The tyranny of novelty

Black is the new black by Jacob Bøtter, on Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License by  Jacob Bøtter

The man who has journeyed all over the world can't find any novelty in five thousand miles, for he finds only new things -- yet another novelty, the old routine of the forever new -- while his abstract concept of novelty got lost at sea after the second new thing he saw. > > _The Book of Disquiet (171) by Fernando Pessoa_ > >

As in fashion,  people in dance seem always to be chasing the new black. A performance is no good unless the dancers do something new. A class is only worth taking if the topic is new. Dancers are encouraged to find _new steps.. _ and so on.

Oh well – nothing is new under the sun.

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