Friday, May 7, 2010

evan, the sea, and me

Every day
the sea
proves to be
collapsible -
it goes away
rolling and sighing
out of the long harbor
to the very horizon.
we walk out
across that level dampness
until we are very far from shore...
stepping upon the moist plain
that is all that is left of the
weight, the flurry, the flung salt,
the flashing and the dancing
and the big voice of the sea...

Mary Oliver from "On the Flats"

What do two members of MomoButoh Company do when they are asked to find two pieces of driftwood at Maxwelton Beach for props for tonight's performance at The Woodland Hall?

Dance, of course! :~)

And then, back to work to set up the performance hall!

Evan and I could not resist this moment by the log posts in the sand for a spontaneous daily dance - there was no conversation prior to this dance - I just turned on the camera and... we danced! There is one word for what I was feeling during this dance - "wheeeeeee!" :~)

It was an honor to be a part of such an amazing benefit gala on Whidbey Island on Friday night at The Woodland Hall where the proceeds of the event went to save a large area of land on the island from development. The Camano Island Land trust is trying to raise 4.2 million dollars to purchase and preserve the land - see web link: here.

So wonderful to be a part of this event that raised close to $4000 - thank you Momo for your generous and giving heart to create and manifest such a vision for this gala to preserve the trees! It was a joy to be a part of the collaborative event with so many great musicians and artists.

Thank you for viewing and reading this blog,

If you double click the photo below it will take you to the YouTube channel where the film will not be cut off on the right side :~)
Music: Chopin
Filmed by: Beach
See my butoh mentor's inspiring blog here: Maureen 'Momo' Freehill


  1. Oh how this makes me smile! I am there with you, my dancing friends. Beauiful photos, editing and composition, too. But the movement, of course is what brings joy to my heart. I long for the sea and a dancing companion. And there you are.
    Thank you for posting this!

  2. Thanks to both you and Evan for sharing your and at For Trees and is invaluable for me to have such good examples to follow!