Expressing the freedom to dance

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I was saddened by Sarah Kaufman's review of "Other Suns (A Trilogy)" [" 'Suns' revolves around hopes for a changing China," Style, Oct. 31] and wondered how she could read so much politics into one pure dance work.

I saw that the dancers from the Guangdong Modern Dance Company explored a new sense of freedom with their bodies on stage; they glided, slid, whirled and examined every dimension.

The reviewer might not like the "quiet, detail-oriented" treatment offered by the Chinese dancers, but the association of the dancers with the "culture of collectivism" was far-fetched.

Willy Tsao, Beijing

The writer is a founder of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company.

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