Music: Scoring for Dancer

As a dedicated dance fan and an occasional writer of ballet music, Brooklyn-born Composer Ezra Laderman, 32, has long wanted to bring dance music and choreography closer together. He believes that the present methods of fitting dance to music or music to dance, or combining the two by a rough collaboration between composer and choreographer, often produce conflicting feeling between movement and melody. A year or so ago Laderman tried to solve the problem in his Duet for Flute and Dancer by writing the dancer's part into his score as though the dancer were another musical instrument.

Last week, at the Brooklyn...

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