On That Note: The Intersection Of Music & Dance

Dec 3, 2018

Dance is about creative movement on stage, the dance floor or wherever it’s practiced. And when we talk about dance, it’s often in terms of movement and choreography. But the music itself is an equally integral part of the equation.

"All of that warming up is just a way to prepare [dancers] to be so creative and stunning. That’s a real reminder for us as musicians to always think about where we’re aiming [and to know that at the end, it’s about being creative and about doing something breathtaking and beautiful]," says cellist and Lake Effect contributor Robert Cohen.

Each month, we talk with him about the work of a professional classical musician for our segment called On That Note. This month, Cohen spoke with Lake Effect’s Bonnie North about how the two artforms — music and dance — intersect for him: