Movement & Metaphor

Lincoln Kirstein once wrote that “Choreography is a map of movement – patterns for action that ballet masters ordain by design. Its composition depends on human bodies schooled in a grammar of movement whose end is legible virtuosity.” (p.4)

I just wonder which grammars of movement children are schooled in in the early years – and which ones they can read – and which ones we recognise their literacy in…

Ref:  Lincoln Kirstein (1971) Movement & Metaphor: four centuries of ballet. Pitman Publishing: London; Nairobi


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This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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