This summer on my first day of a visit to New York City I met a friend from Fukuoka, Japan who was on her last day of a trip in New York City. We had hoped to be able to meet and it just worked out that we could. Michiru is a butoh dancer *. Butoh is an expressive form of Japanese dance that has no rules or fixed form. We decided to do a `dance walk` together while we were both in New York, and this is what resulted. It became combination of butoh and dance walk, as we each responded to each others movements and to the monument in Central Park that is called Cleopatra`s Needle. We had the idea to go near Cleopatras needle, and when we got in viewing distance of it we saw that it is under construction. The `dance` became our experience of stopping there at that spot. Can you sense a dialogue between us and the monument? Please enjoy the video, ( there are some funny and splendid moments!*) and our new form of expression in our Central Park Dance Walk!**
How has your summer been? Happy to `see` you again after a bit of a hiatus! Enjoy the last days of August in whatever season you are in.
**filmed by KenYa,
thank you Michiru (*Michiru`s Butoh Movement improvisation can be found HERE) and thank you KenYa!