Hot Flashback - Lynn Modell
ATAD 2015: going forward... some digressions
CHOREOGRAPHY Lynn Modell
DANCERS Ann Brown Allen, Renee Caso, Yael Evelyn, Ann Fonte, Edie Hettinger, Ruth Benson Levin, Eliza Mallouk, Imani McLaurin, Marcie Mitler, Cheri Opperman, Margot Parsons.
MUSIC You Were On My Mind by the We Five, (They Long to Be) Close to You by The Carpenters, Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb
Many of us danced in our bedrooms as children, dreaming of the day when we would perform onstage in front of an audience. When I was growing up I loved to dance to the 45s I played on my suitcase record player. Even though I went to ballet class five times a week, which I loved, my most enjoyable dancing moments were when I was making up my own movement. My father had mounted a full length mirror on one wall of the basement family room and I spent many hours dancing alone or with friends in front of that mirror. This went on for a long time until one day I did not respond quickly enough to my father’s repeated calls to “TURN IT DOWN!” A sad day for me and that record player.