Friday, January 29, 2010

grey inside and out

"The earth says have a place,
be what that place requires...
The earth says where you live wear that kind
of color that your life is (gray shirt for me)
and by listening with the same bowed head that sings
draw all into one song, join
the sparrow on the lawn, and row that easy way,
the rage without met by the wings within that guide
you anywhere the wind blows.
Listening, I think that's what the earth says."

William Stafford

The skies were grey today in a heavy, full way - as they are just before rain. I was overwhelmed by the feeling of the immensity of the grey bower and felt inspired to dance with that feeling of grey on the inside, that is, what would a dance look like if one 'held grey' on the inside? While dancing I was aware of a feeling of inner space and the external movements were a reflection of that. Part of the dance was also inspired by feeling a connection to the energy of grand mama earth, upward rising, and being a conduit for that energy...

"The sky will come home one day." William Stafford
Music: Satowa
Filmed by Brooke
Visit my butoh mentor's beautiful blog here: Maureen 'Momo' Freehill

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