Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Poetry Dance this weekend

I have been working with Kathryn TeBordo and her Workshop for Potential Movement for a few months now to make a dance out of my poems. This weekend this dance will occur for all to see.

Here are some showtimes.

Here is a great write-up about the project on the Live Arts Festival blog.

Here is some more information about the show.

In the show, the sublime is something called Eagle. But the poems do not go into the sublime, they go into the dance. I go into nothing because I am simply a physical medium to the words.


Mark said...

I wish I could go to this, but Rachel and I will be up at the Storm King Art Center for the weekend. I have often thought about how one could combine poetry and dance--the few instances I've seen haven't seemed to me entirely successful, but it's always seemed like it would be a great thing to do if someone could do it well...

Dorothea Lasky said...

Hi Mark!
I wish you could have been there.
I think what we did simply scratched the surface of the way the two art forms can combine.
Let me know if you ever find any good poetry-dance performances I might like.
Hope you guys had fun at the Storm King Art Center and tell Rachel I said hi.