others — so of course she wouldn’t be placed at the back, without some other reason. In the studio, when the idea occurred to me, I was sitting at floor level, looking up, and the height difference wasn’t so noticeable. In the theatre, I was looking down from further away. And pah! There it was. So I’ve changed my point of view about that.
Shifting perspective. Literally