Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ruminating on our dreams

my spring is just this:
a single bamboo shoot
a willow branch
- Issa

Patricia and I felt moved to draw and dance our dreams from last week again this week... dancing our dreams of sending prayers to Japan.

I loved Patricia's drawings of my dance - a series of paint strokes that to me looked like Japanese calligraphy. She shared that the patterns she drew were representing the film of my last dance - 'dreaming, dancing, dancing, dreaming' - the horizon line of the sea and the sky, the footprints in the sand, the movement...
While on a road trip I had to stop for gas and was moved to dance this dance in the Skagit Valley. Although on a 'mission' to get to my destination, I was taken by the mood and the slow-pace of the the cattle beside a red barn. Recalling vaguely the images Patricia and I created, my movement seemed to come from a place of 'body memory...'

Inspired to slow down, ruminate, and dance this dance, inspired by Patricia's dance from last week, her art of my previous dance from last week, her dance of our dreams... and my art of her dance 'dreaming with lee' (below)... germinating seeds of our dreams /prayers to Japan...
Patricia's dance...

Art, dancing, dreaming, ruminating, creating... boundless...

Editing inspired by Rev's dance with Momo, 'parts of a whole', Patricia's 'dreaming with lee part 2' and Carolyn's 'before abrupt awakening' - a series of dreamy images stitched together... phew!
May all beings in Japan feel the the love and prayers of all of us, near and far, surround them.

Lokaha Samastaha Sukhino Bhavantu ~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free from suffering...

Feeling grateful for this practice that allows me to collaborate with others... to dance our dreams and prayers.
Music: Antony and the Johnsons
Visit our dance collaboration here: MomoButoh Company

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