I recently attended Dreamwalker Dance Company’s2012 presentation of The Whole Shebang which brought together an encounter between audience and performers weaving together, dance, sound and visuals. It felt genuine, intimate and alive.
In their program they quote Anais Nin whose words still hold such resonance:
“This feeling has become a rarity, and rarer every day now that we have reached a hastier and more superficial rhythm, now that we believe we are in touch with a greater amount of people, more people, more countries. This is the illusion which might cheat us of being in touch deeply with the one breathing next to us. The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.”
I am grateful to makers who remind me of the innate pulse of our lives, our breathing and ultimate interconnectivity.