KINETIC STILLNESS: A DANCE/SPOKEN WORD INSTALLATION
Written and Directed by Michael Wright
This theatrical event will happen on Saturdays May 23 and 30 from 8pm to 9pm; and Sundays May 24 and 31 from 2pm to 3pm.
The public will find themselves in the center of this dance/spoken word performance in the intimate space of the TAC Gallery.
This event is free and open to the public.
Regarding the meditative part of this work, Wright explains, “In the meditative state, the sitter may be in sustained focus on in ‘monkey mind’ where the brain will not settle.”
He goes on to explain the interaction among the various elements of dance, music and visual images: “By utilizing the relatively confined space of the TAC Gallery, we are examining these two states of meditation with the environment serving as a physical metaphor of the mind through dance and movement, as well as images.”
He adds, “The dance and other movement forms are co-created by myself and TU Professor Jessica Vokoun. The visual images are based on sources such as mantras, ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’, ‘The Heart Sutra’ and Tibetan Deity Icons. Each performance will be for a small audience, repeated several times each evening. In fact, the audience sits or stands in the center with dance happening around them, thus creating an interaction between the dancing observed and the displayed images.”
Image: copyright Wild Rose Yoga, Chiang Mai, Thailand.