Sunday, February 01, 2009

What has dance to teach us about language? A simple question. Dance and word each were developed with music along their one side, and history along their other. Hand to hand these four circled the originary fire of human community. The fire--the intellect that required its audience to keep spiraling its embers up into the heavens--it drew to it both information (history/narrative/data/content) and beauty (art/joy/non-sense/form). Between these two were the body and the body's language. They stared across the fire once, in love. They are no longer.

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