Writings from Dance Improvisation (v)

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Improvisation with tyre and electric blue rope            Photo Christo Wallers

April 27th 2016, the Bakery Studio

There is no way to write this, to arrange words on paper in a way that will give any clue as to the journey you have taken.

The journey of a man, a tyre and an electric blue rope.
Keep it simple – just show me the beauty of the roundness of the tyre in motion, the wandering line of the rope and you attached to it.
Who is revealing who?
Is it the man tethered to a tyre?
The tyre tethered to the man? or the rope tethering the tyre and the man?
Each has its own story to relate.
And after all the drama, all the theatre making – a thick quietness now – the pigeons have hushed for the afternoon- and the space hangs suspended.

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Tethered     Photo Christo Wallers

Tethered… stretch to the distance. Keeps the distance. Now shortening the distance. It anchors you, ties you up.

Like a raft, saves your life. Wear it, hold it near. Roll together until you fall apart. If so, then rest, knowing you can walk… walk away… walk long… but there is no away… onward, yes… cover some miles, yes… but there is no away.

At the end of that tether – its bulk, its mass, pretty inscrutable. At the end of your tether – giddy, light headed… fix on a mask, front to the world, no background, no past, nothing fetched up.

Because you think you see… tied to your waist, pulled along… this point to that point, not ever shorter, not ever longer, always the same whether falling with a bang, rolling along with ease, not letting on.

Yes, it is certain that you were made for each other. Certain that you will never let me go. It’s a given… so, come to a rest, let the tightness loosen, let motion become stillness.

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