Sunday, January 9, 2011

Art Museum Style

"It is the pervading law
Of all things organic and inorganic,
Of all things physical and metaphysical,
Of all things human and all things super-human,
Of all true manifestations of the head,
Of the heart, of the soul,
That the life is recognizable in its expression,
That form ever follows function..."

Lois Sullivan
It was a coincidence that Momo and I were going to be going to the Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Museum on the same day last week.

Unfortunately, the line-up was long and the tickets were being sold for entrance into the exhibit 4 hours later - too long to wait. Fortunately, I was able to spend time viewing the other exhibits currently showing instead.

This month's theme for our dance practice is 'STYLE' and the first thing I think of when I hear 'style', is 'fashion' and what we choose to wear and how we present ourselves into the world - our 'look.'
I loved discovering the many 'styles' that were on display at the gallery - from the traditional, authentic clothing as worn by local and distant native peoples to the the modern artistic representations of fashion, as well as the 'styles' of all the people who were also visiting the museum.

On the way home, inspired to dance with a recessed light beaming up from a downtown sidewalk, dancing a dance of the 'puffy coat style' (which feels more like 'function' than 'form,' however :~)
Grateful for being part of this collaboration and connecting with you all...
Music: Philip Glass

1 comment:

  1. loving your musings on STYLE
    fashion/presentation was one of the first things to run through my mind as well! How neat to see you in a setting as vast in style as the SAM. I really enjoy seeing you dance so naturally in a public space- it doesn't seem to change the quality of your dance at all, in fact, there is something very peaceful and settling about it. I am noticing a theme of shadow and light resurfacing in your dances. The light and the shadow on their own, and together in marriage. I see you living in both in harmony. .. very inspiring. thank you lee!