Make - Do
Some practice pieces from 2009
"The lotus blossom is pure, but its roots are embedded in mud."
"Ignore the music, just concentrate," Dr. Lee, prancing across the dance floor, exhorts them. Later she tells me that different music is played at every rehearsal, since she doesn’t want her dancers to become slaves to any particular movement. They must stay strong and free and make each moment their own.
"She is quick to point out that her creation is still evolving, since she has not yet "overcome" the world. She is still practicing to deal with everyday problems and to achieve happiness."
"Lee insists that dance meditation has two separate aspects, one artistic and one therapeutic. "Healing dance" is an aspect of rehabilitation therapy via exercise, but it is based primarily on learning how to breathe. The process begins in the lower abdominal region, but, through dance, practitioners learn how to transfer the energy elsewhere in the body and eventually to incorporate it into their mind."
Zen Dance is “beyond religion, it manifests all of reality. It is an embodiment of meditation in motion, or movement creation,” as well as spiritual practice and physical conditioning. But, like life, it is also ephemeral: “Dancing is painting on air.”
"Artists are the food for other artists."
The musicologist Roy Howat has observed that the formal boundaries of La Mer correspond exactly to the golden section. Trezise finds the intrinsic evidence “remarkable,” but cautions that no written or reported evidence suggests that Debussy consciously sought such proportions.
Phi (In)Harmonic Polyrhythm Metronome
For Ann (rising) by James Tenney