Lisa - can you elaborate on specifically what you see being done with
Belfast that makes it work well? Perhaps Chrissy can chime in (between
diaper changes) with her own perspective
on 7/9/09 8:51 AM, Lisa Sieverts at lisa(a)lisasieverts.com wrote:
Larry Jennings books shed light on these questions. Check out Give-
and-Take, available from CDSS, for his essay on "Pathways to Contra
Nirvana" which can be summarized as "have a vision" but you should
read the whole thing to get Larry's take on it. Chrissy Fowler's
Belfast ME dance is a wonderful example of a series that has a clear
vision, consistently implemented.
On Jul 9, 2009, at 4:17 AM, Tina Fields wrote:
> I really like Greg MacKenzie's question,
>>> The real question is: What is your purpose? And what is the
>>> purpose of the
>>> majority of those who attend?
>>> What is the purpose of our event and what is the caller's job in
>>> that purpose?
> I agree - this is indeed something I've never heard discussed. I've
> also never heard any particular stance on our purpose shared with
> dancers by boards, or with callers & bands by dance managers when
> booking. We have just sort of been each taking our own individual
> ideas of what we're up to for granted, I guess. Building community
> is another aspect we might throw into the pot. But who should be in
> on the deciding? Further musing: is it even a matter for deciding,
> or does the purpose of any ongoing activity sort of grow and shift
> organically to suit the times and those co-creating it?
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