According to Merriam-Webster Online, a descriptor is something (as a word or characteristic feature) that serves to describe especially: a word or phrase (as an index term) used to identify an item a subject document) in an information system.
After recently seeing Swan Lake presented by the Joffrey Ballet Company, I chose to use mere descriptors to share my experience. Rather than retelling the story of good versus evil, here is a list of words describing what I felt as I observed this fantastic performance.
Reactions to the Dance Form
When I think of the orchestra who accompanied the ballet company, I think of Denise Levertov’s poem, Tree Telling of Orpheus. Here are a few lines:
“But the music!
The music reached us.”
… and the way we danced.
The music descriptors
tympani or kettle drums
It was a day to remember! Swan Lake was beautifully done!
Lynn October 23, 2014