Dance Capsule 03
with a fragment by Yvonne Rainer
Through various artistic mediums, Alle Dicu explores situations in which music appears to affect behaviour, hence affecting the space. Her works have been included in various exhibitions and publications. She is currently living and working in Bucharest.
"To move1 or be moved2 by a radical3 exteriority4 5 which nevertheless
1. (1) to go or pass to another place or in a certain direction with a continuous motion (2) to proceed toward a certain state or condition (3) to become transferred during play (4) to keep pace : moving with the times 2. to carry on one's life or activities in a specified environment 3. to change position or posture 4. to take action: to act: The time has come to make up your mind and move.
2. (5) 1. to stir emotions, feelings, or passions 2. to affect in such a way as to lead to an indicated show of emotion
Intransitive sense developed in Old French and came thence to English, though it now is rare in French. Meaning "to affect with emotion" is from c. 1300.
1. of, relating to, or proceeding from a root 2. of or relating to the origin: fundamental 3. (1) very different from the usual or traditional: extreme (2) favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions (3) associated with political views, practices, and policies of extreme change (4) advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs 4. slang : excellent, cool
Political sense of "reformist" (via notion of "change from the roots") is first recorded 1802 (n.), 1817 (adj.), of the extreme section of the British Liberal party (radical reform had been a current phrase since 1786); meaning "unconventional" is from 1921. U.S. youth slang use is from 1983, from 1970s surfer slang meaning "at the limits of control."
1. being on an outside surface: situated on the outside 2. observable by outward signs 3. suitable for use on outside surfaces
1. (1) an exterior part or surface (2) outward manner or appearance
5 Dance Capsule #2
6calls7 and interpellates8 my interior9ity into a moving-towards impossibility10, or towards the highly improbable,
1. (1) to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance: to shout: call for help (2) to make a request or demand (3) of an animal (4) to get or try to get into communication by telephone: just called to say hello (6) to give calls for a square dance
to question (someone, such as a foreign minister) formally concerning an official action or policy or personal conduct
1590s, "interrupt," from Latin interpellatus, past participle of interpellare "to interrupt by speaking" (see interpellation). Parliamentary sense of "question formally or publically" is from 1874, from French.
1. lying, occuring or functioning within the limiting boundaries: inner: an interior point of a triangle 2. belonging to mental or spiritual life 3. belonging to the inner constitution or concealed nature of something: interior meaning of a poem 4. lying away from the border or shore
1. the inner or spiritual nature: character 3. the internal or inner part of a thing: inside 4. the internal affairs of a state or nation
1. (1) incapable of being or of occuring (2) felt to be incapable of being done, attained, or fulfilled: insuperably difficult 2. (1) extremely undesirable (2) extremely awkward or difficult to deal with
impossibilism "belief in social reforms (or other ideas) that could not practically be attained or accomplished, 1885
or the unforseen-already11 12-present13 14, but still unexpressed15, in potential unhandled16,
prior to a specified or implied past, present, or future time
12 DÉJÀ VU
1. (1) the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time (2) a feeling that one has seen or heard something before
déjà vu - 1903, the phenomenon is also known as promnesia; similar phenomena are déjà entendu "already heard" (of music, etc.), 1965, and déjà lu "already read".
1. now existing or in progress 2. being in view or at hand 3. constituting the one actually involved, at hand, or being considered et. c. 1300, "this point in time" (as opposed to past and future), also "act or fact of being present; portion of space around someone,"
14 "At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.I can only say, there we have been: but I cannot say where.And I cannot say, how long, for that is to place it in time."(T.S.Eliot - The Four Quartets, Burnt Norton, fragment)
1. (2) to represent in words (3) to give or convey a true impression of: show, reflect (4) to make known the oppinions or feelings of (oneself) (5) to give expression to the artistic or creative impulses or abilities of (oneself) (6) to represent by a sign or symbol 2. (1) to force out by pressure 4. (1) to cause (a gene) to manifest its effects in the phenotype: to manifest or produce by a genetic process.
16 "Habit ... is a knowledge in the hands ...it is the body which ‘understands’ in the acquisition of habit ... the phenomenon of habit is just what prompts us to revise our notion of ‘understand’ and notion of the body." (Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenon of Perception)
beyond chance17 and control18.",
1. (1) something that happens unpredictably without discernible human intention or observable cause (3) the fortuitous or incalculable element in existence 4. (1) the possibility of a particular outcome in an uncertain situation
18 Who owns who"L’image d’une monde opaque que l’on ne peut changer, par opposition avec un monde transparent à travers lequel on voit l’esprit et les possibilités de changement et de creation."(Anaïs Nin - Journal, fragment)