The language of dance is often lost on a general audience. Now new research has used sensor suits to discover patterns of movement-based communication in ballet performance.
Up to the mid-18th century, audience members could actually sit on stage alongside the performers.
Theatre and audiences are slowly beginning to share the same airspace again. We are freshly conscious of breath, but it has always been intimately linked with the dramatic arts.
A night at the theatre may now mean holding up props over Zoom, a peek into other people’s houses or being personally walked through a customized mystery over the phone.