Thursday, 24 June 2010

You have to love dancing to stick to it

This is posted everywhere since Merce died. But it captures so completely what makes me and so many friends dance, I think I must keep it handy.

"You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive. It is not for unsteady souls."
- Merce Cunningham

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

T.h.e O in Old

Swee Boon is that soft but completely unrelenting director and teacher, who softly runs what are probably the most punishing rehearsals in Singapore. In performance it all pays off. T.H.E gets better every time I see them. They move with an unrivaled fluidity, power and control.

Full review on the Singapore Arts Festival Blog