And of course, here we are at the juncture of moving between being and not being, but the body remains fluid and dynamic in its movement.
Spinning, twirling, rotating and becoming something that is just so much more than what we all have come to expect, the dancer gracefully moves between the power of form and the power of becoming.
They move between multiple realms and reshape themselves; their body as amorphous as it is static and still.
Changing shape and speed and moving back and forth, creating a dance that surpasses all forms of expectation and using the body to express the power of their control, yet they themselves lose themselves in the moment and take on a more natural state of movement, thus also displaying the power of the unconscious to guide and direct. The instinctual takes over, but only somewhat. The form is guided as it transitions to new shapes and the idea of that which is being witness is something human is moved beyond. The idea that something that is being witnessed is display and transformation is something that gradually takes over.
Of course, it it all a form of expression. It is a medium of display and it is up to the interpreter to take away what they all think it means. However, the dancer still expresses and that is not something that cannot be ignored. The dancer expresses and sues their body to get that expression across. However, they clearly move beyond their physicality. They move beyond their physical being and become so much more, for it is too simple to say that they are a person.
It says very little to say that they are a dancer. They are creating something. It may not exist for a long period, but it still exists and it is something that displays the strength of being and the flow of form.
Moving back and forth, changing shape and flowing in a way that displays more than just grace and beauty, the dancer keeps on moving and creating and destroying and creating some more in a dance that continues on. They are immersed in what they are doing far more than what some would come to expect and that immersion draws many to the spectacle. Many to witness and many to transcribe in their own thoughts and words and gradually transform the work into something that they can take from.
The transformation leads to forms of translation and there is a carrying forward thought he memories, for the dancer reaches through mind and time, whether they realise or not. They leave a trail that is moved forward by others, for the work of transformation does not just end with the performance. It continues onward through the form of memory and other means of expression, and continues onward and attracts more spectators.
The dance may have come to an end, but the form is still transforming and creating and in the memories the dancer continues with their dance.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:51:31
Not exactly great, but I think that I’m pretty happy with the result and form of expression on this one.
I’ve had an idea for a set of photos recently and I think that this bit of writing was a result of having that idea.
I think it’s also the result of desiring to push out and away from how and what I’ve been writing about.
Written at UNSW.