dance #110, there are only lines

Friday April 10, 2009

There are only lines

dance-110-there-are-only-lines“There are no points or positions in a rhizome, such as those found in a structure, tree, or root. There are only lines. When Glenn Gould speeds up the performance of a piece, he is not just displaying virtuosity, he is transforming the musical points into lines, he is making the whole piece proliferate.” Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateus, p. 8

11:45 p.m. A five minute dance in the study to Glenn Gould’s Bach Toccata in E Minor. The dance is getting pulled through space following the lines of flight that unravel through the music. Elongating in space and time. Music enfleshed. In one pause, arms raised, arcing open, I can feel the elasticity of the energy of these lines extending. Alice chats while I dance. It is a cooling night after a gorgeous spring day.

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~ by nmyers on April 10, 2009.

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