6. Eva Soltes: How music and dance correlate

WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: It is only recently that music and dance in America started to exist independently from one another. That school of thought was started primarily by composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham, and that schism might reflect a change in the way Americans lived there life. In the city, sounds and actions coexist but don’t necessarily correlate, and so too can music and dance exist in one space simultaneously and yet independently. Historically, this has not been the case, and the more traditional approach is still seen in the choreography of Mark Morris or the compositions of Lou Harrison who said that music is both a song and a dance.