Comments on: I miss you… Someone out there answer back. http://rescen.net/blog/2009/11/i-miss-you-someone-out-there-answer-back/820 Dancing in a shaking world Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:31:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 By: Gloria McLean http://rescen.net/blog/2009/11/i-miss-you-someone-out-there-answer-back/820/comment-page-1#comment-623 Gloria McLean Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:31:15 +0000 #comment-623 Katherine – thanks for clueing me in on this conference/workshop/festival. Appreciate the dialogue you start re: abstraction vs feeling – like there is a period of the “modern” that produced that “abstraction” level that did not take place in the same way everywhere in the world. I am here teaching in Korea looking at the gaps that appear when one leaves the cultural familiar and sits for a while in a more strange place. Because we are always somewhat blind to our own cultural cliches. This all sounds really cool let’s keep going – gloria

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By: john http://rescen.net/blog/2009/11/i-miss-you-someone-out-there-answer-back/820/comment-page-1#comment-590 john Wed, 11 Nov 2009 03:43:26 +0000 #comment-590 I’m back home, in Hong Kong, wearing shorts again …

I’ve been thrown into rehearsals for another work of mine that opens next weekend, so completely different from “watermark” – counts & music, arabesques & jete’s – for the dancers still a sense of freedom & choice, yet within very strict guide lines …

I wanted to write & say thank you to you all on Monday morning when I arrived back home … but unpacking & carefully placing new teacups & table clothes got in the way …

There is much I want to say & respond to … & I will, but later …
(Madam’s passionate words – during which I was afraid to leave, although my departure time was getting closer & closer … thoughts about “emotion” & “abstraction” … Western choreographers have feelings too, don’t they? … do they?? … they just show it in different ways … )

The most inspiring thing for me, as well as seeing choreographers works, was meeting people & sharing their thoughts … learning new things, hearing different stories …

I was deeply touched by many things, words & gestures & will treasure them forever …
& the thing that touches me most is knowing that I have given something to somebody … one small departing gift from a dancer let me know that I had made an impression … I think we all have & the legacy of DANSCROSS is that we have all opened doors …

As I left the BDA campus (running) I had tears in my eyes – of sadness & of the deepest joy ..

my love to you all
john

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