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N.F. Gregg’s “Dyspraxic Dance” is an account of loving the dance battle well–and learning to understand dance battles as a non-dancer. How should we look at dancers? How should we look at dance? The gifs and captions below, a kind of poem as much as anything, are a window into the exuberant, local pleasures of movement performed and movement received, an image of a kind of freedom, perhaps, in an age when “conditions on the ground” mean, for so many, the sense of freedom’s opposites. Gifs by Christine Elliott.
—Rebecca Ariel Porte