IMPRESSIONS FROM PARIS
Dance writer, Ann Moradian, shares her IMPRESSIONS of the Parisian dance scene with The Dance Enthusiast
IMPRESSIONS: From Paris
Kan Katsura's Butoh program, Oracle & Enigma
at L'Espace Culturel Bertin Poirée at the Tenri Cultural Center in Paris- March 8, 2011
Reflections: The Performer©Ann Moradian for The Dance Enthusiast 2011
It is also a space in which you can see every detail of the performer at work. The intimacy of the space served Kan Katsura's Butoh program 'Oracle & Enigma' well, because each of his dancers is very distinctly their own person and personality, and we had the chance to see this and study it in his work there.
|Kan Katsura and company in a photo by Beatrice Schleyer|
The 'expressive' dancers tended to be actively and consciously performing, committed to conveying both the visceral and emotional experience of the work.
And as lovely as these performers were, it was actually the third
|Sharoni Stern Siegel in a photo by Beatrice Schleyer|
These two women were so fully present in the work that I found my reality suspended as I journeyed with them into theirs. Their commitment to the moment managed to brush aside the questioning my mind is prone to (of meaning, content, form, construction...), and brought me back to the simple and undeniable reality of existence, where judgement has no role.
|Margherita Tisato in a photo by Beatrice Schleyer|