Interstice - a tribute to Martha Graham
Gravity is our only certitude… this mysterious force, called gravitation, is the one that conditions us, yes, but it is also the one that makes us want to fly.
25 years ago the great American dancer and choreographer Martha Graham died, this “Picasso of Dancing,” as she was called…
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." - Martha Graham
interstice; an intervening space, especially a very small one.
a fabric of swaying threads, a medium to express,
performing to every gesture around, intensifying the space.
moving in a sequence, meandering into the court,
emotions breathe, from light to bold.
the wind blowing within and transforming shadow figure,
the spaces even sway to the soul of nature.
monolith blocks, adds to the set composition,
with endless expanse, the channel is always open.