Moon and the Movement

The wider context in which the first vertical dance experiments took place was the beginning of space exploration in the 1960s culminating at the end of the decade in the first orbit of the earth and the first moon landing in 1969. The sight of a floating body in space projected on television screens around the world had a considerable influence on all citizens of the world, but particularly on artists at that time, perhaps prompting the first vertical dance explorations: happenings, or performances that showed the world a new perspective.

Moon and the Movement

by Wanda Moretti

sound design Marco Castelli

courtesy of NASA
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA/Langley Research Center LaRC
NASA/Space Telescope Science Institute STScl

David Gordon, Floating on gravitional waves

Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird

Ganz Feld, Inner Fire

Dmitri Shostakovich, Waltz No. 2
Il Posto Vertical Dance, 
Venice, Italy

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