Ok. This post has been lost in my drawer – forever.
First of all I had a very busy year at the job. But this is not the main reason for my delay. No, it all started out well … I wanted to do another post on Loona Night in Dansehallerne, which is a great opportunity for artist to try out their work on stage, and also the place in which this blog started more than 2 years ago. I went – on Friday November 13 2015. Yes, the date of the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris, and as I came home late in the night watching the news I no longer felt like posting happy creative thoughts. I was really sad, and I felt as dead inside as this dancer.
However, time moves on. And as shock faded, creativity returned (and I am very grateful for that – otherwise the terrorists might win the war of fear!).
And there is no better way of facing your fear than breaking down bounderies, also when it happens with a lot of glam and glitter as your absolute non-violent weapon. Like the fabulous and brave trans-host(ess) of the notorious night; Bo Madvig.
So, now is my time to start posting again. In spite of the fact that we have had a terrible sad Summer with even more innocent people being killed in meaningless attacks. In spite of the fact that the talented artists in this post had no idea what was going on in Paris at the night of their performance – and for that reason all the references I make between their performance and terrorism are mine, not theirs.
But art certainly does its job. This cool powerwoman Linh Le works her body in the most complicated figures in her work “Alienation” – which is exactly how I feel about terrorism. Alienated and frustrated – so thank you for making this come out. With a little help from Joy Divison on the soundtrack.
Not everything has to be that easy to grasp. Just look at this lovely lady in red, Elizabeth Mroz, who made the smile come back to my face as we all witnessed her “Improvisme” work itself out in progress.
It is all about timing; whenever you are ready to show your art to the world and whenever the world is ready to receive it. Just ask Annika Kompart, who plays with “timeING” in her brilliant bodyperformance to something as dry as the German speech from New Year’s Eve.
Now my timing is all about love; love to life, love to music, love to creativity – which will always survive.
I am out as I started, with dancer Didde Mie Lykke From. This time very much alive with an “Elastic Heart”.
I will dance out in life. First stop to do this is Stella Polaris this afternoon in Frederiksberg Have. Enjoy with me 🙂