Let’s Adapt the Word ‘Adaptive’

Let’s Adapt the Word ‘Adaptive’

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Let’s Adapt the Word ‘Adaptive’

“I need to change my language.” I said this to my rehearsal director the other day after realizing I said the word “adaptive” again. “I hate the word adaptive,” I kept saying with increasing intensity. “It denotes that something is more and something is less.” In dance, we use the word adaptive to establish a hierarchy of sorts. One version is the “real” version, the “true” version, while the other is reduced. Because I co-direct…

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