The simplicity of movement

TED is pretty well-known, at least amongst nerds, as having some amazing talks. I fantasize over one day being able to go to the conference — they present all kinds of speakers, from poets to astrophysicists to video game developers. I did NOT know, though, that they featured other kinds of live performance, but it totally makes sense.

This troupe, Philobolus Dance Theatre, makes me wish deeply that I was still back on the East Coast so I could take some of their classes. These two dancers are in such supreme control over every movement, it’s incredible. It’s like gravity has no meaning for them, except as a tool to use or ignore, as they choose.

I’m more interested in how things like this tie into more traditional theatre, but good gods, it would be nice to be able to do something like that.

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