Shame if my dancing were ever to arrive completely to believing in itself; shame not to be striving daily for such belief.
Shame that I insist on a dance language that does not translate to reason and verbal consciousness; shame that I don’t go all the way and cease to speak.
Shame to put the experience of the dancer first; shame to be put the experience of the viewer first.
Shame at going for attention by pretending not to want any; shame at wanting any.
Shame to live within fantasy; shame to suppose any other reality.
Excerpt from Aidos, Douglas Dunn, 2015
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Image credit: CRAG, Photo by Boyd Hagen, 2019
Dancers L to R: Douglas Dunn, Jake Szczypek, Acée Francis Laird, Christopher Williams,
Janet Charleston, Emily Pope, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Kara Hestevold, Grazia Della-Terza
Costumes: Andrew Jordan