Tuesday, February 17, 2009

When Metaphor Is The Child Of Motion And Meaning

Fig. 1. Gérard Uféras - Charlotte Ranson in Orphée et Eurydice by Pina Bausch, Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris, 2005

'Muscular capacity is the physical means by which dances are made. But the means became available to the choreographic imagination only through the operation of a metaphor by which a moving in the muscular sense takes on the character of a doing or goings on ... Strictly speaking, then, dances are not made out of but upon movement, movement being the poetic bearer, the persistent metaphor, by which muscular material is made available for the enhanced, meaningful, and designed goings on that are dance.'

George Beiswanger

Your Ears Will Orgasm #47: Nicolai Gedda - 'J'ai Perdu Mon Eurydice', Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck (MixPod Player)