Dance...made of our breath and blood and bones and minds... June 03, 2016 16:43

This beautiful collection of words appeared to me on a social media site today. The speaker, Crystal Pite, is a celebrated Canadian choreographer and dancer. Her words are powerful, meaningful and ever so true.

"Dance disappears almost at the moment of its manifestation. It is the extreme expression of the present, a perfect metaphor for life. Dancers sculpt space in real time, working inside a form that is constantly in a state of vanishing. We have no artifacts. I find it strangely beautiful to be creating something that is made of us - made of our breath and blood and bones and minds. Something that is made of the space we occupy and made of the space between us. We embody both the dance and its disappearance."