It is fitting that there was no moon tonight. Moonlight gently touches the skin on late nights in the backyard staring up. It glares in the sky when full and ahead of you travelling west to home. That great rich object makes me feel small and earth bound. I still feel small but tonight MOONDANCE has allowed me that slight levitation above what binds. Like a tide pulled in a predictable pattern, I have been lifted.
Choreographed and interpreted by Tess de Quincey this acclaimed dancework brings together the photographs of Vsevolod Vlaskine, animated into video by Samuel James with original audio by Vic McEwan. The work is described in the program as a ‘synaesthesia – the stimulation of one cognitive pathway leads to the automatic, involuntary experience in a second cognitive or sensory pathway.’ But its blending of terrestrial and celestial was a visceral experience for me. Continue reading TESS DE QUINCEY’S MOONDANCE @ HOLY TRINITY CHURCH ERSKINEVILLE