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ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)

Exhibition Detail
100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

October 7th, 2011 - January 16th, 2012
October 7th, 2011 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
© Courtesy of ICA (The Institute of Contemporary Art - Boston)
United States
Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Although dance and the visual arts have enjoyed a long relationship, it has traditionally been comprised of artists creating sets for performances. Recently, however, many visual artists have incorporated dance into their work, and some dancers have experimented with drawing.

Dance/Draw assembles work by nearly 40 artists and explores the multi-layered relationship between contemporary dance and the drawing of the past 40 years.

During the period after World War II, modern dance deviated from the strict codes of traditional ballet en pointe, adopting everyday gestures and natural, childlike play into its standard repertoire. So too contemporary drawing abandoned the confines of technical perfection and frequently left the picture frame altogether. In both dance and drawing the line, as an independent means of expression, was liberated from the historical ideal of perfect form, and instead appears as a mobile, open-ended element capable of exploring a wide range of ideas dealing with history and memory, as well as the expressive potential of the body

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