dance # 105, cut flowers take two

Sunday April 5, 2009

dance-105-cut-flowers-take-twoCut flowers take two

On assignment from Debra: Dance with cut flowers as if it is a duet. A second attempt. The first attempt was more of a resonance with, a becoming tulip, than a duet or dance with tulip.

10:15 p.m. An 8 minute dance in the study. I pick one tulip out of a vase of yellow tulips sitting on my desk. I spend some time getting to know the flower–feeling its weight, its centre of gravity. It lilts and sways as I try to balance it in my hands. It’s already a dance. I put it down for awhile and a dance comes out of me. Unwinding. I pick it up again and rotate it first one way, then the other. There is an unfolding in me as it turns. Moving it moves me. I feel rotated. Wound. It was a gorgeous sunny day, 12 degrees Celsius! I worked all day but read for awhile on the patio in the sunshine. Alice is downstairs while I dance, draw, and post.

~ by nmyers on April 5, 2009.

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