Zoom Dance 311.
(photo credit: Aehee Kang Asano)
Zoom aspires to integrate dance with active cellular phones, video projections
and internet interface on line, giving the impression that we are about to
experience a leap forward into a progressive zone of dance.
relied on Zvi Gotheiner's past contribution in the ’80s, as a member of the late
dance group 'Tamar Ramla', which introduced new voice to Israeli
Residing in NY for the past 20 years, we had no opportunity to
follow Gotheiner career until the Maholohet framework invited him and his
The bottom line proved once more that top of the line
electronic gadgets, same as any other props, are inconsequential to dance,
unless a choreographer takes a quantum leap into a new state of creative
That miraculous inspiration was missing.
begged the crowd to respond to their gestures and call, take photos or reply to
their text messages, which mostly failed. The so-called on-line video
interventions were basically prerecorded and video art was rather basic. All
those fruitless distractions didn't stimulate much of Gotheiner's movement-based
The group scenes couldn't be more outdated, with over use
of lightweight mainstream approach to dance – including simplistic unison and
symmetries – a far cry from artistic aspirations.
Without making any
comment about socio-economical consequences of accelerated consumption of those
gadgets, the evening missed a chance for meaningful relations with its human