I've been playing with the seemingly unquestionable forward-motion of old dance music. The function of this music, which sits deep in the muscle-memory of my arms and fingers, is clear : it is to call together, to comfort, to drive us forwards, to hold us up. In dance as in life, we keep going: we try to keep the whole thing turning.
When we pause to let a little more space in, these familiar rhythms and phrases are allowed to fragment. Questions, doubts, wonderings, hopes, the traces of memories as they…Read more