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Quadrati che si muovono" (1967), two steel cube-frames that moved and shifted jerkily with the simple force of what the information card called "electromechanical animation," but which to me sounded like a soft horror symphony played on quiet, un-tuned violins.
If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a running horse, leaning into the wind, continuing to quiver jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one's spurs, for there needed to be no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed to be no reins, and the land before one' eyes as a smoothly shorn heath with the horse's neck and head already gone.
If this implies that the mouse had been running in the same direction ever since it was very young, we could compare it to the case of the human speaker in "Wish to be a Red Indian" who says: "If one were only an Indian, instantly alert, and on a racing horse, leaning against the wind, kept on quivering jerkily over the quivering ground, until one shed one's spurs, for there needed no spurs, threw away the reins, for there needed no reins, and hardly saw that the land before one was smoothly shorn heath when horse's neck and head would be already gone" (Kafka 390).
Kuduro is trancelike and choreographed, traditional and improvised, rhythmic and jerkily uncoordinated.
Okay, jerkily steady--but it's not bulling up or bearing down.
Native Americans strung a fox skin on a cord between two trees and drew it jerkily back and forth to attract waterfowl.
Memories, of course, will fade, apart from the memories of those who lost loved ones or those who have spent these recent days in fear and anger; but until the next incident, what chance is there of action that is something other than ad hoc and jerkily reactive?
He had driven Francis's car kind of jerkily, too, the night we'd met, and Francis's car had an automatic transmission.
particularly nasty black hole, jerkily pacing back and forth, moaning a
Loemij (who used to be a member of Rosas, celebrated Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance company) throws herself jerkily into bodily contradictions, with backward circular steps confusing the dance's temporal progression, along with surprising moments of seeming exit from the performance.
The lever moves a little jerkily on the automatic side but its simple nudging forward or backwards in manual mode is much more direct.
After he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, he moved more and more slowly and jerkily, until he was like a figure in a crude animation; he would lie like an effigy for days on their bed.