Â»Strictly speaking I believe Iâ€™ve never been anywhereÂ« – that can also be translated to – “.. I have been everywhere .. ” and both might be essential in a similar way for the unique performance Deborah Hay gave during the recent ‘Tanz im August’ Festival in Berlin. See here an excerpt of a similar experience:
Deborah Hay (Austin): No Time to Fly from Tanz im August on Vimeo.
This post comes late – partly due to my recent time schedule, but as well as the unique experience Deborah Hay delivered is so hard to get composed into that different language words are making.
And that is also why I take over from here on the comments of those who wrote from a closer point of view or simply by being involved into a similar experience. The first is an interview Deborah Hay gave to the Exberliner Magazine – certainly closer I ever could get – though the agency of ‘dis-attachment’ was a very obvious and guiding thread throughout her performance.
.. continue reading: ExBerliner
And to finally let speak herself:
.. or in the words of a dancing admirer:
I did not know what questions and instructions Hay was navigating exactly but I could feel that she was both receiving and offering within the vast net of possibilities in a single moment. She is open and yet resolutely here, occupying the space, both anchor and buoy, pointing us to the water.”
(read on at Aertha Aoki’s blog)
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